Recent Publications: Development of passive acoustics field and analytical methods to improve abundance estimation, identification of species and stocks, and understanding of distribution and ecology of cetaceans.

Akamatsu, T., D. Wang, K. Wang, S. Li, S. Dong, X. Zhao, J. Barlow, B. S. Stewart, and M. Richlen. 2008. Estimation of the detection probability for Yangtze finless porpoises (Neophocaena phocaenoides asiaeorientalis) with a passive acoustic method. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 123:4403-4411.

McDonald, M.A., J.A. Hildebrand, J.A. and S.L. Mesnick. 2009. Worldwide decline in tonal frequencies of blue whale songs. Endangered Species Research 9:13–21.

Oleson, E. M., J. Calambokidis, J. Barlow, and J. A. Hildebrand. 2007. Blue whale visual and acoustic encounter rates in the Southern California Bight. Marine Mammal Science 23(3):574-597.

Oswald, J.N., S. Rankin, and J. Barlow. 2007. First description of whistles of Pacific Fraser’s dolphins, Lagenodelphis hosei. Bioacoustics 16(2):99-111.

Oswald, J. N., S. Rankin and J. Barlow. 2008. To whistle or not to whistle? Geographic variation in the whistling behavior of small odontocetes. Aquatic Mammals 34(3):288-302.

Oswald, J.N., S. Rankin, J. Barlow, and M. Lammers. 2007. A tool for real-time acoustic species identification of delphinid whistles. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 121(1):1213-1218.

Rankin, S. and J. Barlow. 2007. Vocalizations of the sei whale Balaenoptera borealis off the Hawaiian Islands. Bioacoustics 16(2):137-145.

Rankin, S. and J. Barlow. 2007. Sounds recorded in the presence of Blainsville's beaked whales, Mesoplodon densirostris, near Hawai'i. Journal of the Acoustic Society of America 122(1):42-45.

Rankin, S., S. Baumann-Pickering, T. Yack, and J. Barlow. 2011. Description of sounds recorded from Longman’s beaked whale, Indopacetus pacificus. Journal of the Acoustic Society of America Express Letters 130(5):EL339-EL344.

Rankin, S., J. N. Oswald, and J. Barlow. 2008. Acoustic Behavior of dolphins in the Pacific Ocean:  Implications for using passive acoustic methods for population studies.  Canadian Acoustics 36(1):88-92. 

Rankin, S., J. Oswald, J. Barlow, and M. Lammers. 2007. Patterned burst-pulse vocalizations of the northern right whale dolphin, Lissodelphis borealis.  Journal of the Acoustic Society of America 121(2):1213-1218.          

VanParijs, S. M., C. W. Clark, R. S. Sousa-Lima, S. E. Parks, S. Rankin, D. Risch, and I. C. Van Opzeeland. 2009. Management and research applications of real-time and archival passive acoustic sensors over varying temporal and spatial scales. Marine Ecology Progress Series 395:21-36.

Wade, P.R., A. DeRobertis, K.R. Hough, R. Booth, A. Kennedy, R.G. LeDuc, L. Munger, J. Napp, K.E.W. Sheldon, S. Rankin, O. Vasquez, and C. Wilson. 2011. Rare detections of North Pacific right whales in the Gulf of Alaska with observations of their potential prey. Endangered Species Research 13:99-109.

Yack, T.M., J. Barlow, M.A. Roch, H. Klinck, S. Martin, D.K. Mellinger, and D. Gillespie.  2010. Comparison of beaked whale detection algorithms. Applied Acoustics 71:1043-1049.