Recent Marine Turtle Biology and Assessment Program Staff Publications

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  • January 8, 2018
    Environmental warming and feminization of one of the largest sea turtle populations in the world
    Jensen MP, Allen CD, Eguchi T, Bell IP, LaCasella EL, Hilton WA, Hof CAM, Dutton PH
    [2018] Current Biology. 18:154-159. doi:10.1016/j.cub.2017.11.057
  • January 8, 2018
    Effects of glyphosate herbicide on the gastrointestinal microflora of Hawaiian green turtles (Chelonia mydas) Linnaeus
    Kittle RP, McDermid KJ, Muehlstein L, Balazs GH
    [2018] Marine Pollution Bulletin. 127:170-174. doi:10.1016/j.marpolbul.2017.11.030
  • September 6, 2017
    Demography of marine turtles in the nearshore environments of the Northern Mariana Islands
    Summers TM, Jones TT, Martin SL, Hapdei JR, Ruak JK, Lepczyk CA
    [2017] Pacific Science. 71(3):269-286. doi:10.2984/72.3.3
  • August 4, 2017
    Number of green and hawksbill sea turtle strandings in the main Hawaiian Islands from 1975 to September 2016
    Murakawa SKK
    [2017] Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, PIFSC Internal Report, IR-17-017, 67 p
  • June 30, 2017
    Sea turtle tagging in the naval base Guam area
    Martin SL, Jones TT
    [2017] Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, PIFSC Data Report, DR-17-026, 22 p. doi:10.7289/V5/DR-PIFSC-17-026
  • June 30, 2017
    Sea turtle tagging in the Mariana Islands training and testing (mitt) study area
    Martin SL, Jones TT
    [2017] Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, PIFSC Data Report, DR-17-025, 42 p. doi:10.7289/V5/DR-PIFSC-17-025
  • June 30, 2017
    2016 Hawaiian sea turtle stranding data
    Murakawa SKK
    [2017] Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, PIFSC Data Report, DR-17-024, 1 p. doi:10.7289/V5/DR-PIFSC-17-024
  • March 29, 2017
    Number of sea turtle strandings from Kahului, Maui between 1990 and 2015
    Murakawa SKK
    [2017] Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, PIFSC Data Report, DR-17-003, 40 p. doi:10.7289/V5/DR-PIFSC-17-003
  • January 18, 2017
    Marine macrophytes and plastics consumed by green turtles (Helonia mydas) in Hong Kong, South China Sea region
    Ng CKY, Ang PO, Russell DJ, Balazs GH, Murphy MB
    [2016] Chelonian Conservation and Biology. 15(2):289-292. doi:10.2744/CCB-1210.1
  • November 29, 2016
    Sea turtle tagging in the Mariana Islands Range Complex (MIRC) progress report
    Jones TT, Martin SL, Van Houtan KS
    [2016] Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, PIFSC Data Report, DR-15-020, 25 p. doi:10.7289/V5/DR-PIFSC-15-020
  • October 17, 2016
    2015 Hawaiian sea turtle stranding data
    Murakawa SKK
    [2016] Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, PIFSC Data Report, DR-16-009, 2 p. doi:10.7289/V5/DR-PIFSC-16-009
  • June 2, 2016
    Active dispersal in loggerhead sea turtles (Caretta caretta) during the 'lost years'
    Briscoe DK, Parker DM, Balazs GH, Kurita M, Saito T, Okamoto H, Rice M, Polovina JJ, Crowder LB
    [2016] Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 283: 20160690. doi:10.1098/rspb.2016.0690
  • June 2, 2016
    Juvenile recruitment in loggerhead sea turtles linked to decadal changes in ocean circulation
    Ascani F, Van Houtan KS, Di Lorenzo E, Polovina JJ, Jones TT
    [2016] Global Change Biology. doi:10.1111/gcb.13331
  • April 26, 2016
    Analysis and manuscript preparation focused on the study site of Kapoho Bay, Hawaii Island
    Hughes O
    [2016] Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, PIFSC Data Report, DR-16-003, 202 p. doi:10.7289/V5BG2M07
  • March 30, 2016
    Validation of ultrasound as a noninvasive tool to measure subcutaneous fat depth in leatherback sea turtles (Dermochelys coriacea)
    Harris HS, Benson SR, James MC, Martin KJ, Stacy BA, Daoust P-Y, Rist PM, Work TM, Balazs GH, Seminoff JA
    [2016] Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine. 47(1):275-279. doi:10.1638/2015-0023.1
  • March 8, 2016
    The developmental biogeography of hawksbill sea turtles in the North Pacific
