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  • Aerial surveys, distribution, abundance, and trend of belugas (Delphinapterus leucas) in Cook Inlet, Alaska, June 2018
    SHELDEN, K. E. W. and P. R. WADE (editors). 2019. Aerial surveys, distribution, abundance, and trend of belugas (Delphinapterus leucas) in Cook Inlet, Alaska, June 2018. AFSC Processed Rep. 2019-09, 93 p. Alaska Fish. Sci. Cent., NOAA, Natl. Mar. Fish. Serv., 7600 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle WA 98115.   Online.
     
  • Relationship between per capita births of Cook Inlet belugas and summer salmon runs: age‐structured population modeling.
    NORMAN, S. A., R. C. HOBBS, L. A. BECKETT, S. J. TRUMBLE, and W. A. SMITH. 2019. Relationship between per capita births of Cook Inlet belugas and summer salmon runs: age‐structured population modeling. Ecosphere 11:e02955. https://doi.org/10.1002/ecs2.2955   Online.
     
  • Breeding and calving seasonality in the endangered Cook Inlet beluga whale population: Application of captive fetal growth curves to fetuses and newborns in the wild.
    SHELDEN, K. E. W., T. R. ROBECK, C. E. C. GOERTZ, T. L. McGUIRE, K. A. BUREK-HUNTINGTON, D. J. VOS, and B. A. MAHONEY. 2019. Breeding and calving seasonality in the endangered Cook Inlet beluga whale population: Application of captive fetal growth curves to fetuses and newborns in the wild. Mar. Mamm. Sci. Early online. https://doi.org/10.1111/mms.12653   Online.
     
  • Reproductive status of female beluga whales from the endangered Cook Inlet population.
    SHELDEN, K. E. W., J. J. BURNS, T. L. McGUIRE, K. A. BUREK-HUNTINTON, D. J. VOS, C. E. C. GOERTZ, G. O'CORRY-CROWE, and B. A. MAHONEY. 2019. Reproductive status of female beluga whales from the endangered Cook Inlet population. Mar. Mamm. Sci. Early Online. https://doi.org/10.1111/mms.12648   Online.
     
  • Best practice guidelines for cetacean tagging.
    ANDREWS, R. D., R. W. BAIRD, J. CALAMBOKIDIS, C. E. GOERTZ, F. M. D. GULLAND, M. P. HEIDE-JORGENSEN, S. K. HOOKER, M. JOHNSON, Y. MITANI, D. P. OWEN, L. T. QUAKENBUSH, S. A. RAVERTY, J. ROBBINS, G. S. SCHORR, O. V. SHPAK, F. I. TOWNSEND Jr., M. M. UHART, R. S. WELLS, and A. N. ZERBINI. 2019. Best practice guidelines for cetacean tagging. J. Cetacean Res. Manag. 20:27-66. https://archive.iwc.int/?r=9654   Online.
     
  • Bycatch in gillnet fisheries threatens Critically Endangered small cetaceans and other aquatic megafauna.
    BROWNELL, R. L. Jr., R. R. REEVES, A. J. READ, B. D. SMITH, P. O. THOMAS, K. RALLS, M. AMANO, P. BERGGREN, A. M. CHIT, T. COLLINS, R. CURREY, M. L. L. DOLAR, T. GENOV, R. C. HOBBS, D. KREB, H. MARSH, M. ZHIGANG, W. F. PERRIN, S. PHAY, L. ROJAS-BRACHO, G. E. RYAN, K. E. W. SHELDEN, E. SLOOTEN, B. L. TAYLOR, O. VIDAL, W. DING, T. S. WHITTY and J. Y. WANG. 2019. Bycatch in gillnet fisheries threatens Critically Endangered small cetaceans and other aquatic megafauna. Endang. Species Res. 40:285-296. https://doi.org/10.3354/esr00994   Online.
     
  • A re-examination of the relationship between Steller sea lion (Eumetopias jubatus) diet and population trend using data from the Aleutian Islands.
    FRITZ, L., B. BROST, E. LAMAN, K. LUXA, K. SWEENEY, J. THOMASON, D. TOLLIT, W. WALKER, and T. ZEPPELIN. 2019. A re-examination of the relationship between Steller sea lion (Eumetopias jubatus) diet and population trend using data from the Aleutian Islands. Can. J. Zool. 97(12):1137-1155. https://doi.org/10.1139/cjz-2018-0329  Online.
     
