Publications, reports and presentations based in whole or in part on our Hawai‘i research

Peer-reviewed publications

The following is a list of publications based in whole or in part on our work or that we have contributed to on Hawaiian whales and dolphins. PDF copies of most of our peer-reviewed publications, graduate thesespopular articles, contract reports, government reports, and many of our recent conference presentations can be downloaded below. If there is a paper or document in the list that you would like a copy of that isn’t freely available with a download link, e-mail Robin Baird (rwbaird (at) cascadiaresearch (dot) org) for a copy. The most recent in each category are at the top of each section.

2022 and in press

  • Albertson, G.R., A. Alexander, F.I. Archer, S. Caballero, K.K. Martien, L.G. Hemery, R.W. Baird, M. Oremus, M.M. Poole, D.A. Duffield, R.L. Brownell Jr., D. Kerem, A.A. Mignucci-Giannoni, and C.S. Baker. 2022. Worldwide phylogeography of rough-toothed dolphins (Steno bredanensis) provides evidence for subspecies delimitation. Marine Mammal Science. doi: 10.1111/mms.12933
  • Baird, R.W., J. James, C. Mata, and M. Hughes. 2022. Two gray whale (Eschrichtius robustus) sightings off Hawai‘i Island: the first records for the central tropical Pacific. Aquatic Mammals 48(5). doi: 10.1578/AM/48.5.2022.432
  • Baird, R.W., J.K. Lerma, C.J. Cornforth, and K.A. Wood. 2022. An unexpected benefit from drone-assisted fecal sample collection: picking up sub-surface poop after it floats up to the surface. Aquatic Mammals 48(6). In press.
  • Yahn, S.N., R.W. Baird, S.D. Mahaffy, and K.M. Robertson. 2022. Sexually dimorphic characteristics of short-finned pilot whales, false killer whales, pygmy killer whales, and melon-headed whales assessed using fin and body morphometrics from photographs taken at sea. Marine Mammal Science doi: 10.1111/mms.12963.
  • Ziegenhorn, M.A., K.E. Frasier, J.A. Hildebrand, E.M. Oleson, R.W. Baird, S.M. Wiggins, and S. Baumann-Pickering. 2022. Discriminating and classifying odontocete echolocation clicks in the Hawaiian Islands using machine learning methods. PLoS ONE 17(4): e0266424. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0266424. Download PDF copy.

2021

  • Baird, R.W., S.D. Mahaffy, and J.K. Lerma. 2021. Site fidelity, spatial use, and behavior of dwarf sperm whales in Hawaiian waters: using small-boat surveys, photo-identification, and unmanned aerial surveys to study a difficult-to-study species. Marine Mammal Science. doi:10.111/mms.12861. Read a copy. Download supplemental materials.
  • Baird, R.W., D.B. Anderson, M.A. Kratofil, and D.L. Webster. 2021. Bringing the right fishermen to the table: indices of overlap between endangered false killer whales and nearshore fisheries in Hawai‘i. Biological Conservation 255. doi:10.1016/j.biocon.2021.108975. Download supplemental materials.
  • Fader, J.E., R.W. Baird, A.L. Bradford, D.C. Dunn, K.A. Forney, and A.J. Read. 2021. Patterns of depredation in the Hawai‘i deep-set longline fishery informed by fishery and false killer whale behavior. Ecosphere 12:e03682. doi:10.1002/ecs2.3682.
  • Jones-Todd, C.M., E. Pirotta, J.W. Durban, D.E. Claridge, R.W. Baird, E.A. Falcone, G.S. Schorr, S. Watwood, and L. Thomas. 2021. Continuous-time discrete-space models of marine mammal exposure to Navy sonar. Ecological Adaptations 32(1):e02475. doi: 10.1002/eap.2475. Download PDF copy.
  • Shaff, J.F., and R.W. Baird. 2021. Diel and lunar variation in diving behavior of rough-toothed dolphins (Steno bredanensis) off Kaua‘i, Hawai‘i. Marine Mammal Science, doi:10.1111/mms.12811. Download PDF copy. Download supplemental materials.
  • Van Cise, A.M., R.W. Baird, A.E. Harnish, J.J. Currie, S.H. Stack, T. Cullins, and A.M. Gorgone. 2021. Mark-recapture estimates suggest declines in abundance of common bottlenose dolphin stocks in the main Hawaiian Islands. Endangered Species Research 45:37-53. doi:10.3354/esr01117. Download PDF copy. Download supplemental materials.

2020

  • Anderson, D., R.W. Baird, A.L. Bradford, and E.M. Oleson. 2020. Is it all about the haul? Pelagic false killer whale interactions with longline fisheries in the central North Pacific. Fisheries Research 230, 105665. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fishres.2020.105665. Download PDF copy
  • Apprill, A., C. Miller, A. Van Cise, J.M. U’Ren, M.S. Leslie, L. Weber, R.W. Baird, J. Robbins, S. Landry, A. Bogomolni, and G. Waring. 2020. Marine mammal skin microbiotas are influenced by host phylogeny. Royal Society Open Science 7:192046. http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rsos.192046.
  • Baird, R.W., and D.L. Webster. 2020. Using dolphins to catch tuna: assessment of associations between pantropical spotted dolphins and yellowfin tuna hook and line fisheries in Hawai‘i. Fisheries Research 230, 105652. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fishres.2020.105652. Download PDF copy
  • Kratofil, M.A., G.M. Ylitalo, S.D. Mahaffy, K.L. West and R.W. Baird. 2020. Life history and social structure as drivers of persistent organic pollutant levels and stable isotopes in Hawaiian false killer whales (Pseudorca crassidens). Science of the Total Environment  733:138880. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.138880  Download PDF copy
  • Stack, S.H., G.L. Olson, V. Neamtu, A.F. Machernis, R.W. Baird and J.J. Currie. 2020. Identifying spinner dolphin (Stenella longirostris longirostris) movement and behavioral patterns to inform conservation strategies in Maui Nui, Hawai‘i. Marine Ecology Progress Series 66:187-197. https://doi.org/10.3354/meps13347. Download PDF copy

