EEZ Mammals and Acoustics Publications

Journal Papers, Dissertations, Book Chapters, and IWC Reports

Baird, R.W., D.L. Webster, G.S. Schorr, D.J. McSweeney, and J. Barlow. 2008. Diel variation in beaked whale diving behavior. Marine Mammal Science 24(3):630-642.

Baird, R.W., D.J. McSweeney, C. Bane, J. Barlow, D.R. Salden, L.K. Antoine, R.G. LeDuc, and D.L. Webster. 2006. Killer whales in Hawaiian waters: Information on population identity and feeding habits. Pacific Science 60(4):523-530. 

Baird, R.W., D.L. Webster, D.J. McSweeney, A.D. Ligon, G.S. Schorr, and J. Barlow. 2006. Diving behavior of Cuvier's (Ziphius cavirostris) and Blainville's beaked whales (Mesoplodon densirostris) in Hawai'i. Canadian J. Zoology 84:1120-1128.

Baker, C. S., D. Steel, J. Calambokidis, E. Falcone, U. González-Peral, J. Barlow, A.M. Burdin, P.J. Clapham, J.K.B. Ford, C.M. Gabriele, D. Mattila, L. Rojas-Bracho, J.M. Straley, B.L.  Taylor, J. Urbán, P.R. Wade, D. Weller, B.H. Witteveen, and M. Yamaguchi.  2013.  Strong maternal fidelity and natal philopatry shape genetic structure in North Pacific humpback  whales.  Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 494:291-306. 

Barlow, J., P.L. Tyack, M.P. Johnson, R.W. Baird, G.S. Schorr, R.D. Andrews, and N. Aguilar de Soto.  2013.  Trackline and point detection probabilities for acoustic surveys  of Cuvier's and Blainville's beaked whales.  Journal Acoustical Society of America 134(3):2486-2496. 

Barlow, J., L. Rojas-Bracho, C. Muñoz-Piña, and S. Mesnick. 2010. Conservation of the vaquita (Phocoena sinus) in the northern Gulf of California, Mexico. Chapter 15 in: R. Q. Grafton, R. Hilborn, D. Squires, M. Tait, and M. Williams (eds.) Handbook of Marine Fisheries Conservation and Management. Oxford University Press, New York. 770pp.  A PDF of this publication is available from the author by emailing Jay.Barlow@noaa.gov.

Barlow, J. and K.A. Forney. 2007. Abundance and population density of cetaceans in the California Current ecosystem. Fishery Bulletin 105:509-526.

Barlow, J. and R. Gisiner. 2006. Mitigating, monitoring and assessing the effects of anthropogenic sound on beaked whales. J. Cetacean Research and Management 7(3):239–249.

Barlow, J., M. Ferguson, W. F. Perrin, L. Ballance, T. Gerrodette, G. Joyce, C. D. MacLeod, K. Mullin, D. L. Palka, and G. Waring. 2006. Abundance and density of beaked and bottlenose whales (family ziphiidae). Journal of Cetacean Research and Management 7(3):263–270.

Barlow, J.  1999.  Trackline detection probability for long-diving whales.  In Garner et al. (eds): Marine Mammal Survey and Assessment Methods, pp 209-221.   

Barlow, J., L. Fleischer, K.A. Forney and O. Maravilla-Chavez. 1993. An experimental aerial survey for vaquita (Phocoena sinus) in the northern Gulf of California, Mexico. Marine Mammal Science 9(1):89-94.

Barlow, J., T. Gerrodette, and G. Silber. 1997. First estimates of vaquita abundance. Mar. Mamm. Sci. 13:44-58.

Barlow, J. and D. Hanan. 1995. An assessment of the status of harbor porpoise populations in California. Rep.Int.Whal.Commn., Special Issue 16:123-140.

Barlow, J. 1995. The Abundance of Cetaceans in California Coastal Waters: I. Ship Surveys in Summer/Fall 1991. Fish.Bull. 93:1- 14.

Barlow, J., and P. J. Clapham. 1997. A new birth-interval approach to estimating demographic parameters of humpback whales. Ecology 78(2):535-546.

Barlow, J., T. Gerrodette, and G. Silber. 1997. First estimates of vaquita abundance. Mar. Mamm. Sci. 13:44-58.

Barlow, J.  1999.  Trackline detection probability for long-diving whales.   Pages 209-221 in Marine Mammal Survey and Assessment Methods, Garner et al. (eds).  Balkema, Rotterdam.

Barlow, J., T. Gerrodette, and J. Forcada.  2001.  Factors affecting perpendicular sighting distances on shipboard line-transect surveys for cetaceans.  Journal of Cetacean Research and Management 3(2):201-212.

Barlow, J. and G.A. Cameron.  2003.  Field experiments show that acoustic pingers reduce marine mammal bycatch in the California drift gillnet fishery.  Marine Mammal Science 19(2):265-283.

