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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

  • April 28, 2016
    An ecosystem services perspective for the oceanic eastern tropical Pacific: commercial fisheries, carbon storage, recreational fishing, and biodiversity
    Martin SL, Ballance LT, Groves T
    [2016] Frontiers in Marine Science 3:50. doi: 10.3389/fmars.2016.00050
  • April 26, 2016
    Analysis and manuscript preparation focused on the study site of Kapoho Bay, Hawaii Island
    Hughes O
    [2016] Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, PIFSC Data Report, DR-16-003, 202 p. doi:10.7289/V5BG2M07
  • April 4, 2016
    Cetacean monitoring in the Mariana Islands Range Complex, 2015
    Hill MC, Oleson EM, Baumann-Pickering S, Van Cise AM, Ligon AD, Bendlin AR, U? AC, Trickey JS, Bradford AL
    [2016] Prepared for the U.S. Pacific Fleet Environmental Readiness Office. PIFSC Data Report DR-16-001. 33 p. + Appendix. doi:10.7289/V5H70CTG
  • March 25, 2016
    Development and testing of two towed volumetric hydrophone array prototypes to improve localization accuracy during shipboard line-transect cetacean surveys
    Barkley Y, Barlow J, Rankin S, D'Spain GL, Oleson EM
    [2016] U.S. Dept. of Commerce, NOAA Technical Memorandum, NMFS-PIFSC-49, 42 p. doi:10.7289/V5TM784H
  • December 21, 2015
    Ecological aspects of marine turtles impacted by ocean debris: a 1989 perspective
    Balazs GH, Choy BK
    [1990] In: Shomura RS and Godfrey ML (eds.). Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Marine Debris, April 2-7, 1989, Honolulu, Hawaii, p. 718. U.S. Dept. of Commerce, NOAA Technical Memorandum NOAA-TM-NMFS-SWFSC-154
  • December 18, 2015
    A review of the demographic features of Hawaiian Green Turtles (Chelonia mydas)
    Balazs GH, Van Houtan KS, Hargrove SA, Brunson SM, Murakawa KK
    [2015] Chelonian Conservation and Biology 14(2): 119-129