Articles in Peer-Reviewed Journals

Baker JD, Johanos TC, Wurth TA, Littnan CL.
2014. Body growth in Hawaiian monk seals. Marine Mammal Science 30(1): 259-271. DOI: 10.1111/mms.12035.
Birkeland, C., M. W. Miller, G. A. Piniak, C. M. Eakin, M. Weijerman, P. McElhany, M. Dunlap, R. E. Brainard
2013. Safety in numbers? Abundance may not safeguard corals from increasing CO2. Bioscience. DOI:10.1525/bio.2013.63.12.9.
Bradford AL, Forney KA, Oleson EM, Barlow J.
2014. Accounting for subgroup structure in line-transect abundance estimates of false killer whales (Pseudorca crassidens) in Hawaiian waters. PLoS ONE 9(2): e90464. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0090464.
Brainard RE, Weijerman M, Eakin CM, Mcelhany P, Miller MW, Patterson M, Piniak GA, Dunlap MJ, Birkeland C.
2013. Incorporating climate and ocean change into extinction risk assessments for 82 coral species. Conservation Biology 27(6): 1169-1178. DOI: 10.1111/cobi.12171.
Bruno JF, Precht WF, Vroom PS, Aronson RB.
2014. Coral reef baselines: how much macroalgae is natural? Marine Pollution Bulletin. DOI: 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2014.01.010.
Cotton CF, Andrews AH, Cailliet GM, Grubbs RD, Irvine SB, Musick JA.
2014. Assessment of radiometric dating for age validation of deep-water dogfish (Order: Squaliformes) finspines. Fisheries Research 151: 107-113. DOI: 10.1016/j.fishres.2013.10.014.
Edwards, C. B., A. M. Friedlander, A. G. Green, M. J. Hardt, E. Sala, H. P. Sweatman, I. D. Williams, B. B. Zgliczynski, S. A. Sandin, J. E. Smith
2013. Global assessment of the status of coral reef herbivorous fishes: evidence for fishing effects. Proc. R. Soc. Lond. B. DOI:10.1098/rspb.2013.1835.
Gobush, K. S., R. K. Booth, S. K. Wasser
2013. Validation and application of noninvasive glucocorticoid and thyroid hormone measures in free-ranging Hawaiian monk seals. Gen. Comp. Endocrinol. DOI:10.1016/j.ygcen.2013.10.020
Iacchei M, O'Malley JM, Toonen RJ.
2014. After the gold rush: population structure of spiny lobsters in Hawaii following a fishery closure and the implications for contemporary spatial management. Bulletin of Marine Science 90(1): 331-357. DOI: 10.5343/bms.2013.1042.
Johanos TC, Harting AL, Wurth TA, Baker JD.
2013. Range-wide movement patterns of Hawaiian monk seals. Marine Mammal Science. DOI: 10.1111/mms.12084.
Kenyon JC, Bonito V, Wilkinson CB.
2013. Characterization of coral communities at Wake Atoll in the remote central Pacific Ocean. Atoll Research Bulletin 600: 1-21.
Meyer CG, O'Malley JM, Papastamatiou YP, Dale JJ, Hutchinson MR, Anderson JM, Royer MA, Holland KN.
2014. Growth and maximum size of tiger sharks (Galecerdo cuvier) in Hawaii. PLoS ONE 9(1): e84799. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0084799.
Mourato B, Hazin F, Bigelow K, Musyl M, Carvalho F, Hazin H.
2014. Spatio-temporal trends of sailfish, Istiophorus platypterus catch rates in relation to spawning ground and environmental factors in the equatorial and southwestern Atlantic Ocean. Fisheries Oceanography 23(1): 32-44. DOI: 10.1111/fog.12040.
Passerotti MS, Andrews AH, Carlson JK, Wintner SP, Goldman KJ, Natanson LJ.
2014. Maximum age and missing time in the vertebrae of sand tiger shark (Carcharias taurus): validated lifespan from bomb radiocarbon dating in the western North Atlantic and southwestern Indian Oceans. Marine and Freshwater Research. DOI: 10.1071/MF13214.
Swimmer, Y., C. E. Campora, L. McNaughton, M. Musyl, M. Parga
2013. Post-release mortality estimates of loggerhead sea turtles (Caretta caretta) in pelagic longline fisheries based on satellite data and hooking location. Aqua. Conserv.: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems. DOI:10.1002/aqc.2396.
Watson JT, Bigelow KA.
2014. Trade-offs among catch, bycatch, and landed value in the American Samoa longline fishery. Conservation Biology. DOI: 10.1111/cobi.12268.
Weijerman, M., C. Birkeland, G. A. Piniak, M. W. Miller, C. M. Eakin, P. McElhany, M. J. Dunlap, M. Patterson, R. E. Brainard
2013. Endangered species act listing: three case studies of data deficiencies and consequences of ESA 'threatened' listing on research output. Curr. Opin. Environ. Sustain. DOI: 10.1016/j.cosust.2013.11.026.
Williams GJ, Price NN, Ushijima B, Aeby GS, Callahan S, Davy SK, Gove JM, Johnson MD, Knapp IS, Shore-Maggio A, Smith JE, Videau P, Work TM. 2014. Ocean warming and acidification have complex interactive effects on the dynamics of a marine fungal disease. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 281, 20133069. DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2013.3069.

