Center of Expertise in Marine Mammalogy: Scientific Research Report 2006-2008

5.0 Publications 2006-2008

  • Anderson, J.T., D.V. Holliday, R. Kloser, D. Reid and Y. Simard. 2007. Acoustic seabed classification of marine physical and biological landscapes. In: Anderson et al. (eds.) ICES Cooperative Research Report, No. 286. 183 pp.
  • Anderson, J.T., D.V. Holliday, R. Kloser, D. Reid and Y. Simard. 2007. Future directions for acoustic seabed classification science. In: Anderson et al. (eds.) Acoustic seabed classification of marine physical and biological landscapes. ICES Cooperative Research Report, No. 286. 183 pp.
  • Anderson, J.T., D.V. Holliday, R. Kloser, D. Reid, D. and Y Simard. 2008. Acoustic seabed classification: Current practice and future directions. ICES Journal of Marine Science, 65 doi:10.1093/icesjms/fsn061
  • Assuncao M.G.L., K.A. Miller, N.J. Dangerfield, S.M. Bandiera and P.S. Ross. 2007. Cytochrome P450 1A expression and organochlorine contaminants in harbour seals: Evaluating a biopsy approach. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology C-Toxicology and Pharmacology, 145(2): 256-264.
  • Austin, D., W.D. Bowen, J.I. McMillan and D.J. Boness. 2006. Stomach temperature telemetry reveals temporal patterns of foraging success in a free-ranging marine mammal. Journal of Animal Ecology, 75: 408-420.
  • Austin, D., W.D. Bowen, J.I. McMillan and S.J Iverson. 2006. Linking movement, diving and habitat to feeding a large marine predator. Ecology, 87: 3095-3108.
  • Bahoura, M., R. Lepage, X. Mouy, C.W. Park, J. Rouat, N. Ray, D. Seebaruth, Y. Simard and M. Sirois. 2006. Development and experimentation of a satellite buoy network for real-time acoustic localization of whales in the St. Lawrence. Proceedings of OCEANS'06 MTS/IEEE – Boston, IEEE Cat. No. 06CH37757C. ISBN: 1-4244-0115-1. IEEE, Piscataway, NJ, USA.
  • Bahoura, M. and Y. Simard. 2008. Blue whale calls characterization using chirplet transform. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 123: 3779.
  • Bahoura, M. and Y. Simard. 2008. Chirplet transform applied to simulated and real blue whale (Balaenoptera musculus) calls. Image and Signal Processing in Lecture Notes in Computer Science No. 5099: 296-303. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-69905-7_34.
  • Beck, C.A., S.J. Iverson, W.D. Bowen and W. Blanchard. 2007. Sex differences in grey seal diet reflect seasonal variation in foraging behaviour and reproductive expenditure: evidence from quantitative fatty acid signature analysis. Journal of Animal Ecology, 76: 490-502.
  • Bedard, C. and Y. Simard. 2006. Automatic detection of white whale vocalizations in St. Lawrence estuary and occurrence pattern. Proceedings of the Canadian Acoustical Society Annual Meeting. Canadian Acoustics, 34(3): 84-85.
  • Benjamins, S., J.Lawson and G. Stenson. 2007. Recent harbour porpoise bycatch in gillnet fisheries in Newfoundland and Labrador. Journal of Cetacean Research and Management, 9: 189-199.
  • Benoit, D., Y. Simard and L. Fortier. 2008. Hydro-acoustic detection of large winter aggregations of Arctic cod (Boreogadus saida) at depth in ice-covered Franklin Bay (Beaufort Sea). Journal of Geophysical Research, 113: C06S90, doi:10.1029/2007JC004276.
  • Boily, F., S. Beaudoin and L.N. Measures. 2006. Hematology and serum chemistry of harp (Phoca groenlandica) and hooded seals (Cystophora cristata) during the breeding season, in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, Canada. Journal of Wildlife Diseases, 42: 115-132.
  • Boness, D.J., W.D. Bowen, B. Bulheier and G. Marshall. 2006. Mating tactics and mating system of an aquatic mating pinniped: the harbour seal. Behavioural Ecology and Sociobiology, 61: 119-130.
