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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

  • November 24, 2014
    Modeling sea turtle maturity age from partial life history records
    Van Houtan KS, Hargrove SK, Balazs GH
    [2014] Pacific Science 68(4): 465-477. DOI: 10.2984/68.4.2
  • November 24, 2014
    Genetic stock structure of green turtle (Chelonia mydas) nesting populations across the Pacific Islands
    Dutton PH, Jensen MP, Frutchey K, Frey A, LaCasella E, Balazs GH, Cruce J, Tagarino A, Farman R, Tatarata M
    [2014] Pacific Science 68(4): 451-464. DOI: 10.2984/68.4.1
  • 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