Recent Hawaiian Monk Seal Research Program Staff Publications

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  • November 7, 2017
    Comparative application of trophic ecosystem models to evaluate drivers of endangered Hawaiian monk seal populations
    Weijerman M, Robinson S, Parrish F, Polovina J, Littnan C
    [2017] Marine Ecology Progress Series. 582:215-229. doi:10.3354/meps12320
  • November 3, 2017
    Hawaiian monk seal use of Sand Island, Midway Atoll, 2012-2016
    Johanos T
    [2017] Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, PIFSC Internal Report, IR-17-021, 3 p
  • September 22, 2017
    Documented sightings of Hawaiian monk seals within Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam installation on the island of Oahu for the year 2016
    Mercer T
    [2017] Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, PIFSC Internal Report, IR-17-020, 4 p
  • August 30, 2017
    Hawaiian monk seal use of Ulehawa beach, Oahu
    Mercer T
    [2017] Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, PIFSC Internal Report, IR-17-018, 3 p
  • July 26, 2017
    Estimating population size for Hawaiian monk seals using haulout data
    Harting A, Baker JD, Johanos TC
    [2017] Journal of Wildlife Management. 81:1202-1209. doi:10.1002/jwmg.21303.
  • July 26, 2017
    Oahu monk seal sightings 2007-2016
    Mercer T
    [2017] Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, PIFSC Internal Report, IR-17-016, 602 p
  • July 26, 2017
    Documented sightings of Hawaiian monk seals in the main Hawaiian Islands for the years 2012 through 2016
    Mercer T
    [2017] Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, PIFSC Internal Report, IR-17-015, 748 p
  • 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
  • May 12, 2017
    Modeling a morbillivirus outbreak in Hawaiian monk seals to aid in the design of mitigation programs
    Baker JD, Harting AL, Barbieri MM, Robinson SJ, Gulland FMD, Littnan CL
    [2017] Journal of Wildlife Diseases. doi:10.7589/2016-10-238
  • March 29, 2017
    2016 report on Hawaiian monk seal vaccination program
    Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center
    [2017] Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, PIFSC Data Report, DR-17-010, 12 p. doi:10.7289/V5/DR-PIFSC-17-010
  • March 16, 2017
    Integrating multiple technologies to understand the foraging behaviour of Hawaiian monk seals
    Wilson K, Littnan C, Halpin P, Read A
    [2017] Royal Society Open Science. 4(3). doi:10.1098/rsos.160703
  • February 15, 2017
    An integrated approach for assessing translocation as an effective conservation tool for Hawaiian monk seals
    Norris TA, Littnan CL, Gulland FMD, Baker JD, Harvey JT
    [2017] Endangered Species Research. 32:103-115. doi:10.3354/esr00788
  • December 6, 2016
    Estimating Hawaiian monk seal range-wide abundance and associated uncertainty
    Baker JD, Harting AL, Johanos TC, Littnan CL
    [2016] Endangered Species Research. 31:317-324. doi:10.3354/esr00782
  • September 26, 2016
    Protozoal-related mortalities in endangered Hawaiian monk seals Neomonachus schauinslandi
    Barbieri MM, Kashinsky L, Rotstein DS, Colegrove KM, Haman KH, Magargal SL, Sweeny AR, Kaufman AC, Grigg ME, Littnan CL
    [2016] Diseases of Aquatic Organisms. 121(2):85-95. doi:10.3354/dao03047
  • September 19, 2016
    Prevalence of interactions between Hawaiian monk seals (Nemonachus schauinslandi) and nearshore fisheries in the main Hawaiian Islands.
