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ABRAMS, K., J. BAKER, R. BRAINARD, M. FORD, J. HARE, A. HIMES-CORNELL, A. HOLLOWED, K. OSGOOD, N. MANTUA, S. McCLATCHIE, M. McCLURE, M. NELSON, M. RUST, V. SABA, M. SIGLER, C. TOOLE, E. THUNBERG, R. WAPLES, and S. SYKORA-BODIE.
  2015. NOAA Fisheries Climate Science Strategy, J. S. Link, R. Griffis, and S. Busch, (editors). U.S. Dep. Commer., NOAA Tech. Memo., NMFS-F/SPO-155, 70 p.  Online. (.pdf, 4.24 MB).

ALLEN, B. M., and R. P. ANGLISS.
  2015. Alaska marine mammal stock assessments, 2014. U.S. Dep. Commer., NOAA Tech. Memo. NMFS­AFSC-301, 304 p.  Online (.pdf, 9.44 MB).

ALONSO, R. S., B. T. McCLINTOCK, L. M. LYREN, E. E. BOYDSTON, and K. R. CROOKS.
  2015. Mark-recapture and mark-resight methods for estimating abundance with remote cameras: a carnivore case study. PloS One 10:e0123032. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0123032.  Online. (Open Access).

ALTUKHOV, A. V., R. D. ANDREWS, D. G. CALKINS, T. S. GELATT, E. D. GURARIE, T. R. LOUGHLIN, E. G. MAMAEV, V. S. NIKULIN, P. A. PERMYAKOV, S. D. RYAZANOV, V. V. VERTYANKIN, and V. N. BURKANOV.
  2015. Age specific survival rates of Steller sea lions at rookeries with divergent population trends in the Russian Far East. PloS One 10:e0127292. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0127292.  Online. (Open Access).

ANDRIOLO, A., S. S. REIS, T. O. S. AMORIM, F. SUCUNZA, F. R. de CASTRO, Y. G. MAIA, A. N. ZERBINI, G. A. BORTOLOTTO, and DALLA ROSA.
  2015. Killer whale (Orcinus orca) whistles from the western South Atlantic Ocean include high frequency signals. J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 138:1696-1701. http://dx.doi.org/10.1121/1.4928308.

BREITBURG, D. L., J. SALISBURY, J. M. BERNHARD, W-J. CAI, S. DUPONT, S. C. DONEY, K. J. KROEKER, L. A. LEVIN, W. C. LONG, L. M. MILKE, S. H. MILLER, B. PHELAN, U. PASSOW, B. A. SEIBEL, A. E. TODGHAM, and A. M. TARRANT.
  2015. And on top of all that... Coping with ocean acidification in the midst of many stressors. Oceanography 28(2):48–61. DOI:10.5670/oceanog.2015.31.

BOWLES, A. E., D. M. GREBNER, W. B. MUSSER, J. S. NASH, and J. L. CRANCE.
  2015. Disproportionate emission of bubble streams with killer whale biphonic calls: Perspectives on production and function. J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 137:EL165-EL170.

CALAMBOKIDIS, J., G. H. STEIGER, C. CURTICE, J. HARRISON, M. C. FERGUSON, E. BECKER, M. DeANGELIS, and S. M. Van PARIJS.
  2015. Biologically important areas for selected cetaceans within US waters - West Coast region. Aquat. Mamm. 41:39-53.

CALL, I. L., and D. K. LEW.
  2015. Tradable permit programs: What are the lessons for the new Alaska halibut catch sharing plan? Mar. Policy 52:125-137.

CARLS, M. G., M. L. LARSEN, and L. G. HOLLAND.
  2015. Spilled Oils: Static Mixtures or Dynamic Weathering and Bioavailability? PLoS ONE 10:e0134448. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0134448.  Online. (.pdf, 3 MB, open access).

CASTELLOTE, M., J. M. BROTONS, C. CHICOTE, M. GAZO, and M. CERDA.
  2015. Long-term acoustic monitoring of bottlenose dolphins, Tursiops truncatus, in marine protected areas in the Spanish Mediterranean Sea. Ocean Coastal Manage. 113:54-66.

CASTELLOTE, M., K. M. STAFFORD, A. D. NEFF, and W. LUCEY.
  2015. Acoustic monitoring and prey association for beluga whale, Delphinapterus leucas, and harbor porpoise, Phocoena phocoena, off two river mouths in Yakutat Bay, Alaska. Mar. Fish. Rev. 77(1):1-10. DOI: dx.doi.org/10.7755/MFR.77.1.1.  Online. (.pdf, 1.43 MB).

