Center of Expertise in Marine Mammology: Scientific Research Report 2012-2014

Publications 2012-2014

  • Abraham, C.L. 2012. 2011 Harvest Attributions for Baffin Bay Narwhals. DFO Can. Sci. Advis. Sec. Res. Doc. 2012/073. v + 18 p.
  • Addison, R.F., Muir, D. C., Ikonomouc, M.G., Harwood, L. Smith, T. G., and Alikamik, J. 2014. Temporal trends in “legacy” organochlorine contaminants in blubber of ringed seals (Phoca hispida) from Ulukhaktok, NT, Canada between 1972 and 2010. Science of the Total Environment 466-467: 564-576. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2013.07.079
  • Alava, J. J., P.S. Ross, C. Lachmuth, J.K.B. Ford, B.E. Hickie, and F.A.P.C. Gobas. 2012. Habitat-based PCB environmental quality criteria for the protection of endangered killer whales (Orcinus orca). Environmental Science and Technology 46:12655-12663
  • Alter, S. Elizabeth, Howard C. Rosenbaum, Lianne D. Postma , Peter Whitridge, Cork Gaines, Diana Weber, Mary G. Egan, Melissa Lindsay, George Amato, Larry Dueck, Robert L. Brownell, Mads-Peter Heide-Jorgensen, Kristen Laidre, Adalgisa Caccone, and Brittany Hancock. 2012. Gene flow on ice: The role of sea ice and whaling in shaping Holarctic genetic diversity and population differentiation in bowhead whales (Balaena mysticetus). Ecology and Evolution 2: 2895-2911
  • Andersen, J.M, M. Skern-Mauritzen, L. Boehme, Y.F. Wiersma, A. Rosing-Asvid, M.O. Hammill and G.B. Stenson. 2013. Investigating Annual Diving Behaviour by Hooded Seals (Cystophora cristata) within the Northwest Atlantic Ocean. Plos One 8: Article number e80438. DOI 10.1371/journal.pone.0080438
  • Andersen, J. M., Wiersma, Y. F., Stenson, G. B., Hammill, M. O., Rosing-Asvid, A., and Skern-Maurizen, M. 2013. Habitat selection by hooded seals (Cystophora cristata) in the Northwest Atlantic Ocean. – ICES Journal of Marine Science, 70:173–185
  • Andersen JM, Stenson GB, Skern-Maurizen M, Wiersma YF, Rosing-Asvid A, MO Hammill and L Boehme. 2014. Drift Diving by Hooded Seals (Cystophora cristata) in the Northwest Atlantic Ocean. PLoS ONE 9(7): e103072. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0103072
  • Asselin NC, Barber DG, Richard PR, Ferguson SH. 2012. Occurrence, distribution and behaviour of beluga (Delphinapterus leucas) and bowhead (Baleaena mysticetus) whales at the Franklin Bay ice edge in June 2008. Arctic 65(2): 121–132
  • Asselin, N.C., Ferguson, S.H., Richard, P.R. and Barber, D.G. 2012. Results of narwhal (Monodon monoceros) aerial surveys in northern Hudson Bay, August 2011. DFO Can. Sci. Advis. Sec. Res. Doc. 2012/037. iii + 23 p.
  • Asselin, N.C., and Ferguson, S.H. 2013. A re-analysis of northern Hudson Bay narwhal surveys conducted in 1982, 2000, and 2011. DFO Can. Sci. Advis. Sec. Res. Doc. 2013/019. v + 9 p
  • Bahoura, M., and Simard, Y. 2012. Serial combination of multiple classifiers for automatic blue whale calls recognition. Expert Syst. Appl. 39 (11): 9986-9993 doi:10.1016/j.eswa.2012.01.156
  • Bailleul F., Lesage V., Power M., Doidge D.W., and Hammill, M.O. 2012. Differences in diving and movement patterns of two groups of beluga whales in a changing Arctic environment reveal discrete populations. Endangered Species Research 17: 27-41.
