Recent Cetacean Research Program Staff Publications

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  • January 25, 2018
    Estimating drift of directional sonobuoys from acoustic bearings
    Miller BS, Wotherspoon S, Rankin S, Calderan S, Leaper R, Keating JL
    [2018] Journal of the Acoustical Society of America Express Letters. 143:1. EL25-EL30. doi:10.1121/1.5020621
  • January 12, 2018
    Familial social structure and socially driven genetic differentiation in Hawaiian short-finned pilot whales
    Van Cise AM, Martien KK, Mahaffy SD, Baird RW, Webster DL, Fowler JH, Oleson EM, Morin PA
    [2017] Molecular Ecology. 26(23):6730-6741. doi:10.1111/mec.14397
  • August 25, 2017
    Unexpected patterns of global population structure in melon-headed whales (Peponocephala electra)
    Martien KK, Hancock-Hanser BL, Baird RW, Kiszka JJ, Aschettino JM, Oremus M, Hill MC
    [2017] Marine Ecology Progress Series. 577:205-220. doi:10.3354/meps12203
  • August 23, 2017
    Comparison of harbor porpoise (Phocoena phocoena) echolocation clicks recorded simultaneously on two passive acoustic monitoring instruments
    Jacobson E, Merkens KPB, Forney KA, Barlow J
    [2017] U.S. Dept. of Commerce, NOAA Technical Memorandum NOAA-TM-NMFS-SWFSC-583. 16 p doi:10.7289/V5/TM-SWFSC-583
  • June 1, 2017
    Injury determinations for marine mammals observed interacting with Hawaii and American Samoa longline fisheries during 2010--2014
    Bradford AL, Forney KA
    [2017] U.S. Dept. of Commerce, NOAA Technical Memorandum NOAA-TM-NMFS-PIFSC-62, 28 p. doi:10.7289/V5/TM-PIFSC-62
  • March 2, 2017
    Acoustically monitoring the Hawai`i longline fishery for interactions with false killer whales
    Bayless AR, Oleson EM, Baumann-Pickering S, Simonis AE, Marchetti J, Martin S, Wiggins SM
    [2017] Fisheries Research. 190:122-131. doi:10.1016/j.fishres.2017.02.006
  • February 21, 2017
    Cetacean monitoring in the Mariana Islands Range Complex, 2016
    Hill MC, Bendlin AR, U AC, Yano KM, Bradford AL, Ligon AD, Oleson EM
    [2017] Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, PIFSC Data Report, DR-17-002, 46 p. doi:10.7289/V5/DR-PIFSC-17-002
  • January 24, 2017
    Abundance estimates of cetaceans from a line-transect survey within the U.S. Hawaiian Islands Exclusive Economic Zone
    Bradford AL, Forney KA, Oleson EM, Barlow J
    [2017] Fishery Bulletin. 115(2):1290142. doi:10.7755/FB.115.2.1
  • November 1, 2016
    Using line acceleration to measure false killer whale (Pseudorca crassidens) click and whistle source levels during pelagic longline depredation
    Thode A, Wild L, Straley J, Barnes D, Bayless A, O'Connell V, Oleson E, Sarkar J, Falvey D, Behnken L, Martin S
    [2016] Journal of the Acoustical Society of America. 140(5):3941. doi: 10.1121/1.4966625
  • June 8, 2016
    Injury determinations for marine mammals observed interacting with Hawaii and American Samoa longline fisheries during 2009-2013
    Bradford AL, Forney KA
    [2016] U.S. Dept. of Commerce, NOAA Technical Memorandum, NMFS-PIFSC-50, 27 p. doi:10.7289/V5WH2N1D
  • 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
  • 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
  • June 8, 2015
    Injury determinations for humpback whales and other cetaceans reported to NOAA response networks in the Hawaiian Islands during 2007-2012
    Bradford AL, Lyman E
    [2015] U.S. Dept. of Commerce, NOAA Technical Memorandum NOAA-TM-NMFS-PIFSC-45, 29 p. doi:10.7289/V5TX3CB1
  • April 7, 2015