CLAPHAM, P. J.
  2015. Japan's whaling following the International Court of Justice ruling: Brave new world - or business as usual? Mar. Policy 51:238-241.

CLARK, C. W., C. L. BERCHOK, S. B. BLACKWELL, D. E. HANNAY, J. JONES, D. PONIRAKIS, and K. M. STAFFORD.
  2015. A year in the acoustic world of bowhead whales in the Bering, Chukchi and Beaufort Seas. Prog. Oceanogr. 136:223-240.

CLARKE, J. T., M. C. FERGUSON, C. CURTICE, and J. HARRISON.
  2015. Biologically important areas for cetaceans within US waters - Arctic region. Aquat. Mamm. 41:94-103.

CONN, P. B., D. S. JOHNSON, and P. L. BOVENG.
  2015. On extrapolating past the range of observed data when making statistical predictions in ecology. PLoS ONE 10:e0141416. DOI: 10.1371/journal. pone.0141416

CONN, P. B., D. S. JOHNSON, J. M. Ver HOEF, M. B. HOOTEN, J. M. LONDON, and P. L. BOVENG.
  2014. Using spatiotemporal statistical models to estimate animal abundance and infer ecological dynamics from survey counts. Ecol. Monogr. 85:235-252. DOI: 10.1890/14-0959.1.

CRANCE, J. L., C. L. BERCHOK, J. BONNEL, and A. M. THODE.
  2015. Northeasternmost record of a North Pacific fin whale (Balaenoptera physalus) in the Alaskan Chukchi Sea. Polar Biol. 38(10):1767-1773.

DAHLHEIM, M. E., A. N. ZERBINI, J. M. WAITE, and A. S. KENNEDY.
  2015. Temporal changes in abundance of harbor porpoise (Phocoena phocoena) inhabiting the inland waters of Southeast Alaska. Fish. Bull., U.S. 113:242-255.  Online. (.pdf, 1.73 MB).

DALY, B. J., C. E. ARMISTEAD, and R. J. FOY.
  2015. The 2013 eastern Bering Sea continental shelf bottom trawl survey: Results for commercial crab species. U.S. Dep. Commer., NOAA Tech. Memo. NMFS-AFSC-295,166 p.  Online. (.pdf, 24 MB).

DALY, B. J., C. E. ARMISTEAD, and R. J. FOY.
  2015. The 2015 eastern Bering Sea continental shelf bottom trawl survey: Results for commercial crab. U.S. Dep. Commer., NOAA Tech. Memo. NMFS-AFSC-308, 167 p.  Online (.pdf, 10 MB).

DAWSON, M., K. CIECIEL, M. DECKER, G. HAYS, C. LUCAS, and K. PITT.
  2015. Population-level perspectives on global change: Genetic and demographic analyses indicate various scales, timing, and causes of scyphozoan jellyfish blooms. Biol. Invasions 17:851-867.

DEMER, D. A., L. BERGER, M. BERNASCONI, E. BETHKE, K. BOSWELL, D. CHU, R. DOMOKOS, A. DUNFORD, S. FÄSSLER, S. GAUTHIER, L. T. HUFNAGLE, J. M. JECH, N. BOUFFANT, A. LEBOURGES-DHAUSSY, X. LURTON, G. J. MACAULAY, Y. PERROT, T. RYAN, S. PARKER-STETTER, S. STIENESSEN, T. WEBER, and N. WILLIAMSON.
  2015. Calibration of acoustic instruments. ICES Coop. Res. Rep. 326, 133 p.

DEROBA, J. J., D. S. BUTTERWORTH, R. D. METHOT, J. A. A. De OLIVEIRA, C. FERNANDEZ, A. NIELSEN, S. X. CADRIN, M. DICKEY-COLLAS, C. M. LEGAULT, J. IANELLI, J. L. VALERO, C. L. NEEDLE, J. M. O'MALLEY, Y.-J. CHANG, G. G. THOMPSON, C. CANALES, D. P. SWAIN, D. C. M. MILLER, N. T. HINTZEN, M. BERTIGNAC, L. IBAIBARRIAGA, A. SILVA, A. MURTA, L. T. KELL, C. L. De MOOR, A. M. PARMA, C. M. DICHMONT, V. R. RESTREPO, Y. YE, E. JARDIM, P. D. SPENCER, D. H. HANSELMAN, J. BLAYLOCK, M. MOOD, and P.-J. F. HULSON.
  2015. Simulation testing the robustness of stock assessment models to error: Some results from the ICES strategic initiative on stock assessment methods. ICES J. Mar. Sci. 72:19-30.

