Recent Publications: Collection of data and development of methods to assess cetacean life history, condition, and health.


Chivers, S.J. 2009. Cetacean Life History. In: W.F. Perrin, B. Würsig, and J.G.M. Thewissen (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Marine Mammals (2nd Edition, pp. 215-219). San Diego, CA: Elsevier.

Danil, K. and S.J. Chivers. 2007. Growth and reproduction of female short-beaked common dolphins, Delphinus delphis, in the eastern tropical Pacific. Canadian Journal of Zoology 85:108-121.

Godard-Codding, C.A.J., R. Clark, M.C. Fossi, L. Marsili, S. Maltese, A.G. West, L. Valenzuela, V. Rowntree, I. Polyak, J.C. Cannon, K. Pinkerton, N. Rubio-Cisneros, S.L. Mesnick, S.B. Cox, I. Kerr, R. Payne, J.J. Stegeman. 2011. Pacific Ocean–wide Profile of CYP1A1 Expression, Stable Carbon and Nitrogen Isotope Ratios, and Organic Contaminant Burden in Sperm Whale Skin Biopsies. Journal of Environmental Health Perspectives 119:337-343.

Kellar, N.M., M.L. Trego, C.I. Marks, S.J. Chivers, K. Danil, and F.I. Archer. 2009. Blubber testosterone: A potential marker of male reproductive status in short-beaked common dolphins. Marine Mammal Science 25:507-522.

Larese, J.P. and S.J. Chivers. 2009. Age estimates for female eastern and whitebelly spinner dolphins (Stenella longirostris) incidentally killed in the eastern tropical Pacific tuna purse-seine fishery from 1973-1982. Journal of Cetacean Research and Management 10(2):169-177.

Larese, J.P. and S.J. Chivers. 2009. Growth and reproduction of female eastern and whitebelly spinner dolphins incidentally killed in the eastern tropical Pacific tuna purse-seine fishery. Canadian Journal of Zoology 87(6):537-552.

St. Aubin, D.J, K.A. Forney, S.J. Chivers, M.D. Scott, K. Danil, T. Romano, and R.S. Wells.  2011. Hematological, serum, and plasma chemical constituents in pantropical spotted dolphins (Stenella attenuata) following chase, encirclement, and tagging.  Marine Mammal Science. doi:10.1111/j.1748-7692.2011.00536.x.

Ylitalo, G.M., R.W. Baird, G.K. Yanagida, D.L. Webster, S.J. Chivers, J.L. Bolton, G.S. Schorr, and D.J. McSweeney. 2009. High levels of persistent organic pollutant in blubber of island-associated false killer whales (Pseudorca crassidens) from the main Hawaiian Islands. Marine Pollution Bulletin 58:1932-1937.