Barlow, J. and B.L. Taylor.  2005.  Estimates of sperm whale abundance in the northeastern temperate Pacific from a combined acoustic and visual survey.  Marine Mammal Science 21(3):429-445.

Barlow, J.  2006.  Cetacean abundance in Hawaiian waters estimated from a summer/fall survey in 2002.  Marine Mammal Science 22(2):446-464.

Becker, E.A., K.A. Forney, D.G. Foley, R.C. Smith, T.J. Moore, and J. Barlow.  2014.  Predicting seasonal density of California cetaceans based on habitat models.  Endangered Species Research 23:1-22.

Becker, E.A., D.G. Foley, K.A. Forney, J. Barlow, J.V. Redfern, and C.L. Gentemann.  2012.  Forecasting cetacean abundance patterns to enhance management decisions.  Endangered Species Research 16:97-112.

Becker, E.A., K.A. Forney, M.C. Ferguson, D.G. Foley, R.C. Smith, J. Barlow, and J. Redfern.  2010.  Comparing California Current cetacean-habitat models developed using in situ and remotely sensed sea surface temperature data.  Marine Ecology Progress Series 413:163-183.  

Becker, E.A. 2007. Predicting seasonal patterns of California cetacean density based on remotely sensed environmental data. Doctoral Dissertation, University of California, Santa Barbara. 284pp.

Benson, S. R., K. A. Forney, J. T. Harvey, J. V. Carretta, and P.H Dutton. 2007. Abundance, distribution and habitat of leatherback turtles (Dermochelys coriacea) off California, 1990-2003. Fishery Bulletin 105:337-347.

Brownell, R. L. Jr., W. A. Walker, and K. A. Forney. 1998. Pacific white-sided dolphin Lagenorhynchus obliquidens (Gill, 1865), p. 57–84. In S. H. Ridgway and R. Harrison (eds.), Handbook of Marine Mammals, Vol. 6. Academic Press, Orlando.

Calambokidis, John and Jay Barlow. 2004. Abundance of blue and humpback whales in the eastern North Pacific estimated by capture-recapture and line-transect methods. Marine Mammal Science 20(1):63-85.

Calambokidis, J., E.A. Falcone, T.J. Quinn, A.M. Burdin, P.J. Clapham, J.K.B. Ford, C.M. Gabriele, R. LeDuc, D. Mattila, L. Rojas-Bracho, J.M. Straley, B.L. Taylor, J. Urban, D. Weller, B.H. Witteveen, M. Yamaguchi, A. Bendlin, D. Camacho, K. Flynn, A. Havron, J. Huggins, and N. Maloney. 2008. SPLASH: Structure of Populations, Levels of Abundance and Status of Humpback Whales in the North Pacific. Final report for Contract AB133F-03-RP-00078. 58 p.  Available from NMFS, Southwest Fisheries Science Center (contact Jay.Barlow@noaa.gov).

Carretta, J.V., S.J. Chivers, and W.L. Perryman.  2011.  Abundance of the long-beaked common dolphin (Delphinus capensis) in California and western Baja California waters estimated from a 2009 ship-based line-transect survey.  Bulletin Southern California Academy of Sciences 110(3):152-164.

Carretta, J.V. and J. Barlow.  2011.  Long-term effectiveness, failure rates, and "dinner bell" properties of acoustic pingers in a gillnet fishery.  Marine Technology Society Journal 45(5):7-19.

Carretta, J.V., J. Barlow, and L. Enriquez. 2008. Acoustic pingers eliminate beaked whale bycatch in a gill net fishery. Marine Mammal Science 24(4):956-961.

Carretta, J. V., K. A. Forney, and J. L. Laake. 1998. Abundance of southern California coastal bottlenose dolphins estimated from tandem aerial surveys. Mar. Mamm. Sci. 14(3):655-675.

Carretta, J.V., B.L. Taylor, and S.J. Chivers.  2001.   Abundance and depth distribution of harbor porpoise (Phocoena phocoena) in northern California determined from a 1995 ship survey.  Fishery Bulletin 99:29-39.

Carretta, J.V. and S.J. Chivers.  2004.  Preliminary estimates of marine mammal mortality and biological sampling of cetaceans in California gillnet fisheries for 2003.  Paper SC/56/SM1 presented to the International Whaling Commission (unpublished).  21 p.

Carretta, J.V, T. Price, D. Petersen, and R. Read.  2004.  Estimates of marine mammal, sea turtle, and seabird mortality in the California drift gillnet fishery for swordfish and thresher shark, 1996-2002.  Marine Fisheries Review 66(2):21-30.

Ferguson, M.C.  2005.  Cetacean Population Density in the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Analyzing Patterns with Predictive Spatial Models.  University of California San Diego, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, PhD Dissertation, 221 p.

Ferguson, M.C., J. Barlow, P. Fiedler, S.B. Reilly, and T. Gerrodette. 2006. Spatial models of delphinid (family Delphinidae) encounter rate and group size in the eastern tropical Pacific Ocean. Ecological Modelling 193: 645-662.

