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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

  • January 14, 2015
    Terrestrial basking sea turtles are responding to spatio-temporal sea surface temperature patterns
    Van Houtan KS, Halley JM, Marks W
    [2015] Biology Letters 11: 20140744. DOI: 10.1098/rsbl.2014.0744
  • December 16, 2014
    Dynamics of virus shedding and in situ confirmation of chelonid herpesviruses 5 in Hawaiian green turtles with fibropapillomatosis
    Work TM, Dagenais J, Balazs GH, Schettle N, Ackermann M
    [2014] Veterinary Pathology. DOI: 10.1177/0300985814560236
  • 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