    Van Houtan KS, Francke DL, Alessi S, Jones TT, Martin SL, Kurpita L, King CS, Baird RW
    [2016] Ecology and Evolution. 6(8):2378-2389. doi:10.1002/ece3.2034
  • 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
  • October 5, 2015
    Marine turtle strandings in the Hawaiian islands January - December 2014
    Francke D, TRP Staff - Protected Species Division, National Marine Fisheries Service, Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center
    [2015] Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, PIFSC Internal Report, IR-15-008, 21 p
  • 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
  • June 24, 2015
    Tracking male loggerhead turtle migrations around southwestern Japan using satellite telemetry
    Saito T, Kurita M, Okamoto H, Uchida I, Parker D, Balazs G
    [2015] Chelonian Conservation and Biology 14(1): 82-87. doi:10.2744/ccab-14-01-82-87.1
  • June 8, 2015
    Migrations and conservation implications of post-nesting green turtles from Gielop Island, Ulithi Atoll, Federated States of Micronesica
    Kolinski SP, Cruce J, Parker DM, Balazs GH, Clarke R
    [2015] Micronesica 2014-04: 1-9
  • April 13, 2015
    Nonnative seashore paspalum, Paspalum vaginatum (Poaceae), consumed by Hawaiian green sea turtles (Chelonia mydas): Evidence for nutritional benefits
    McDermid KJ, Lefebvre JA, Balazs GH
    [2015] Pacific Science 69(1): 48-57. doi:10.2984/69.1.3
  • 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
  • August 11, 2014
    "Going with the flow" or not: evidence of positive rheotaxis in oceanic juvenile loggerhead turtles (Caretta caretta) in the South Pacific Ocean using satellite tags and ocean circulation data
    Kobayashi DR, Farman R, Polovina JJ, Parker DM, Rice MH, Balazs G
    [2014] PLoS ONE 9(8): e103701. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0103701
  • July 23, 2014
    Hitchhikers reveal cryptic host behavior: new insights from the association between Planes major and sea turtles in the Pacific Ocean
    Pfaller JB, Alfaro-Shigueto J, Balazs GH, Ishihara T, Kopitsky K, Mangel JC, Peckham SH, Bolten AB, Bjorndal KA
    [2014] Marine Biology 161: 2167-2178. doi:10.1007/s00227-014-2498-3
  • June 26, 2014
    Variability in reception duration of dual satellite tags on sea turtles tracked in the Pacific Ocean
    Parker DM, Balazs GH, Rice MR, Tomkeiwicz SM
    [2014] Micronesica 2014-03: 1-8
  • May 13, 2014
    Forty years of research: recovery records of green turtles observed or originally tagged at French Frigate Shoals in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands, 1973-2013
    Nurzia Humburg I, Balazs GH
    [2014] U.S. Dept. of Commerce, NOAA Technical Memorandum NOAA-TM-NMFS-PIFSC-40, 14 p. doi:10.7289/V5DV1GTC
  • November 6, 2013
    Calculating the ecological impacts of animal-borne instruments on aquatic organisms
    Jones TT, Van Houtan KS, Bostrom BL, Ostafichuk P, Mikkelsen J, Tezcan E, Carey M, Imlach B, Seminoff JA
    [2013] Methods in Ecology and Evolution 4(12): 1178-1186. doi:10.1111/2041-210X.12109
  • September 26, 2013
    A model of loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta caretta) habitat and movement in the oceanic North Pacific
    Abecassis M, Senina I, Lehodey P, Gaspar P, Parker D, Balazs G, Polovina J
    [2013] PLoS ONE 8(9): e73274. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0073274
  • September 11, 2013
    Tumors in sea turtles: the insidious menace of fibropapillomatosis
    Work TM, Balazs GH
    [2013] The Wildlife Professional, Fall 2013: 44-47
  • July 30, 2013
    Seafood menus reflect long-term ocean changes
    Van Houtan KS, McClenachan L, Kittinger JN
    [2013] Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 11(6): 289-290. doi:10.1890/13.WB.015
  • June 14, 2013
    Feeding biology: Advances from field-based observations, physiological studies, and molecular techniques
    Jones TT, Seminoff JA
    [2013] In: Wyneken J, Musick J, Lohmann K (eds.). The Biology of Sea Turtles, Vol. III, p. 211-248. Boca Raton: CRC Press, 475 p.
