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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

Sea Turtles Across the North Pacific Are Exposed to Perfluoroalkyl Substances

A risk assessment showed concern for immunosuppression in Kailua green turtles and alarming concern for hawksbill developmental toxicity.
June 15, 2021 - Peer-Reviewed Research ,

Species and Population Specific Gene Expression in Blood Transcriptomes of Marine Turtles

We generated high quality blood transcriptome assemblies for hawksbill (Eretmochelys imbricata), loggerhead (Caretta caretta), green (Chelonia mydas), and leatherback (Dermochelys coriacea) turtles.
May 13, 2021 - Peer-Reviewed Research ,

No Rest for the Weary: Restricted Resting Behavior of Green Turtles (Chelonia mydas) at a Deep-Neritic Foraging Area Influences Expression of Life History Traits

In this study, we fitted 18 green turtles (Chelonia mydas) with detachable time-depth recorder (systems to obtain and analyze fine-scale dive behavior and daily activity – with a focus on resting dive bouts.
April 30, 2021 - Peer-Reviewed Research ,

A Management Strategy Evaluation of a Swordfish Fishery

We created a management strategy evaluation to compare static and dynamic closures in a simulated fishery, aimed at reducing bycatch of leatherback turtles.
March 19, 2021 - Peer-Reviewed Research ,

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.
January 29, 2021 - Peer-Reviewed Research ,

Regional Variation in Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtle Diet Composition and its Potential Relationship with Somatic Growth

Understanding the relationship between sea turtle foraging ecology and somatic growth dynamics.
December 04, 2020 - Peer-Reviewed Research ,

Southwest Fisheries Science Center Stock Assessments

Our stock assessments provide information on the dynamics of fish populations and scientific information to fishery managers regarding stock status, historical and future biomass, and recruitment trends.
A pod of long-beaked common dolphins is seen jumping over the surface of the ocean. Long-beaked common dolphin school. Photo: NOAA Fisheries/Adam Ü