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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...


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Recent Staff Publications

  • April 13, 2015
    Nonnative seashore paspalum, Paspalum vaginatum (Poaceae), consumed by Hawaiian green sea turtles (Chelonia mydas): Evidence for nutritional benefits
    McDermid KJ, Lefebvre JA, Balazs GH
    [2015] Pacific Science 69(1): 48-57. DOI: 10.2984/69.1.3
  • April 13, 2015
    Acoustic tagging and monitoring of cultured and wild juvenile crimson jobfish (Pristipomoides filamentosus) in a nursery habitat
    Parrish FA, Hayman NT, Kelley C, Boland RC
    [2015] Fishery Bulletin 113(3): 234-241. DOI: 10.7755/FB.113.3.1
  • April 7, 2015
    Cetacean monitoring in the Mariana Islands Range Complex, 2014
    Hill MC, Oleson EM, Ligon AD, Martien KK, Archer FI, Baumann-Pickering S, Bendlin AR, Dolar L, Merkens KPB, Milette-Winfree A, Morin PA, Rice A, Robertson KM, Trickey JS, U AC, Van Cise A, Woodman SM
    [2015] Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, PIFSC Data Report, DR-15-003, 61 p. + Appendices
  • March 14, 2015
    Analysis of long-term acoustic datasets for baleen whales and beaked whales within the Mariana Islands Range Complex (MIRC) for 2010 to 2013
    Oleson EM, Baumann-Pickering S, Sirovic A, Merkens KP, Munger LM, Trickey JS, Fisher-Pool P
    [2015] Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, PIFSC Data Report, DR-15-002, 19 p
  • February 25, 2015
    Range-wide patterns in Hawaiian monk seal movements among islands and atolls
    Johanos TC, Harting AL, Wurth TL, Baker JD
    [2015] U.S. Dept. of Commerce, NOAA Technical Memorandum NOAA-TM-NMFS-PIFSC-44, 26 p. DOI: 10.7289/V5FT8J02
  • February 12, 2015
    Habitat-based models of cetacean density and distribution in the central North Pacific
    Forney KA, Becker EA, Foley DG, Barlow J, Oleson EM
    [2015] Endangered Species Research 27: 1-20. DOI: 10.3354/esr00632