  • Bailleul, F., Lesage, V., Power, M., Doidge, D.W., Hammill, M.O. 2012. Migration phenology of beluga whales in a changing Arctic. Climate Research 53: 169-178
  • Bailleul, F., V. Lesage, M. Power, D.W. Doidge, and Mike O. Hammill. 2012. Environmental response in fall migration phenology of beluga in a changing Arctic. Climate Research 53:169-178
  • Bailleul, F., V. Grimm, C. Chion and M. Hammill. 2013. Modeling implications of food resource aggregation on animal migration phenology. Ecology and Evolution. 3:2535-2546. Doi 10.1002/ece3.656
  • Bajzak,C.E., W. Bernhardt, A. Mosnier, M. O. Hammill, I. Stirling. 2012. Habitat use by harbour seals (Phoca vitulina) in a seasonally ice-covered region, the western Hudson Bay. Polar Biology 36:477-491. DOI: 10.1007/s0 0 (300) 012-1274-4
  • Baker, C.S., Steel, D., , Calambokidis, J., Falcone, E., González-Peral, U., Barlow, J., Burdin, A.M., Clapham, P.J., Ford, J.K.B., Gabriele, C.M., Matilla, D.K., Rojas-Bracho, L., Straley, J.M., Taylor, B.L., Urbán R., J., Wade, P.R., Weller, D., Witteveen, B.H., and Yamaguchi, M. 2013. Strong maternal fidelity and natal philopatry shape genetic structure in North Pacific humpback whales. Marine Ecology Progress Series 494: 291–306
  • Baker, L.L., Jonsen, I.D., Mills-Flemming, J.E., Lidgard, D.C., Bowen, W.D., Iverson, S.J. and Webber, D. M. 2014. Probability of Detecting Marine Predator-Prey and Species Interactions Using Novel Hybrid Acoustic Transmitter-Receiver Tags. PLoS ONE 9(6): e98117. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0098117
  • Barber DG, Asplin MG, Papakyriakou TN, Miller L, Else BGT, Iacozza J, Mundy CF, Gosslin M, Asselin NC, Ferguson S, Lukovich JV, Stern GA, Gaden A, Pućko M, Geilfus NX, Wang F. 2012. Consequences of change and variability in sea ice on marine ecosystem and biogeochemical processes during the 2007–2008 Canadian International Polar Year program. Climate Change online DOI 10.1007/s1 0 (584) 012-0482-9
  • Barbieri, M.M., S. Raverty, M.B. Hanson, S. Venn-Watson, J.K.B. Ford, and J.K. Gaydos. 2013. Spatial and temporal analysis of killer whale (Orcinus orca) strandings in the North Pacific Ocean and the benefits of a coordinated stranding response protocol. Marine Mammal Science 29(4):E448-E462
  • Bell, R. K. and Harwood, L. A. 2012. Harvest-based monitoring in the Inuvialuit Settlement Region: Steps for Success. Arctic 64(4): 421-432
  • Bennett, K.A., M. Hammill, and S. Currie. 2013. Liver glucose-6-phosphatase proteins in suckling and weaned grey seal pups: structural similarities to other mammals and relationship to nutrition, insulin signalling and metabolite levels. Journal Of Comparative Physiology B-Biochemical Systemic And Environmental Physiology 183:1075-1088. Doi:10.1007/S0 0 (360) 013-0768-X
  • Bennett, KA, IS MacMillan, M Hammill, and S Currie. 2014. HSP70 abundance and antioxidant capacity in feeding and fasting gray seal pups: Suckling is associated with higher levels of key cellular defenses. Physiological and Biochemical Zoology 87(5):663–676
  • Benoit, D., Simard, Y., and Fortier, L. 2014. Pre-winter distribution and habitat characteristics of polar cod (Boreogadus saida) in southeastern Beaufort Sea. Polar Biology. 37(2): 149-163. DOI: 10.1007/s0 0 (300) 013-1419-0
  • Boehme L, Thompson D, Fedak M, Bowen D, Hammill MO, et al. (2012) How Many Seals Were There? The Global Shelf Loss during the Last Glacial Maximum and Its Effect on the Size and Distribution of Grey Seal Populations. PLoS ONE 7(12): e53000. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0053000
  • Bousquet N, Chassot E, Duplisea DE, Hammill MO. 2014. Forecasting the Major Influences of Predation and Environment on Cod Recovery in the Northern Gulf of St. Lawrence. PLoS ONE 9(2): e82836. doi:10.1371/ journal.pone.0082836
  • Bowen, W. D. 2012. Center for Independent Experts Independent Peer Review of the November 2010 North Pacific Groundfish Fishery Biological Opinion. 67p. http://www.fakr.noaa.gov/protectedresources/stellers/esa/biop/final/cie/reports/bowen0912.pdf
  • Bowen, W. D. and Lidgard, D. 2012. Marine mammal culling programs: review of effects on predator and prey populations. Mammal Review doi:10.1111/j.1365-2907.2012.00217.x
  • Bowen, W. D. and Iverson, S. J. 2012. Validation of hard part and quantitative fatty acid methods of estimating marine mammal diets: experimental evidence, sources of bias and uncertainty. Mar. Mamm. Sci. DOI: 10.1111/j.1748-7692.2012.00604.x
  • Bowen, W. D. 2014. Whale and seal research at BIO through five decades. In VOYAGE OF DISCOVERY, Fifty Years of Marine Research at Canada’s Bedford Institute of Oceanography: A commemorative volume in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Bedford institute of Oceanography Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada, 1962 – 2012. Ed. David N. Nettleship, D. E., Gordon, D. C., Lewis, M. C. F., and Latremouille, M. P. Pp. 93-102.