DUFFY-ANDERSON, J. T., K. M. BAILEY, H. N. CABRAL, J. NAKATA, and H. W. van der VEER.
  2015. The planktonic stages of flatfishes: Physical and biological interactions in transport processes, p. 132-171. In R. N. Gibson, R. D. M. Nash, A. J. Geffen, and H. W. van der Veer (editors), Flatfishes: Biology and Exploitation. Second Edition. John Wiley & Sons Ltd, West Sussex, U.K.

EDWARDS, A. E., S. M. FITZGERALD, J. K. PARRISH, J. L. KLAVITTER, and M. D. ROMANO.
  2015. Foraging strategies of Laysan albatross inferred from stable isotopes: Implications for association with fisheries. PLoS ONE 10:e0133471. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0133471.  Online. (.pdf, 849 KB, open access).

EILER, J. H., A. N. EVANS, and C. B. SCHRECK.
  2015. Migratory patterns of wild Chinook salmon Oncorhynchus tshawytscha returning to a large, free-flowing river basin. PLoS ONE 10:e0123127.  Online. (.html, open access).

EISNER, L., E. SIDDON, and W. STRASBURGER.
  2015. Spatial and temporal changes in assemblage structure of zooplankton and pelagic fish across varying climate conditions in the eastern Bering Sea. Izvestia TINRO. 181:141-160.

ERSHOVA, E. A., R. R. HOPCROFT, K. N. KOSOBOKOVA, K. MATSUNO, R. J. NELSON, A. YAMAGUCHI, and L. B. EISNER.
  2015. Long-term changes in summer zooplankton communities of the western Chukchi Sea, 1945–2012. Oceanography 28:100–115. DOI: 10.5670/oceanog.2015.60.

FAUNCE, C. H.
  2015. An initial analysis of alternative sample designs for the deployment of observers in Alaska. U.S. Dep. Commer., NOAA Tech. Memo. NMFS-AFSC-307, 33 p.  Online (.pdf, 1 MB).

FAUNCE, C. H.
  2015. Evolution of observer methods to obtain genetic material from Chinook salmon bycatch in the Alaska pollock fishery. U.S. Dep. Commer., NOAA Tech. Memo. NMFS-AFSC-288, 28 p.  Online. (.pdf, 364 KB).

FAUNCE, C. H., J. CAHALAN, J. BONNEY, and R. SWANSON.
  2015. Can observer sampling validate industry catch reports from trawl fisheries? Fish. Res. 172:34-43. DOI: 10.1016/j.fishres.2015.06.007.  Online. (open access).

FAUNCE, C., J. GASPER, J. CAHALAN, S. LOWE, R. WEBSTER, and T. A’MAR.
  2015. Deployment performance review of the 2014 North Pacific Groundfish and Halibut Observer Program. U.S. Dep. Commer., NOAA Tech. Memo. NMFS-AFSC-302, 55 p. Online. (.pdf, 6.7 MB).

FERGUSON, M. C., C. CURTICE, and J. HARRISON.
  2015. Biologically important areas for cetaceans within US waters - Gulf of Alaska region. Aquat. Mamm. 41:65-78.

FERGUSON, M. C., C. CURTICE, J. HARRISON, and S. M. Van PARIJS.
  2015. Biologically important areas for cetaceans within US waters - overview and rationale. Aquat. Mamm. 41:2-16.

FERGUSON, M. C., J. M. WAITE, C. CURTICE, J. T. CLARKE, and J. HARRISON.
  2015. Biologically important areas for cetaceans within US waters - Aleutian Islands and Bering Sea region. Aquat. Mamm. 41:79-93.

FISSEL, B. E.
  2015. Methods for the Alaska groundfish first-wholesale price projections: Section 6 of the Economic Status of the Groundfish Fisheries off Alaska. U.S. Dep. Commer., NOAA Tech. Memo. NMFS-AFSC-305, 39 p. Online (.pdf, 695 KB).

FISSEL, B., R. FELTHOVEN, S. KASPERSKI, and C. O’DONNELL.
  2015. Decomposing productivity and efficiency changes in the Alaska head and gut factory trawl fleet. Mar. Policy 62:337-346. DOI: 10.1016/j.marpol.2015.06.018.  Online. (.pdf, 893KB, Open Access).