  • Comparing progesterone in blubber and serum to assess pregnancy in wild beluga whales (Delphinapterus leucas)
    GOERTZ, C. E. C., K. BUREK-HUNTINTON, K. ROYER, L. QUAKENBUSH, T. CLAUSS, R. HOBBS, and N. M. KELLAR. 2019. Comparing progesterone in blubber and serum to assess pregnancy in wild beluga whales (Delphinapterus leucas). Conserv. Physiol. 7:coz071. https://doi.org/10.1093/conphys/coz071   Online.
     
  • U.S. Pacific marine mammal stock assessments: 2018.
    CARRETTA, J. W., E. M. OLESON, K. A. FORNEY, A.R. LANG, D. W. WELLER, J. D. BAKER, M. MUTO, B. HANSON, A. J. ORR, H. R. HUBER, M. S. LOWRY, J. BARLOW, J. E. MOORE, D. LYNCH, L. CARSWELL, and R. L. BROWNELL, Jr. 2019. U.S. Pacific marine mammal stock assessments: 2018. La Jolla, CA, U.S. Dep. Commer. NOAA Tech. Memo. NMFS-SWFSC-617) 374p. + appendices. https://doi.org/10.25923/x17q-2p43   Online.
     
  • Unexpected mid-winter presence of harbor porpoises (Phocoena phocoena) in Kotzebue Sound, Alaska.
    WHITING, A., M. CASTELLOTE, R. J. SMALL, K. J. FROST, and R. SUYDAM. 2019. Unexpected mid-winter presence of harbor porpoises (Phocoena phocoena) in Kotzebue Sound, Alaska. Mar. Mam. Sci. Early Online. https://doi.org/10.1111/mms.12641  Online.
     
  • Killer whale genomes reveal a complex history of recurrent admixture and vicariance.
    FOOTE, A. D., M. D. MARTIN, M. LOUIS, G. PACHECO, K. M. ROBERTSON, M. H. S. SINDING, A. R. AMARAL, R. W. BAIRD, C. S. BAKER, L. BALANCE, J. BARLOW, A. BROWNLOW, T. COLLINS, R. CONSTANTINE, W. DABIN, L. DALLA ROSA, N. J. DAVISON, J. W. DURBAN, R. ESTEBAN, S. H. FERGUSON, T. GERRODETTE, C. GUINET, M. B. HANSON, W. HOGGARD, C. J. D. MATTHEWS, F. I. P. SAMARRA, R. de STEPHANIS, S. B. TAVARES, P. TIXIER, J. A. TOTTERDELL, P. WADE, L. EXCOFFIER, M. T. P. GILBERT, J. B. W. WOLF, and P. A. MORIN. 2019. Killer whale genomes reveal a complex history of recurrent admixture and vicariance. Mol. Ecol. 28(14):3427-3444. https://doi.org/10.1111/mec.15099  Online.
     
  • Foraging activity of sperm whales (Physeter microcephalus) off the east coast of New Zealand.
    GIACOMO, G., and K. T. GOETZ. 2019. Foraging activity of sperm whales (Physeter microcephalus) off the east coast of New Zealand. Sci. Rep. 9:12182. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-019-48417-5   Online.
     
  • Population structure, phylogeography, and genetic diversity of the common bottlenose dolphin in the tropical and subtropical southwestern Atlantic Ocean.
    De OLIVEIRA, L. R., L. D. FRAGA, P. H. OTT, S. SICILIANO, F. LOPES, R. ALMEIDA, J. C. WICKERT, L. MILMANN, D. DANILEWICZ, N. R. EMIN-LIMA, A. C. MEIRELLES, V. LUZ, L. F. Do NASCIMENTO, B. De THOISY, M. TAVAREZ, A. N. ZERBINI, M. BAUMGARTEN, V. H. VALIATI, and S. L. BONATTO. 2019. Population structure, phylogeography, and genetic diversity of the common bottlenose dolphin in the tropical and subtropical southwestern Atlantic Ocean. J. Mammal. 100:564-577. https://doi.org/10.1093/jmammal/gyz065   Online.
     