  • Braune, B.M., A. J. Gaston, K. H. Elliott, J. F. Provencher, K. J. Woo, M. Chambellant, S. H. Ferguson, R. J. Letcher. 2014. Organohalogen contaminants and total mercury in forage fish preyed upon by thick-billed murres in northern Hudson Bay. Mar. Poll. Bull. 78: 258-266
  • Breed, G., Bowen, W. D, and Leonard, M. 2013. Behavioural signature of intraspecific competition and density-dependence in colony breeding marine predators. Ecology and Evolution doi: 10.1002/ece3.754
  • Brown TA, C Alexander, D J Yurkowski, SH Ferguson, and ST Belt. 2014. H-Print: A new chemical fingerprinting approach for distinguishing primary production sources in Arctic ecosystems. Environmental Chemistry Letters 12:387–392. DOI 10.1007/s1 0 (311) 014-0459-1
  • Brown, T. A., S. H. Ferguson, D. J. Yurkowski, N. J. Davison, J. Barnett, P. D. Jepson and S. T. Belt. 2013. Identification of the sea ice diatom biomarker IP25 and related lipids in marine mammals: A potential method for investigating regional variations in dietary sources within higher trophic level marine systems. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 441: 99-104
  • Buren, A.D., M. Koen-Alonso, P. Pepin, F. Mowbry, B. Nakashima, G. Stenson, N. Ollerhead, W.A. Montevecchi. 2014. Bottom-up regulation of capelin, a keystone forage species, PLoS One 9(2):e87589. Doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0087589
  • Buren, A. D., M. Koen-Alonso and G. B. Stenson. 2014. The role of harp seals, fisheries and food availability in drive the dynamics of northern cod. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. In Press. Accepted June 2014
  • Chambellant, M, NJ Lunn, SH Ferguson. 2012. Temporal variation in distribution and density of ice-obligated seals in western Hudson Bay, Canada. Polar Biology 35: 1105-1117. DOI 10.1007/s0 0 (300) 012-1159-6
  • Chambellant, M, I Stirling, WA Gough, SH Ferguson. 2012. Temporal variations in Hudson Bay ringed seal (Phoca hispida) life-history parameters in relation to environment. Journal of Mammalogy 93: 267-281
  • Chambellant, M, I Stirling, SH Ferguson. 2013. Temporal variation in western Hudson Bay ringed seal (Phoca hispida) diet in relation to environment. Marine Ecology Progress Series 481: 269-287
  • Chmelnitsky E. Ferguson SH. 2012. Beluga whale, Delphinapterus leucas, vocalizations from the Churchill River, Manitoba, Canada. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 131:4821-4835
  • Citta, J., Quakenbush, L. T., Okkonen, S. R., Druckenmiller, M. L. Maslowski, W., Clement-Kinney; J., George, J. C., Brower, H., Small, R. J., Ashijan, C. J., Harwood, L. A., and Heide-Jørgensen, M. P. 2014. Ecological characteristics of core-use areas used by Bering-Chukchi-Beaufort (BCB) bowhead whales, 2006-2012. Progress in Oceanography. In press.