  • Bowen, W.D., C.A. Beck, S.J. Iverson, D. Austin and J.I. McMillan. 2006. Linking predator foraging behaviour and diet with variability in continental shelf ecosystems: grey seals of eastern Canada. In: Boyd, I., Wanless, S. and Camphuysen, C.J. (eds). Top Predators in marine ecosystems: their role in monitoring and management. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge UK. :pp. 63-81.
  • Bowen, W.D., S.J. Iverson, J.I. McMillan and D.J. Boness. 2006. Reproductive performance in grey seals: age-related improvement and senescence in a capital breeder. Journal of Animal Ecology, 75: 2319-2326.
  • Bowen, W.D. and G. Harrison. 2007. Seasonal and interannual variability in grey seal diets on Sable Island, eastern Scotian Shelf. In: T. Haug, M. Hammill and D. Olafsdottir (eds.), Grey seals in the North Atlantic and the Baltic. Nammco scientific publications vol 6. 227 pp. The North Atlantic Marine Mammal Commission. Tromso, Grafisk Nord, Finnsnes. Pp. 123-134.
  • Bowen, W. D., D.J. Boness and L.L. Lowry. 2007. Review of the 2007 Draft Steller Sea Lion Recovery Plan for the North Pacific Fishery Management Council. July 2007. 25 p.
  • Bowen, W.D., J.I. McMillan and W. Blanchard. 2007. Reduced rate of population growth of grey seals at Sable Island: evidence from pup production and age of primiparity. Marine Mammal Science, 23: 48-64.
  • Bowen, W.D, J.I. McMillan,D. Lidgard and W. Blanchard 2007. Continued reduction in population growth rate of grey seals at Sable Island. Canadian Science Advisory Secretariat Research Document, 2007/087
  • Bowen, W. D., L. Gage, D. Goodman and L.L. Lowry. 2008. Report of the Independent Review Panel on the National Marine Fisheries Service's Implementation of the Permit Program for Research on Steller Sea Lions and Northern Fur Seals. 48p.
  • Bowen, W. D., M.O. Hammill, M. Koen-Alonso, G. Stenson, D.P. Swain and K. Trzcinski. 2008. Proceedings of the National Workshop on the Impacts of Seals on Fish Populations in Eastern Canada (Part 1). Canadian Science Advisory Secretariat Proceedings, 2008/021.
  • Breed, G.A., W.D. Bowen, J.I. McMillan and M.L. Leonard. 2006. Sexual segregation of seasonal foraging habitats in a non-migratory marine mammal. Proceedings of the Royal Society B-Biological Sciences, 273(1599): 2319-2326.
  • Buren, A.D., M. Koen-Alonso and G.B. Stenson. 2006. Predator-prey interaction between harp seals and Atlantic cod: An exploration of sources of variation. In: Report of the Workshop on the Decline and Recovery of cod Stocks throughout the North Atlantic, including tropho-dynamic effects (WKDRCS). ICES CM 2006/OCC:12 pp. 151-152.
  • Burns, J.M., K.C. Lestyk, L.P. Folkow, M.O. Hammill and A.S. Blix. 2007. Size and distribution of oxygen stores in harp and hooded seals from birth to maturity. Journal of Comparative Physiology B – Biochemical Systemic and Environmental Physiology, 177(6): 687-700.
  • 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, R.J. Urbán, 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. Cascadia Research, Olympia, WA.
  • Calambokidis, J., J. Barlow, J., J.K.B. Ford, T.E. Chandler and A.B. Douglas. In press. Insights into the population structure of blue whales in the eastern North Pacific from recent sightings and photographic identification. Marine Mammal Science.
  • Chambellant, M. and S.H. Ferguson. In press. Ageing live ringed seals (Phoca hispida): which tooth to pull? Marine Mammal Science.
  • Chassot, E., A. Caskenette, D. Duplisea, M. Hammill, H. Bourdages, Y. Lambert and G. Stenson. 2007. A model of predation by harp seals (Phoca groenlandica) on the northern Gulf of St. Lawrence stock of Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua). Canadian Science Advisory Secretariat Research Document, 2007/066.