2019

  • Baird, R.W. 2019. Behavior and ecology of not-so-social odontocetes: Cuvier’s and Blainville’s beaked whales. In: Ethology and Behavioral Ecology of Toothed Whales and Dolphins, the Odontocetes. Edited by B. Würsig. Springer. For more information. Download PDF copy
  • Harnish, A.E., J. Ault, C. Babbitt, F.M.D. Gulland, P.C. Johnson, N.L. Shaughnessy, K.A. Wood and R.W. Baird. 2019. Survival of a common bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) calf with a presumptive gunshot wound to the head. Aquatic Mammals 45:543-548. doi:10.1578/am.45.5.2019.543. Download PDF copy
  • Howe, M., M.O. Lammers and R.W. Baird. 2019. Participatory science and directed survey methods: a case study with odontocetes in the Maui Nui region of the Hawaiian Islands. Journal of Cetacean Research and Management 20:101-109. Download PDF copy
  • Jarvis, S.M., E.E. Henderson, T.J. Brookens and D.L. Webster. 2019. Acoustic observation of the reaction of rough-toothed dolphin (Steno bredanensis) to vocalizations, most likely from killer whales (Orcinus orca), off Kaua‘i. Marine Mammal Science doi:10.1111/mms.12580. Download PDF copy
  • Martien, K.K., B.L. Taylor, S.J. Chivers, S.D. Mahaffy, A.M. Gorgone, and R.W. Baird. 2019. Fidelity to natal social groups and mating both within and between social groups in an endangered false killer whale (Pseudorca crassidens) population. Endangered Species Research doi:10.3354/esr00995. Download a copy
  • Owen, K., R.D. Andrews, R.W. Baird, G.S. Schorr and D.L. Webster. 2019. Lunar cycles influence the diving behavior and habitat use of short-finned pilot whales around the main Hawaiian Islands. Marine Ecology Progress Series doi:10.3354/meps13123. Download a copy
  • Van Cise, A.M., R.W. Baird, C.S. Baker, S. Cerchio, D. Claridge, R. Fielding, B. Hancock-Hanser, J. Marrero, K.K. Martien, A.A. Mignucci-Giannoni, E.M. Oleson, M. Oremus, M.M. Poole, P.E. Rosel, B.L. Taylor and P.A. Morin. 2019. Oceanographic barriers, divergence, and admixture: phylogeography and taxonomy of two putative subspecies of short-finned pilot whale. Molecular Ecology doi:10.1111/mec.15107. Download PDF copy
  • Yahn, S.N., R.W. Baird, S.D. Mahaffy and D.L. Webster. 2019. How to tell them apart? Discriminating tropical blackfish species using fin and body measurements from photos taken at sea. Marine Mammal Science doi:10.1111/mms.12584. Download PDF copy

2018

  • Bradford, A.L., R.W. Baird, S.D. Mahaffy, A.M. Gorgone, D.J. McSweeney, T. Cullins, D.L. Webster, and A.N. Zerbini. 2018. Abundance estimates for management of endangered false killer whales in the main Hawaiian Islands. Endangered Species Research 36: 297-313 doi: 10.3354/esr00903. Download PDF copy
  • Van Cise, A.M., S.D. Mahaffy, R.W. Baird, T.A. Mooney and J. Barlow. 2018. Song of my people: dialect differences among sympatric social groups of short-finned pilot whales in Hawai’i. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 72. doi.org/10.1007/s00265-018-2596-1. Download PDF copy.
  • West, K.L., W.A. Walker, R.W. Baird, D.L. Webster and G.S. Schorr. 2018. Stomach contents and diel diving behavior of melon-headed whales (Peponocephala electra) in Hawaiian waters. Marine Mammal Science doi: 10.1111/mms.12507. Download PDF copy