Ferguson, M.C., J. Barlow, S.B. Reilly, and T. Gerrodette. 2006. Predicting Cuvier's (Ziphius cavirostris) and Mesoplodon beaked whale population density from habitat characteristics in the eastern tropical Pacific Ocean. Journal of Cetacean Research and Management 7(3):287-299.

Finkbeiner, E.M., B.P. Wallace, J.E. Moore, R.L. Lewison, L.B. Crowder, and A.J. Read.  2011.  Cumulative estimates of sea turtle bycatch and mortality in USA fisheries between 1990 and 2007.  Biological Conservation 144:2719-2727. 

Forney, K. A., J. Barlow, and J. Carretta. 1995. The abundance of cetaceans in California coastal waters. Part II: Aerial surveys in winter and spring of 1991 and 1992. Fishery Bulletin 93(1):15-26.

Forney, K. A. 1995. A decline in the abundance of harbor porpoise, Phocoena phocoena, in nearshore waters off California, 1986-93. Fish. Bull., U.S. 93(4):741-748.

Forney, K. A., and J. Barlow. 1998. Seasonal patterns in the abundance and distribution of California cetaceans, 1991-1992. Mar. Mamm. Sci. 14(3):460–489.

Forney, K. A. 1999. Trends in harbor porpoise abundance off central California 1986-95: evidence for interannual changes in distribution? J. Cetacean Res. Manage. 1:73-80.

Forney, K.A.  2000.  Environmental models of cetacean abundance:  reducing uncertainty in population trends.  Conservation Biology 14(5):1271-1286.

Forney, K.A., S.R. Benson, and G.A. Cameron.  2001.  Central California gillnet effort and bycatch of sensitive species, 1990-98.  Proceedings - Seabird Bycatch:   Trends, Roadblocks, and Solutions.  University of Alaska Sea Grant   AK-SG-01-01.  pp 141-160.

Forney, K.A. and P. Wade.  2006.  Worldwide distribution and abundance of killer whales.  Pages 145-162 In:  "Whales, whaling and ocean ecosystems", J.A. Estes, R.L. Brownell, Jr., D.P DeMaster, D.F. Doak, and T.M. Williams  (eds),  University of California Press. 418p.

Hyrenbach, D.K., K.A. Forney, and P.K. Dayton.  2000.   Marine protected areas and ocean basin management.  Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems 10:437-458.

Lowry, M.S., J.V. Carretta, and K.A. Forney. 2008. Pacific Harbor Seal Census in California During May-July 2002 and 2004. California Fish and Game 94(4):180-193.

Lowry, M.S. and K.A. Forney. 2005. Abundance and distribution of California sea lions (Zalophus californianus) in central and northern California during 1998 and summer 1999. Fishery Bulletin 103:331-343.

Lowry, M.S. and J.V. Carretta. 1999. Market squid (Loligo opalescens) in the diet of California sea lions (Zalophus californianus) in southern California (1981-1995). CalCOFI Reports Vol. 40:196-206.

Lowry, M. S. 1999. Counts of California sea lion (Zalophus californianus) pups from aerial color photographs and from the ground: a comparison of two methods. Mar. Mamm. Sci. 15(1):143-158.

Moore, J.E. and J. Barlow.  2011.  Bayesian state-space models of fin whale abundance trends from a 1991-2008 time series of line-transect surveys in the California Current.  Journal of Applied Ecology 48:1195-1205.

Norris, T.F., M.F. McDonald, and J. Barlow. 1999. Acoustic detections of singing humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae) in the eastern North Pacific during their northbound migration. J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 106(1):506-514. 

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., J. Barlow, and T.F. Norris.  2003.  Acoustic identification of nine delphinid species in the eastern tropical Pacific Ocean.  Marine Mammal Science 19(1):20-37.

Oswald, J.N., S. Rankin, J. Barlow, and M.O. Lammers. 2007. A tool for real-time acoustic species identification of delphinid whistles. J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 122(1):587-595.

Oswald, J.N., S. Rankin, and J. Barlow. 2007. First descriptions of whistles of Pacific Fraser's dolphins Lagenodelphis hosei. Bioacoustics 16:99-111.

Parsons, K. M., J. W. Durban, A. M. Burdin, V. N. Burkanov, R. L. Pitman, J. Barlow, L. G. Barrett-Lennard, R. G. LeDuc, K. M. Roberton, C. O. Matkin, and Paul R. Wade. 2013.      Geographic patterns of genetic differentiation among killer whales in the northern North Pacific. J. Heredity 104(6):737-754. 

Pitcher, K.W., P.F. Olesiuk, R.F. Brown, M.S. Lowry, S.J. Jeffries, J.L. Sease, W.L. Perryman, C.E. Stinchcomb, and L.F. Lowry. 2007. Abundance and distribution of the eastern North Pacific Steller sea lion (Eumetopias jubatus) population. Fishery Bulletin 107:102-115.