  • Colbeck, G.J., Duchesne, P.D., Postma, L., Lesage, V., Hammill, M.O., Turgeon, J. 2013. Groups of related belugas (Delphinapterus leucas) travel together during their seasonal migrations in and around Hudson Bay. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B, 280. Doi: 10.1098/rspb.2012.2552
  • Dalla Rosa, L., J.K.B Ford, and A.W. Trites. 2012. Distribution and relative abundance of humpback whales in relation to environmental variables in coastal British Columbia and adjacent waters. Continental Shelf Research 36:89-104
  • Daoust, P.-Y., C. Caraguel, H. Fenton, M. O. Hammill, L. D. Roy, and J. Spears. 2012. Assessment of current and alternative methods for killing young grey seals (Halichoerus grypus) during commercial harvest. DFO Can. Sci. Advis. Sec. Res. Doc. 2012/xxx. iv + xx p. Available at http://www.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/csas-sccs/
  • Daoust, P.-Y., M. Hammill, G. Stenson and C. Caraguel. 2014. A review of animal welfare implications of the Canadian commercial seal hunt: a critique. Marine Policy. 43:367-371
  • Darnis G, Robert D, Pomerleau C, Link H, Archambault P, Nelson RJ, Geoffroy M, Tremblay J-É, Lovejoy C, Ferguson SH, Hunt BPV and Fortier L. 2012. Current state and trends in Canadian Arctic marine ecosystems: II. Heterotrophic food web, pelagic-benthic coupling, and biodiversity. Climate Change 115: 179-205
  • Davies, K.T.A., Taggart, C.T., and Smedbol, R.K. 2014. Water masses define the diapausing copepod distribution and right whale Critical Habitat on the Scotian Shelf. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 497: 69-85
  • den Heyer, C., W.D. Bowen, and J.I. McMillan. 2013. Long-term changes in grey seal vital rates at Sable Island estimated from POPAN mark-resighting analysis of branded seals. Can. Sci. Advis. Sec. Res. Doc., 2013/21
  • Doniol-Valcroze, T. and Hammill, M.O. 2012. Harvest advice for beluga in the Belcher, King George, and Sleeper Islands in relation to the eastern Hudson Bay stock. DFO Can. Sci. Advis. Sec. Res. Doc. 2011/125. iv + 8 p.
  • Doniol-Valcroze, T. and Hammill, M.O. 2012. Information on abundance and harvest of Ungava Bay beluga. DFO Can. Sci. Advis. Sec. Res. Doc. 2011/126. iv + 12 p.
  • Doniol-Valcroze, T., Hammill, M.O. and Lesage, V. 2012. Information on abundance and harvest of eastern Hudson Bay beluga (Delphinapterus leucas). DFO Can. Sci. Advis. Sec. Res. Doc. 2011/119. iv + 17 p.
  • Doniol-Valcroze, T, Lesage, V., Hammill, M. O. 2012. Management implication of closure of estuaries to hunting of beluga in Nunavik. DFO Can. Sci. Advis. Sec. Res. Doc. 2011/130. iv + 16 p. Available at http://www.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/csas-sccs/
  • Doniol-Valcroze, T., Lesage, V.,Giard, J. and Michaud, R. 2012. Challenges in marine mammal habitat modelling: evidence of multiple foraging habitats from the identification of feeding events in blue whales. Endangered Species Research 17(3):255–268
  • Doniol-Valcroze, T., Gosselin, J.-F. and Hammill, M.O. 2013. Population modeling and harvest advice under the precautionary approach for eastern Hudson Bay beluga (Delphinapterus leucas). DFO Can. Sci. Advis. Sec. Res. Doc. 2012/168. iii + 31 p.
  • Doniol-Valcroze, T. and Hammill, M. O. 2013. Ecology of bowhead whales: A summary of knowledge and recent findings. In: Arvik! : in pursuit of the bowhead whale, Publications Nunavik TM, Westmount, Quebec, 216 pp.
  • Doniol-Valcroze, T., Gosselin, J.-F. and Hammill, M.O. 2014. Impacts of a flexible Total Allowable Take system on beluga conservation in the Nunavik Marine Region. DFO Can. Sci. Advis. Sec. Res. Doc. 2014/004. v + 17 p.