2017

  • Alves, F., J. R. Towers, R. W. Baird, G. Bearzi, S. Bonizzoni, R. Ferreira, Z. Halicka, A. Alessandrini, A. H. Kopelman, C. Yzoard, M. H. Rasmussen, C. G. Bertulli, E. Jourdain, A. Gullan, D. Rocha, K. Hupman, M.-T. Mrusczok, F. I. P. Samarra, S. Magalhaes, C. R. Weir, J. K. B. Ford and A. Dinis. 2017.  The incidence of bent dorsal fins in free-ranging cetaceans. Journal of Anatomy doi: 10.1111/joa.12729. Download PDF copy
  • ​Dinis, A., R. W. Baird, S. D. Mahaffy, V. Martín, F. Alves. 2017. Beaked whales with rostrum deformities: Implications for survival and reproduction. Marine Mammal Science doi: 10.1111/mms.12406. Download PDF copy
  • Forney, K. A., B. L. Southall, E. Slooten, S. Dawson, A. J. Read, R. W. Baird, R. L. Brownell Jr. 2017. Nowhere to go: noise impact assessments for marine mammal populations with high site fidelity. Endangered Species Research doi: 10.3354/esr00820. Abstract Download PDF copy
  • Martien, K. K., B. L. Hancock-Hanser, R. W. Baird, J. J. Kiszka, J. M. Aschettino, M. Oremus, M. C. Hill. 2017. Unexpected patterns of global population structure in melon-headed whales (Peponocephala electra). Marine Ecology Progress Series doi: 10.3354/meps12203. Download PDF copy
  • Van Cise, A.M., M.A. Roch, R.W. Baird, T.A. Mooney and J. Barlow. 2017. Acoustic differentiation of Shiho- and Naisa-type short-finned pilot whales in the Pacific Ocean. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America doi: 10.1121/1.4974858. Download PDF copy
  • Van Cise, A. M., K. K. Martien, S. D. Mahaffy, R. W. Baird, D. L. Webster, J. H. Fowler, E. M. Oleson, P. A. Morin. 2017. Familial social structure and socially driven genetic differentiation in Hawaiian short-finned pilot whales. Molecular Ecology. DOI: 10.1111/mec.14397. Download PDF copy
  • West,  K. L., W. A. Walker, R. W. Baird, J. G. Mead, P. W. Collins. 2017. Diet of Cuvier’s beaked whales Ziphius cavirostris from the North Pacific and a comparison with their diet world-wide. Marine Ecology Progress Series doi:  https://doi.org/10.3354/meps12214. Download PDF copy

2016

  • Baird, R.W. 2016. The lives of Hawai‘i’s dolphins and whales: natural history and conservation. University of Hawai‘i Press, Honolulu, Hawai‘i. doi: 10.1515/9780824865931
  • Albertson, G.R., R.W. Baird, M. Oremus, M.M. Poole, K.K. Martien and C.S. Baker. 2016. Staying close to home? Genetic differentiation of rough-toothed dolphins near oceanic islands in the central Pacific Ocean. Conservation Genetics doi: 10.1007/s10592-016-0880-z. Download PDF copy
  • Silva, T.L., T.A. Mooney, L.S. Sayigh, R.W. Baird and P.L. Tyack. 2016. Successful suction-cup tagging of a small delphinid species, Stenella attenuata: Insights into whistle characteristics. Marine Mammal Science DOI: 10.1111/mms.12376 Download PDF copy
  • Silva, T.L., T.A. Mooney, L.S. Sayigh, P.L. Tyack, R.W. Baird and J.N. Oswald. 2016. Whistle characteristics and daytime dive behavior in pantropical spotted dolphins (Stenella attenuata) in Hawai‘i measured using digitial acoustic recording tags (DTAGs). Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 140:421-429. Download PDF copy
  • Van Cise, A.M., P.A. Morin, R.W. Baird, A.R. Lang, K.M. Robertson, S.J. Chivers, R.L. Brownell, Jr., and K.K. Martin. 2016. Redrawing the map: mtDNA provides new insight into the distribution and diversity of short-finned pilot whales in the Pacific Ocean. Marine Mammal Science doi: 10.1111/mms.12315. Download PDF copy
  • Van Houtan, K.S., D.L. Francke, S. Alessi, T.T. Jones, S.L. Martin, L. Kurpita, C.S. King and R.W. Baird. 2016. The developmental biogeography of hawksbill sea turtles in the North Pacific. Ecology and Evolution doi: 10.1002/ece3.2034. Download PDF copy

2015

  • Abecassis, M., J. Polovina, R.W. Baird, A. Copeland, J.C. Drazen, R. Komokos, E. Oleson, Y. Jia, G.S. Schorr, D.L. Webster, and R.D. Andrews. 2015. Characterizing a foraging hotspot for short-finned pilot whales and Blainville’s beaked whales off the west side of the Island of Hawai‘i with tagging and oceanographic data. PLOS ONE doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0142628. Download PDF copy
  • Baird, R.W., D. Cholewiak, D.L. Webster, G.S. Schorr, S.D. Mahaffy, C. Curtice, J. Harrison and S.M. Van Parijs. 2015. Biologically important areas for cetaceans within U.S. waters – Hawai‘i region. Aquatic Mammals 41:54-64. Download PDF copy – for a copy of the issue introduction and literature cited click here
  • Baumann-Pickering, S., A.E. Simonis, E.M. Oleson, R.W. Baird, M.A. Roch, and S.W. Wiggins. 2015. False killer whale and short-finned pilot whale acoustic identification. Enangered Species Research 28:97-108. Download PDF copy
  • Mahaffy, S.D., R.W. Baird, D.J. McSweeney, D.L. Webster and G.S. Schorr. 2015. High site fidelity, strong associations and long-term bonds: short finned pilot whales off the island of Hawai‘i. Marine Mammal Science doi: 10.1111/mms/12234. Download PDF copy

