Protected Species Science Research Publications

A comprehensive list of NOAA Fisheries' protected species science peer-reviewed publications are provided below starting with December 2015. New articles will be added as they are published.

We are excited to release our brand new SCIENCE CONNECT newsletter -- a current look at some of the most interesting and exciting research on marine mammals, sea turtles, seabirds, corals, and protected fish conducted by NOAA Fisheries scientists.

Science Connect Newsletter
                                   2018 Issue # 1


Brewitt et al. 2017. Hot eats and cool creeks: Juvenile Pacific salmonids use maintstem prey while in thermal refuge.

Hines et al. Diel shifts in salmonid fry micro-habitat selection.

Redfern et al. 2017. Assessing the risk of chronic shipping noise to baleen whales off Southern California, USA.

Environment, Climate, or Ecosystem Effects

Arkoosh et al. 2017. Alteration of thyroid hormone concentrations in juvenile Chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) exposed to polybrominated diphenyl ethers, BDE-47 and BDE-99.

Daly et al. 2017. Anomalous ocean conditions in 2015: impacts on spring Chinook salmon and their prey field.

Hayes et al. 2016. Observations of steelhead in the California Current lead to a marine-based hypothesis for the half-pounder life history, with climate change implications for anadromy.

Phillips et al. 2017. Predator-prey interactions influenced by a dynamic river plume.

Van Oppen et al. 2017. Shifting paradigms in restoration of the world’s coral reefs.

Vega et al. 2017. Marine-entry timing and growth rates of juvenile Chum Salmon in Alaskan water of the Chukchi and northern Bering seas.

Waples et al. 2017. Human-mediated evolution in a threatened species? Juvenile life-history changes in Snake River salmon.

Ward et al. 2017. Evaluating signals of oil spill impacts, climate, and species interactions in Pacific herring and Pacific salmon populations in Prince William Sound and Copper River, Alaska.

Population Studies

Archer et al. Diagnosability of mtDNA with Random Forests: Using sequence data to delimit subspecies.

Lenz et al. 2017. Age and growth of juvenile green turtles (Chelonia mydas) in the western South Atlantic Ocean.

Martien et al. Analytical approaches to subspecies delimitation with genetic data.

Ramirez et al. 2017. Growth dynamics of juvenile loggerhead sea turtles undergoing an ontogenetic habitat shift.

Rosel et al. Examining metrics and magnitudes of molecular genetic differentiation used to delimit cetacean subspecies based on mitochondrial DNA control region sequences.

Rosel et al. A review of molecular genetic markers and analytical approaches that have been used for delimiting marine mammal subspecies and species.

Satterthwaite et al. Ocean size and corresponding life history diversity among the four run timings of California Central Valley Chinook salmon.

Southwood Williard et al. 2017. Oceanic overwintering in juvenile green turtles (Chelonia mydas).

Turner Tomaszewicz. 2017. Intrapopulation variability in the timing of ontogenetic habitat shifts in sea turtles revealed using δ15N values from bone growth rings.

Waples and Anderson. 2017. Purging putative siblings from population genetic datasets: A cautionary view.


Beckman et al. 2017. The impact of different hatchery rearing environments on smolt to adult survival of spring Chinook Salmon.

Chasco et al. 2017. Estimates of Chinook salmon consumption in Puget Sound area waters by four marine mammal predators from 1970 – 2015.

Corkeron et al. 2017. A right whale pootree: Classification trees of fecal hormones identify reproductive states in North Atlantic right whales (Eubalaena glacialis).

Cribb et al. 2017. Elucidation of the first definitively identified life cycle for a marine turtle blood fluke (Trematoda: Spirorchiidae) enables informed control.

Fitzpatrick et al. 2017. Threshold effects in meta-analyses of benefit transfer for coral reef valuation.

Gaos et al. Living on the edge: Hawksbill turtle nesting and conservation along the eastern Pacific rim.

Holst et al. 2017. Cetacean sightings and acoustic detections during a seismic survey off Nicaragua and Costa Rica, November-December 2004.

Redfern et al. 2017. Predicting cetacean distributions in data-poor marine ecosystems.

Rosel et al. 2016. Status review of the Bryde’s Whale (Balaenoptera edeni) in the Gulf of Mexico under the Endangered Species Act.