Technical Memoranda

Bradford AL, Forney KA.
2014. Injury determinations for cetaceans observed interacting with Hawaii and American Samoa longline fisheries during 2007-2011. U.S. Dept. of Commerce, NOAA Technical Memorandum NOAA-TM-NMFS-PIFSC-39, 20 p. + Appendix.
Ma, H., D. Hamm, and S. Allen
2013. Pilot study to incorporate validation procedures in the State of Hawaii commercial marine license reporting program for charter fishing boats (for-hire sector). U.S. Dep. Commer., NOAA Tech Memo., NOAA-TM-NMFS-PIFSC-38, 39 p. + Appendices.

Administrative Reports

Kotowicz, D. and L. Richmond.
2013. Traditional fishing patterns in the Marianas Trench Marine National Monument. Pacific Islands Fish. Sci. Cent., Natl. Mar. Fish. Serv., NOAA, Honolulu, HI 96822-2396. Pacific Islands Fish. Serv., NOAA, Honolulu, HI 96822-2396. Pacific Islands Fish. Sci. Cent. Admin. Rep. H-13-05, 54 p.
Lowe MK, Quach MMC, Brousseau KR, Tomita AS.
2013. Fishery statistics of the western Pacific, Volume 28. Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center Administrative Report H-13-06, var. pag.
Williams, I.D., and H. Ma
2013. Estimating catch weight of reef fish species using estimation and intercept data from the Hawaii Marine Recreational Fishing Survey. Pacific Islands Fish. Sci. Cent., Natl. Mar. Fish. Serv., NOAA, Honolulu, HI 96822-2396. Pacific Islands Fish. Sci. Cent. Admin. Rep. H-13-04, 53 p.

Special Publications

2014. Marine Debris: removal and assessment at Midway Atoll 2013. NOAA Fisheries Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, PIFSC Special Publication, SP-14-001, 6 p.

Data Reports

Heenan A, Ayotte P, Gray A, Lino K, McCoy K, Zamzow J, Williams I.
2014. Pacific Reef Assessment and Monitoring Program. Data Report: Ecological monitoring 2012-2013 -- reef fishes and benthic habitats of the main Hawaiian Islands, American Samoa, and Pacific Remote Island Areas. Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, PIFSC Data Report, DR-14-003, 112 p.
Hill M, Ligon A, U A, Deakos M, Oleson E.
2013. Marianas Cetacean Surveys 2013: Guam, Rota, Saipan, Tinian and Aguijan (19 June - 31 July). Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, PIFSC Data Report, DR-13-017, 40 p.
Hill M, Ligon A, U A, Deakos M, Oleson E.
2013. Cetacean surveys of Guam and CNMI waters: June-July, 2013. Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, PIFSC Data Report, DR-13-019, 21 p.
Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, National Marine Fisheries Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
2014. Pacific Reef Assessment and Monitoring Program. Fish monitoring brief: Pacific Remote Island Areas 2014. Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, PIFSC Data Report, DR-14-007, 2 p.