2014

  • Baird, R.W., S.D. Mahaffy, A.M. Gorgone, T. Cullins, D.J. McSweeney, E.M. Oleson, A.L. Bradford, J. Barlow and D.L. Webster. 2014. False killer whales and fisheries interactions in Hawaiian waters: evidence for sex bias and variation among populations and social groups. Marine Mammal Science doi: 10.1111/mms.12177. Download PDF copy
  • Courbis, S., R.W. Baird, F. Cipriano, and D. Duffield. 2014. Multiple populations of pantropical spotted dolphins in Hawaiian waters. Journal of Heredity 105:627-641. Download PDF copy
  • Foltz, K., R.W. Baird, G.M. Ylitalo, and B.A. Jensen. 2014. Cytochrome P4501A1 expression in blubber biopsies of endangered false killer whales (Pseudorca crassidens) and nine other odontocete species from Hawai‘i. Exotoxicology doi: 10.1007/s10646-014-1300-0. Download PDF copy
  • Kaplan, M.B., T.A. Mooney, L.S. Sayigh, and R.W. Baird. 2014. Repeated call types in Hawaiian melon-headed whales (Peponocephala electra). Journal of the Acoustical Society of America doi 10.1121/1.4892759. Download PDF copy
  • Martien, K.K., S.J. Chivers, R.W. Baird, F.I. Archer, A.M. Gorgone, B.L. Hancock-Hanser, D. Mattila, D.J. McSweeney, E.M. Oleson, C. Palmer, V.L. Pease, K.M. Robertson, G.S. Schorr, M.B. Schultz, D.L. Webster and B.L. Taylor. 2014. Nuclear and mitochondrial patterns of population structure in North Pacific false killer whales (Pseudorca crassidens). Journal of Heredity doi: 10.1093/jhered/esu029. Download PDF copy

2013

  • Baird, R.W., D.L. Webster, J.M. Aschettino, G.S. Schorr and D.J. McSweeney. 2013. Odontocete cetaceans around the main Hawaiian Islands: habitat use and relative abundance from small-boat sighting surveys. Aquatic Mammals 39:253-269. Download PDF copy
  • Baird, R.W., E.M. Oleson, J. Barlow, A.D. Ligon, A.M. Gorgone, and S.D. Mahaffy. 2013. Evidence of an island-associated population of false killer whales (Pseudorca crassidens) in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands. Pacific Science 67:513-521. Download PDF copy
  • Barlow, J., P. Tyack, M. 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 of the Acoustical Society of America 134:2486-2496. Download PDF copy
  • Langrock, R., T. Marques, R.W. Baird, and L. Thomas. 2013. Modeling the diving behavior of whales: a latent-variable approach with feedback and semi-Markovian components. Journal of Agricultural, Biological, and Environmental Statistics doi: 10.1007/s13253-013-0158-6. Download PDF copy

2012

  • Baird, R.W., M.B. Hanson, G.S. Schorr, D.L. Webster, D.J. McSweeney, A.M. Gorgone, S.D. Mahaffy, D. Holzer, E.M. Oleson and R.D. Andrews. 2012. Range and primary habitats of Hawaiian insular false killer whales: informing determination of critical habitat. Endangered Species Research 18:47-61. doi: 10.3354/esr00435. Download PDF copy
  • Klinck, H., D.K. Mellinger, K. Klinck, N.M. Bogue, J.C. Luby, W.A. Jump, G.B. Shilling, T. Litchendorf, A.S. Wood, G.S. Schorr and R.W. Baird. 2012. Near-real-time acoustic monitoring of beaked whales and other cetaceans using a Seaglider. PLoS ONE 7:e36128. Download PDF copy
  • Thorne, L.H., D.W. Johnston, D.L. Urban, J. Tyne, L. Bejder, R.W. Baird, S. Yin, S.H. Rickards, M.H. Deakos, J.R. Mobley, A.A. Pack and M.C. Hill. 2012. Predictive modeling of spinner dolphin (Stenella longirostris) resting habitat in the main Hawaiian Islands. PLoS ONE 7:e43167. Download PDF copy

2011

  • Aschettino, J.M., R.W. Baird, D.J. McSweeney, D.L. Webster, G.S. Schorr, J.L. Huggins, K.K. Martien, S.D. Mahaffy, and K.L. West. 2011. Population structure of melon-headed whales (Peponocephala electra) in the Hawaiian Archipelago: evidence of multiple populations based on photo-identification. Marine Mammal Science doi: 10.1111/j.1748-7692.2011.00517.x Download PDF copy
  • Baird, R.W., G.S. Schorr, D.L. Webster, D.J. McSweeney, M.B. Hanson and R.D. Andrews. 2011. Movements of two satellite-tagged pygmy killer whales (Feresa attenuata) off the island of Hawai‘i. Marine Mammal Science 27:E332-E337 Download PDF copy
  • Baird, R.W., G.S. Schorr, D.L. Webster, S.D. Mahaffy, D.J. McSweeney, M.B. Hanson, and R.D. Andrews. 2011. Open-ocean movements of a satellite-tagged Blainville’s beaked whale (Mesoplodon densirostris): evidence for an offshore population in Hawai‘i? Aquatic Mammals 37:506-511. Download PDF copy
  • Martien, K.K., R.W. Baird, N.M. Hedrick, A.M. Gorgone, J.L. Thieleking, D.J. McSweeney, K.M. Robertson, and D.L. Webster. 2011. Population structure of island-associated dolphins: evidence from mitochondrial and microsatellite markers for common bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) around the main Hawaiian Islands. Marine Mammal Science doi: 10.1111/j.1748-7692.2011.00506.x Download PDF copy
  • Mesnick, S.L., B.L. Taylor, F.I. Archer, K.K. Martien, S. Escorza Treviño, B.L. Hancock-Hanser, S.C. Moreno Medina, V.L. Pease, K.M. Robertson, J.M. Straley, R.W. Baird, J. Calambokidis, G.S. Schorr, P. Wade, V. Burkanov, C.R. Lunsford, L. Rendell, and P.A. Morin. 2011. Sperm whale population structure in the eastern and central North Pacific inferred by the use of single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs), microsatellites and mitochondrial DNA. Molecular Ecology Resources 11(Suppl. 1):278-298. Download PDF copy
  • Sakai, M., K. Aoki, K. Sato, M. Amano, R.W. Baird, D.L. Webster, G.S. Schorr and N. Miyazaki. 2011. Swim speed and acceleration measurements of short-finned pilot whales (Globicephala macrorhynchus) in Hawai‘i. Mammal Study 36:55-59. Download PDF copy
  • Woodworth, P.A., G.S. Schorr, R.W. Baird, D.L. Webster, D.J. McSweeney, M.B. Hanson, R.D. Andrews and J.J. Polovina. 2011. Eddies as offshore foraging grounds for melon-headed whales (Peponocephala electra). Marine Mammal Science doi: 10.1111/j.1748-7692.2011.00509.x Download PDF copy

