Recent Protected Species Division 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 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
  • 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
  • August 21, 2017
    Report on the 2016 National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) Fisheries Research Environmental Compliance Workshop
    Srinivasan M, Daly J, Harrington G, Fleischer G, Cook M, Catelani K, Long K, Forman J, Renshaw K, Brown SK, Laws B, Pike S, Anderson J, Cardiasmenos T, Barnhill W, Silverman N, Fresh K, Davis SK, Mullin K, Johnson H, Ito D, Luipold M, Leathery S, Mongillo T, Petersen K, and Rusin J
    [2017] U.S. Dept. of Commerce, NOAA Technical Memorandum NMFS-F/SPO-171. 34 p https://spo.nmfs.noaa.gov/technical-memoranda/fspo-171
  • 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
  • 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 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
  • 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 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • November 18, 2016
    Ecological and economic consequences of ignoring jellyfish: A plea for increased monitoring of ecosystems
    Brodeur RD, Link JS, Smith BE, Ford MD, Kobayashi DR, Jones TT
    [2016] Fisheries. 41(11):630-637. doi:10.1080/03632415.2016.1232964
  • 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
  • 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
  • October 17, 2016
    Number of in-water strandings by species, condition (live/dead) and state (or territory) between 2005 and 2015
    Murakawa SKK
    [2016] Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, PIFSC Data Report, DR-16-008, 2 p. doi:10.7289/V5/DR-PIFSC-16-008
  • October 4, 2016
    A comprehensive investigation of mesophotic coral ecosystems in the Hawaiian Archipelago
    Pyle RL, Boland R, Bolick H, Bowen BW, Bradley CJ, Kane C, Kosaki RK, Langston R, Longenecker K, Montgomery A, Parrish FA, Popp BN, Rooney J, Smith CM, Wagner D, Spalding HL
    [2016] PeerJ. 4:e2475. doi:10.7717/peerj.2475
  • 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
  • September 13, 2016
    Climate science strategy of the US National Marine Fisheries Service
    Busch DS, Griffis R, Link J, Abrams K, Baker J, Brainard RE, Ford M, Hare JA, Himes-Cornell A, Hollowed A, et al
    [2016] Marine Policy. 74:58-67. doi:10.1016/j.marpol.2016.09.001
  • 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
  • August 25, 2016
    Proceedings of the 2015 international summit on fibropapillomatosis: global status, trends, and population impacts
    Hargrove S, Work T, Brunson S, Foley AM, Balazs G
    [2016] U.S. Dept. of Commerce, NOAA Technical Memorandum NOAA-TM-NMFS-PIFSC-54, 85 p. doi:10.7289/V5/TM-PIFSC-54
  • 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
  • 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 28, 2016
    An ecosystem services perspective for the oceanic eastern tropical Pacific: commercial fisheries, carbon storage, recreational fishing, and biodiversity
    Martin SL, Ballance LT, Groves T
    [2016] Frontiers in Marine Science 3:50. doi: 10.3389/fmars.2016.00050
  • 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
  • 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 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 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
  • 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

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