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

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

Rankin, S., T. Norris, M. Smultea, C. Oedekoven, A. Zoidis, E. Silva, and J. Rivers. 2007. A visual sighting and acoustic detections of minke whales, Balaenoptera acutorostrata (Cetacea: Balaenopteridae), in nearshore Hawaiian waters. Pacific Science 61(7):395-398.

Rankin, S., J. Oswald, J. Barlow, and M. Lammers. 2007. Patterned burst-pulse vocalizations of the northern right whale dolphin, Lissodelphis borealis. J. Acoust. Soc. Am. Vol. 121(2):1213-1218.

Rankin, S., J. Barlow, and K.M. Stafford. 2006. Blue whale (Balaenoptera musculus) sightings and recording south of the Aleutian Islands. Marine Mammal Science 22(3):708-713.

Rankin, S. and J. Barlow.  2005.  Source of the North Pacific "boing" sound attributed to minke whales.  J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 118(5):3346-3351.

Rankin, S., D. Ljungblad, C. Clark, and H. Kato.  2005.  Vocalisations of Antarctic blue whales, Balaenoptera musculus intermedia, recorded during the 2001/2002 and 2002/2003 IWC/SOWER circumpolar cruises, Area V, Antarctica.  J. Cetacean Res. Manage. 7(1):13-20.

Redfern, J.V., M.C. Ferguson, E.A. Becker, K.D. Hyrenbach, C. Good, J. Barlow, K. Kaschner, M.F. Baumgartner, K.A. Forney, L.T. Ballance, P. Fauchald, P. Halpin, T. Hamazaki, A.J. Pershing, S.S. Qian, A. Read, S.B. Reilly, L. Torres, and F. Werner. 2006. Techniques for cetacean-habitat modeling. Marine Ecology Progress Series 310:271-295.

Schramm, Y., S.L. Mesnick, J. Rosa, D.M. Palacios, M.S. Lowry, D. Aurioles-Gamboa, H.M. Snell, and S. Escorza-Trevino. 2009. Phylogeography of California and Galapagos sea lions and population structure within the California sea lion. Marine Biology 156:1375-1387.

Stolen, M.K., and J. Barlow. 2003. A model life table for bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops Truncatus) from the Indian River lagoon system, Florida, U.S.A Marine Mammal Science, 19(4):630–649 (October 2003)

Taylor, B.L., P.R. Wade, D.P. DeMaster, and J. Barlow. 2000. Incorporating uncertainty into managment models for marine mammals. Conservation Biology 14(5):1243-1252.

Thode, A., T. Norris, and J. Barlow.  2000.  Frequency beamforming of dolphin whistles using a sparse three-element towed array.  J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 107(6):3581-3584.

Wade, P., M.P. Heide-Jorgensen, K. Shelden, J. Barlow, J. Carretta, J. Durban, R. LeDuc, L. Munger, S. Rankin, A. Sauter, and C. Stinchcomb. 2006. Acoustic detection and satellite-tracking leads to discovery of rare concentration of endangered North Pacific right whales. Biology Letters.

Witteveen, B.H., J.M. Straley, E. Chenoweth, C.S. Baker, J. Barlow, C. Matkin, C.M. Gabriele, J. Neilson, D. Steel, O. von Ziegesar, A.G. Andrews, and A. Hirons.  2011.  Using movements, genetics and trophic ecologyto differentiate inshore from offshore aggregations of humpback whales in the Gulf of Alaska.  Endangered Species Research 14:217-225. 

Yoklavich, M.M., M.S. Love, and K.A. Forney. 2007. A fishery-independent assessment of an overfished rockfish stock, cowcod (Sebastes levis), using direct observations from an occupied submersible. Can. J. Fish. Aquat. Sci. Vol. 64:1795-1804.

NOAA Technical Memoranda, Symposium Reports, Contract, and Cruise Reports

Appler, J., J. Barlow, and S. Rankin,   2004. Marine mammal data collected during the Oregon, California and Washington line-transect expedition (ORCAWALE) conducted aboard the NOAA ships McARTHUR and DAVID STARR JORDAN, July - December 2001.  NOAA Techinal Memorandum NOAA-TM-NMFS-SWFSC-359.  32p.

Barkley, Y., J.N. Oswald, J.V. Carretta, S. Rankin, A. Rudd, and M.O. Lammers.  2011.  Comparison of real-time and post-cruise acoustic species identification of dolphin whistles using ROCCA (Real-time odontocete call classification algorithm).  U.S. Department of Commerce, NOAA Technical Memorandum, NOAA-TM-SWFSC-473.  29 p. 

Barlow, J., S. Swartz, T. Eagle, and P. R. Wade. 1995. U.S. marine mammal stock assessments: Guidelines for preparation, background, and a summary of the 1995 assessments. NOAA Technical Memorandum NOAA-TM-NMFS-SWFSC-219, 162 pp.