2010

  • Baird, R.W., G.S. Schorr, D.L. Webster, D.J. McSweeney, M.B. Hanson and R.D. Andrews. 2010. Movements and habitat use of satellite-tagged false killer whales around the main Hawaiian Islands. Endangered Species Research 10:107-121. doi: 10.3354/esr00258.  Download PDF copy
  • Faerber, M.M., and R.W. Baird. 2010. Does a lack of observed beaked whale strandings in military exercise areas mean no impacts have occurred? A comparison of stranding and detection probabilities in the Canary and Hawaiian Islands. Marine Mammal Science 26:602-613 Download PDF copy. The definitive version is available at Wiley InterScience

2009

  • Baird, R.W., A.M. Gorgone, D.J. McSweeney, A.D. Ligon, M.H. Deakos, D.L. Webster, G.S. Schorr, K.K. Martien, D.R. Salden, and S.D. Mahaffy. 2009. Population structure of island-associated dolphins: evidence from photo-identification of common bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) in the main Hawaiian Islands. Marine Mammal Science 25:251-274. Download PDF copy. The definitive version is available at Wiley InterScience​
  • Hooker, S.K., R.W. Baird, and A. Fahlman. 2009. Could beaked whales get the bends? Effects of diving behaviour and physiology on modelled gas exchange for three species: Ziphius cavirostris, Mesoplodon densirostris and Hyperoodon ampullatus. Respiratory Physiology & Neurobiology 167:235-246. Download PDF copy. The definitive version is available at doi:10.1016/j.resp.2009.04.023.
  • McSweeney, D.J., R.W. Baird, S.D. Mahaffy, D.L. Webster, and G.S. Schorr. 2009. Site fidelity and association patterns of a rare species: pygmy killer whales (Feresa attenuata) in the main Hawaiian Islands. Marine Mammal Science 25:557-572. Download PDF copy. The definitive version is available at Wiley InterScience
  • Reeves, R.R., S. Leatherwood and R.W. Baird. 2009. Evidence of a possible decline since 1989 in false killer whales (Pseudorca crassidens) around the main Hawaiian Islands. Pacific Science 63:253-261. Download PDF copy
  • Schorr, G.S., R.W. Baird, M.B. Hanson, D.L. Webster, D.J. McSweeney and R.D. Andrews. 2009. Movements of satellite-tagged Blainville’s beaked whales off the island of Hawai‘i. Endangered Species Research 10:203-213. Download PDF copy.
  • West, K.L., W.A. Walker, R.W. Baird, W. White, G. Levine, E. Brown and D. Schofield. 2009. Diet of pygmy sperm whales (Kogia breviceps) in the Hawaiian Archipelago. Marine Mammal Science 25:931-943. Download PDF copy. The definitive version is available at Wiley InterScience
  • Ylitalo, G.M., R.W. Baird, G.K. Yanagida, D.L. Webster, S.J. Chivers, J.L. Bolton, G.S. Schorr, and D.J. McSweeney. 2009. High levels of persistent organic pollutants measured in blubber of island-associated false killer whales (Pseudorca crassidens) around the main Hawaiian Islands. Marine Pollution Bulletin 58:1932-1937. doi: 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2009.08.029. Download PDF copy.

2008

  • 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 24:630-642. Download PDF copy. The definitive version is available at Wiley InterScience
  • Baird, R.W., D.L. Webster, S.D. Mahaffy, D.J. McSweeney, G.S. Schorr and A.D. Ligon. 2008. Site fidelity and association patterns in a deep-water dolphin: rough-toothed dolphins (Steno bredanensis) in the Hawaiian Archipelago. Marine Mammal Science 24:535-553. Download PDF copy The definitive version is available at Wiley InterScience
  • Baird, R.W., A.M. Gorgone, D.J. McSweeney, D.L. Webster, D.R. Salden, M.H. Deakos, A.D. Ligon, G.S. Schorr, J. Barlow and S.D. Mahaffy. 2008. False killer whales (Pseudorca crassidens) around the main Hawaiian Islands: long-term site fidelity, inter-island movements, and association patterns. Marine Mammal Science 24:591-612. doi: 10.1111/j.1748-7692.2008.00200.x. Download PDF copy The definitive version is available at Wiley InterScience

