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Cetacean Research

PIFSC cetacean research is concerned with populations of whales and dolphins in the central and western Pacific Ocean. More...

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Recent Staff Publications

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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