Barlow, J. and T. Gerrodette.  1996.  Abundance of cetaceans in California waters based on 1991 and 1993 ship surveys.  U.S. Department of Commerce, NOAA Technical Memorandum, NMFS-SWFSC-233.  15pp.

Barlow, J., K.A. Forney, A. Von Saunder, and J. Urban-Ramirez.  1997.   A report of cetacean acoustic detection and dive interval studies (CADDIS) conducted in the southern Gulf of California, 1995.  U.S. Department of Commerce, NOAA Technical Memorandum, NMFS-SWFSC-250.  48 p.

Barlow, J.  2003.  Final Cruise Report for ORCAWALE 2001.

Barlow, J. and R. Gentry.  2004.  Report of the NOAA Workshop on anthropogenic sound and marine mammals, 19-20 February 2004.  U.S. Department of Commerce, NOAA Technical Memorandum, NMFS-SWSFSC-361.  28 p.

Barlow, J., S. Rankin, E. Zele, and J. Appler.  2004.  Marine mammal data collected during the Hawaiian Islands Cetacean and Ecosystem Assessment Survey (HICEAS) conducted aboard the NOAA ships McArthur and David Starr Jordan, July - December 2002.  U.S. Department of Commerce, NOAA Technical Memorandum, NMFS-SWFSC-362.  39 p.

Barlow, J., S. Rankin, and S. Dawson. 2008. A guide to constructing hydrophones and hydrophone arrays from monitoring marine mammal vocalizations. February 2008. U.S. Department of Commerce, NOAA Technical Memorandum, NMFS-SWFSC-417. 19p.

Barlow, J., S. Rankin, A. Jackson, and A. Henry. 2008. Marine mammal data collected during the Pacific Islands Cetacean and Ecosystem Assessment Survey (PICEAS) conducted aboard the NOAA ship McArthur II, July - November 2005. U.S. Department of Commerce, NOAA Technical Memorandum, NMFS-SWFSC-420. 27 p.

Barlow, J., M.C. Ferguson, E.A. Becker, J.V. Redfern, K.A. Forney, I.L. Vilchis, P.C. Fiedler, T. Gerrodette, and L.T. Ballance. 2009. Predictive modeling of cetacean densities in the eastern Pacific Ocean. U.S. Department of Commerce, NOAA Technical Memorandum, NMFS-SWFSC-444. 206p.

Barlow, J.  2010.  Cetacean Abundance in the California Current Estimated from a 2008 Ship-based Line-transect Survey.  U.S. Department of Commerce, NOAA Technical Memorandum, NMFS-SWFSC-456.  19p.   

Barlow, J., A. Henry, J.V. Redfern, T. Yack, A. Jackson, C. Hall, E. Archer, and L. Ballance.  2010.  Oregon, California and Washington Line-Transect and Ecosystem (ORCAWALE) 2008 Cruise Report.  U.S. Department of Commerce, NOAA Technical Memorandum, NMFS-SWFSC-465.  33p. 

Barlow, J., L.T. Ballance, and K.A. Forney.  2011.  Effective strip widths for ship-based line-transect surveys of cetaceans.  NOAA Technical Memorandum, NMFS-SWFSC-484.  28 p. 

Barlow, J.  2013.  Inferring trackline detection probabilities from differences in apparent densities of beaked whales and dwarf & pygmy sperm whales in different survey conditions.      U.S. Department of Commerce, NOAA Technical Memorandum, NMFS-SWFSC-508. 14p. 

Baird, R.W., D.L. Webster, D.J. McSweeney, A.D. Ligon, and G.S. Schorr.  2005.  Diving behavior and ecology of Cuvier's (Ziphius cavirostris) and Blainville's beaked whales (Mesoplodon densirostris) in Hawai'i.  Contract report AB133F-04-RQ-0928 submitted to Southwest Fisheries Science Center, 8604 La Jolla Shores Drive, La Jolla, CA 92037.  24 p.

Becker, E.A., K.A. Forney, M.C. Ferguson, J. Barlow, and J.V. Redfern. 2012. Predictive modeling of cetacean densities in the California Current ecosystem based on summer/fall ship surveys in 1991-2008.  NOAA Technical Memorandum NMFS-SWFSC-499, U.S. Department of Commerce, National Marine Fisheries Service, Southwest Fisheries Science Center, La Jolla, CA. 45 p. 

Becker, E.A., K.A. Forney, D.G. Foley, and J. Barlow. 2012.  Density and spatial distribution patterns of cetaceans in the central North Pacific based on habitat models. NOAA Technical Memorandum NMFS-SWFSC-490, U.S. Department of Commerce, National Marine Fisheries Service, Southwest Fisheries Science Center, La Jolla, CA. 34 p. 

Calambokidis, J., T. Chandler, E. Falcone, and A. Douglas.  Research on large whales off California, Oregon, and Washington in 2003.  Contract Report #50ABNF100065 submitted to the NMFS Southwest Fisheries Science Center, November 2004.  148p. 