2007 and prior

  • Chivers, S.J., R.W. Baird, D.J. McSweeney, D.L. Webster, N.M. Hedrick, and J.C. Salinas. 2007. Genetic variation and evidence for population structure in eastern North Pacific false killer whales (Pseudorca crassidens)Canadian Journal of Zoology 85:783-794. Download PDF copy
  • McSweeney, D.J., R.W. Baird and S.D. Mahaffy. 2007. Site fidelity, associations and movements of Cuvier’s (Ziphius cavirostris) and Blainville’s (Mesoplodon densirostris) beaked whales off the island of Hawai‘i. Marine Mammal Science 23:666-687. Download PDF copy. The definitive version is available at Wiley InterScience
  • Baird, R.W., D.L. Webster, D.J. McSweeney, A.D. Ligon, G.S. Schorr, and J. Barlow. 2006. Diving behaviour of Cuvier’s (Ziphius cavirostris) and Blainville’s (Mesoplodon densirostris) beaked whales in Hawai‘i. Canadian Journal of Zoology 84:1120-1128. Download PDF copy
  • 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 60:523-530. Download PDF copy
  • Baird, R.W. 2005. Sightings of dwarf (Kogia sima) and pygmy (K. breviceps) sperm whales from the main Hawaiian Islands. Pacific Science 59:461-466. Download PDF copy
  • Baird, R.W., and A.M. Gorgone. 2005. False killer whale dorsal fin disfigurements as a possible indicator of long-line fishery interactions in Hawaiian waters. Pacific Science 59:593-601.Download PDF copy
  • Baird, R.W., A.D. Ligon, S.K. Hooker, and A.M. Gorgone. 2001.Sub-surface and night-time behaviour of pantropical spotted dolphins in Hawai‘i. Canadian Journal of Zoology 79: 988-996. Download PDF copy

Graduate Theses

  • Harnish, A.E. 2021. Population structure, residency, and inter-island movements of common bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) off O‘ahu and Maui Nui. M.E.S. Thesis, The Evergreen State College, Olympia. 117 pp. Download PDF copy.
  • Van Cise, A. 2017. Gene-culture coevolution in a social cetacean: integrating acoustic and genetic data to understand population structure in the short-finned pilot whale (Globicephala macrorhynchus). Ph.D. Thesis, University of California, San Diego. 226 pp. Download PDF copy
  • Albertson, G.R. 2014. Worldwide phylogeography and local population structure of the rough-toothed dolphin (Steno bredanensis). Ph.D. Dissertation, Oregon State University. Download PDF copy
  • Foltz, K.M. 2012. Cytochrome P4501A1 in the blubber of free-ranging and stranded Hawaiian odontocetes. M.Sc. Thesis, Hawai‘i Pacific University. Download PDF copy
  • Mahaffy, S.D. 2012. Site fidelity, associations and long-term bonds of short-finned pilot whales off the island of Hawai‘i. M.Sc. Thesis, Portland State University. 151 pp. Download PDF copy
  • Courbis, S.S. 2011. Population structure of island-associated pantropical spotted dolphins (Stenella attenuata) in Hawaiian waters. Ph.D. Dissertation, Portland State University. 173 pp. Download PDF copy
  • Aschettino, J.M. 2010. Population size and structure of melon-headed whales (Peponocephala electra) around the main Hawaiian Islands: evidence of multiple populations based on photographic data. M.Sc. Thesis, Hawai‘i Pacific University. 117 pp. Download PDF copy (13 MB file)

Books, non peer-reviewed articles, contract reports and government reports

2022

  • Baird, R.W., J. James, and C. Mata. 2022. A gray whale sighting off Hawai‘i Island: the first record for the central tropical Pacific. Document PSRG_2022_16 submitted to the Pacific Scientific Review Group, NOAA Fisheries. Download PDF copy
  • Harnish, A.E., R.W. Baird, J.J. Currie, S.H. Stack, T. Cullins, L. Opritoiu, A.M. Gorgone, and J.B. Kirkpatrick. 2022. Residency and movement patterns of common bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) off O‘ahu and Maui Nui carry implications for current stock boundaries. Document PSRG_2022_15 submitted to the Pacific Scientific Review Group, NOAA Fisheries. Download PDF copy.
  • Baird, R.W., C.J. Cornforth, K.A. Wood, S.E. Vasquez, A.E. Harnish, and M.A. Kratofil. 2022. Small-boat surveys and satellite tagging of odontocetes on the Pacific Missile Range Facility, Kaua‘i, in August 2021. Field survey report to U.S. Pacific Fleet by HDR, under Federal contract number N6247020D0016, Task Order No. N6274221F0107. Download PDF copy

2021

  • Baird, R.W., C.J. Cornforth, S.M. Jarvis, N.A. DiMarzio, K. Dolan, E.E. Henderson, S.W. Martin, S.L. Watwood, S.D. Mahaffy, B.D. Guenther, J.K. Lerma, A.E. Harnish, and M.A. Kratofil. 2021. Odontocete studies on the Pacific Missile Range Facility in February 2020: satellite-tagging, photo-identification, and passive acoustic monitoring. Report submitted to NAVFAC PAC under HDR contract no. N62470-15-D-8006, TO N6274219F0101. Download PDF copy
  • Harnish, A.E., R.W. Baird, E. Corsi, A.M. Gorgone, D. Perrine, A. Ward, and E. Sepeta. 2021. Common bottlenose dolphin associations with a fish farm in Hawai‘i: long-term associations and impacts on other delphinids. Document PSRG-2021-09 submitted to the Pacific Scientific Review Group, February 2021.
  • Henderson, E.E., C.R. Martin, R.W. Baird, M.A. Kratofil, S.W. Martin, B.L. Southall. 2021. FY20 summary report on the received level analysis of satellite tagged odontocetes at the Pacific Missile Range Facility. Naval Information Warfare Center Pacific. Download PDF copy

