Review of Science on Marine Mammals & Turtles: SW and NW Fisheries Science Centers

Monday, 27 July, Pacific Room
Time Topic Speaker Supporting Documents
8:00 AM Coffee
8:30 AM Welcome, Review of terms of Reference and Charge to the Panel Cisco Werner, John Stein, and Richard Merrick
SWFSC Science Plan
SWFSC Annual Guidance Memo 2014-2015
NWFSC Science Plan
NWFSC Annual Guidance Memorandum
9:00 AM Management Needs Chris Yates
10:00 AM Break
10:30 AM Overview of SWFSC’s Marine Mammal & Turtle Science: Mission, Scope, Approach - Part I

Overview of SWFSC’s Marine Mammal & Turtle Science: Mission, Scope, Approach - Part II
Lisa T. Ballance and Jeremy Rusin Awards Appointments Service to Agency 2010-2015. MMTD-SWFSC-NOAA.

Comprehensive Bibliography 2005-2015. MMTD-SWFSC-NOAA.

Three-Yr Science Plan 2016-2018. MMTD-SWFSC-NOAA.

Students and Post Doctorates SWFSC 2010-2015
11:15 AM Overview of NWFSC’s Marine Mammal Science Mike Ford

Theme I: Abundance Estimation and Trends

11:30 AM Marine Mammals: Overview of abundance and trend estimation from ship-based and aerial surveys in the California Current Jeff Moore Barlow, J., and K. A. Forney. 2007.

Carretta, J. V., et al. 2014.

Forney, K. A., et al. 2014.

Lowry, M. S., et al. 2014.

MMTD Bibliography 2005-2015, Theme I.

Moore, J. E., and J Barlow. 2014.
12:00 PM Lunch
1:00 PM Marine Mammal Case Study Talks:
Advances in passive acoustic survey methods and abundance estimations Jay Barlow Barlow, J., and B. Taylor. 2005.

Rankin, S, and J. Barlow. 2005.
Estimating gray whale abundance from Bayesian modeling of shore-based counts John Durban Durban, J. W., et al. 2015.

Durban, J. et al. 2010.
Assessing abundance and trends of the vaquita Tim Gerrodette CIRVA-6 Rep. 2015.

Gerrodette, T., et al. 2011.
Cetacean habitat and density modeling Karin Forney Forney, K. A., et al. 2015.

Forney, K. A., et al. 2012.
Questions/Discussion
2:00 PM Break
2:30 PM Tour of Laboratories: Passive Acoustics, Photogrammetry
3:15 PM
Abundance estimation and assessment of Pacific marine turtles: An overview Jeff Seminoff MMTD Bibliography 2005-2015, Theme I.

Seminoff, J. A., et al. 2015.

Seminoff, J. A., et al. 2014.
3:45 PM Marine Turtle Case Study Talks:
Building capacity for nesting beach monitoring of leatherback turtles in the Western Pacific Ocean Manjula Tiwari Tapilatu, R. F., et al. 2013.

Tapilatu, R. F., and M. Tiwari. 2007.
Abundance and distribution of leatherback turtles along the U.S. West Coast Scott Benson Benson, S. R., et al. 2011.

Benson, S. R., et al. 2007.
Loggerhead turtles in the southern California Bight: Insights for the southern time-area closure Tomo Eguchi Allen, C. D., et al. 2013.
Demography of green turtles in southern California Tomo Eguchi Eguchi, T., et al. 2010.
Questions/Discussion
4:45 PM Public Comment
5:15 PM Panel Review and Discussion (closed session)
6:00 PM Adjourn for the day
Tuesday, 28 July, Pacific Room
Time Topic Speaker Supporting Documents
8:00 AM Coffee

Theme II: Defining Units to Conserve

8:30 AM Introduction Barbara Taylor Eagle, T. C., et al. 2006.
8:40 AM Marine Mammals: Overview Barbara Taylor Martien, K. K., et al. 2015.

MMTD Bibliography 2005-2015, Theme II.

Reeves, R. R., et al. 2004.

Taylor, B. L., et al. 2010.
9:10 AM Marine Mammal Case study talks:
DIPs, DPSs, and consideration of social structure: Hawaiian false killer whales Karen Martien Martien, K. K., et al. 2014.
Climate change-related research: Gray whales and ice seals Aimee Lang (presented by Karen Martien) Lang, A. R., et al. 2014.
Assessing stock structure with multiple lines of evidence: Fin whales Eric Archer Archer, F. I., et al. 2013.
Phylogeography and taxonomy: Baird’s and killer whales Phil Morin Morin, P. A., et al. 2015.
Questions/Discussion
10:10 AM Break
10:30 AM Marine Turtles: Overview Peter Dutton Jensen, M. P., et al. 2013.

MMTD Bibliography 2005-2015, Theme II.
11:00 AM Marine Turtle Case Study Talks:
Delineating stock boundaries: Pacific green turtles Michael Jensen Dutton, P. H., et al. 2014.

Dutton, P. H., et al. 2008.
Putting new populations on the map: Eastern Pacific hawksbill turtles Alex Gaos
Building comprehensive international datasets: Loggerhead turtles Peter Dutton LaCasella, E. L., et al. 2013.

