Publications

Articles in Peer-reviewed Journals

Baker, J. D., E. A. Howell, and J. J. Polovina.
2012. Relative influence of climate variability and direct anthropogenic impact on a sub-tropical Pacific top predator, the Hawaiian monk seal. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 469:175-189. DOI: 10.3354/meps09987.
Bottein M-Y. D., L. Kashinsky, Z. Wang, C. Littnan, J. S. Ramsdell.
2011. Identification of ciguatoxins in Hawaiian monk seals Monochus schauinslandi from the Northwestern and main Hawaiian Islands. Enviro. Sci. Tech. 45: 5403-5409. DOI: 10.1021/es2002887.
Carreiro-Silva, M., A. H. Andrews, A. Braga-Henriques, V. de Matos, F. M. Porteiro, and R. S. Santos.
2012. Variability in growth rates of long-lived black coral Leiopathes sp. from the Azores (Northeast Atlantic). Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. DOI: 10.3354/meps10052.
Donovan, M. K., A. M. Friedlander, E. E. DeMartini, M. J. Donahue, and I. D. Williams.
2012. Demographic patterns in the peacock grouper (Cephalopholis argus), an introduced Hawaiian reef fish. Environ. Biol. Fish. DOI: 10.1007/s10641-012-0095-1.
O'Malley, J. M. and W. A. Walsh.
2013. Annual and long-term movement patterns of spiny lobster, Panulirus marginatus, and slipper lobster, Scyllarides squammosus, in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands. Bull. Mar. Sci. 89(2). DOI: 10.5343/bms.2012.1047.
Simon, M. J.-M. Fromentin, S. Bonhommeau, D. Gaertner, J. Brodziak, and M.-P. Etienne.
2012. Effects of stochasticity in early life history on steepness and population growth rate estimates: an illustration on Atlantic bluefin tuna. PLoS ONE 7(10):e48583. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0048583.
Suntsov, A., and R. Domokos.
2012. Vertically migrating micronekton and macrozooplankton communities around Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands. Deep-Sea Res. I 71:113-129.
Woodworth-Jefcoats, P., J. J. Polovina, J. P. Dunne, and J. L. Blanchard.
2012. Ecosystem size structure response to 21st century climate projection: large fish abundance decreases in the central North Pacific and increases in the California current. DOI: 10.1111/gcb.12076.
Work, T. M. and G. H. Balazs.
2013. A simple humane method to euthanize a sea turtle. Marine Turtle Newsletter 136:5-6.
Zgliczynski, G. J., I. D. Williams, R. E. Schroeder, M. O. Nadon, B. L. Richards, and S. A. Sandin.
2013. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species: an assessment of coral reef fishes in the U.S. Pacific Islands. Coral Reefs. DOI 10.1007/s00338-013-1018-0.

Technical Memoranda

Allen, S. and J. Amesbury.
2012. Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands As a Fishing Community. U.S. Dep. Commer., NOAA Tech. Memo., NOAA-TM-NMFS-PIFSC-26, 90 p.
Richmond, L., and A. Levine.
2012. Institutional analysis of community-based marine resource management initiatives in Hawaii and American Samoa. U.S. Dep. Commer., NOAA Tech. Memo., NOAA-TM-NMFS-PIFSC-35, 48 p. + Appendices.

Administrative Reports

Hamm, D. C., M. M. C. Quach, K. R. Brousseau, and A. S. Tomita.
2012. Fishery Statistics of the Western Pacific, Volume 27. Pacific Islands Fish. Sci. Cent., Natl. Mar. Fish. Serv., NOAA, Honolulu, HI 96822-2396. Pacific Islands Fish. Sci. Cent. Admin. Rep. H-12-05, var. p.
Hospital, J. and C. Beavers.
2012. Economics and social characteristics of Guam small boat fisheries. 2012. Pacific Islands Fish. Sci. Cent. Admin. Rep. H-12-06, 60 p. + Appendices.

Data Reports

Hill, M., A. Ligon, M. Deakos, A. Ü, A. Milette-Winfree, and E. Oleson
2013. Cetacean surveys of Guam and CNMI waters: May-July, 2012; including individual photo-identifications of pilot whales, spinner dolphins and bottlenose dolphins (2010-2012). PIFSC Data Report DR-13-001, 40 p.
Hill, M., A. Ligon, M. Deakos, A. Ü, A. Milette-Winfree, and E. Oleson
2013. Cetacean surveys in the waters of the southern Mariana Archipelago (2010-2012). PIFSC Data Report DR-13-005, 24 p.
PIFSC Coral Reef Ecosystem Division
2013. Pacific Reef assessment and Monitoring Program – Fish monitoring brief: main Hawaiian Islands 2012. PIFSC Data Report DR-13-006. 2 p.
PIFSC Fisheries Research and Monitoring Division
2013. PIFSC report on the logbook program for the American Samoa longline fishery, July-September 2012. PIFSC Data Report DR-13-002, 13 p.
PIFSC Fisheries Monitoring Branch
2012. The Hawaii-based longline logbook summary report, July-September 2012. PIFSC Data Report DR-12-013, 23 p.
PIFSC Fisheries Monitoring Branch
2013. The Hawaii-based longline logbook summary report, October-December 2012. PIFSC Data Report DR-13-003, 23 p.
PIFSC Fisheries Monitoring Branch
2013. The Hawaii-based longline logbook summary report, January-December 2012. PIFSC Data Report DR-13-004, 14 p.