2020

  • Baird, R.W. 2020. Got fish? Hawaii Fishing News 45(2):22. Download PDF copy
  • Lerma, J. 2020. Your photos help marine mammal research. Hawaii fishing News 45(5):17. Download PDF copy

2019

  • Baird, R.W. 2019. How we learn about Hawaii’s dolphin and whale populations: do scientists really know what they are talking about? Hawaii Fishing News 44(9):31-32. Download PDF copy
  • Baird, R.W. 2019. The perils of relying on handling techniques to reduce bycatch in a partially observed fishery: a potential fatal flaw in the False Killer Whale Take Reduction Plan. Document PSRG-2019-14 submitted to the Pacific Scientific Review Group, Olympia, WA. Download PDF copy
  • Baird, R.W., and D.L. Webster. 2019. Movements of satellite-tagged pantropical spotted dolphins in relation to stock boundaries in Hawaiian waters. Document PSRG-2019-15 submitted to the Pacific Scientific Review Group, Olympia, WA. Download PDF copy
  • Baird, R.W., and D.L. Webster. 2019. Using dolphins to catch tuna: assessment of interactions between pantropical spotted dolphins and hook and line fisheries in Hawaii. Document PSRG-2019-16 submitted to the Pacific Scientific Review Group, Olympia, WA. Download PDF copy
  • Baird, R.W., D.B. Anderson, M.A. Kratofil, D.L. Webster, and S.D. Mahaffy. 2019. Cooperative conservation and long-term management of false killer whales in Hawai‘i: geospatial analyses of fisheries and satellite tag data to understand fishery interactions. Report to the State of Hawai‘i Board of Land and Natural Resources under Contract No. 67703.Download PDF copy
  • Baird, R.W., E.E. Henderson, S.W. Martin, and B.L. Southall. 2019. Assessing odontocete exposure and response to mid-frequency active sonar during Submarine Command Courses at the Pacific Missile Range Facility: 2016-2018. Prepared for Commander, Pacific Fleet, under Contract No. N62470-15-D-8006 Task Order KB16 issued to HDR, Inc., Honolulu, HI. Download PDF copy 
  • Baird, R.W., D.L. Webster, S.M. Jarvis, E.E. Henderson, S.L. Watwood, S.D. Mahaffy, B.D. Guenther, J.K. Lerma, C.J. Cornforth, A.W. Vanderzee, and D.B. Anderson. 2019. Odontocete studies on the Pacific Missile Range Facility in August 2018: satellite-tagging, photo-identification, and passive acoustic monitoring. Prepared for Commander, Pacific Fleet, under Contract No. N62470-15-D-8006 Task Order 6274218F0107 issued to HDR Inc., Honolulu, HI. Download PDF copy
  • Harnish, A.E., J. Ault, C. Babbitt, F.M.D. Gulland, P.C. Johnson, N.L. Shaughnessy, and R.W. Baird. 2019. Survival of a common bottlenose dolphin calf with a gunshot wound to the melon. Document PSRG-2019-17 submitted to the Pacific Scientific Review Group, Olympia, WA. Download PDF copy

2018

  • Baird, R.W., S.D. Mahaffy, D.L. Webster, B.D. Guenther, J.K. Lerma, C.J. Cornforth and D.B. Anderson. 2018. Odontocete studies on the Pacific Missile Range in August 2018: satellite-tagging, photo-identification, and passive acoustic monitoring. Interim field survey report to U.S. Pacific Fleet by HDR, under Federal contract number N62470-15-D-8006 under Task Order No. N6274218F0107. Download PDF copy.
  • Baird, R.W., D.L. Webster, S.M. Jarvis, K.A. Wood, C.J. Cornforth, S.D. Mahaffy, K.K. Martien, K.M. Robertson, D.B. Anderson, and D.J. Moretti. 2018. Odontocete studies on the Pacific Missile Range Facility in August 2017: satellite-tagging, photo-identification, and passive acoustic monitoring. Prepared for Commander, Pacific Fleet, under Contract No. N62470-15-D-8006 Task Order KB16 issued to HDR Inc., Honolulu, HI.  Download PDF copy.

2017

  • Baird, R.W. 2017. Using satellite tags to study spotted dolphin movements in Hawai‘i. Hawaii Fishing News 42(3):22-23. Download PDF copy
  • Baird, R.W., S.D. Mahaffy, A.M. Gorgone, K.A. Beach, T. Cullins, D.J. McSweeney, D.S. Verbeck and D.L. Webster. 2017. Updated evidence of interactions between false killer whales and fisheries around the main Hawaiian Islands: assessment of mouthline and dorsal fin injuries. Document PSRG-2017-16 submitted to the Pacific Scientific Review Group. Download PDF copy
  • Baird, R.W., S.W. Martin, R. Manzano-Roth, D.L. Webster, and B.L. Southall. 2017. Assessing exposure and response of three species of odontocetes to mid-frequency active sonar during submarine commanders courses at the Pacific Missile Range Facility: August 2013 through February 2015​.  Prepared for U.S. Pacific Fleet, submitted to NAVFAC PAC by HDR Environmental, Operations and Construction, Inc., Honolulu, Hawai‘i. Download PDF copy
  • Baird, R.W., D.L. Webster, R. Morrissey, B.K. Rone, S.D. Mahaffy, A.M. Gorgone, D.B. Anderson, E.E. Henderson, S.W. Martin, and D.J. Moretti. 2017. Odontocete studies on the Pacific Missile Range Facility in February 2016: satellite-tagging, photo-identification, and passive acoustic monitoring. Prepared for Commander, Pacific Fleet, Honolulu, HI. Download PDF copy
  • Baird, R.W., D. L. Webster, S.D. Mahaffy,  A.M. Gorgone, E. M. Walters, and D.B. Anderson. 2017. Studies of dolphins and whales on and around the Pacific Missile Range Facility using photo-identification and satellite tagging: evidence for resident and non-resident species. Prepared under Contract No. N66604-14-C0145 from the Naval Undersea Warfare Center. Download PDF copy