  • Chassot, E., D. Duplisea, M. Hammill, A. Caskenette, N. Bousquet, Y. Lambert and G. Stenson. In press. The role of predation by harp seals (Pagophilus groenlandicus) in the collapse and non-recovery of northern Gulf of St. Lawrence cod (Gadus morhua). Marine Ecology Progress Series.
  • Chikoski, J., S.H. Ferguson and L. Meyer. 2006. Effects of water addition on soil arthropods and soil characteristics in a precipitation-limited environment. Acta Oecologia, 30:203-211.
  • Clark, C.A., J.M. Burns, J.F. Schreer and M.O. Hammill. 2006. Erythropoietin concentration in developing harbour seals. General and Comparative Endocrinology, 147(3): 262-267.
  • Clark, CA, J.M. Burns, J.F. Schreer and M.O. Hammill. 2007. A Longitudinal And Cross-Sectional Analysis Of Total Body Oxygen Store Development In: Nursing Harbor Seals (Phoca vitulina). Journal of Comparative Physiology B, 177:217–227.
  • Coltman, D.W., G. Stenson, M.O. Hammill, T. Haug, S. Davis and T.L. Fulton. 2007. Panmictic population structure in the hooded seal (Cystophora cristata). Molecular Ecology, 16(8): 1639-1648.
  • Cote, D., H, Stewart, R.S. Gregory, J. Gosse, J. Reynolds, G.B. Stenson and E.H. Miller. 2008. Prey selection by marine –coastal river otters (Lontra canadensis) in Newfoundland, Canada. Journal of Mammalogy, 89:1001–1011.
  • Cosens, S.E., H. Cleator and P. Richard. 2006. Numbers of bowhead whales (Balaena mysticetus) in the eastern Canadian Arctic, based on aerial surveys in August 2002, 2003 and 2004. Canadian Science Advisory Secretariat. Research Document. 2006/052.
  • Cyr, C., J.-F. Gosselin, M.O. Hammill, V. Lesage, N. Roy and Y. Simard. 2007. Impacts de la construction d'un port méthanier à Gros-Cacouna sur les mammifères marins. Secr. can. de consult. sci. du MPO. Rép. des sci., 2007-010.
  • Davidson, F.J.M., M.O. Hammill and G. Stenson. 2007 Expanding the gathering of real-time in situ oceanographic data with the DFO Marine Mammal Research Program. Atlantic Zone Monitoring Program Bulletin, 6: 63-68.
  • Dietz, R., A.D. Shapiro, M. Bakhtiari, J. Orr, P.L. Tyack, P. Richard, I. Grønborg Eskesen and G. Marshall. 2007. Upside-down swimming behaviour of free-ranging narwhals. BMC Ecology, 7: 14 doi:10.1186/1472-6785-7-14.
  • Dietz, R., M.P. Heide-Jørgensen, P. Richard, J. Orr, K. Laidre and H.C. Schmidt. 2008. Movements of narwhals (Monodon monoceros) from Admiralty Inlet monitored by satellite telemetry. Polar Biology, DOI 10.1007/s00300-008-0466-4.
  • Dueck, L.P., M.P. Heide-Jorgensen, M.V. Jensen and L.D. Postma. 2006. Update on investigations of bowhead whale movements in the eastern Arctic, 2003-2005, based on satellite-linked telemetry. DFO Canada Science Advisory Secretariat Research Document, 2006/050: 25p.
  • Dueck, L. and P. Richard. 2008. Preliminary evaluation of selective hunting and recovery of Eastern Canadian Arctic-West Greenland bowhead whales. Canadian Science Advisory Secretariat. Research Document 2008/xx.
  • Dueck, L., P. Richard and S. Cosens. 2008. A review and re-analysis of Cosens et al. (2006) aerial survey assessment of bowhead whale abundance for the eastern Canadian Arctic. Canadian Science Advisory Secretariat. Research Document. 2007/080
  • Ferguson, S.H. 2006. The Influences of environment, mating habitat, and predation on evolution of pinniped lactation strategies. Journal of Mammalian Evolution, 13: 63-82.
  • Ferguson, S.H. and J.W. Higdon. 2006. How seals divide up the world: environment, life-history, and conservation. Oecologia, 150: 318-329.
