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Protected Species Division

The mission of the Protected Species Division is to provide the scientific foundation for conservation of Hawaiian monk seals, cetaceans and sea turtles in the Pacific islands. More...


News and Highlights

Recent Staff Publications

  • September 9, 2014
    Benefits derived from opportunistic survival-enhancing interventions for the Hawaiian monk seal: the silver BB paradigm
    Harting AL, Johanos TC, Littnan CL
    [2014] Endangered Species Research 25: 89-96. DOI: 10.3354/esr00612
  • August 26, 2014
    Summary of sea turtle strandings in the main Hawaiian Islands (1975-July 2014)
    Murakawa SKK
    [2014] Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, PIFSC Internal Report, IR-14-029, var. pag
  • August 11, 2014
    "Going with the flow" or not: evidence of positive rheotaxis in oceanic juvenile loggerhead turtles (Caretta caretta) in the South Pacific Ocean using satellite tags and ocean circulation data
    Kobayashi DR, Farman R, Polovina JJ, Parker DM, Rice MH, Balazs G
    [2014] PLoS ONE 9(8): e103701. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0103701
  • August 11, 2014
    NOAA Deep-sea Coral and Sponge Research and Management Priorities Workshop for the Pacific Islands Region, Honolulu, Hawaii, April 22-23, 2014.
    Parrish FA, Wagner D, Jayewardene D, Kelly C, DeMello J, Breuer E
    [2014] Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center Administrative Report H-14-03, 10 p. + Appendices
  • July 23, 2014
    Hitchhikers reveal cryptic host behavior: new insights from the association between Planes major and sea turtles in the Pacific Ocean
    Pfaller JB, Alfaro-Shigueto J, Balazs GH, Ishihara T, Kopitsky K, Mangel JC, Peckham SH, Bolten AB, Bjorndal KA
    [2014] Marine Biology. DOI: 10.1007/s00227-014-2498-3
  • July 22, 2014
    Geographic variation of persistent organic pollutants in Hawaiian monk seals Monachus schauinslandi in the main Hawaiian Islands
    Lopez J, Hyrenbach KD, Littnan C, Ylitalo GM
    [2014] Endangered Species Research 24: 249-262. DOI: 10.3354/esr00602