  • Quantifying spatial and temporal variation of North Pacific fin whale (Balaenoptera physalus) acoustic behavior.
    ARCHER, F. I., S. RANKIN, K. M. STAFFORD, M. CASTELLOTE, and J. DELARUE. 2019. Quantifying spatial and temporal variation of North Pacific fin whale (Balaenoptera physalus) acoustic behavior. Mar. Mam. Sci. Early online. https://doi.org/10.1111/mms.12640   Online.
     
  • Visual and passive acoustic observations of blue whale trios from two distinct populations.
    SCHALL, E., L. Di IORIO, C. BERCHOK, D. FILUN, L. BEDRIŅANA-ROMANO, S. J. BUCHAN, I. Van OPZEELAND, R. SEARS, and R. HUCKE-GAETE. 2019. Visual and passive acoustic observations of blue whale trios from two distinct populations. Mar. Mam. Sci. Early Online. https://doi.org/10.1111/mms.12643   Online.
     
  • Age and growth analyses for the endangered belugas in Cook Inlet, Alaska.
    VOSS, D. J., K. E. W. SHELDEN, N. A. FRIDAY, and B. A. MAHONEY. 2019. Age and growth analyses for the endangered belugas in Cook Inlet, Alaska. Mar. Mam. Sci. Early online. https://doi.org/10.1111/mms.12630   Online.
     
  • Song production by the North Pacific right whale, Eubalaena japonica.
    CRANCE, J. L., C. L. BERCHOK, D. L. WRIGHT, A. M. BREWER, and D. F. WOODRICH. 2019. Song production by the North Pacific right whale, Eubalaena japonica. J. Acoust. Sci. Am. 145: 3467-3479. https://doi.org/10.1121/1.5111338  Online.
     
  • Alaska marine mammal stock assessments, 2018
    MUTO, M. M., V. T. HELKER, R. P. ANGLISS, P. L. BOVENG,J.M. BREIWICK, M. F. CAMERON, P. J. CLAPHAM, S. P. DAHLE,M.E. DAHLHEIM, B. S. FADELY, M. C. FERGUSON, L. W. FRITZ, R. C. HOBBS,Y.V. IVASHCHENKO, A. S. KENNEDY, J. M. LONDON, S. A. MIZROCH, R. R. REAM, E. L. RICHMOND, K. E. W. SHELDEN, K. L. SWEENEY,R. G. TOWELL, P. R. WADE, J. M. WAITE, and A. N. ZERBINI. 2019. Alaska marine mammal stock assessments, 2018. U.S. Dep. Commer., NOAA Tech. Memo. NMFS-AFSC-393, 390 p.  Online.
     
  • Fin whale (Balaenoptera physalus) mitogenomics: A cautionary tale of defining sub-species from mitochondrial sequence monophyly
    CABRERA, A. A., J. P. A. HOEKENDIJK, A. AGUILAR, S. G. BARCO, S. BERROW, D. BLOCH, A. BORRELL, H. A. CUNHA, L. DALLA ROSA, C. P. DIAS, P. GAUFFIER, W. HAO, S. LANDRY, F. LARSEN, V. MARTIN,S. MIZROCH, T. OOSTING, N. ØIEN, C. PAMPOULIE, S. PANIGADA, R. PRIETO, C. RAMP, V. RIVERA-LEON, J. ROBBINS, C. RYAN, E. SCHALL, R. SEARS, M. A. SILVA, J. URBAN, F. W. WENZEL, P. J. PALSBØLL, and M. BERUBE. 2019. Fin whale (Balaenoptera physalus) mitogenomics: A cautionary tale of defining sub-species from mitochondrial sequence monophyly. Mol. Phylogenet. Evol. 135:86-97. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ympev.2019.02.003   Online.
     
  • Bayesian estimation of group sizes for a coastal cetacean using aerial survey data.
    BOYD, C., R. C. HOBBS, A. E. PUNT, K. E. SHELDEN, C. L. SIMS, and P. R. WADE. 2019. Bayesian estimation of group sizes for a coastal cetacean using aerial survey data. Mar. Mamm. Sci. 35:1322-1346. https://doi.org/10.1111/mms.12592   Online.
     
  • Additional recent Cetacean Assessment & Ecology publications


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