  • Ferguson, S.H., J. W. Higdon and S. Larivière. 2006. Does seasonality explain the evolution and maintenance of delayed implantation in the family Mustelidae (Mammalia: Carnivora)? Oikos, 114:249-256.
  • Ferguson, S.H. and S. Larivière. 2008. How social behaviour links environment and body size in mammalian carnivores. Open Journal of Ecology, 1:1-7.
  • Ford, J.K.B. 2006. An assessment of critical habitat of resident killer whales in British Columbia. Research Document 2006/072. Canadian Science Advisory Secretariat, Fisheries & Oceans Canada, Ottawa, ON.
  • Ford, J.K.B. and G.M. Ellis. 2006. Selective foraging by fish-eating killer whales in British Columbia. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 316: 185-199.
  • Ford, J.K.B., G.M. Ellis and J.W. Durban. 2007. An assessment of the potential for recovery of West Coast transient killer whales using coastal waters of British Columbia. Research Document 2007/088. Canadian Science Advisory Secretariat, Fisheries & Oceans Canada, Ottawa, ON.
  • Ford, J.K.B. and R.R. Reeves. 2008. Fight or flight: antipredator strategies of baleen whales. Mammal Review, 38: 50-86.
  • Ford, J.K.B. In press. Killer whale Orcinus orca. In: W.F. Perrin, B. Wursig and H.G.M. Thewissen (eds.), The Encyclopedia of Marine Mammals Second Edition. Elsevier, New York, NY.
  • Ford, J.K.B. In press. Dialects. In: W.F. Perrin, B. Wursig and H.G.M. Thewissen (eds.), The Encyclopedia of Marine Mammals Second Edition. Elsevier, New York, NY.
  • Ford, J.K.B. and G.M. Ellis. In press. You are what you eat: ecological specializations and their influence on the social organization and behaviour of killer whales. In: J. Yamagiwa and L. Karczmarski (eds.), Primates and Cetaceans: Field Studies and Conservation of Complex Mammalian Societies. Springer, New York, NY.
  • Ford, J.K.B., A.L. Rambeau, R.M. Abernethy, M.D. Boogaards, L.M. Nichol and L.D. Spaven. 2008. An assessment of the potential for recovery of humpback whales off the Pacific coast of Canada. Canadian Science Advisory Secretariat, Research Document2008/0xx. Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Ottawa, ON.
  • Frouin, H., M. Lebeuf, R. Saint-Louis, M.O. Hammill, É. Pelletier and M. Fournier. 2008. Toxic effects of tributyltin and its metabolites on harbour seal (Phoca vitulina) immune cells in vitro. Aquatic Toxicology 90, 243–251.
  • Gade, A., Harwood L., Melling H., Stern G., S.H. Ferguson. In press. Organochlorine contaminants in ringed seals (Phoca hispida) in the western Canadian Arctic: Trends with sea ice. Organohalogen Compounds, 70: XXX-XXX.
  • Gajadhar, A.A., L.B. Forbes and L.N. Measures. 2006. Effect of salt water and chemical disinfectants on the sporulation and infectivity to Toxoplasma gondii oocysts. Proceedings of the American Association of Veterinary Parasitologists, 51st Annual Meeting, Honolulu, July 15-18.
  • Gervaise, C., S. Vallez, Y. Stephan, C. Iaona and Y. Simard. 2007. Passive acoustic tomography: new concepts and applications using marine mammals. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, 87: 5-10.
  • Gervaise, C., S. Vallez, Y. Stephan and Y. Simard. 2008. Robust 2D localization of low-frequency calls in shallow waters using modal propagation modeling. Canadian Acoustics, 36(1): 153-159.
  • Gosselin, J.-F., M.O. Hammill and V. Lesage. 2007. Comparison of photographic and visual abundance indices of belugas in the St. Lawrence Estuary in 2003 and 2005. Canadian Science Advisory Research Document 2007/025.
  • Gregr, E.J., L.M. Nichol, J.C. Watson, J.K.B. Ford and G.M. Ellis. 2008. Estimating carrying capacity for sea otters in British Columbia. Journal of Wildlife Management, 72: 382-388.
  • Guinet, C., P. Domenici, R. de Stephanis, L. Barrett-Lennard, J.K.B. Ford and P. Verborgh. 2007. Killer whale predation on bluefin tuna: exploring the hypothesis of the endurance-exhaustion technique. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 347: 111-119.