Anderson, J., E. Clarke, B. Richards, and J. Taylor.
2014. Utilizing high-tech solutions to monitor fish and their habitats. Hawaii Conservation Alliance Conference, Honolulu, Hawaii, July 15-17, 2014.
Andrews, A., L. Kerr, M. Passerotti, J. Natanson, and S. Wintner
2014. Maximum age and missing time in shark vertebrae: the limits and validity of age estimates using bomb radiocarbon dating. Sharks International, Durban, South Africa, June 2-6, 2014.
Asher, J.
2013. Distribution and relative abundance of reef fish species and apex predators in shallow and mesophotic habitats in the main Hawaiian Islands determined from remote stereo-video surveys. [Abstr.] ASLO 2014 Ocean Sciences meeting, Honolulu, February 23-28, 2014.
Brainard, R.
2013. An ecosystem approach to fisheries management (EAFM); a five-step process to balancing human and ecological well-being through good governance. [Abstr.] ASLO 2014 Ocean Sciences Meeting, Honolulu, February 23-28, 2014.
Ehses, J. S., and J. Rooney
2013. Nearshore depth derivation in the U. S. Pacific Islands Region using World View-2 multispectral satellite imagery. [Abstr.] ASLO 2014 ocean Sciences Meeting, Honolulu, February 23, 28, 2014.
Gorospe, K., I. D. Williams, M. J. Donahu
2014. Putting human impacts on fish populations in perspective: spatial variation on a local scale. Hawaii Conservation Alliance Conference, Honolulu, Hawaii, July 15-17, 2014.
Hospital, J.
2013. Modeling strategies to understand economic and sociocultural determinants of market participation in a Hawaiian Fishery. [Abstr.] Heceta Head Coastal Conference, Florence, Oregon, October 26, 2013.
Huang, H.-W., Y. J. Swimmer, K. Bigelow, A. Gutierrez, D. Foster
2013. Circle hook effectiveness for catch of target and bycatch species on a deep-set longline fishing vessel in the Atlantic Ocean. [Abstr.] Second Symposia on Fishery-dependent Information, Rome, Italy, March 3-6, 2014.
Jones, T. T., K. Van Houtan, C. King, D. McLeish, J. Seminoff
2013. Foraging preferences of hawksbill turtles of the Pacific Islands. [Abstr.] 34th International Sea turtle Symposium, New Orleans, Louisiana, April 10-17, 2014.
Lee, S. H., M. R. Rice, G. H. Balazs
2013. A novel use of an ancient Hawaiian fishpond by green turtles (Chelonia mydas). [Abstr.] 3rth International Symposium on Sea Turtle Biology and Conservation, New Orleans, Louisiana, April 10-17, 2014.
Lopez, Gustave G., M. A. Marcovaldi, M. Lopez-Mendilaharsu, Y. Swimmer, N. Putnam, Kate Mansfield
2013. Fist satellite tracks of neonate sea turtles in the South Atlantic. [Abstr.] 34th International Symposium on Sea Turtle Biology and Conservation, New Orleans, Louisiana, April 10-17, 2014.
Pan, M.
2014. The linkages between the economic performance indicators and ecosystem status indicators. North Pacific Marine Science Organization, PICES 2014 FUTURE Open Science Meeting, Hawaii Island, April 15-108 2014.
Rooney, J., T. DeCarlo, A. Cohen, W. Thompson
2013. Growth rates of leptoseris hawaiiensis: data required for managing impacts to mesophotic reefs in the main Hawaiian Islands. [Abstr.] ASLO 2014 Ocean Sciences Meeting, Honolulu, Hawaii, February 23-28, 2014.
Swimmer, Y., A. Southwood, M. Parga, A. Tejedor, R. Sagarminaga
2013. Blood biochemistry and post-release movements of loggerhead sea turtles (Caretta caretta) captured on longline fishing gear. [Abstr.] 34th International Symposium on Sea Turtle Biology and Conservation, New Orleans, Louisiana, April 10-17, 2014.
Swimmer, Y., A. Southwood, M. Parga, A. Tejedor, R. Sagarminaga
2014. Bycatch of loggerhead sea turtles in longline gear in the Mediterranean Sea: assessments of turtles' physiological impacts and post-release movements. Fisheries Bycatch: Global Issues and Creative Solutions, 29th Lowell Wakefield Fisheries Symposium, Anchorage, Alaska, May 13-16, 2014.
Vargas-Angel, B., P. Misa, E. Looney, J. Anderson
2014. Addressing spatial and temporal patterns of disease prevalence across several islands in the U.S. Pacific and investigating its potential drivers and environmental correlates. [Abstr.] 3rd Asia-Pacific Coral Reefs Symposium (APCRS 2014), Pingtung, Taiwan, 23-27 June 2014.
Van Houtan, K. S., A. H. Andrews, T. T. Jones, M. E. Hagemann
2013. Time through tortoiseshell: a record of age, diet, and habitat in hawksbill scutes. [Abstr.] 34th International Symposium on Sea Turtle Biology and Conservation, New Orleans, Louisiana, April 17-17, 2014.
Wedemeyer, K., G. Balazs, T. Peterson, D. Goldberg, A. Evans, J. Bernardo, P. Plotkin
2013. Anthropogenic interactions of sea turtle bycatch in North Pacific longline fisheries: a geospatial analysis. [Abstr.] International Sea Turtle Symposium, New Orleans, Louisiana, April 2014.
Zamzow, J., A. Dillon, M. Moews, A. DesRochers, R. Brainard
2014. Outreach and capacity-building initiatives of the PIFSC Coral Reef Ecosystem Division. [Abstr.] Hawaii Conservation Alliance Conference, Honolulu, Hawaii, July 15-17, 2014.