FLOWER, J. E., M. C. ALLENDER, R. P. GIOVANELLI, S. D. SUMMERS, T. R. SPOON, J. A. S. LEGER, C. E. C. GOERTZ, J. L. DUNN, T. A. ROMANO, R. C. HOBBS, and A. D. TUTTLE.
  2015. Circulating concentrations of thyroid hormone in beluga whales (Delphinapterus leucas): Influence of age, sex, and season. J. Zoo Wildl. Med. 46(3):456-467.

FOWLER, C. W., and L. K. JOHNSON.
  2015. Reality-based marine protected areas or the eastern Bering Sea. U.S. Dep. Commer., NOAA Tech. Memo. NMFS-AFSC-294, 109 p.  Online. (.pdf, 25.6 MB).

GARLAND, E. C., C. L. BERCHOK, and M. CASTELLOTE.
  2015. Temporal peaks in beluga whale (Delphinapterus leucas) acoustic detections in the northern Bering, northeastern Chukchi, and western Beaufort seas: 2010-2011. Polar Biology 38(5):747-754.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00300-014-1636-1

GARLAND, E. C., M. CASTELLOTE, and C. L. BERCHOK.
  2015. Beluga whale (Delphinapterus leucas) vocalizations and call classification from the eastern Beaufort Sea population. J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 137(6):3054-3067.

GARLAND, E. C., A. W. GOLDIZEN, M. S. LILLEY, M. L. REKDAHL, C. GARRIGUE, R. CONSTANTINE, N. D. HAUSER, M. M. POOLE, J. ROBBINS, and M. J. NOAD.
  2015. Population structure of humpback whales in the western and central South Pacific Ocean as determined by vocal exchange among populations. Conser. Biol. 29(4):1198-1207.

GARRIGUE, C., P. J. CLAPHAM, Y. GEYER, A. S. KENNEDY, and A. N. ZERBINI.
  2015. Satellite tracking reveals novel migratory patterns and the importance of seamounts for endangered South Pacific humpback whales. Royal Soc. Open Sci. 2(11):11 p. https://doi.org/10.1098/rsos.150489.

GRAY, A. K., C. J. RODGVELLER, and C. R. LUNSFORD.
  2015. Evidence of multiple paternity in quillback rockfish (Sebastes maliger). U.S. Dep. Commer., NOAA Tech. Memo. NMFS-AFSC-303, 25 p.  Online. (.pdf, 1.14 MB).

GUTHRIE, C. M. III, HV. T. NGUYEN, and J. R. GUYON.
  2015. Genetic stock composition analysis of the Chinook salmon bycatch from the 2013 Bering Sea walleye pollock (Gadus chalcogrammus) trawl fishery. U.S. Dep. Commer., NOAA Tech. Memo. NMFS-AFSC-290, 21 p.  Online. (.pdf, 536 KB).

GUYON, J. R., C. M. GUTHRIE III, A. R. MUNRO, J. JASPER, and W. D. TEMPLIN. 2015. Genetic stock composition analysis of the Chinook salmon bycatch in the Gulf of Alaska walleye pollock (Gadus chalcogrammus) trawl fisheries. U.S. Dep. Commer., NOAA Tech. Memo. NMFS-AFSC-291, 26 p. Online (.pdf, 822 KB).

GUYON, J. R., HV. T. NGUYEN, C. M. GUTHRIE III, J. BONNEY, K. McGAULEY, K. HANSEN, and J. GAUVIN.
  2015. Genetic stock composition analysis of Chinook salmon bycatch samples from the rockfish and arrowtooth flounder 2013 Gulf of Alaska trawl fisheries and the Gulf of Alaska salmon excluder device test. U.S. Dep. Commer., NOAA Tech. Memo. NMFS-AFSC-289, 19 p.  Online. (.pdf, 816 KB).

HELKER, V. T., B. M. ALLEN, and L. A. JEMISON.
  2015. Human-caused injury and mortality of NMFS-managed Alaska marine mammal stocks, 2009-2013. U.S. Dep. Commer., NOAA Tech. Memo. NMFS-AFSC- 300, 94 p.  Online (.pdf, 2 MB).

HERNÁNDEZ-CAMACHO, C. J., V. J. BAKKER, D. AURIOLES-GAMBO, J. LAAKE, and L. R. GERBER.
  2015. The use of surrogate data in demographic population viability analysis: a case study of California sea lions. PLoS ONE 10(9):e0139158. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0139158.  Online. (.pdf, 1.1 MB).