  • Hammill, M.O. and G.B. Stenson. 2006. Abundance of Northwest Atlantic hooded seals (1960 – 2005). DFO Canadian Science Advisory Secretariat Research Document, 2006/068. 19p.
  • Hammill, M.O. and G.B. Stenson. 2006. Timing of whelping among Northwest Hooded seals. DFO Canadian Science Advisory Secretariat Research Document, 2006/069.
  • Hammill, M.O., J.F. Gosselin and G.B. Stenson. 2007. Changes in abundance of grey seals in the NW Atlantic. Pages 99-115. In T. Haug, M. Hammill and D. Olafsdottir. (eds). Grey seals in the North Atlantic and the Baltic. NAMMCO Scientific Publication 6. 227 p.
  • Hammill, M.O., J.W. Lawson, G.B. Stenson and D. Lidgard. 2007. Pup production of Northwest Atlantic grey seals in the Gulf of St. Lawrence and along the Nova Scotia Eastern Shore. DFO Canadian Science Advisory Secretariat Research Document, 2007/084.
  • Hammill, M.O., V. Lesage, P. Richard and P. Hall. 2007. A response to ‘sentient beings and wildlife resources: Inuit, beluga whales and management regimes in the Canadian Arctic. Human Ecology, 35(5): 639-640.
  • Hammill, M.O., L.N. Measures, J.-F. Gosselin and V. Lesage. 2007. Lack of recovery in St. Lawrence Estuary beluga. Canadian Science Advisory Research Document, 2007/026 :23 p.
  • Hammill, M.O. and G.B. Stenson. 2007. Application of the precautionary approach and conservation reference points to management of Atlantic seals. ICES Journal of Marine Science, 64(4): 702-706.
  • Hammill, M.O., G.B. Stenson, F. Proust, P. Carter and D. McKinnon. 2007. Feeding by grey seals in the Gulf of St. Lawrence and around Newfoundland. Pages 135-152. In: T. Haug, M. Hammill and D. Olafsdottir (eds.). Grey seals in the North Atlantic and the Baltic. NAMMCO Scientific publication 6. 227 p.
  • Harris, L. 2007. Recovery Potential Assessment of Northern Bottlenose Whale, Scotian Shelf Population. Canadian Science Advisory Report. 2007/011.
  • Harvey, V., S. D. Côté and M.O. Hammill. 2008. The Ecology Of 3-D Space Use In A Sexually Dimorphic Mammal. Ecography, 31: 371-380.
  • Harwood, L.A., T.G. Smith and H. Melling. 2007. Assessing the potential effects of near shore hydrocarbon exploration on ringed seals in the Beaufort Sea Region 2003-2006. Environmental Studies Research Funds 162: 103 p.
  • Harwood, L.A. and P. Sparling. 2008. Lake trout distribution and salinity: an assessment of the relative abundance and distribution of lake trout throughout Husky Lakes, 2001-2004. In: Mills, K. H., M. Dyck, and L. A. Harwood. 2008. Proceedings of the Second North American Lake Trout Symposium 2005, Yellowknife, Northwest Territories. Canadian Technical Report of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, 2778. 247 p.
  • Harwood, L.A., A. Joynt and S. Moore. 2008. Bowhead whale feeding aggregations in the Canadian Beaufort Sea and their role in the mitigation of effects of seismic underwater noise. Working Paper /Presentation at the Review of Scientific Information on the Impacts of Seismic Sound on Fish, Invertebrates, and Marine Mammals, Workshop II, March 26-28, 2008, Ottawa, Ontario.
  • Harwood, L.A., F. Pokiak and J. Walker-Larsen. 2008. Assessment of the subsistence fishery and biological data for Arctic cisco in Tuktoyaktuk Harbour, NT, Canada, 1997-1999. Canadian Management Report of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. 2845: ix + 31 p.
  • Haug, T., G.B. Stenson, P.J. Corkeron and K.T. Nilssen. 2006. Estimation of harp seal pup production in the North Atlantic completed: results from surveys in the Greenland Sea in 2002. ICES Journal of Marine Science, 63(1): 95-104.