  • June 14, 2013
    Serum triglycerides and B-hydroxybutyrate predict feeding status in green turtles (Chelonia mydas): Evaluating a single blood sample method for assessing feeding/fasting in reptiles
    Price ER, Jones TT, Wallace BP, Guglielmo CG
    [2013] Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 439: 176-180. doi:10.1016/j.jembe.2012.11.005
  • May 23, 2013
    Using historical data to assess the biogeography of population recovery
    Kittinger JN, Van Houtan KS, McClenachan LE, Lawrence AL
    [2013] Ecography 36: 001-005. doi:10.1111/j.1600-0587.2013.00245.x
  • April 30, 2013
    Behavior of juvenile green turtles in a coastal neritic habitat: validating time-depth-temperature records using visual observations
    Francke DL, Hargrove SA, Vetter EW, Winn CD, Balazs GH, Hyrenbach KD
    [2013] Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 444:55-65. doi:10.1016/j.jembe.2013.03.011
  • March 25, 2013
    Insights on the demography of cryptic nesting by green turtles (Chelonia mydas) in the main Hawaiian Islands from genetic relatedness analysis
    Frey A, Dutton PH, Balazs GH
    [2013] Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 442: 80-87. doi:10.1016/j.jembe.2013.01.030
  • March 5, 2013
    A simple humane method to euthanize a sea turtle
    Work TM, Balazs GH
    [2013] Marine Turtle Newsletter 136: 5-6
  • October 10, 2012
    Resource requirements of the Pacific leatherback turtle population
    Jones TT, Bostrom BL, Hastings MD, Van Houtan KS, Pauly D, Jones DR
    [2012] PLoS ONE 7(10): e45447. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0045447
  • October 1, 2012
    Age and growth rates of Hawaiian hawskbill turtles (Eretmochelys imbricata) using skeletochronology
    Snover ML, Balazs GH, Murakawa SKK, Hargrove SK, Rice MR, Seitz WA
    [2013] Marine Biology 160: 37-46. doi:10.1007/s00227-012-2058-7
  • May 15, 2012
    Hawksbill sea turtles in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands
    Van Houtan KS, Kittinger JN, Lawrence AL, Yoshinaga C, Born VR, Fox A
    [2012] Chelonian Conservation and Biology 11(1): 117-121. doi:10.2744/CCB-0984.1
  • May 9, 2012
    New primers reveal the presence of a duplicate histone H3 in the marine turtle leech Ozobranchus branchiatus
    Lavretsky P, Truong TM, McGowin AE, Balazs GH, Peters JL
    [2012] Conservation Genetics Resources 4(2): 487-490. doi:10.1007/s12686-011-9581-6
  • October 18, 2011
    Growth of captive leatherback turtles, Dermochelys coriacea, with inferences on growth in the wild: Implications for population decline and recovery
    Jones TT, Hastings MD, Bostrom BL, Pauly D, Jones DR
    [2011] Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 399: 84-92
  • October 18, 2011
    Measuring energy expenditure in sub-adult and hatchling sea turtles via accelerometry
    Halsey LG, Jones TT, Jones DR, Liebsch N, Booth DT
    [2011] PLoS ONE 6(8): e22311. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0022311
  • October 12, 2011
    Assessing the impact of fishery actions to marine turtle populations in the North Pacific using classical and climate-based models
    Van Houtan KS
    [2011] Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, PIFSC Internal Report, IR-11-024, 25 p
  • September 13, 2011
    Oceanic diet and distribution of haplotypes for the green turtle, Chelonia mydas, in the central North Pacific
    Parker DM, Dutton PH, Balazs GH
    [2011] Pacific Science 65(4): 419-431

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