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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

  • November 20, 2014
    Report on Hawaiian monk seal survey on Ni'ihau Island, 2014
    Lopez J, Wurth T, Littnan C
    [2014] Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, PIFSC Data Report, DR-14-017, 8 p
  • October 1, 2014
    Injury determinations for cetaceans observed interacting with Hawaii and American Samoa longline fisheries during 2008-2012
    Bradford AL, Forney KA
    [2014] U.S. Dept. of Commerce, NOAA Technical Memorandum NOAA-TM-NMFS-PIFSC-41, 28 p. + Appendix
  • September 18, 2014
    Cetacean surveys in the waters of the southern Mariana Archipelago (February 2010 - April 2014)
    Hill MC, Ligon AD, Deakos MH, U AC, Milette-Winfree A, Bendin AR, Oleson EM
    [2014] Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, PIFSC Data Report, DR-14-013, 49 p. + Appendix
  • 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 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