  • Heide-Jorgensen, M.P., K.L. Laidre, M.V. Jensen, L.P. Dueck and L.D. Postma. 2006. Dissolving stock discreteness with satellite tracking: bowhead whales in Baffin Bay. Marine Mammal Science, 22: 34-45.
  • Heise, K., J. Ford and P. Olesiuk. 2007. Marine mammals and turtles. In: Lucas, B.G., Verrin, S., and Brown, R. (eds). Ecosystem overview: Pacific North Coast Integrated Management Area (PNCIMA). Canadian Technical Report of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, 2667: xii + 104 p.
  • Heise, K., L.G. Barrett-Lennard and J.K.B. Ford. 2008. Update COSEWIC Status Report on Killer Whales Orcinus orca. Prepared for the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada.
  • Hickie, B.E., P.S. Ross, R.W. Macdonald and J.K.B. Ford. 2007 Killer whales (Orcinus orca) face protracted health risks associated with lifetime exposure to PCBs. Environmental Science and Technology, 41(18): 6613-6619.
  • Higdon, J. 2007. Status of knowledge on killer whales (Orcinus orca) in the Canadian Arctic. Canadian Science Advisory Research Document 2007/048.
  • Higdon J.W., O.R.P Bininda-Emonds, R.M.D. Beck and S.H. Ferguson. 2007. Phylogeny and divergence of the pinnipeds assessed using a multigene dataset. BMC Evolutionary Biology, 7:216.
  • Higdon, J.W., and S.H. Ferguson. In press. Sea ice declines causing punctuated change as observed with killer whale (Orcinus orca) sightings in the Hudson Bay region over the past century. Ecological Applications.
  • Higdon, J.W., O.R.P. Bininda-Emonds, R.M.D. Beck, and S.H Ferguson 2008. Correction: Phylogeny and divergence of the pinnipeds (Carnivora: Mammalia) assessed using a multigene dataset BMC Evolutionary Biology, 8: 216.
  • Koen-Alonso, M. and G. Stenson. 2006. Keystone species: definitions and related concepts in an applied context. Pg 9-20 in "Background scientific information for candidate criteria for considering species and community properties to be ecologically significant", J. Rice (Ed.). DFO Canadian Science Advisory Secretariat Research Document, 2006/089. 82 pp.
  • Koschinski, S., B.M. Culik, E.A. Trippel and L. Ginzkey. 2006. Behavioral reactions of free-ranging harbor porpoises encountering standard nylon and BaSO4 mesh gillnets and warning sound. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 313: 285-294.
  • Krahn, M.M., M.B. Hanson, R.W. Baird, D.G. Burrows, C.K. Emmons, J.K.B. Ford, L.L. Jones, D.P. Noren, P.S.Ross, G.S. Schorr, T.K. Collier and R.H. Boyer. 2007. Persistent organic pollutants and stable isotopes in biopsy samples (2004/2006) from Southern Resident killer whales. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 54(12): 1903-1911.
  • Laidre, K.L., I. Stirling, L.F. Lowry, Ø. Wiig, M.P. Heide-JØrgensen, and S.H. Ferguson. 2008. Quantifying the sensitivity of Arctic marine mammals to climate-induced habitat change. Ecological Applications, 18: S97-S125.
  • Lambourn, D.M., S.J. Jeffries, M.M. Lance, P.F. Olesiuk, S.A. Raverty and A.W. Trites. 2006. Blood analysis on free ranging Steller sea lions (Eumetopias jubatus). International Association for Aquatic Animal Medicine Conference, 6-10 May 2006. Nassau, Bahamas.
  • Lapierre, J.L., J.F. Schreer, J.M. Burns and M.O. Hammill. 2007. Effect of Diazepam on heart and respiratory rates of Harbour seal pups following intravenous injection. Marine Mammal Science, 23(1): 209-217.
  • Lawson, J., M. Hammill and G. Stenson. 2006. Characteristics for Recovery: Beluga Whale. DFO Canadian Science Advisory Research Document, 2006/075.
  • Lebeuf, M., M. Noël, S. Trottier and L.N. Measures. 2007. Temporal trends (1987-2002) of persistent, bioaccumulative and toxic (PBT) chemicals in beluga whales (Delphinapterus leucas) from the St. Lawrence Estuary, Canada. Science of the Total Environment, 383: 216-231.