Taylor et al. 2017. Extinction is imminent for Mexico's endemic porpoise unless fishery bycatch is eliminated.


Thometz et al. 2017. Comparative physiology of sound production muscles in two odontocetes, the bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) and the harbor porpoise (Phocoena phocoena).

Environment, Climate, or Ecosystem Effects

Becker et al. 2017. Habitat-based density models for three cetacean species off Southern California illustrate pronounced seasonal differences.

Dixon et al. 2017. Assessing the diet of North American Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar L.) off the West Greenland coast using gut content and stable isotope analyses.

Fullerton et al. 2017. Stream network shape influences the strength of growth and phenological responses to climate change in juvenile salmon. (Link unavailable)

Moore et al. 2017. Population, habitat, and marine location effects on early marine survival and migration behavior of Puget Sound steelhead smolts.

Vizza et al. 2017. Evaluating the consequences of salmon nutrients for riparian organisms: linking condition metrics to stable isotopes.

Wells et al. 2017. Environmental conditions and prey-switching by a seabird predator impact juvenile salmon survival.

Population Studies

Avens et al. 2017. Variability in age and size at maturation, reproductive longevity, and long-term growth dynamics for Kemp’s ridley sea turtles in the Gulf of Mexico.

Davis et al. 2017. Identification of multiple genetically distinct populations of Chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) in a small coastal watershed.

Liermann et al. 2017. Measuring the abundance, distribution, and life history diversity of Coho salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch) in two recently recolonized tributaries to the Elwha River. (Link unavailable)

Robertson et al. 2017. Genetic sexing of pinnipeds: A real-time, single step qPCR technique.


Anderson et al. 2017. Genetic and individual assignment of tetraploid green sturgeon with SNP assay data.

Fahlman et al. 2017. Defining risk variables causing gas embolism in loggerhead sea turtles (Caretta caretta) caught in trawls and gillnets.

Forney et al. 2017. Nowhere to go: Noise impact assessments for marine mammal populations with high site fidelity.

Holt et al. 2017. Noise levels received by endangered killer whales (Orcinus orca) before and after vessel regulations.

Huntington et al. 2017. Facilitation in Caribbean coral reefs: high densities of staghorn coral foster greater coral condition and reef fish composition.

Johnson et al. 2017. Framework for increasing the science and management value of life stage monitoring networks for endangered Sacramento River Winter run Chinook salmon in California’s regulated rivers and coastal ocean. (Link unavailable)

Komoroske et al. 2017. Advances in the application of genetics in marine turtle biology & conservation.

Muradian et al. 2017. Bayesian stock assessment of Pacific herring in Prince William Sound, Alaska.

Raverty et al. 2017. Respiratory microbiome of endangered southern resident killer whales and microbiota of surrounding sea surface microlayer in the Eastern North Pacific.

Shaver et al. 2017. Inter-nesting movements and habitat–use of adult female Kemp’s Ridley turtles in the Gulf of Mexico.

Soldevilla et al. 2017. Spatial distribution and dive behavior of Gulf of Mexico Bryde’s Whales: Potential risk for vessel strikes and fisheries interactions.

Tatara et al. 2017. Age and method of release affect migratory performance of hatchery steelhead trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss).


Soldevilla et al. 2017. Geographic variation in Risso’s dolphin echolocation click spectra.  

Gaos et al. 2017. Natal foraging philopatry of hawksbill turtles in the eastern Pacific Ocean.

Fossette et al. 2017. Resource partitioning facilitates coexistence in sympatric cetaceans in the California Current. 

Peavey et al. 2017. Opportunism on the high seas: foraging ecology of olive ridley turtles in the eastern Pacific Ocean.

Environment, Climate, or Ecosystem Effects

Grieve et al. 2017. Projecting the effects of climate change on Calanus finmarchicus distribution within the U.S. Northeast Continental Shelf.

Scales et al. 2017. Should I stay or should I go? Modelling year-round habitat suitability and drivers of residency for fin whales in the California Current.

Wells et al. 2017. Environmental conditions and prey-switching by a seabird predator impact juvenile salmon survival.  

MacAvoy et al. 2017. Sources of stable isotope variation among stranded Western Atlantic dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) in North Carolina.