    Gobush KS, Wurth TA, Henderson JR, Becker BL, Littnan CL
    [2016] Pacific Conservation Biology. doi:10.1071/PC15029
  • August 30, 2016
    Estimating contact rates of Hawaiian monk seals (Neomonachus schauinslandi) using social network analysis
    Baker JD, Harting AL, Barbieri MM, Johanos TC, Robinson SJ, Littnan CL
    [2016] Journal of Wildlife Diseases 52(3):533-543. doi:10.7589/2015-10-286
  • 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
  • February 25, 2015
    Range-wide patterns in Hawaiian monk seal movements among islands and atolls
    Johanos TC, Harting AL, Wurth TL, Baker JD
    [2015] U.S. Dept. of Commerce, NOAA Technical Memorandum NOAA-TM-NMFS-PIFSC-44, 26 p. doi:10.7289/V5FT8J02
  • 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. doi:10.7289/V5FX77FT
  • 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
  • July 22, 2014
    Geographic variation of persistent organic pollutants in Hawaiian monk seals Monachus schauinslandi in the main Hawaiian Islands
    Lopez J, Hyrenbach KD, Littnan C, Ylitalo GM
    [2014] Endangered Species Research 24: 249-262. doi:10.3354/esr00602
  • January 16, 2014
    Range-wide movement patterns of Hawaiian monk seals
    Johanos TC, Harting AL, Wurth TA, Baker JD
    [2014] Marine Mammal Science 30(3): 1165-1174. doi:10.1111/mms.12084
  • 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
  • November 25, 2013
    Validation and application of noninvasive glucocorticoid and thyroid hormone measures in free-ranging Hawaiian monk seals
    Gobush KS, Booth RK, Wasser SK
    [2014] General and Comparative Endocrinology 195: 174-182. doi:10.1016/j.ygcen.2013.10.020
  • August 21, 2013
    Estimation of Hawaiian monk seal consumption in relation to ecosystem biomass and overlap with fisheries in the main Hawaiian Islands
    Sprague R, Littnan C, Walters J
    [2013] U.S. Dept. of Commerce, NOAA Technical Memorandum NOAA-TM-NMFS-PIFSC-37, 42 p. + Appendices
  • June 20, 2013
    A two-stage translocation strategy for improving juvenile survival of Hawaiian monk seals
    Baker JD, Harting AL, Littnan CL
    [2013] Endangered Species Research 21: 33-44. doi:10.3354/esr00506
  • April 27, 2013
    Dietary comparison of two Hawaiian monk seal populations: the role of diet as a driver of divergent population trends
    Cahoon MK, Littnan CL, Longenecker K, Carpenter JR
    [2013] Endangered Species Research 20: 137-146. doi:10.3354/esr00491
  • April 27, 2013
    Body growth in Hawaiian monk seals
    Baker JD, Johanos TC, Wurth TA, Littnan CL
    [2014] Marine Mammal Science 30(1): 259-271. doi:10.1111/mms.12035
  • 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
  • January 8, 2013
    Identification of ciguatoxins in Hawaiian monk seals Monochus schauinslandi from the Northwestern and main Hawaiian Islands
    Bottein M-Y D, Kashinsky L, Wang Z, Littnan C, Ramsdell JS
    [2011] Environmental Science and Technology 45(12): 5403-5409. doi:10.1021/es2002887
  • November 26, 2012
    Relative influence of climate variability and direct anthropogenic impact on a sub-tropical Pacific top predator, the Hawaiian monk seal
    Baker JD, Howell EA, Polovina JJ
    [2012] Marine Ecology Progress Series 469: 175-189. doi:10.3354/meps09987
  • September 26, 2012
    Non-lethal efforts to deter shark predation of Hawaiian monk seal pups
    Gobush KS, Farry SC
    [2012] Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems 22: 751-761. doi:10.1002/aqc.2272
  • August 16, 2012
    Persistent organic pollutants in the endangered Hawaiian monk seal (Monachus schauinslandi) from the main Hawaiian Islands
    Lopez J, Boyd D, Ylitalo GM, Littnan C, Pearce R
    [2012] Marine Pollution Bulletin. doi:10.1016/j.marpolbul.2012.07.012
  • April 2, 2012
    Effectiveness of an antihelminthic treatment in improving the body condition and survival of Hawaiian monk seals
    Gobush KS, Baker JD, Gulland FMD
    [2011] Endangered Species Research 15: 29-37. doi:10.3354/esr00364
  • October 18, 2011
    The Hawaiian monk seal in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands, 2004
    Johanos TC, Baker JD (comps. and eds.)