    Cetacean monitoring in the Mariana Islands Range Complex, 2014
    Hill MC, Oleson EM, Ligon AD, Martien KK, Archer FI, Baumann-Pickering S, Bendlin AR, Dolar L, Merkens KPB, Milette-Winfree A, Morin PA, Rice A, Robertson KM, Trickey JS, U AC, Van Cise A, Woodman SM
    [2015] Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, PIFSC Data Report, DR-15-003, 61 p. + Appendices. doi:10.7289/V56M34S8
  • March 14, 2015
    Analysis of long-term acoustic datasets for baleen whales and beaked whales within the Mariana Islands Range Complex (MIRC) for 2010 to 2013
    Oleson EM, Baumann-Pickering S, Sirovic A, Merkens KP, Munger LM, Trickey JS, Fisher-Pool P
    [2015] Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, PIFSC Data Report, DR-15-002, 19 p. doi:10.7289/V5CC0XPF
  • February 12, 2015
    Habitat-based models of cetacean density and distribution in the central North Pacific
    Forney KA, Becker EA, Foley DG, Barlow J, Oleson EM
    [2015] Endangered Species Research 27: 1-20. doi:10.3354/esr00632
  • October 19, 2014
    False killer whales and fisheries interactions in Hawaiian waters: Evidence for sex bias and variation among populations and social groups
    Baird RW, Mahaffy SD, Gorgone AM, Cullins T, McSweeney DJ, Oleson EM, Bradford AL, Barlow J, Webster DL
    [2015] Marine Mammal Science. 31(2):579-590. doi:10.1111/mms.12177
  • 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. doi:10.7289/V5PC3098
  • 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. doi:10.7289/V5C24TFG
  • March 10, 2014
    Accounting for subgroup structure in line-transect abundance estimates of false killer whales (Pseudorca crassidens) in Hawaiian waters
    Bradford AL, Forney KA, Oleson EM, Barlow J
    [2014] PLoS ONE 9(2): e90464. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0090464
  • January 31, 2014
    Injury determinations for cetaceans observed interacting with Hawaii and American Samoa longline fisheries during 2007-2011
    Bradford AL, Forney KA
    [2014] U.S. Dept. of Commerce, NOAA Technical Memorandum NOAA-TM-NMFS-PIFSC-39, 20 p. + Appendix. doi:10.7289/V5JM27KJ
  • December 24, 2013
    Cetacean surveys of Guam and CNMI waters: June-July, 2013
    Hill M, Ligon A, U A, Deakos M, Oleson E
    [2013] Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, PIFSC Data Report, DR-13-019, 21 p
  • December 5, 2013
    Marianas Cetacean Surveys 2013: Guam, Rota, Saipan, Tinian and Aguijan (19 June - 31 July)
    Hill M, Ligon A, U A, Deakos M, Oleson E
    [2013] Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, PIFSC Data Report, DR-13-017, 40 p
  • December 1, 2013
    Injury determinations for cetaceans observed interacting with Hawaii and American Samoa longline fisheries during 2007-2011
    Bradford AL, Forney KA
    [2013] Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, PIFSC Working Paper, WP-13-002, 24 p. Published as NOAA Tech. Memo. NOAA-TM-NMFS-PIFSC_39, 20 p. + Appendix (2014)
  • December 1, 2013
    Injury determinations for humpback whales and other cetaceans reported to the Pacific Islands Regional Marine Mammal Response Network during 2007-2011
    Bradford AL, Lyman E
    [2013] Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, PIFSC Working Paper, WP-13-005, 15 p. PSRG-2013-12
  • December 1, 2013
    Line-transect abundance estimates of cetaceans in the Hawaiian EEZ
    Bradford AL, Forney KA, Oleson EM, Barlow J
    [2013] Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, PIFSC Working Paper, WP-13-004, 16 p
  • October 21, 2013