Williams et al. 2017. Thermal stress exposure, bleaching response, and mortality in the threatened coral Acropora palmata.

Ronje et al. 2017. A common bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) prey handling technique for marine catfish (Ariidae) in the northern Gulf of Mexico.

Yeh et al. 2017. Effect of contaminants of emerging concern on liver mitochondrial function in Chinook salmon. 

Meador et al. 2017. Determining potential adverse effects in marine fish exposed to pharmaceuticals and personal care products with the fish plasma model and whole-body tissue.

Feist et al. 2017. Roads to ruin: conservation threats to a sentinel species across an urban gradient.

Population Studies

Martien et al. 2017. Unexpected patterns of global population structure in melon-headed whales (Peponocephala electra).

Abadia-Cardoso et al. 2017. Molecular population genetics of the northern elephant seal Mirounga angustirostris. 

Vollmer et al. 2017. Fine-scale population structure of common bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) in offshore and coastal waters of the U.S. Gulf of Mexico.

Goertler et al. 2017. Seasonal floodplain-tidal slough complex supports size variation for juvenile Chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha). 

Kodama et al. 2017. Mapping of quantitative trait loci for temporal growth and age at maturity in coho salmon: evidence for genotype-by-sex interactions.

Roden et al. 2017. Genetic fingerprinting reveals natal origins of male leatherback turtles encountered in the Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea.


Goulette and Hawkes 2017. Altering vertical placement of hydroacoustic receivers for improved efficiency in cold water estuary zones.

Macqueen et al. 2017. Functional Analysis of All Salmonid Genomes: an international initiative supporting future salmonid research, conservation, and aquaculture.

Vetters Bichell et al. 2017. The reliability of pigment pattern-based identification of wild bottlenose dolphins.

Byrd et al. 2017. Differential risk of bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) bycatch in North Carolina, USA.

Borggaard et al. 2017. Managing U.S. Atlantic Large Whale Entanglements: Four Guiding Principles.

Pace et al. 2017. State space mark recapture estimates reveal a recent decline in abundance of North Atlantic Right Whales.

Stacy et al. 2017. Evidence of diversity, site and host specificity of sea turtle blood flukes (Digenea: Schistosomatoidea: "Spirorchiidae"): a molecular prospecting study.

Sampson et al. 2017. Trophic ecology of green turtle Chelonia mydas juveniles in the Colombian Pacific.

Baumgartner et al. 2017. North Atlantic right whale foraging ecology and its role in human caused mortality.

Hawkes et al. 2017. Assessment of early migration dynamics of river-specific hatchery Atlantic Salmon smolts.


Miketa et al. 2018. Calf age and sex affects maternal diving behavior in Shark Bay bottlenose dolphins (Link unavailable)

Mansfield et al. 2017. First satellite tracks of South Atlantic sea turtle ‘lost years’: seasonal variation in trans-equatorial movement

Environment, Climate, or Ecosystem Effects

Weijerman et al. 2017. A comparative application of trophic ecosystem models to evaluate drivers of endangered Hawaiian monk seal populations

Walker et al. 2018. Brevetoxin exposure in sea turtles in south Texas during Karenia brevis red tide

Chasco et al. 2017. Competing tradeoffs between increasing marine mammal predation and fisheries harvest of Chinook salmon

Hall et al. 2018. Predicting the effects of polychlorinated biphenyls on cetacean populations through impacts on immunity and calf survival

Neely et al. 2017. Skin transcriptomes of common bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) from the Northern Gulf of Mexico and Southeastern U.S. Atlantic Coast

Fullerton et al. 2017. Simulated juvenile salmon growth and phenology respond to altered thermal regimes and stream network shape

Gustafson et al. 2017. A systematic surveillance program for infectious salmon anemia virus supports its absence in the Pacific Northwest of the United States

Abrahms et al. 2017. Climate mediates the success of migration strategies in a marine predator

Population Studies

Apprill et al. 2017. Extensive core microbiome in drone-captured whale blow supports a framework for health monitoring

Boyd et al 2017. Estimation of population size and trends for highly mobile species with dynamic spatial distributions

Van Cise et al. 2017. Familial social structure and socially-driven genetic differentiation in Hawaiian short-finned pilot whales