Carretta, J.V., M.M. Muto, S. Wilkin, J. Greenman, K. Wilkinson, M. DeAngelis, J. Viezbicke,  D. Lawson, J. Rusin, and J. Jannot.  2015. Sources of human-related injury and mortality for U.S. Pacific west coast marine mammal stock assessments, 2009-2013. U.S. Department of Commerce, NOAA Technical Memorandum, NOAA-TM-NMFS-SWFSC-548. 108 p.

Carretta, J.V., S.M. Wilkin, M.M. Muto, K. Wilkinson, and J. Rusin.  2014.  Sources of human-related injury and mortality for U.S. Pacific west coast marine mammal stock assessments, 2008-2012.  NOAA Technical Memorandum, NOAA-TM-NMFS-SWFSC-533.  110 p.

Carretta, J.V. and J.E. Moore.  2014.  Recommendations for pooling annual bycatch estimates when events are rare.  NOAA Technical Memorandum, NOAA-TM-NMFS-SWFSC-528.  11 p.

Carretta, J.V., K.A. Forney, and J. Barlow.  1995.  Report of 1993-1994 marine mammal aerial surveys conducted within the U.S. Navy Outer Sea Test Range off southern California.  U.S. Department of Commerce, NOAA Technical Memorandum, NMFS-SWFSC-217.   90 p.

Carretta, J.V., L. Enriquez, and C. Villafana. 2014. Marine mammal, sea turtle, and seabird bycatch in California gillnet fisheries in 2012.  NOAA Technical Memorandum, NOAA-TM-NMFS-SWFSC-526. 16p.

Carretta, J.V., K.A. Forney, and S.R. Benson. 2009. Preliminary estimates of harbor porpoise abundance in California waters from 2002 to 2007. U.S. Department of Commerce, NOAA Technical Memorandum, NOAA-TM-NMFS-SWFSC-435. 10p.

Carretta, J.V. and L. Enriquez. 2012.  Marine mammal and seabird bycatch in California gillnet fisheries in 2011.  NOAA Technical  Memorandum, NOAA-TM-NMFS-SWFSC-500. 14p.  


 

Forney, K.A.  2010.  Serious injury determinations for cetaceans caught in Hawaii longline fisheries during 1994-2008.  NOAA Technical Memorandum, NOAA-TM-SWFSC-462.  19 p. 

Forney, K.A., R.W. Baird, and E.M. Oleson.  2010.  Rationale for the 2010 revision of stock boundaries for the Hawai'i insular and pelagic stocks of false killer whales, Pseudorca crassidens.  NOAA Technical Memorandum, NOAA-TM-SWFSC-471.  7 p.  

Forney, K.A. 2007. Preliminary estimates of cetacean abundance along the U.S. west coast and within four National Marine Sanctuaries during 2005. U.S. Department of Commerce, NOAA Technical Memorandum, NMFS-SWFSC-406. 27 p. 

Forney, K.A. and D.R. Kobayashi. 2007. Updated estimates of mortality and injury of cetaceans in the Hawaii-based longline fishery, 1994-2005. U.S. Department of Commerce, NOAA Technical Memorandum, NMFS-SWFSC-412. 30p.

Jacobson, E.K., T.M. Yack, and J. Barlow. 2013. Evaluation of an automated acoustic beaked whale detection algorithm using multiple validation and assessment methods. U.S.   Department of Commerce, NOAA Technical Memorandum, NMFS-SWFSC-509. 26p. 

Jones, B., S. Rankin, E. Archer.  2011.  Fin whale acoustics as a tool to assess stock structure in the North Pacific.  U.S. Department of Commerce, NOAA Technical Memorandum, NMFS-SWFSC-   485.  23 p. 

Keating, J.L. and J. Barlow. 2013. Summary of Pamguard beaked whale click detectors and classifiers used during the 2012 Southern California Behavioral Response Study. NOAA Technical Memorandum, NOAA-TM-NMFS-SWFSC-517. 14 p. 

Lowry, M. S. and O. Maravilla-Chavez.  2005. Recent abundance of California sea lions in western Baja California, Mexico and the United States.  In D. K. Garcelon and C. A. Schwemm (editors), Proceedings of the Sixth California Islands Symposium, Ventura, California, December 1-3, 2003.  p. 485-497.  National Park Service Technical Publication CHIS-05-01, Institute for Wildlife Studies, Arcata, California. 

Lowry, M.S. 2011. Photographic Catalog of California Marine Fish Otoliths: Prey of California Sea Lions (Zalophus californianus). U.S. Department of Commerce, NOAA Technical Memorandum, NMFS-SWFSC-483.  250 p. 

Lowry, M.S.  2002.  Counts of Northern Elephant seals at rookeries in the southern California Bight 1981-2001.  U.S. Department of Commerce, NOAA Technical Memorandum, NMFS-SWFSC-345. 64p.