  • Ferguson SH, Higdon JW, KH Westdal. 2012. Prey items and predation behavior of killer whales (Orcinus orca) in Nunavut, Canada based on Inuit hunter interviews. Aquatic Biosystems 8:3 http://www.aquaticbiosystems.org/content/8/1/3
  • Ferguson, S.H., M.C.S. Kingsley, and J.W. Higdon. 2012. Killer whale predation in a multi-prey system. Population Ecology. 54(1):31-41 DOI 10.1007/s1 0 (144) 011-0284-3
  • Ferguson SH, Berteaux D, Gaston AJ, Higdon JW, Lecomte N, Lunn N, Mallory ML, Reist J, Russell D, Yoccoz NG, Zhu X. 2012. Time series data for Canadian arctic vertebrates: IPY contributions to science, management, and policy. Climate Change 115:235–258 DOI: 10.1007/s1 0 (584) 012-0476-7
  • Ferguson, S. H. and J. W. Higdon. 2013. Grouping world cetaceans according to life-history characteristics indicates two divergent strategies. Can. Wildl. Biol. & Manage. 2: 51-66
  • Filatova, O., Ford, J.K.B., Matkin, C.O., Barrett-Lennard, L.G., Burdin, A.M., and E. Hoyt. 2012. Ultrasonic whistles of killer whales (Orcinus orca) recorded in the North Pacific. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 132:618-621
  • Filatova, O.A., J.K.B. Ford, C.O. Matkin, L.G. Barrett-Lennard, M.A. Guzeev, A.M. Burdin, E. Hoyt, and V.B. Deecke. 2012. Call diversity in North Pacific killer whale populations: implications for dialect evolution and population history. Animal Behaviour 83:595-603
  • DFO. 2012. Information in support of the identification of critical habitat for Transient Killer Whales (Orcinus orca) off the west coast of Canada. DFO Can. Sci. Advis. Sec. Sci. Advis. Rep. 2012/025
  • Ford, J.K.B, E.H. Stredulinsky, J.R. Towers and G.M. Ellis. 2013. Information in Support of the Identification of Critical Habitat for Transient Killer Whales (Orcinus orca) off the West Coast of Canada DFO Can. Sci. Advis. Sec. Res. Doc. 2012/155. v + 46 p.
  • Ford, J.K.B., J.W. Durban, G.M. Ellis, J.R. Towers, J.F. Pilkington, L. Barrett-Lennard, and R.D. Andrews. 2013. New insights into the northward migration route of gray whales between Vancouver Island, British Columbia, and southeastern Alaska. Marine Mammal Science 29:325-337
  • Ford, J.K.B. 2014. Marine Mammals of British Columbia. Royal BC Museum Handbook, Mammals of BC, volume 6. Royal BC Museum, Victoria. 460 pp.
  • Ford, J.K.B., and Ellis, G.M. 2014. You are what you eat: ecological specializations and their influence on the social organization and behaviour of killer whales. In: Yamagiwa, J., and L. Karczmarski (eds.), Primates and Cetaceans: Field Research and Conservation of Complex Mammalian Societies. Springer, New York, NY. Pp. 75-98
  • Ford, J.K.B, Stredulinsky, E.H., Ellis, G.M., Durban, J.W., and Pilkington, J.F. in press. Offshore Killer Whales in Canadian Pacific Waters: Distribution, Seasonality, Foraging Ecology, Population Status and Potential for Recovery. DFO Can. Sci. Advis. Sec. Res. Doc. 2014/nnn. vi+xxp.