Lin et al. 2017. Modeling local adaptation and gene flow in sockeye salmon

Cordoleani et al. 2017. Movement and survival of wild Chinook salmon smolts from Butte Creek during their outmigration to the ocean: Comparison of a dry versus wet year

Foraging and Habitat Use

Joyce et al. 2017. Physiological, morphological, and ecological tradeoffs influence vertical habitat use of deep-diving toothed-whales in the Bahamas

Turner Tomaszewicz et al. 2018. Expanding the coastal forager paradigm: Long-term pelagic habitat use by green turtles (Chelonia mydas) in the eastern Pacific Ocean


Davis et al. 2017. Long-term passive acoustic recordings track the changing distribution of North Atlantic right whales (Eubalaena glacialis) from 2004 to 2014

Swimmer et al. 2017. Sea turtle bycatch mitigation in U.S. longline fisheries

McHugh et al. 2017. Linking models across scales to assess the viability and restoration potential of a threatened population of steelhead (Oncorhynchus mykiss) in the Middle Fork John Day River, Oregon, USA

Lopez Arriaza et al. 2017. Size-conditional smolting and the response of Carmel River steelhead to two decades of conservation efforts

Willmes et al. 2017. Fishery collapse, recovery, and the cryptic decline of wild salmon on a major California river


Wathen et al. 2017. Assessing the assumptions of geographic closure in mark-recapture surveys using passive integrated transponder (PIT) antennas as virtual block nets


Krause et al. 2016. Summer diving and haul-out behavior of leopard seals (Hydurga leptonyx) near mesopredator breeding colonies at Livingston Island, Antarctic Peninsula.

Ford et al. 2016. Estimation of a killer whale (Orcinus orca) population's diet using sequencing analysis of DNA from feces.

Wang et al. 2016. Vast assembly of vocal marine mammals from diverse species on fish spawning ground. 

Friedlaender et al. 2016. Multiple-stage decisions in a marine central-place forager. 

Adams et al. 2016. A century of Chinook salmon consumption by marine mammal predators in the Northeast Pacific Ocean. 

Pitman et al. 2016. Humpback whales interfering when mammal-eating killer whales attack other species: mobbing behavior and interspecific altruism? 

Miller et al. 2016. Genet-specific spawning patterns in Acropora palmata. 

Webster et al. 2016. Quantitative analysis of the acoustic repertoire of southern right whales in New Zealand. 

Sinclair et al. 2016. Extended movements of common bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) along the northern Gulf of Mexico's central coast.

Armstrong et al. 2016. Adaptive capacity at the northern front: sockeye salmon behaviorally thermoregulate during novel exposure to warm temperatures. 

Rosel et al. First record of Antarctic minke whale, Balaenoptera bonaerensis, in the northern Gulf of Mexico. 

Dunn et al. Insights into Blainville's beaked whale (Mesoplodon densirostris) echolocation ontogeny from recordings of mother-calf pairs. 

Dietrich et al. 2016. Survival and travel times of in-river and transported yearling Chinook salmon in the lower Columbia River and estuary. 

Burke et al. 2016. Estimating behavior in a black box: how coastal oceanographic dynamics influence yearling Chinook salmon marine growth and migration behaviors. 

Scharf et al. 2016. Dynamic social networks based on movement. 

McDonald et al. 2016. Building time-budgets from bioacoustic signals to measure population-level changes in behavior: a case study with sperm whales in the Gulf of Mexico. 

Devlin-Durante et al. 2016. How old are you? Genet age estimates in a clonal animal.

Okuyama et al. 2016. Fine-scale monitoring of routine deep dives by gravid leatherback turtles during the internesting interval indicate a capital breeding strategy.

Heenehan et al. 2016. Using acoustics to prioritize management decisions to protect coastal dolphins: A case study using Hawaiian spinner dolphins.

Howell et al. 2016. Ontogenetic shifts in diet and habitat of juvenile green sea turtles in the northwestern Gulf of Mexico.

Patel et al. 2016. Videography reveals in-water behavior of loggerhead turtles (Caretta caretta) at a foraging ground.

Environment, Climate, or Ecosystem Effects

McClatchie et al. 2016. Food limitation of sea lion pups and the decline of forage off central and southern California.

