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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

  • 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
  • November 17, 2015
    Conservation considerations revealed by the movements of post-nesting green turtles from the Republic of the Marshall Islands
    Parker DM, Balazs GH, Frutchey K, Kabua E, Langridik M, Boktok K
    [2015] Micronesica 2015(3): 1-9.
  • September 21, 2015
    Revised stock boundaries for false killer whales (Pseudorca crassidens) in Hawaiian waters
    Bradford AL, Oleson EM, Baird RW, Boggs CH, Forney KA, Young NC
    [2015] U.S. Dept. of Commerce, NOAA Technical Memorandum, NOAA-TM-NMFS-PIFSC-47, 29 p. DOI: 10.7289/V5DF6P6J
  • August 7, 2015
    Settlement, colonization, and succession patterns of gold coral Kulamanamana haumeaae in Hawaiian deep coral assemblages
    Parrish FA
    [2015] Marine Ecology Progress Series 533: 135-147. DOI: 10.3354/meps11390
  • July 27, 2015
    Causes of mortality in green turtles from Hawaii and the insular Pacific exclusive of fibropapillomatosis
    Work TM, Balazs GH, Summers TM, Hapdei JR, Tagarino AP
    [2015] Diseases of Aquatic Organisms 115: 103-110. DOI: 10.3354/dao02890