HERTZ, E., M. TRUDEL, R. D. BRODEUR, E. A. DALY, L. EISNER, E. V. FARLEY Jr., J. A. HARDING, R. B. MacFARLANE, S. MAZUMDER, J. H. MOSS, J. M. MURPHY, and A. MAZUMDER.
  2015. Continental-scale variability in the feeding ecology of juvenile Chinook salmon along the coastal northeast Pacific Ocean. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 537:247-263. DOI: 10.3354/meps11440.  Online. (.pdf, 1.19MB, Open Access).

HIMES-CORNELL, A.
  2015. Industry perceptions of measures to affect access to quota shares, active participation, and lease rates in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands crab fisheries. U.S. Dep. Commer., NOAA Tech. Memo. NMFS-AFSC-304, 69 p.  Online. (.pdf, 2.8 MB).

HIMES-CORNELL, A., and K. HOELTING.
  2015. Resilience strategies in the face of short- and long-term change: Out-migration and fisheries regulation in Alaskan fishing communities. Ecol. Soc. 20:9.  DOI: 10.5751/ES-07074-200209.

HIMES-CORNELL, A., and S. KASPERSKI.
  2015. Assessing climate change vulnerability in Alaska's fishing communities. Fish. Res. 162:1-11.

HIMES-CORNELL, A., S. KASPERSKI, K. KENT, C. MAGUIRE, M. DOWNS, S. WEIDLICH, and S. RUSSELL. 2015. Social baseline of the Gulf of Alaska groundfish trawl fishery: Results of the 2014 social survey. U.S. Dep. Commer., NOAA Tech. Memo. NMFS-AFSC-306, 98 p. plus Appendices.  Online (.pdf, 12.8 MB)

HOBBS, R. C., K. E. W. SHELDEN, D. J. RUGH, C. L. SIMS, and J. M. WAITE.
  2015. Estimated abundance and trend in aerial counts of beluga whales, Delphinapterus leucas, in Cook Inlet, Alaska, 1994-2012. Mar. Fish. Rev. 77(1):11-31. DOI: dx.doi.org/10.7755/MFR.77.1.2.  Online. (.pdf, 1.3 MB).

HOFF, G. R., D. E. STEVENSON, and J. W. ORR.
  2015. Guide to the gadiform fishes of the eastern North Pacific. U.S. Dep. Commer., NOAA Tech. Memo. NMFS-AFSC-309, 68 p.  Online (.pdf, 12.6 MB).

HOLLAND, D. S., E. THUNBERG, J. AGAR, S. CROSSON, C. DEMAREST, S. KASPERSKI, L. PERRUSO, E. STEINER, J. STEPHEN, A. STRELCHECK, and M. TRAVIS.
  2015. US catch share markets: a review of data availability and impediments to transparent markets. Mar. Policy 57:103-110. DOI: 10.1016/j.marpol.2015.03.027.

HOWE, M., M. CASTELLOTE, C. GARNER, P. McKEE, R. J. SMALL, and R. HOBBS.
  2015. Beluga, Delphinapterus leucas, ethogram: a tool for Cook Inlet beluga conservation? Mar. Fish. Rev. 77(1):32-40. DOI: dx.doi.org/10.7755/MFR.77.1.3.  Online. (.pdf, 542 KB).

HURST, T. P., D. W. COOPER, J. T. DUFFY-ANDERSON, and E. V. FARLEY.
  2015. Contrasting coastal and shelf nursery habitats of Pacific cod in the southeastern Bering Sea. ICES J. Mar. Sci. 72:515-527.

INCARDONA, J. P., M. G. CARLS, L. HOLLAND, T. L. LINBO, D. H. BALDWIN, M. S. MYERS, K. A. PECK, M. TAGAL, S. D. RICE, and N. L. SCHOLZ.
  2015. Very low embryonic crude oil exposures cause lasting cardiac defects in salmon and herring. Sci. Rep. 5:13499. https://doi.org/10.1038/srep13499.

IVASHCHENKO, Y. V., and P. J. CLAPHAM.
  2015. What's the catch? Validity of whaling data for Japanese catches of sperm whales in the North Pacific. R. Soc. Open Sci. 2:150177. DOI: 10.1098/rsos.150177.  Online. (.pdf, 574 KB, open access).