Lowry, M.S. and J.V. Carretta.  2003.  Pacific harbor seal, Phoca vitulina richardii, census in California during May-July 2002.  U.S. Department of Commerce, NOAA Technical Memorandum, NMFS-SWFSC-353.  48p.

Norris, T., J. Jacobsen, and S. Cerchio.  2000.  A comparitive analysis of humpback whale songs recorded in pelagic waters of the Eastern North Pacific:   preliminary findings and implications for discerning migratory routes and assessing breeding stock identity.  U.S. Department of Commerce, NOAA Technical Memorandum, NMFS-SWFSC-295.  29 p.

Rankin, S., J. Barlow, J. Oswald, and L. Ballance. 2008. Acoustic studies of marine mammals during seven years of combined visual and acoustic line-transect surveys for cetaceans in the eastern and central Pacific Ocean. U.S. Department of Commerce, NOAA Technical Memorandum, NMFS-SWFSC-429. 69 p.

Rankin, S., R. Swift, D. Risch, B. Taylor, L. Rojas-Bracho, A. Jaramillo-Legorreta, J. Gordon, T. Akamatsu, and S. Kimura. 2009. Vaquita Expedition 2008: Preliminary results from a towed hydrophone survey of the vaquita from the Vaquita Express in the upper Gulf of California. U.S. Department of Commerce, NOAA Technical Memorandum, NMFS-SWFSC-439. 38p.

 Rankin, S., J. Barlow, Y. Barkley, and R. Valtierra. 2013. A guide to constructing hydrophone arrays for passive acousticdata collection during NMFS shipboard cetacean surveys. NOAA  Technical Memorandum, NOAA-TM-NMFS-SWFSC-511.  33p. 

Von Saunder, A. and J. Barlow.  1999.  A report of the Oregon, California, and Washington line-transect experiment (ORCAWALE) conducted in west coast waters during summer/fall 1996.  U.S. Department of Commerce, NOAA Technical Memorandum, NMFS-SWFSC-264.  49 p.

Yack, T. M. Yack, J. Barlow, J. Calambokidis, L. Ballance, R. Pitman, and M. McKenna.  Passive acoustic beaked whale monitoring surey of the Channel Islands, California.  U.S. Department of Commerce, NOAA Technical Memorandum, NMFS-SWFSC-479.  18 p. 

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La Jolla Laboratory Administrative Reports

Barlow, J.  1997.  Preliminary estimates of cetacean abundance off California, Oregon, and Washington based on a 1996 ship survey and comparisons of passing and closing modes.  Administrative Report LJ-97-11, available from Southwest Fisheries Science Center, P.O. Box 271, La Jolla,CA 92038.  25 p.

Barlow, J. and B.L. Taylor.  2001.  Estimates of large whale abundance off California, Oregon, Washington, and Baja California based on 1993 and 1996 ship surveys.  Administrative Report LJ-01-03, available from Southwest Fisheries Science Center, P.O. Box 271, La Jolla, CA 92038.  12 p.

Barlow, J. 2003. Preliminary estimates of the abundance of cetaceans along the U.S. west coast: 1991-2001. Southwest Fisheries Science Center Administrative Report LJ-03-03. Available from SWFSC, 8604 La Jolla Shores Dr., La Jolla CA 92037. 31p.

Barlow, J.  2003.  Cetacean abundance in Hawaiian waters during summer/fall 2002.  Southwest Fisheries Science Center Administrative Report LJ-03-13.  Available from SWFSC, 8604 La Jolla Shores Drive, La Jolla, CA 92037.  20 p.

Barlow, J. and S. Rankin. 2007. False Killer Whale Abundance and Density: Preliminary Estimates for the PICEAS Study Area South of Hawaii and New Estimates for the US EEZ Around Hawaii. Southwest Fisheries Science Center Administrative Report LJ-07-02. Available from SWFSC, 8604 La Jolla Shores Drive, La Jolla, CA 92037. 15p. 

Carretta, J.V. and L. Enriquez.  2012.  Marine mammal and seabird bycatch in California gillnet fisheries in 2010.  Administrative Report LJ-12-01.  NOAA Fisheries, Southwest Fisheries Science     Center, National Marine Fisheries Service, La Jolla, CA 92037.  14 p.

Carretta, J.V. and L. Enriquez.  2010.  Marine mammal and sea turtle bycatch in the California/Oregon swordfish and thresher shark drift gillnet fishery in 2009.  Administrative Report LJ-10-03.  NOAA Fisheries, Southwest Fisheries Science Center, National Marine Fisheries Service, La Jolla, CA 92037.  11 p.   

Carretta, J.V. and L. Enriquez. 2009. Marine mammal bycatch in the California/Oregon swordfish and thresher shark drift gillnet fishery in 2008. Administrative Report LJ-09-03. NOAA Fisheries, Southwest Fisheries Science Center, 3333 North Torrey Pines Court, La Jolla, CA 92037. 10p. 