    [2011] U.S. Dept. of Commerce, NOAA Technical Memorandum NOAA-TM-NMFS-PIFSC-28, 112 p. + Appendices
  • September 28, 2011
    Recovery of the Hawaiian monk seal (Monachus schauinslandi): A review of conservation efforts, 1972 to 2010, and thoughts for the future
    Lowry LF, Laist DW, Gilmartin WG, Antonelis GA
    [2011] Aquatic Mammals 37(3): 397-419. doi:10.1578/AM.37.3.2011.397
  • September 28, 2011
    Evaluation of the captive care and post-release behavior and survival of seven juvenile female Hawaiian monk seals (Monachus schauinslandi)
    Norris TA, Littnan CL, Gulland FMD
    [2011] Aquatic Mammals 37(3): 342-353. doi:10.1578/AM.37.3.2011.342
  • September 28, 2011
    Short Note: The first successful hand-rearing of a neonate Hawaiian monk seal (Monachus schauinslandi) and post-release management challenges
    Schofield TD, Levine G, Gulland FMD, Littnan CL, Colitz CMH
    [2011] Aquatic Mammals 37(3): 354-359. doi:10.1578/AM.37.3.2011.354
  • September 27, 2011
    Short Note: Hawaiian monk seals at Kure Atoll: Some life history effects following efforts to enhance pup survival
    Gilmartin WG, Johanos TC, DeMaster DP, Henderson JR
    [2011] Aquatic Mammals 37(3): 326-331. doi:10.1578/AM.37.3.2011.326
  • September 27, 2011
    Rehabilitation and relocation of young Hawaiian monk seals (Monachus schauinslandi)
    Gilmartin W, Sloan AC, Harting AL, Johanos TC, Baker JD, Breese M, Ragen TJ
    [2011] Aquatic Mammals 37(3): 332-341. doi:10.1578/AM.37.3.2011.332
  • September 27, 2011
    The emergence of an important Hawaiian monk seal (Monachus schauinslandi) pupping area at Kalaupapa, Moloka'i in the main Hawaiian Islands
    Brown E, Hughes G, Watanuki R, Johanos T, Wurth T
    [2011] Aquatic Mammals 37(3): 319-325. doi:10.1578/AM.37.3.2011.319
  • September 2, 2011
    Translocation as a tool for conservation of the Hawaiian monk seal
    Baker JD, Becker BL, Wurth TA, Johanos TC, Littnan CL, Henderson JR
    [2011] Biological Conservation 144: 2692-2701. doi:10.1016/j.biocon.2011.07.030
  • July 19, 2011
    Estimating the carrying capacity of French Frigate Shoals for the endangered Hawaiian monk seal using Ecopath and Ecosim
    Parrish FA, Howell EA, Antonelis GA, Iverson SJ, Littnan CL, Parrish JD, Polovina JJ
    [2012] Marine Mammal Science 28(3): 522-541. doi:10.1111/j.1748-7692.2011.00502.x
  • July 12, 2011
    Aversive conditioning and monk seal-human interactions in the Main Hawaiian Islands Aversive Conditioning Workshop, Honolulu, Hawaii, November 10-11, 2009
    Jenkinson EM
    [2011] U.S. Dept. of Commerce, NOAA Technical Memorandum NOAA-TM-NMFS-PIFSC-25, 28 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
  • May 1, 2011
    The foraging ecology of monk seals in the main Hawaiian Islands
    Cahoon MK
    [2011] Thesis (M.S.). Dept. of Human Nutrition, Food and Animal Sciences, University of Hawaiii, Honolulu, Hawaii.
  • April 19, 2011
    Dizygotic twinning in the Hawaiian monk seal
    Schultz JK, Becker BL, Johanos TC, Lopez JU, Kashinsky L
    [2011] Journal of Mammalogy 92(2): 336-341. doi:10.1644/10-MAMM-A-275.1
  • April 13, 2011
    Range-wide genetic connectivity of the Hawaiian monk seal and implications for translocation
    Schultz JK, Baker JD, Toonen RJ, Harting AL, Bowen BW
    [2011] Conservation Biology 25(1): 124-132. doi:10.1111/j.1523-1739.2010.01615.x
  • March 29, 2011
    Hawaiian monk seals and their prey: assessing characteristics of prey species fatty acid signatures and consequences for estimating monk seal diets using fatty acid signature analysis
    Iverson S, Piche J, Blanchard W
    [2011] U.S. Dept. of Commerce, NOAA Technical Memorandum NOAA-TM-NMFS-PIFSC-23, 114 p. + appendices

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