Conference Abstracts

Baker, J. D., E. A. Howell, and J. J. Polovina.
2013. Relative influence of climate variability and direct anthropogenic impact on a subtropical Pacific top predator, the Hawaiian monk seal. [Abstr.] International Congress for Conservation Biology 2013, Baltimore, Maryland, July 21-25, 2013.
Balazs, G., R. Morris, and J. Pawloski.
2012. An effective and safe technique to pit tag hatchling green turtles captive bred at Sea Life Park Hawaii. [Abstr.] International Sea Turtle Symposium 2013, Baltimore, Maryland, February 2-8, 2013.
Balazs, G., K-Y. Ng, H-X. Gu, and F. Zhang.
2012. The Xunliao Guangdong Province experience: releasing sea turtles for restocking and conservation awareness in China. [Abstr.] International Sea Turtle Symposium 2013, Baltimore, Maryland, February 2-8, 2013.
Harris, H., S. Benson, M. James, K. Martin, B. Stacey, C. Innis, J. Cavin, P-Y. Daoust, P. Rist, T. Work, G. Balazs, and J. Seminoff.
2012. Validation of ultrasonography as a noninvasive diagnostic tool to measure subcutaneous fat depth in leatherback turtles. [Abstr.] International Sea Turtle Symposium 2013, Baltimore, Maryland, February 2-8, 2013.
Kalberg, K., K. Davidson, M. Pan, and W. Hu.
2012. Evaluation of the geographic input on consumer preferences for aquaculture and wild-captured seafood; and interaction analysis approach to the conjoint choice model. [Abtr.] Aquaculture 2013, World Aquaculture Society Conference, Nashville, Tennessee, February 21-25, 2013.
Keller, J. M., G. H. Balazs, B. A. Jensen, F. Nilsen, M. R. Rice, and T. M. Work.
2012. A preliminary screening of persistent organic pollutant concentrations in Hawaiian green turtle plasma in relation to fibropapillomatosis. [Abstr.] International Sea Turtle Symposium 2013, Baltimore, Maryland, February 2-8, 2013.
Pan, Minling.
2013. Understanding the influences of consumer characteristics on preferences between wild-caught and aquaculture-raised seafood. [Abstr.] North American Association of Fisheries Economists Biennial Forum, St. Petersburg, Florida, May 21-24, 2013.
Piacenza, S., G. Balazs, S. Hargrove, P. Richards, and S. Heppell.
2012. Developing quantitative tools to evaluate recovery in green sea turtles, Chelonia mydas: a research prospectus. [Abstr.] International Sea Turtle Symposium 2013, Baltimore, Maryland, February 2-8, 2013.
Sarto, N., and K. S. Van Houtan.
2012. Nutritional promotion of fibropapilloma tumors in green turtles. [Abstr.] International Sea Turtle Symposium 2013, Baltimore, Maryland, February 2-8, 2013.
Van Houtan, K. S., and J. N. Kittinger.
2012. Rapid population depletion from a small-scale turtle harvest. [Abstr.] International Sea Turtle Symposium 2013, Baltimore, Maryland, February 2-8, 2013.
Van Houtan, K. S., J. M. Halley, and W. Marks.
2012. Green turtle basking and arrested growth correspond to annual SST cycles. [Abstr.] International Sea Turtle Symposium 2013, Baltimore, Maryland, February 2-8, 2013.

Manuscripts Approved by Science Director to be Submitted for Publication

Allen, S.
Carving a niche or cutting a broad swath: subsistence fisheries in the Western Pacific. Pacific Science.
Francke, D., S. Hargrove, E. Vetter, C. Winn, G. Balazs and K.D. Hyrenbach.
Behavior of juvenile green turtles in a coastal neritic habitat: validating dive profiles with visual observations. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology.
Gobush, K. S., R. K. Booth, and S. K. Wasser.
Validation and application of noninvasive glucocorticoids and thyroid hormone measures in free-ranging Hawaiian monk seals. General and Comparative Endocrinology.
Kitamura, M., Y. Kumamoto, H. Kawakami, E. C. Cruz, and K. Fujikura.
Horizontal distribution of Fukushima-derived radiocesium in zooplankton in the Northwestern Pacific Ocean. Biogeosciences.
Parker, D. M., G. Balazs, M. Rice.
Variability in transmission duration of dual satellite tags on sea turtles tracked in the North Pacific Ocean. Pacific Science.
Price, E. R., T. T. Jones, B. P. Wallace, and C. G. Guglielmo.
Serum triglycerides and β-hydroxybutyrate predict feeding status in green turtles (Chelonia mydas): Evaluating a single blood sample method for assessing feeding/fasting in reptiles. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology.
Work, T.M., and G.H. Balazs.
A simple humane method to euthanize a sea turtle. Marine Turtle Newsletter.