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Shark Predation on Hawaiian Monk Seals Workshop Honolulu, Hawaii January 8-9, 2008

This report summarizes the proceedings of the workshop, Shark Predation on Hawaiian Monk Seals, sponsored by the Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center (PIFSC) and the Pacific Islands Regional Office (PIRO) of the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS). The workshop was held January 8–9, 2008 in Honolulu, Hawaii. 
May 15, 2010 - Peer-Reviewed Research ,

A Multiple Instrument Approach to Quantifying the Movement Patterns and Habitat Use of Tiger (Galeocerdo Cuvier) and Galapagos Sharks (Carcharhinus Galapagensis) at French Frigate Shoals, Hawaii

We equipped individual tiger (Galeocerdo cuvier Péron and Lesueur, 1822) and Galapagos (Carcharhinus galapagensis Snodgrass and Heller, 1905) sharks with both acoustic and satellite transmitters to quantify their long-term movements in the Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument (Northwestern Hawaiian Islands).
May 10, 2010 - Peer-Reviewed Research ,

High Natality Rates of Endangered Steller Sea Lions in Kenai Fjords, Alaska and Perceptions of Population Status in the Gulf of Alaska (2010)

Reduced female Steller sea lion reproductive rates and the Steller sea lion population.
April 08, 2010 - Peer-Reviewed Research ,

Impacts of Sex Ratio Reduction on Male Aggression in the Critically Endangered Hawaiian Monk Seal Monachus Schauinslandi

High female mortality due to male aggression in Hawaiian monk seals led us to investigate the role of habitat use and social structure on sex ratios and aggression at Laysan Island, Hawaii.
April 01, 2010 - Peer-Reviewed Research ,

Reaction of Harbor Seals to Cruise Ships

A study on the effects of ship disturbances on harbor seals in Alaska.
January 01, 2010 - Peer-Reviewed Research ,

Behavior and Distribution of Cook Inlet Beluga Whales Before and During Pile Driving Activity

Beluga whale behavior before (2005–2006) and during (2008–2009) pile driving activity for the Port of Anchorage Marine Terminal Redevelopment Project.
January 01, 2010 - Peer-Reviewed Research ,

Spatial and Temporal Trends of Perfluorinated Compounds in Beluga Whales from Alaska

Scientists analyzed beluga whale livers to look for temporal trends between PFC concentrations from two groups and to speculate on the different sources of PFCs. They examined geographical and gender differences, and possible bioaccumulation of PFCs.
January 01, 2010 - Peer-Reviewed Research ,

Freshwater Harbor Seals of Lake Iliamna Alaska: Updated Counts and Research Coordination for 2010

2010 Alaska Marine Science Symposium poster
January 01, 2010 - Peer-Reviewed Research ,

Cook Inlet Beluga Whale Population Decline and Recovery: An Exploration Through Local and Ecological Knowledge

Collaborative study about the Cook Inlet beluga whale population's decline and lack of recovery.
December 01, 2009 - Peer-Reviewed Research ,

The Beluga Whale Produces Two Pulses to Form its Sonar Signal

Evidence that a beluga whale uses two signal generators simultaneously when echolocating.
March 04, 2009 - Peer-Reviewed Research ,