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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 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
  • 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
  • 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