Vargas-Angel et al. 2016. Baseline assessment of net calcium carbonate accretion rates on US Pacific Reefs.

Brown et al. 2016. Coupled downscaled climate models and ecophysicological metrics forecast habitat compression for an endangered estuarine fish. 

Yasumiishi et al. 2016. Trends and factors influencing the length, compensatory growth, and size-selective mortality of juvenile Bristol Bay, Alaska, sockeye salmon (Oncorhynchus nerka) at sea.

McIntyre et al. 2016. Severe coal tar sealcoat runoff toxicity to fish is reversed by bioretention infiltration.

Putman et al. 2015. Deepwater Horizon oil spill impacts on sea turtles could span the Atlantic.   

Becker et al. 2016. Moving towards dynamic ocean management: how well do modeled ocean products predict species distributions?

Meador et al. 2016. Contaminants of emerging concern in a large temperate estuary. 

Patel et al. 2016. Climate impacts on sea turtle breeding phenology in Greece and associated foraging habitats in the wider Mediterranean Region.

Jeffries et al. 2016. Effects of high temperatures on threatened estuarine fishes during periods of extreme drought. 

Sommers et al. 2016. Effects of salinity on olfactory toxicity and behavioral responses of juvenile salmonids from copper. 

Komoroske et al. 2016. Sublethal salinity stress contributes to habitat limitation in an endangered estuarine fish. 

Spangenberg et al. 2016. The effects of variation in hatchery rearing conditions on growth, smolt quality and minijack rate in spring Chinook salmon, Oncorhynchus tshawytscha: a hatchery scale experiment in the Hood River Basin, Oregon. 

Wells et al. 2016. Marine ecosystem perspectives on Chinook salmon recruitment: A synthesis of empirical and modeling studies from the California upwelling system. 

Caldarone, MacLean and Beckman. 2016. Evaluation of nucleic acids and plasma IGF1 levels for estimating short-term responses of postsmolt Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) to food availability.

Yamamoto et al. 2016. Alterations in gene expression during fasting-induced atresia of early secondary growth ovarian follicles of coho salmon, Oncorhynchus kisutch.

Miller et al. 2016. Detecting sedimentation impacts to coral reefs resulting from dredging the Port of Miami, Florida USA. 

Dale et al. 2016. Interannual variability in the feeding and condition of subyearling Chinook salmon off Oregon and Washington. 

Harding et al. 2016. Wastewater treatment plant effluent alters pituitary gland gonadotropin mRNA levels in juvenile coho salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch). 

Ylitalo et al. 2016. Determining oil and dispersant exposure in Sea Turtles from the northern Gulf of Mexico resulting from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. 

Fauquier et al. 2016. Evaluation of morbillivirus exposure in cetaceans from the northern Gulf of Mexico 2010-2014.

Sabal et al. 2016. Contrasting patterns in growth and survival of Central Valley fall run Chinook salmon related to hatchery and ocean conditions.

Barbieri et al. 2016. Protozoal-related mortalities in endangered Hawaiian monk seals Neomonachus schauinslandi.

Cram et al. 2016. Spatial variability of Chinook salmon spawning site fidelity and habitat preferences.

Peters et al. 2016. Changes in streambed composition in salmonid spawning habitat of the Elwha River during dam removal.

Roegner et al. 2016. Comparative use by Pacific salmon of shallow and deepwater habitats in the Columbia River estuary prior to ocean entry. 

Aichinger Dias et al. 2016. Evidence of cetaceans' exposure to petroluem products following the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

Lehman et al. 2016. Relationships between Chinook Salmon swimming performance and water quality in the San Joaquin River, California.

Population Studies

Cise et al. 2016. Redrawing the map: mtDNA provides new insights into the distribution and diversity of short-finned pilot whales in the Pacific Ocean. 

Roberts et al. 2016. Habitat-based cetacean density models for the U.S. Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico. 

Ohlberger et al. 2016. Population coherence and environmental impacts across spatial scales: a case study of Chinook salmon.

Ruzicka et al. 2016. Evidence that summer jellyfish blooms impact Pacific Northwest salmon production. 

Lin et al. 2016. It's a bear market: evolutionary and ecological effects of predation on two wild sockeye salmon populations. 