JANSEN, J. K., P. L. BOVENG, J. M. Ver HOEF, S. P. DAHLE, and J. L. BENGTSON.
  2015. Natural and human effects on harbor seal abundance and spatial distribution in an Alaskan glacial fjord. Mar. Mammal Sci. 31:66-89.  Online. (.pdf, 800 KB).

JANSEN, J. K., G. M. BRADY, J. M. Ver HOEF, and P. L. BOVENG.
  2015. Spatially estimating disturbance of harbor seals Phoca vitulina. PLoS ONE 10:e0129798.  Online. (Open Access).

JOHNSON, S. W., A. D. NEFF, and M. R. LINDEBERG.
  2015. A handy field guide to the nearshore marine fishes of Alaska. U.S. Dep. Commer., NOAA Tech. Memo. NMFS-AFSC-293, 211 p.  Online. (.pdf, 32 MB).

JOHNSON, K. F., C. C. MONNAHAN, C. R. McGILLIARD, K. A. VERT-PRE, S. C. ANDERSON, C. J. CUNNINGHAM, F. HURTADO-FERRO, R. R. LICANDEO, M. L. MURADIAN, K. ONO, C. S. SZUWALSKI, J. L. VALERO, A. R. WHITTEN, and A. E. PUNT.
  2015. Time-varying natural mortality in fisheries stock assessment models: Identifying a default approach. ICES J. Mar. Sci. 72:137-150.

JOHNSTON, R. J., D. JARVIS, K. WALLMO, and D. K. LEW.
  2015. Multiscale spatial pattern in nonuse willingness to pay: Applications to threatened and endangered marine species. Land Econ. 91(4):739–761. DOI: 10.3368/le.91.4.739.

JOY, R., M. G. DOWD, B. C. BATTAILE, P. M. LESTENKOF, J. T. STERLING, A. W. TRITES, and R. D. ROUTLEDGE.
  2015. Linking northern fur seal dive behavior to environmental variables in the eastern Bering Sea. Ecosphere 6(5):75. DOI: 10.1890/ES14-00314.1.  Online. (Open Access).

KOTWICKI, S., J. K. HORNE, A. E. PUNT, and J. N. IANELLI.
  2015. Factors affecting the availability of walleye pollock to acoustic and bottom trawl survey gear. ICES J. Mar. Sci. 72:1425-1439.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/icesjms/fsv011.

KROETZ, K., J. N. SANCHIRICO, and D. K. LEW.
  2015. Efficiency costs of social objectives in tradable permit programs. J. Assoc. Environ. Resour. Econ. 2:339-366. DOI: 10.1086/681646.

KULETZ, K. J., M. C. FERGUSON, B. HURLEY, A. E. GALL, E. A. LABUNSKI, and T. C. MORGAN.
  2015. Seasonal spatial patterns in seabird and marine mammal distribution in the eastern Chukchi and western Beaufort Seas: Identifying biologically important pelagic areas. Prog. Oceanogr. 136:175-200.

LAIDRE, K. L., H. STERN, K. M. KOVACS, L. LOWRY, S. E. MOORE, E. V. REGEHR, S. H. FERGUSON, O. WIIG, P. BOVENG, R. P. ANGLISS, E. W. BORN, D. LITOVKA, L. QUAKENBUSH, C. LYDERSEN, D. VONGRAVEN, and F. UGARTE.
  2015. Arctic marine mammal population status, sea ice habitat loss, and conservation recommendations for the 21st century. Conserv. Biol. 29:724-737. DOI: 10.1111/cobi.12474.  Online. (Open Access).

LAMAN, E. A., S. KOTWICKI, and C. N. ROOPER.
  2015. Correlating environmental and biogenic factors with abundance and distribution of Pacific ocean perch (Sebastes alutus) in the Aleutian Islands, Alaska. Fish. Bull., U.S. 113:270-289. DOI:10.7755/FB.113.3.4.  Online. (.pdf, 7.1 MB).

LANDER, M. E., T. LINDSTROM, M. RUTISHAUSE, A. FRANZHEIM, and M. HOLLAND.
  2015. Development and field testing a satellite-linked fluorometer for marine vertebrates. Animal Biotelemetry (2015) 3:40. 11 p. DOI: 10.1186/s40317-015-0070-7.  Online. (.pdf, 7.66 MB, open access).

LEHNERT, H., and R. P. STONE.
  2015. New species of sponges (Porifera, Demospongiae) from the Aleutian Islands and Gulf of Alaska. Zootaxa 4033:451-483. DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.4033.4.1

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