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NOAA Professional Papers NMFS

The NOAA Professional Paper NMFS series, begun in 2003, replaces the NOAA Technical Report NMFS series. (Click here to access the Technical Report series in PDF format.)

All Professional Papers published to date are linked below in PDF format. To view and print them, you will need to use a portable document format (PDF) viewing software, such as Adobe Acrobat Reader. If you have not already installed a viewer you can temporarily leave the National Marine Fisheries Service web site and download Adobe Acrobat Reader. Please note that reference to trade names or commercial firms does not imply endorsement by the National Marine Fisheries Service. Also please be aware that files may be large and graphic-intensive and thus may be slow to display.

NOAA Professional Paper NMFS series

PP 1. Atlas of abundance and distribution patterns of ichthyoplankton from the Northeast Pacific Ocean and Bering Sea ecosystems based on research conducted by the Alaska Fisheries Science Center (1972-1996), by Ann C. Matarese, Deborah M. Blood, Susan J. Picquelle, and Jan L. Benson. September 2003, 281 p.

PP 2. The economic importance of marine angler expenditures in the United States, by Scott Steinback, Brad Gentner, and Jeremy Castle. January 2004, 169 p.

PP 3. Development of kelp rockfish, Sebastes atrovirens (Jordan and Gilbert 1880) and brown rockfish, S. auriculatus (Girard 1854), from birth to pelagic juvenile stage, with notes on early larval development of black-and-yellow rockfish, S. chrysomelas (Jordan and Gilbert 1880), reared in the laboratory (Pisces: Sebastidae), by William Watson and Larry L. Robertson, 30 p.

PP 4. A taxonomic guide to the mysids of the South Atlantic Bight, by Richard W. Heard, W. Wayne Price, David M. Knott, Rachael A. King, and Dennis M. Allen. June 2006, 37 p.

PP 5. Emerging technologies for reef fisheries research and management, by J. C. Taylor (editor). December 2006, 116 p.

Individual papers
Taylor, p. 1-3 | Rand et al., p. 4-9 | Johnston et al., p. 10-17 | Taylor et al., p. 18-25
Glazer & Delgado, p. 26-37 | Gleason et al., p. 38-47 | Weaver et al., p. 48-68
Weaver et al., p. 69-87 | Rivera et al., p. 88-104 | Mason et al., p. 105-116

PP 6. Juvenile and small resident fishes of Florida Bay, a critical habitat in the Everglades National Park, Florida, by Allyn B. Powell, Gordon Thayer, Michael Lacroix, and Robin Cheshire. March 2007, 210 p.

PP 7. Spawning, egg development, and early life history dynamics of arrowtooth flounder (Atheresthes stomias) in the Gulf of Alaska, by Deborah M. Blood, Ann C. Matarese, and Morgan S. Busby. May 2007, 28 p.

PP 8. A guide to the Thalassinidea (Crustacea: Malacostraca: Decapoda) of the South Atlantic Bight, by Richard W. Heard, Rachael A. King, David M. Knott, Brent P. Thoma, and Susan Thornton-DeVictor. October 2007, 30 p.

PP 9. Genetic and morphological identification of pelagic juvenile rockfish collected from the Gulf of Alaska, by Arthur W. Kendall Jr., Christine Kondzela, Zhuozhuo Li, David Clausen, and Anthony J. Gharrett. December 2007, 26 p.

PP 10. Larval development and identification of the genus Triglops (Scorpaeniformes: Cottidae), by Deborah M. Blood and Ann C. Matarese, May 2010, 43 p.

PP 11. Bathyraja panthera, a new species of skate (Rajidae: Arhynchobatinae) from the western Aleutian Islands, and resurrection of the subgenus Arctoraja Ishiyama, by James W. Orr, Duane E. Stevenson, Gerald R. Hoff, Ingrid Spies, and John D. McEachran, 50 p.

PP 12. A guide to the deepwater sponges of the Aleutian Island Archipelago, by Robert P. Stone, Helmut Lehnert, and Henry Reiswig, 187 p.

PP 13. Age determination manual of the Alaska Fisheries Science Center Age and Growth Program, by Mary Elizabeth Matta and Daniel K. Kimura (editors), 97 p.

PP 14. An atlas of reproductive development in rockfishes, genus Sebastes, by Franklin R. Shaw, J. Frank Morado, Vanessa C. Lowe, and Susanne F. McDermott, 77 p.

PP 15. Guide to the identification of larval and early juvenile pricklebacks (Perciformes: Zoarcoidei: Stichaeidae) in the northeastern Pacific Ocean and Bering Sea, by Ann C. Matarese, Deborah M. Blood, and Morgan S. Busby, 96 p. doi:10.7755/PP.15

PP 16. The ecology of deep-sea coral and sponge habitats of the central Aleutian Islands of Alaska, by Robert P. Stone, 52 p. doi:10.7755/PP.16

PP 17. Potential overlap between cetaceans and commercial groundfish fleets that operate in the California Current Large Marine Ecosystem, by Blake E. Feist, Marlene A. Bellman, Elizabeth A. Becker, Karin A. Forney, Michael J. Ford, and Phillip S. Levin, 27 p. doi:10.7755/PP.17

PP 18. Fishes of the Salish Sea: a compilation and distributional analysis, by Theodore W. Pietsch and James W. Orr, 106 p. doi:10.7755/PP.18


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