Jorgensen et al. 2016. Assessing spatial covariance among time series of abundance. 

Gayeski et al. 2016. A life-table model estimation of the Parr capacity of a late-nineteenth century Puget Sound steelhead population.  

Sather et al. 2016. Shallow tidal freshwater habitats of the Columbia River: Spatial and temporal variability of fish communities and density, size, and genetic stock composition of juvenile Chinook Salmon. Abstract available

Miller et al. 2016. Decadal comparison of a diminishing coral community: a case study using demographics to advance inferences of community status.  

Bright et al. Tracking growth and survival of rescued boulder corals.

Colegrove et al. Fetal distress and in utero pneumonia in perinatal dolphins during the Northern Gulf of Mexico unusual mortality event. 

Lenz et al. 2016. Skeletochronological estimation of age and growth of loggerhead sea turtles (Caretta caretta) in the western South Atlantic Ocean. 

Penaluna et al. 2016. Conservation of native Pacific trout diversity in western North America.

Matsuzawa et al. 2016. Fine scale genetic population structure of loggerhead turtles in the Northwest Pacific.

Pugliares et al. 2016. First records of the short-finned pilot whale (Globicephala macrorhynchus) in Massachusetts, USA: 1980 and 2011. 

Goshe et al. 2016. Validation of back-calculated body lengths and timing of growth mark deposition in Hawaiian green sea turtles.

Alexander et al. 2016. What influences the worldwide genetic structure of sperm whales (Physeter macrocephalus)? 

Head et al. 2016. Techniques for improving estimates of maturity ogives in groundfish using double-reads and measurement error models. 

Durban et al. 2016. Morphological and ecological evidence for two sympatric forms of Type B killer whale around the Antarctic Peninsula. 

Bradbury et al. 2016. Genetic mixed stock analysis disentangles spatial and temporal variation in composition of the West Greenland Atlantic Salmon fishery.

Olson and Kinzey. 2016. Using Antarctic blue whale photo-ID data from IDCR/SOWER: capture-recapture estimates of abundance. (Link unavailable)

Gilbert-Horvath et al. 2016. Hierarchical phylogeographic structure of Coho Salmon, Onchorhynchus kisutch, in California. 

Pess et al. 2016. Historic potential spawning abundance estimates for Columbia River Basin salmon and steelhead in areas above Bonneville Dam. 

Morin et al. 2016. Genetic structure of the beaked whale genus Berardius in the North Pacific, with genetic evidence for a new species. 

Catton et al. 2016. Population status assessment and restoration modeling of white abalone (Haliotis sorenseni) in California. 

Bradford et al. 2016. Abundance estimates of cetaceans from a line-transect survey within the U.S. Hawaiian Islands Exclusive Economic Zone.

Costa et al. 2016. Offshore and coastal common bottlenose dolphins of the western South Atlantic face-to-face: What the skull and the spine can tell us. 

Foote and Morin. 2016. Genome-wide SNP data suggests complex ancestry of sympatric North Pacific killer whale ecotypes. 

Fullerton et al. 2016. Setting spatial conservation priorities despite incomplete data for characterizing metapopulations. 

Jaramillo-Legorreta et al. 2016. Passive acoustic monitoring of the decline of Mexico's critically endangered vaquita.

Segura-Garcia et al. 2016. Post-glacial habitat release and incipient speciation in the genus Delphinus. 

Picenza et al. 2016. Trends and variability in demographic indicators of a recovering population of green sea turtles (Chelonia mydas). 

Moser et al. 2016. Biology and life history of green sturgeon (Acipenser medirostris): state of the science.

Goertler et al. 2016. Estimating common growth patterns in juvenile Chinook salmon from diverse genetic stocks and a large spatial extent.

Ackerman et al. 2016. Effective number of breeders from sibship reconstruction: empirical evaluations using hatchery steelhead. 


Roch et al. 2016. Management of acoustic metadata for bioacoustics. 

Bergmann et al. 2016. Line cutter for use when releasing large marine organisms caught on longline gear.

Nadeem et al.  2016. Integrating population dynamics models and distance sampling data: a spatial hierarchical state-space approach.

Goulette and Lipsky. 2016. Non-lethal batch identification of Atlantic Salmon Salmo salar using Coded Wire Tags. 