Shamblin, B. M., et al. 2014.
Fine-scale stock assignment with multiple markers: Leatherback turtles Peter Dutton Dutton, P. H., et al. 2013.

Stewart, K. R., et al. 2013.
Questions/Discussion
12:00 PM Lunch
1:00 PM Tour of Laboratories: Molecular Genetics, Collection

Theme III: Science to support recovery of Southern Resident Killer Whales

2:00 PM Overview and demography Mike Ford Marshall, K. N., et al. 2015.

NOAA Fisheries Report. 2014.

Ward, E. J., et al. 2013.

Ward, E. J., et al. 2009.
2:30 PM Southern Resident Killer Whale Case Study Talks:
Distribution and diet studies Brad Hanson Hanson, M. B., et al. 2013.

Hanson, M. B., et al. 2010.
An individual-based model to support critical habitat identification Charlotte Boyd
Effects of vessels on whale behavior Dawn Noren Lusseau, D., et al. 2009.

Noren, D. P. et al. 2009.
Effects of noise Marla Holt Holt, M. M., et al. 2015.

Holt, M. M., et al. 2009.
Contaminants and health Gina Ylitalo Krahn, M. M., et al. 2009.

Krahn, M. M., et al. 2007.
Modeling interactions between fisheries, salmon, and killer whales Mike Ford
Questions/Discussion
4:00 PM Public Comment
4:30 PM Panel Review and Discussion (closed session)
5:30 PM Adjourn for the day
Wednesday, 29 July, Pacific Room
Time Topic Speaker Supporting Documents
8:00 AM
Coffee

Theme IV: Life History & Condition

8:30 AM
Marine Mammals: Overview Wayne Perryman
MMTD Bibliography 2005-2015, Theme IV.
9:00 AM Case study talks:

Specimen-based research
Susan Chivers
Using photogrammetry to include measures of individual quality in whale status assessments John Durban Durban, J. W., et al. 2015.

Fearnbach, H., et al. 2015.
Hormone assays to assess impacts of anthropogenic effects (oil spills, noise) Nick Kellar (presented by Camryn Allen) Kellar, N. M., et al. 2015.

Kellar, N. M., et al. 2013.
An integrated approach to assessing population consequences of disturbance: A case study of beaked whales on a Navy test range John Durban Claridge, D., et al. 2015.

Tyack, P. L., et al. 2011.
Questions/Discussion
10:00 AM Break
10:30 AM Marine Turtles: Overview Jeff Seminoff Benson, S. R., and P. H. Dutton. 2012.

Harris, H. S., et al. 2011.

MMTD Bibliography 2005-2015, Theme IV.
11:00 AM Case study talks:
Novel approaches to determine population vital rates Peter Dutton Stewart, K. R., and P. H. Dutton. 2014.

Stewart, K. R., and P. H. Dutton. 2012.
Got plasma? Using testosterone ELISAs for sex determination and reproductive assessment of sea turtles Camryn Allen Allen, C. D., et al. 2015.
Linking stable isotope analysis with skeletochronology to determine life history patterns in sea turtles Cali Turner-Tomaszewicz Turner Tomaszewicz, C. N., et al. 2015.
Shifting the life-history paradigm: Discovery of novel habitat use by hawksbill turtles Alex Gaos Gaos, A. R., et al. 2011.

Gaos, A. R., et al. 2010.
U.S. West Coast marine turtle strandings and sightings Robin LeRoux
Questions/Discussion
12:15 PM Lunch
1:00 PM Tour of Laboratories: Necropsy, Life History Archives, Hormone Assays, Stable Isotopes, UAS – test tank

Theme V: Risk Assessment

2:00 PM Overview Barbara Taylor and Jessica Redfern MMTD Bibliography 2005-2015, Theme V.

Redfern, J. V., et al. 2013.

Regan, T. J., et al. 2013.

Regan, T., et al. 2009.

2:30 PM Case study talks:
The desperate dozen: Lessons from critically endangered small cetaceans Robert L. Brownell, Jr
Improving methods for estimating bycatch and biological mortality limits for protected species in the California Current Jeff Moore Carretta, J. V., and J, Barlow. 2011.

Curtis, K. A., and J. E. Moore. 2013.
Bycatch: Spatial probability analysis for leatherback turtles Tomo Eguchi Howell, E. A., et al. 2015.
Forecasting changes in cetacean density patterns Elizabeth Becker Becker, E. A., et al. 2014.

Becker, E. A., et al. 2012.
Questions/Discussion
3:30 PM Break
4:00 PM Summary and Future Directions Lisa T. Ballance Reviews of Mammal & Turtle Research-SWFSC & Response Plan 2009.
4:30 PM Public Comment
5:00 PM Panel Review and Discussion (closed session)
6:00 PM Adjourn for the day
Thursday, 30 July 9AM – 5 PM, Pacific Room
Panel working day (closed session)
Friday, 31 July 9AM – 5 PM, Stenella Room
Panel working day and initial report to NMFS leadership (closed session)
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