    Evidence of an island-associated population of false killer whales (Pseudorca crassidens) in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands
    Baird RW, Oleson EM, Barlow J, Ligon AD, Gorgone AM, Mahaffy SD
    [2013] Pacific Science 67(4): 513-521. doi:10.2984/67.4.2
  • April 22, 2013
    Cetacean surveys in the waters of the southern Mariana Archipelago
    Hill M, Ligon A, Deakos M, U A, Milette-Winfree A, Oleson E
    [2013] Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, PIFSC Data Report, DR-13-005, 24 p
  • April 22, 2013
    Cetacean surveys of Guam and CNMI waters: May - July, 2012
    Hill M, Ligon A, Deakos M, U A, Milette-Winfree A, Oleson E
    [2013] Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, PIFSC Data Report, DR-13-001, 40 p
  • January 15, 2013
    U.S. Pacific marine mammal stock assessments: 2012
    Carretta JV, Oleson E, Weller DW, Lang AR, Forney KA, Baker J, Hanson B, Martien K, Muto MM, Lowry MS, Barlow J, Lynch D, Carswell L, Brownell Jr. RL, Mattila DK, Hill MC
    [2013] U.S. Dept. of Commerce, NOAA Technical Memorandum NOAA-TM-NMFS-SWFSC-504, 378 p
  • November 26, 2012
    Reevaluation of the DPS designation for Hawaiian (now main Hawaiian Islands) insular false killer whales
    Oleson EM, Boggs CH, Forney KA, Hanson MB, Kobayashi DR, Taylor BL, Wade PR, Ylitalo GM
    [2012] Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, PIFSC Internal Report, IR-12-038, 39 p
  • July 24, 2012
    Range and primary habitats of Hawaiian insular false killer whales: informing determination of critical habitat
    Baird RW, Hanson MB, Schorr GS, Webster DL, McSweeney DJ, Gorgone AM, Mahaffy SD, Holzer DM, Oleson EM, Andrews RD
    [2012] Endangered Species Research 18(1): 47-61. doi:10.3354/esr00435
  • June 4, 2012
    Line-transect abundance estimates of false killer whales (Pseudorca crassidens) in the pelagic region of the Hawaiian exclusive economic zone and in the insular waters of the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands
    Bradford AL, Forney KA, Oleson EM, Barlow J
    [2012] Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center Administrative Report H-12-02, 23 p
  • March 1, 2012
    Cetacean surveys of Guam and CNMI waters: August - September, 2011
    Hill M, Ligon A, Deakos M, U Adam, Norris E, Oleson E
    [2012] Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, PIFSC Data Report, DR-12-002, 25 p
  • June 15, 2011
    U.S. Pacific marine mammal stock assessments: 2010
    Carretta JV, Forney KA, Oleson E, Martien K, Muto MM, Lowry MS, Barlow J, Baker J, Hanson B, Lynch D, Carswell L, Brownell Jr. RL, Robbins J, Mattila DK, Ralls K, Hill MC (with contributions from Patrick Opay, Brent Norberg, Jeff Laake, Dan Lawson, Joe Cordaro, Elizabeth Petras, Dale Sweetnam, and Chris Yates)
    [2011] U.S. Dept. of Commerce, NOAA Technical Memorandum NOAA-TM-NMFS-SWFSC-476, 352 p
  • June 15, 2011
    U.S. Pacific marine mammal stock assessments: 2011
    Carretta JV, Forney KA, Oleson E, Martien K, Muto MM, Lowry MS, Barlow J, Baker J, Hanson B, Lynch D, Carswell L, Brownell Jr. RL, Robbins J, Mattila DK, Ralls K, Hill MC
    [2011] U.S. Dept. of Commerce, NOAA Technical Memorandum NOAA-TM-NMFS-SWFSC-488, 360 p
  • January 1, 2011
    Abundance and movements of spinner dolphins off the main Hawaiian Islands
    Hill MC, Bradford AL, Andrews KR, Baird RW, Deakos MH, Mahaffy SD, Milette AJ, Oleson EM, Ostman-Lind J, Pack AA, Rickards SH, Yin S, Johnston DW
    [2011] Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, PIFSC Working Paper, WP-11-013