  • Foster, E.A., D.W. Franks, S. Mazzi, S.K. Darden, K.C. Balcomb, J.K.B. Ford, and D.P. Croft. 2012. Adaptive prolonged postreproductive life span in killer whales. Science, 337 (6100): 1313 DOI: 10.1126/science.1224198
  • Frie, A. K., G. Stenson and T. Haug. 2012. Long term trends in reproductive and demographic parameters of female Northwest Atlantic hooded seals (Cystophora cristata (Erxleben, 1777): Population responses to ecosystem change? Can. J. Zool. 90:376-392
  • Frie, A. K., Hammill, M. O., Hauksson, E., Lind, Y., Lockyer, C., Stenman, O., and Svetocheva, O. 2013. Error patterns in age estimation and tooth readability assignment of grey seals (Halichoerus grypus): results from a transatlantic, image-based, blind-reading study using known-age animals. ICES Journal of Marine Science, 70:418-430. doi:10.1093/icesjms/fss169
  • Frouin, H., Lebeuf , M., Hammill, M.O. , Fournier, M. 2012. Transfer of PBDEs and chlorinated POPs from mother to pup during lactation in harp seals Phoca groenlandica. Science of the Total Environment 417–418 (2012) 98–107
  • Gaden, A, Ferguson S, Harwood L, Melling H, Alikamik J, Stern G. 2012. Western Canadian Arctic ringed seal organochlorine contaminant trends in relation to sea ice break-up. Environmental Science & Technology. 46: 4427-4433
  • Gavrilchuk, K., and Lesage, V. 2014. Large-scale marine development projects (mineral, oil and gas, infrastructure) proposed for Canada’s North. Can. Tech. Rep. Fish. Aquat. Sci. 3069: x + 85 p. Available at: http://waves-vagues.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/Library/351290.pdf
  • Gavrilchuk, K., Lesage, V., Ramp, C., Sears, R., Bearhop, S., Beauplet, G. 2014. Trophic niche partitioning among sympatric baleen whale species during the period following the collapse of groundfish stocks in the Northwest Atlantic. Marine Ecology Progress Series 497: 285–301
  • Gervaise, C., Simard, Y., Roy, N., Kinda, B., and Ménard, N. 2012. Shipping noise in whale habitat: characteristics, sources, budget and impact on belugas in Saguenay–St. Lawrence Marine Park hub. J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 132(1): 76-89
  • Gosselin JF, M.O. Hammill , S.H Ferguson , T. Doniol-Valcroze. 2012. , Ringed seal abundance in James Bay and eastern Hudson Bay in spring 2011 and 2012 . DFO Can. Sci. Advis. Sec. Res. Doc. 2012/xxx. iv + xx p. Available at http://www.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/csas-sccs/
  • Gosselin, J.-F., T. Doniol-Valcroze and M.O. Hammill. 2012. Abundance estimate of eastern Hudson Bay beluga, summer 2011. DFO Can. Sci. Advis. Sec. Res. Doc. 2012/xxx. iv + xx p. Available at http://www.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/csas-sccs/
  • Gosselin, J.-F., Doniol-Valcroze, T. and Hammill, M.O. 2013. Abundance estimate of beluga in eastern Hudson Bay and James Bay, summer 2011. DFO Can. Sci. Advis. Sec. Res. Doc. 2013/016. vii + 20 p.
  • Hammill, M.O. and P.S. Galbraith. Changes in seasonal sea-ice cover and its effect on marine mammals. Pages 24-27 in Benoît, H. P., Gagné, J. A., Savenkoff, C., Ouellet, P., and Bourassa M.-N. (eds.). 2012. State-of the-Ocean Report for the Gulf of St. Lawrence Integrated Management (GOSLIM). Area. Can. Manuscr. Rep. Fish. Aquat. Sci. 2986: viii + 73 pp.
  • Hammill, M.O., G.B. Stenson, T. Doniol-Valcroze and A. Mosnier. 2012. Estimating carrying capacity and population trends of Northwest Atlantic harp seals, 1952-2012. Canadian Science Advisory Secretariat Res. Doc. 2012/148. iii + 31 p.
  • Hammill, MO. 2013. Effects of Climate Warming on Arctic Marine Mammals in Hudson Bay: Living on the Edge? Franz J. Mueter, Danielle M.S. Dickson, Henry P. Huntington, James R. Irvine, Elizabeth A. Logerwell, Stephen A. MacLean, Lori T. Quakenbush, and Cheryl Rosa (editors) Responses of Arctic Marine Ecosystems to Climate Change. Pub. no.: AK-SG-13-03. ISBN: 978-1-56612-175-0
  • Hammill, M.O. and G.B. Stenson. 2013. A Discussion of the Precautionary Approach and its Application to Atlantic Seals. DFO Can. Sci. Advis. Sec.Res. Doc. 2013/030. v + 25 p.
