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Publications by Northeast Passive Acoustic Research Staff

Our staff regularly publish their findings in scientific journals and Center-produced documents. Here you'll find select articles organized by publication year, starting with the most recent.
October 13, 2022 - Peer-Reviewed Research ,

Modeling Protected Species Distributions and Habitats to Inform Siting and Management of Pioneering Ocean Industries: A Case Study for Gulf of Mexico Aquaculture

We developed a transparent and repeatable method to identify aquaculture opportunity areas with the least conflict with protected species.
October 12, 2022 - Peer-Reviewed Research ,

Use of Drift Studies to Understand Seasonal Variability in Sea Turtle Stranding Patterns in Mississippi

In this study stranded sea turtles provide valuable information about causes of mortality.
October 06, 2022 - Peer-Reviewed Research ,

Protected Species Gear Research

We work closely with the commercial fishing industry to reduce harmful interactions with marine mammals, turtles, and other protected species.

Developing Viable On-Demand Gear Systems

On-Demand gear development at the Center continues to evolve with the help of industry.

Borrow from the Northeast Fisheries Science Center Gear Library

The gear library is a collection of on-demand or “ropeless” systems, built with help and donations from environmental and academic organizations, that we lend to fishermen for testing.

Atlantic Marine Assessment Program for Protected Species

We conduct surveys and develop abundance and distribution models to better understand how protected species such as whales, dolphins, and sea turtles use our waters.

Three Decades of Stranding Data Reveal Insights Into Endangered Hawksbill Sea Turtles in Hawaiʻi

To combat the scarcity of data on basic hawksbill ecology, we analyzed stranding data collected between 1984 and 2018 to gain insights into the distribution, demography, and conservation challenges facing hawksbills in Hawaiʻi.
December 06, 2021 - Peer-Reviewed Research ,

Hawksbill Nesting in Hawaiʻi: 30-Year Dataset Reveals Recent Positive Trend for a Vital Population

In this study we summarize all available hawksbill nesting activity around the Hawaiian Islands between 1988 and 2018 combatting varied monitoring effort with a predictive modeling approach.
December 01, 2021 - Peer-Reviewed Research ,

Interactions Among Hawaiian Hawksbills Suggest Prevalence of Social Behaviors in Marine Turtles

We study the social behaviors of Hawaiian hawksbill turtles to find their social habits are more complex than previously believed.
October 07, 2021 - Peer-Reviewed Research