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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

  • 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
  • June 26, 2014
    Variability in reception duration of dual satellite tags on sea turtles tracked in the Pacific Ocean
    Parker DM, Balazs GH, Rice MR, Tomkeiwicz SM
    [2014] Micronesica 2014-03: 1-8
  • May 13, 2014
    Forty years of research: recovery records of green turtles observed or originally tagged at French Frigate Shoals in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands, 1973-2013
    Nurzia Humburg I, Balazs GH
    [2014] U.S. Dept. of Commerce, NOAA Technical Memorandum NOAA-TM-NMFS-PIFSC-40, 14 p
  • March 10, 2014
    Accounting for subgroup structure in line-transect abundance estimates of false killer whales (Pseudorca crassidens) in Hawaiian waters
    Bradford AL, Forney KA, Oleson EM, Barlow J
    [2014] PLoS ONE 9(2): e90464. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0090464
  • January 31, 2014
    Injury determinations for cetaceans observed interacting with Hawaii and American Samoa longline fisheries during 2007-2011
    Bradford AL, Forney KA
    [2014] U.S. Dept. of Commerce, NOAA Technical Memorandum NOAA-TM-NMFS-PIFSC-39, 20 p. + Appendix