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North Pacific harbor porpoise SNP and microhaplotype genotypes, mitochondrial control region haplotype sequences

Phillip Morin, Brenna Forester, Karin Forney, Carla Crossman, Brittany Hancock-Hanser, Kelly Robertson, Lance Barrett-Lennard, Robin Baird, John Calambokidis, Pat Gearin, Bradley Hanson, Cassie Schumacher, Timothy Harkins, Michael Fontaine, Barbara Taylor & Kim Parsons
Harbor porpoises in the North Pacific are found in coastal waters from southern California to Japan, but population structure is poorly known outside of a few local areas. We used multiplexed amplicon sequencing of 292 loci and genotyped clusters of SNPs as microhaplotypes (N=271 samples) in addition to mtDNA sequence data (N=413 samples), to examine the genetic structure from samples collected along the Pacific coast and inland waterways from California to southern British Columbia. We...

Discrete-space continuous-time models of marine mammal exposure to Navy sonar

Charlotte Jones-Todd, Enrico Pirotta, John Durban, Diane Claridge, Robin Baird, Erin Falcone, Greg Schorr, Stephanie Watwood & Len Thomas
Assessing the patterns of wildlife attendance to specific areas is relevant across many fundamental and applied ecological studies, particularly when animals are at risk of being exposed to stressors within or outside the boundaries of those areas. Marine mammals are increasingly being exposed to human activities that may cause behavioural and physiological changes, including military exercises using active sonars. Assessment of the population-level consequences of anthropogenic disturbance requires robust and efficient tools to quantify the...

Endangered predators and endangered prey: seasonal diet of Southern Resident killer whales

Michael Ford, M. Bradley Hanson, Candice Emmons, Meredith Everett, Kim Parsons, Linda Park, Jennifer Hempelmann, Donald Van Doornik, Gregory Schorr, Jeffrey Jacobsen, Mark Sears, Maya Sears, John Sneva, Robin Baird & Lynne Barre
Understanding diet is critical for conservation of endangered predators. The Southern Resident killer whales (SRKW) (Orcinus orca) are an endangered population occurring primarily in the west coast and inland waters of Washington and British Columbia. Insufficient prey has been identified as a factor limiting their recovery, so a clear understanding of the whales’ seasonal diet is a high conservation priority. Previous studies have shown that their summer diet in inland waters consists primarily of Chinook...

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  • Cascadia Research
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  • Marine Ecology and Telemetry Research
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  • Northwest Fisheries Science Center
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  • Alaska Fisheries Science Center
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  • Southall Environmental Associates (United States)
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  • National Marine Fisheries Service
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  • University of Auckland
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  • Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife
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  • Colorado State University
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