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Publications by Northeast Passive Acoustics Branch Staff

We regularly publish their findings in scientific journals and Center-produced documents.
May 19, 2023 - Peer-Reviewed Research ,

Green Sea Turtles (Chelonia mydas) Accumulate Heavy Metals Near a Former Skeet Shooting Range in Kailua, O'ahu, Hawai'i

Determining levels of arsenic and antimony concentrations in green sea turtles resulting from lead deposition at a historic skeet shooting range. 
March 03, 2023 - Peer-Reviewed Research ,

Evaluation of a Long-Term Information Tool Reveals Continued Suitability for Identifying Bycatch Hotspots but Little Effect on Fisher Location Choice

We reviewed one of the longest and earliest DOM informational products, TurtleWatch.
January 26, 2023 - Peer-Reviewed Research ,

Encouraging Respectful Wildlife Viewing Among Tourists: Roles for Social Marketing, Regulatory Information, Symbolic Barriers, and Enforcement

A study documenting improved compliance with wildlife viewing distances using a social marketing approach.
January 26, 2023 - 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 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.