Durban et al. 2016. Photogrammetry of blue whales with an unmanned hexacopter. 

Heenehan et al. 2016. Passive acoustic monitoring of coastally-associated Hawaiian spinner dolphins, Stenella longirostris, ground-truthed through visual surveys. 

Stanistreet et al. 2016. Effects of duty-cycled passive acoustic recordings on detecting the presence of beaked whales in the Northwest Atlantic. 

Wu et al. 2016. Detection of Brucella spp. In Bottlenose Dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) by a real-time PCR using blowhole swabs. 

Demetras et al. 2016. Development of underwater recorders to quantify predation of juvenile Chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) in a river environment.

Hazen et al. 2016. WhaleWatch: a dynamic management tool for predicting blue whale density in the California Current


Harris et al. 2016. Validation of ultrasound as a noninvasive tool to measure subcutaneous fat depth in leatherback sea turtles (Dermochelys coriacea).

Stacy et al. 2015. Solitary Large Intestinal Diverticulitis in Leatherback Turtles (Dermochelys coriacea). 

Ortiz et al. 2016. Reducing green sea turtle bycatch in small-scale fisheries using illuminated gillnets: The Cost of Reducing Sea Turtle Bycatch.  

Wallace et al. 2016. Estimating sea turtle exposures to Deepwater Horizon oil.

Donnelly et al. 2016. Phaeohyphomycosis resulting in obstructive tracheitis in three green sea turtles (Chelonia mydas) stranded along the Florida coast. 

Donnelly et al. 2016. Mycobacterium haemophilum infection in a juvenile leatherback sea turtle (Dermochelys coriacea).

McNatt, Bottom, and Hinton. 2016. Residency and movement of juvenile Chinook salmon at multiple spatial scales in a tidal marsh of the Columbia River estuary. 

Bisack and Magnusson. 2016. Measuring management success for protected species: looking beyond biological outcomes. 

Waples et al. 2016. What is a 'significant portion' of a range? Reply to Nelson et al.

Boyd et al. 2016. Consistent extinction risk assessment under the U.S. Endangered Species Act. 

Adimey et al. 2016. Twent-six years of post-release monitoring of Florida manatees (Trichechus manatus latirostris): Evaluation of a cooperative rehabilitation program. 

Bouwes et al. 2016. Ecosystem experiment reveals benefits of beaver assisted restoration to a population of ESA listed steelhead (Oncorhynchus mykiss). 

Eguchi et al. 2016. Predicting overlap between drift gillnet fishing and leatherback turtle habitat in the California Current Ecosystem. 

Berejikian et al. 2016. Rearing strategies alter patterns of size-selective mortality and heritable size variation in steelhead trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss). 

Nichols et al. 2016. Genomic signatures among Oncorhynchus nerka ecotypes to inform conservation and management of endangered populations.

Hale et al. 2016. RNA-seq reveals differential gene expression in the brains of juvenile resident and migratory smolt rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss). 

Byrd et al. 2016. Sea turtle bycatch in the large-mesh gillnet flounder fishery in Carteret County, North Carolina, USA, June-November 2009

Miller et al. 2016. Reef-scale trends in Florida Acropora spp. abundance and the effects of population enhancement. 

Wall et al. 2016. Design and monitoring of woody structures and their benefits to juvenile steelhead trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) using a net rate of energy intake model. 

Carlson et al. 2016. Characterizing loggerhead sea turtle, Caretta caretta, bycatch in the US shark bottom longline fishery.

Ford et al. 2016. Broodstock history strongly influences natural spawning success in hatchery steelhead (Oncorhynchus mykiss).

Griffiths and Barlow. 2016. Cetacean acoustic detections from free-floating vertical hydrophone arrays in the southern California Current.

Monteiro et al. 2016. Long-term spatial and temporal patterns of sea turtle strandings in southern Brazil.

Ecosystem Services

Martin, Ballance, and Grooves. 2016. An ecosystem services perspective for the oceanic eastern tropical Pacific: commercial fisheries, carbon storage, a recreational fishing, and biodiversity. 


Springer et al. 2016. Inactivation of cone-specific phototransduction genes in rod monochromatic cetaceans.