  • Hammill, M. O., den Heyer, C.E. and Bowen, W.D. 2014. Grey Seal Population Trends in Canadian Waters, 1960-2014. DFO Can. Sci. Advis. Sec. Res. Doc. 2014/037. iv + 44 p.
  • Hammill, M.O., C. den Heyer, and W.D. Bowen. 2014. Northwest Atlantic grey seal population trends, 1960-2013. DFO Can. Sci. Advis. Sec. Res. Doc.
  • Hammill, M. O and Stenson, G. B. 2014. Changes in ice conditions and potential impact on harp seal pupping. DFO Can. Sci. Advis. Sec. Res. Doc. 2014/025. iv + 14 p.
  • Hammill, M. O. and Stenson, G. B. 2014. Assessing Harp Seals and Providing Advice in a Multiyear Framework. DFO Can. Sci. Advis. Sec. Res. Doc. 2014/038. iv + 22 p.
  • Hammill, M.O., G.B. Stenson, D.P. Swain and H.P. Benoît. 2014. Feeding by grey seals on endangered stocks of Atlantic cod and white hake. ICES J. Mar. Sci. doi:10.1093/icesjms/fsu123
  • Hammill, M. O., G. B. Stenson, A. Mosnier and T. Doniol-Valcroze. 2014. Abundance estimates of Northwest Atlantic harp seals and management advice for 2014. DFO Can. Sci. Advis. Sec. Res. Doc. 2014/022
  • Harris, L.E., Gross, W.E., and Emery, P.E. 2013. Biology, Status, and Recovery Potential of Northern Bottlenose Whales (Hyperoodon ampullatus). DFO Can. Sci. Advis. Sec. Res. Doc. 2013/038. v + 35 p.
  • Harvey,V., M.O. Hammill, D.P. Swain, G.A. Breed, C. Lydersen and K.M. Kovacs. 2012. Winter foraging by a top predator, the grey seal, in relation to the distribution of prey. Marine Ecology Progress Series 462: 273-286
  • Harwood, L. A., Smith, T. G., Auld, J. C. 2012. Fall migration of ringed seals (Phoca hispida) through the Beaufort and Chukchi seas, 2001-2002. Arctic 65(1): 35-44
  • Harwood, L. A., Smith, T. G., Melling, H., Alikamik, J., and Kingsley, M.C.S. 2012. Ringed seals and sea ice in Canada’s Western Arctic: harvest-based monitoring 1992-2011. Arctic 65(4): 377-390
  • Harwood, L. A. and Kingsley, M.C.S. 2013. Trends in offshore distribution and relative abundance of Beaufort Sea beluga, 1982-1985 vs 2007-2009. Arctic 66(3): 247-256
  • Harwood, L. A., Sandstrom, S. J., Papst, M. H., and Melling, H. 2013. Kuujjua River Arctic Charr: monitoring stock trends using catches from an under-ice subsistence fishery, Victoria Island, Northwest Territories, Canada 1991-2009. Arctic 66(3): 291-300
  • Harwood, L. A. and Babaluk, J. A. 2014. Spawning, overwintering and summer feeding habitats used by anadromous Arctic char (Salvelinus alpinus) of the Hornaday River, Northwest Territories, Canada. Arctic 67(4): in press
  • Harwood, L. A., Kingsley, M. C. S., and Smith, T. G. 2014. An emerging pattern of declining growth rates in belugas of the Beaufort Sea: 1989–2008. Arctic 67(4): in press
  • Harwood, L. A., Iacozza, J., Auld, J. C., Norton, P. and Loseto, L. 2014. Belugas in the Mackenzie River estuary, NT, Canada: habitat use and hot spots in the Tarium Niryutait Marine Protected Area. Ocean & Coastal Management 100: 128-138. doi.org/10.1016/j.ocecoaman.2014.08.004
  • Heaslip, S. G., M. C. James, S. J. Iverson, and W. D. Bowen. 2012. Jellyfish support high energy intakes of leatherback sea turtles (Dermochelys coriacea): video evidence from animal-borne cameras. PlosOne 7(3): e33259. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0033259
  • Heaslip, S.G., W.D. Bowen, and S.J. Iverson. 2014. Testing predictions of optimal diving theory using animal-borne video from harbour seals (Phoca vitulina). Canadian Journal of Zoology 92:309-318
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