  • December 1, 2010
    False killer whale (Pseudorca crassidens): Pacific Islands Region Stock Complex - Hawaii insular, Hawaii pelagic, and Palmyra Atoll stocks
    Oleson EM
    [2010] In: Carretta, JV et al. U.S. Pacific Marine Mammal Stock Assessments: 2011. U.S. Dept. of Commerce, NOAA Technical Memorandum NOAA-TM-NMFS-SWFSC-488, p. 243-252. Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, PIFSC Working Paper, WP-10-002, 10 p
  • November 29, 2010
    New island-associated stocks for Hawaiian spinner dolphins (Stenella longirostris longirostris): rationale and new stock boundaries
    Hill MC, Oleson EM, Andrews K
    [2010] Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center Administrative Report H-10-04, 12 p
  • October 19, 2010
    Long-term studies
    Bowen WD, Baker JD, Siniff D, Boyd IL, Wells R, Ford JKB, Kraus SD, Estes JA, Stirling I
    [2010] In: Boyd IL, Bowen WD, and Iverson SJ (eds.). Marine Mammal Ecology and Conservation: A Handbook of Techniques, p. 283-305. Oxford University Press, 480 p.
  • October 19, 2010
    Vital rates and population dynamics
    Baker JD, Westgate A, Eguchi T
    [2010] In: Boyd IL, Bowen WD, and Iverson SJ (eds.). Marine Mammal Ecology and Conservation: A Handbook of Techniques, p. 119-143. Oxford University Press, 480 p.
  • September 20, 2010
    Status Review of Hawaiian Insular False Killer Whales (Pseudorca crassidens) under the Endangered Species Act
    Oleson EM, Boggs CH, Forney KA, Hanson MB, Kobayashi DR, Taylor BL, Wade PR, Ylitalo GM
    [2010] U.S. Dept. of Commerce, NOAA Technical Memorandum NOAA-TM-NMFS-PIFSC-22, 140 p. + appendices
  • December 1, 2009
    A proposal for new spinner dolphin stock boundaries in Hawai'i and a new stock in American Samoa
    Hill MC, Oleson EM, Andrews K
    [2009] Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, PIFSC Working Paper, WP-09-008, 9 p
  • December 1, 2009
    Characteristics of the American Samoa longline fishery and provisional estimates of cetacean take, 2006-2008
    Oleson EM
    [2009] Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, PIFSC Working Paper, WP-09-006, 13 p
  • December 1, 2008
    Diversity, relative abundance and stock structure of odontocete cetaceans in the waters of American Samoa, 2003-2006
    Johnston DW, Robbins J, Chapla ME, Mattila DK, Andrews KR
    [2008] Journal of Cetacean Research and Management 10(1): 59-66
  • March 5, 2008
    Temporal patterns in the acoustic signals of beaked whales at Cross Seamount
    Johnston DW, McDonald M, Polovina J, Domokos R, Wiggins S, Hildebrand J
    [2008] Biology Letters 4(2): 208-211
  • September 28, 2007
    Identification of humpback whale Megaptera novaeangliae wintering habitat in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands using spatial habitat modeling
    Johnston DW, Chapla ME, Williams LE, Mattila DK
    [2007] Endangered Species Research 3(3): 249-257
  • August 28, 2007
    Flow-field observations of a tidally driven island wake used by marine mammals in the Bay of Fundy, Canada
    Johnston DW, Read AJ
    [2007] Fisheries Oceanography 16(5): 422-435
  • April 12, 2007
    Report: Workshop on Research Needs for the Conservation and Management of Cetaceans in the Pacific Islands Region
    Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center
    [2006] Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, PIFSC Special Publication, SP-06-002, 64 p

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