  • Leblanc, E., M. Bahoura and Y. Simard. 2008. Comparison of automatic classification methods for beluga whales vocalizations. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 123: 3772.
  • Ledwell, W., S. Benjamins, J. Lawson and J. Huntington. 2007. The most southerly record of a stranded bowhead whale, Balaena mysticetus, from the western North Atlantic Ocean. Arctic, 60(1): 17-22.
  • Lesage, V., J. Keays, S. Turgeon and S. Hurtubise. 2006. Bycatch of harbour porpoises (Phocoena phocoena) in the gillnet fishery of the Estuary and Gulf of St Lawrence, 2000--2002. Journal of Cetacean Research and Management 8(1): 67-78.
  • Lesage, V., J.-F. Gosselin, M.O. Hammill, M.C.S. Kingsley and J. Lawson. 2007. Ecologically and Biologically Significant Areas (EBSAs) in the Estuary and Gulf of St. Lawrence – A marine mammal perspective. Canadian Science Advisory Research Document 2007/046.
  • Lewis, A.E., Hammill, M.O., Power, M., Doidge, D.W. and V. Lesage. In press. A comparison of eastern Hudson Bay beluga (Delphinapterus leucas) movement and aggregation patterns using satellite telemetry and traditional ecological knowledge. Arctic, 62 (1): 13-24.
  • Lidgard, D. and W.D. Bowen. 2008. Behavioural interactions between predators and their prey in marine ecosystems. Canadian Science Advisory Secretariat Research Document, 2008/032
  • Lidgard, D.C., D.J. Boness, W.D. Bowen and J.I. McMillan. 2008. The implications of stress on male mating behavior and success in a sexually dimorphic polygynous mammal, the grey seal. Hormones and Behaviour,53: 241-248.
  • Lilly, G., K. Wieland, B. J. Rothschild, S. Sundby, K.F. Drinkwater, K. Brander, G. Ottersen, J.E. Carscadden, G.B. Stenson, G.A. Chouinard, D.P. Swain, N. Daan, K. Enberg, M.O. Hammill, A. Rosing-Asvid, H. Svedäng and A. Vázquez. 2008. Decline and Recovery of Atlantic Cod (Gadus morhua) Stocks throughout the North Atlantic. 2008. In G.H. Kruse, K. Drinkwater, J.N. Jianelli, J.S. Link, D.L. Stram, V. Wespestad, D. Woodby (ed.) Resiliency of Gadid stocks to fishing and climate change. AK-SG-08-01, 2008.
  • Loseto, L., P. Richard, J. Orr, G. Stern, and S.H. Ferguson. 2006. Intrapopulation habitat selection by beluga whales in the eastern Beaufort Sea. Canadian Journal of Zoology, 84:1743-1751.
  • Loseto, L.L., G.A. Stern, and S.H. Ferguson. 2008. Size and Biomagnification: How habitat selection explains beluga mercury levels. Environmental Science and Technology, 42: 3982-3988, 2008. 10.1021/es7024388.
  • Loseto, L.L., G.A. Stern, D. Deibel, T.L. Connelly, A. Prokopowicz, D.R.S. Lean, L. Fortier, S.H. Ferguson. 2008. Linking mercury exposure to habitat and feeding behaviour in Beaufort Sea beluga whales. Journal of Marine Systems. 74: 1012–1024.
  • Luque, S. P., J. Higdon and S. H. Ferguson. 2007. Dentine deposition rates in beluga (Delphinapterus leucas): an analysis of the evidence. Journal of Aquatic Mammals 33:241-245.
  • Matkin, C.O., E.L. Saulitis, G.M. Ellis, P. Olesiuk, and S.D. Rice. 2008. Ongoing population-level impacts on killer whales Orcinus orca following the ‘Exxon Valdez' oil spill in Prince William Sound, Alaska. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 356: 269-281.
  • Measures, L.. 2007. Proceedings of the workshop on the St. Lawrence Estuary beluga – review of carcass program. November 14 – 17, 2005. Canadian Science Advisory Secretariat Proceedings Series 2007/005.
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