Carretta, J.V. and L. Enriquez. 2009. Marine mammal and seabird bycatch observed in California commercial fisheries in 2007. Administrative Report LJ-09-01. NOAA Fisheries, Southwest Fisheries Science Center, 3333 North Torrey Pines Court, La Jolla, CA 92037. 12p.

Carretta, J.V. and L. Enriquez. 2007. Marine mammal and sea turtle bycatch in the Calfornia/Oregon thresher shark and swordfish drift gillnet fishery in 2006. Administrative Report LJ-07-06. Southwest Fisheries Science Center, NOAA NMFS, 8604 La Jolla Shores Drive, La Jolla, CA 92037. 9p.

Carretta, J.V. and L. Enriquez. 2006. Marine mammal bycatch and estimated mortality in California commercial fisheries during 2005. Administrative Report LJ-06-07. Southwest Fisheries Science Center, NOAA NMFS, 8604 La Jolla Shores Drive, La Jolla, CA 92037. 14p.

Carretta, J.V., S.J. Chivers, and K. Danil.  2005.  Preliminary estimates of marine mammal bycatch, mortality, and biological sampling of cetaceans in California gillnet fisheries for 2004.  Administrative Report LJ-05-10, available from Southwest Fisheries Science Center, 8604 La Jolla Shores Drive, La Jolla, CA 92037.  17 pp.

Carretta, J.V. and K.A. Forney.  2004.  Preliminary estimates of harbor porpoise abundance in California from 1999 and 2002 aerial surveys.  Administrative Report LJ-04-01, available from Southwest Fisheries Science Center, 8604 La Jolla Shores Drive, La Jolla, CA 92037.  13p.

Carretta, J.V., M.S. Lowry, C.E. Stinchcomb, M.S. Lynn, and Richard E. Cosgrove.   2000.  Distribution and abundance of marine mammals at San Clemente Island and surrounding offshore waters:  results from aerial and ground surveys in 1998 and 1999.  Administrative Report LJ-00-02, available from Southwest Fisheries Science Center, P.O. Box 271, La Jolla, CA USA 92038.  44 p.

Chivers, S.J., K.A. Forney, and D. Johnston.  2008.  Rationale for the 2008 revision to Hawaiian stock boundaries for false killer whales, Pseudorca crassidens.  NOAA NMFS Southwest Fisheries Science Center Administrative Report LJ-08-04. 5 p.   

Ferguson, M.C. and J. Barlow.  2001.  Spatial distribution and density of cetaceans in the eastern tropical Pacific Ocean based on summer/fall research vessel surveys in 1986 - 96.  Administrative Report LJ-01-04, available from Southwest Fisheries Science Center, P.O. Box 271, La Jolla, CA 92038.  61 p.

Ferguson, M.C. and J. Barlow.  2003.  Addendum: Spatial Distribution and Density of Cetaceans in the Eastern Tropical Pacific Ocean based on summer/fall research vessel surveys in 1986-96.  Administrative Report LJ-01-04, available from Southwest Fisheries Science Center, 8604 La Jolla Shores Dr., La Jolla, CA 92037.

Forney, K.A.  1999.  The abundance of California harbor porpoise estimated from 1993-97 aerial line-transect surveys.  Administrative Report LJ-99-02, available from Southwest Fisheries Science Center, P.O. Box 271, La Jolla, CA 92037.  16 p. 

Forney, K.A.  2004.  Estimates of cetacean mortality and injury in two U.S. Pacific longline fisheries, 1994-2002.  Administrative Report LJ-04-07, available from Southwest Fisheries Science Center, 8604 La Jolla Shores Drive, La Jolla, CA 92037.  17 p.

Lowry, M.S., J.V. Carretta, and K.A. Forney.  2005.  Pacific harbor seal, Phoca vitulina richardsi, census in California during May - July 2004.  Administrative Report LJ-05-06, available from Southwest Fisheries Science Center, 8604 La Jolla Shores Drive, La Jolla, CA 92037.  38 p.

Mobley, J.R., S.S. Spitz, K.A. Forney, R. Grotefendt, and P.H. Forestell.  2000.  Distribution and abundance of odontocete species in Hawaiian waters: preliminary results of 1993-98 aerial surveys. Southwest Fisheries Science Center Administrative Report LJ-00-14C. 26 p.

Ostman-Lind, J., A.D. Driscoll-Lind, and S.H. Rickards.  2004.  Delphinid abundance, distribution, and habitat use off the western coast of the island of Hawaii.  Southwest Fisheries Science Center Administrative Report LJ-04-02C, available from Southwest Fisheries Science Center, P.O. Box 271, La Jolla, CA 92037.  28 p.

Rankin, S., and J. Barlow. 2011. Acoustic recording system: a portable hardware system for shipboard passive acoustic monitoring of cetaceans using a towed hydrophone array. SWFSC Administrative Report, LJ-11-01. 


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