Manuscripts Approved by Science Director to be Submitted for Publication

Andrews, A. H., and L. A. Kerr
2014. Estimates of maximum age for white sharks of the northeastern Pacific Ocean: altered perceptions of vertebral growth shed light on complicated bomb 14c results. Environmental Biology of Fishes.
Arthur, K. E., B. N. Popp, G. H. Balazs, T. M. Work, S. DeFelice, and P. K. Beinfang
2013. Neurotoxin activity in marine turtle tissues from the Hawaiian Islands. Environmental Science and Technology.
Davenport, J., T. T. Jones, T. M. Work, and G. H. Balazs
2013. The trachea of the juvenile leatherback turtle Dermochelys coriacea: compressibility, internal bifurcation and vascular lining facilitate feeding, diving, and endothermy. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology.
DeMartini, E. E., R. C. Langston, and J. A. Eble
2013. Spawning seasonality and body sizes at sexual maturity in the bluespine unicornfish, Naso unicornis (Acanthuridae). Ichthyological Research.
Forney, K. A., E. A. Becker, D. G. Foley, J. Barlow, and E. M. Oleson
2013. Habitat-based models of cetacean density and distribution in the central North Pacific. Endangered Species Research.
Gardner, J. P. A., R. E. Brainard, R. B. Dunbar, S. Powell, R. J. Bartz, J. D. Collen, and D. W. Gorton
2013. Conservation management options and actions: putative decline of coral cover at Palmyra Atoll, Northern Line Islands, a case study. Marine Pollution Bulletin
Jouffray, J., M. Nystrom, A. V. Norstrom, I. D. Williams, L. M. Wedding, J. N. Kittinger, and G. Williams
2013. Human and natural drivers of multiple coral reef regimes across the Hawaiian Archipelago. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences.
Longenecker, K., M. Cahoon, C. L. Littnan, and M. Wong
2013. Overlap in fish exploitation between monk seals and the aquarium fishery in the main Hawaiian Islands. Fisheries Bulletin.
Marshall, C. D., J. Wang, A. Rocha, C. Godinez, S. Fisler, T. Narazaki, K. Sato, B. D. Sterba-Boatwright
2014. Scaling of bite performance with head and carapace morphometrics in green turtles (Chelonia mydas)
McCoy, K. S., I Williams, and A. Heenan
2013. A comparison of rapid visual assessments and photo-quadrat analyses to monitor coral reef habitats. PLoS ONE.
McDermid, K., J. Lefebvre, G. H. Balazs
2014. Nutritional analysis of seashore paspalum consumed by Hawaiian green sea turtles. Pacific Science.
Oleson, E. M., A. Sirovic, A. R. Bayless, and J. A. Hildebrand
2013. Synchronous seasonal change in fin whale song in the North Pacific. PLoS ONE.
Pan, M., and S. Li
2013. Evaluation of fishing opportunities under the sea turtle interaction caps—a decision support model for the Hawaii-based longline swordfish fisheries management. Marine Fisheries Review.
Parker, D., G. Balazs, C. King, and K. VanHoutan
2014. Global position system tracking of a post-nesting hawksbill in the Hawaiian Islands: indication of possibly mortality. Pacific Science.
Van Houtan, K. S., S. K. Hargrove, and G. H. Balazs
2013. Modeling sea turtle age at first breeding from partial capture histories. Endangered Species Research.
Van Houtan, K. S., and J. N. Kittinger
2013. Historical commercial exploitation and the recent status of Hawaiian green turtles. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London Series B Biological Sciences.
Wallace, B. P., and T. T. Jones
2013. Leatherback physiological ecology and its implications for bioenergetics and population dynamics. Book chapter in The Leatherback Sea Turtle, John Hopkins Press.
Walsh, W. A., and J. Brodziak
2014. Billfish CPUE standardization in the Hawaii longline fishery: model selection and multimodel inference. Fisheries Research.