2016

  • Baird, R.W., D.L. Webster, S. Watwood, R. Morrissey, B.K. Rone, S.D. Mahaffy, A.M. Gorgone, D.B. Anderson and D.J. Moretti. 2016. Odontocete studies on the Pacific Missile Range Facility in February 2015: satellite-tagging, photo-identification, and passive acoustic monitoring. Prepared for Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet. Download PDF copy
  • Pittman, S.J., A.J. Winship, M. Poti, B.P. Kinlan, J.B. Leirness, R.W. Baird, J. Barlow, E.A. Becker, K.A. Forney, M.C. Hill, P.I. Miller, J. Mobley, and E.M. Oleson. 2016. Chapter 6: Marine Mammals – Cetaceans. pp. 227-265. In: B.M. Costa and M.S. Kendall (eds.), Marine Biogeographic Assessment of the Main Hawaiian Islands. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. OCS Study BOEM 2016-035 and NOAA Technical Memorandum NOS NCCOS 214. 359 pp. Download PDF copy
  • Pyle, P., D.L. Webster and R.W. Baird. 2016. White-rumped dark storm-petrels in Hawaiian Island waters – the quandary of Leach’s vs. Band-rumped storm petrels throughout the world. Birding 47(1):54-57. Download PDF copy

2015

  • Andrews, R.D., R.W. Baird, G.S. Schorr, R. Mittal, L.E. Howle, and M.B. Hanson. 2015. Improving attachments of remotely-deployed dorsal fin-mounted tags: tissue structure, hydrodynamics, in situ performance, and tagged-animal follow-up. Final report for ONR Grant Number N000141010686. Download PDF copy
  • Baird, R.W., A.N. Dilley, D.L. Webster, R. Morrissey, B.K. Rone, S.M. Jarvis, S.D. Mahaffy, A.M. Gorgone and D.J. Moretti. 2015. Odontocete studies on the Pacific Missile Range Facility in February 2014: satellite-tagging, photo-identification, and passive acoustic monitoring. Prepared for Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet, submitted to Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Pacific by HDR Environmental, Operations and Construction, Inc. Download PDF copy
  • Bradford, A.L., E.M. Oleson, R.W. Baird, C.H. Boggs, K.A. Forney, and N.C. Young. 2015. Revised stock boundaries for false killer whales (Pseudorca crassidens) in Hawaiian waters. NOAA Technical Memorandum NMFS-PIFSC-47. Download PDF copy

2014

  • Baird, R.W., S.M. Jarvis, D.L. Webster, B.K. Rone, J.A. Shaffer, S.D. Mahaffy, A.M. Gorgone, and D.J. Moretti. 2014. Odontocete studies on the Pacific Missile Range Facility in July/August 2013: satellite-tagging, photo-identification, and passive acoustic monitoring. Prepared for U.S. Pacific Fleet, submitted to NAVFAC PAC by HDR Environmental, Operations and Construction, Inc. Download PDF copy
  • Baird, R.W., S.W. Martin, D.L. Webster, and B.L. Southall. 2014. Assessment of modeled received sound pressure levels and movements of satellite-tagged odontocetes exposed to mid-frequency active sonar at the Pacific Missile Range Facility: February 2011 through February 2013. Prepared for U.S. Pacific Fleet, submitted to NAVFAC PAC by HDR Environmental, Operations and Construction, Inc. Download PDF copy

2013

  • Baird, R.W., J.A. Shaffer, D.L. Webster, S.D. Fisher, J.M. Aschettino, A.M. Gorgone, B.K. Rone, S.D. Mahaffy and D.J. Moretti. 2013. Odontocete studies off the Pacific Missile Range Facility in February 2013: satellite-tagging, photo-identification, and passive acoustic monitoring for species verification. Prepared for U.S. Pacific Fleet, submitted to NAVFAC PAC by HDR Environmental, Operations and Construction, Inc. Download PDF copy
  • Baird, R.W., D.L. Webster, S.D. Mahaffy, G.S. Schorr, J.M. Aschettino, and A.M. Gorgone. 2013. Movements and spatial use of odontocetes in the western main Hawaiian Islands: results of a three-year study off O‘ahu and Kaua‘i. Final report under Grant No. N00244-10-1-0048 from the Naval Postgraduate School. Download PDF copy

2012

  • Baird, R.W., D.L. Webster, J.M. Aschettino, D. Verbeck and S.D. Mahaffy. 2012. Odontocete movements off the island of Kaua‘i: results of satellite tagging and photo-identification efforts in January 2012. Prepared for U.S. Pacific Fleet, submitted to NAVFAC PAC by HDR Environmental, Operations and Construction, Inc. Download PDF copy
  • Baird, R.W., D.L. Webster, G.S. Schorr, J.M. Aschettino, A.M. Gorgone, and S.D. Mahaffy. 2012. Movements and spatial use of odontocetes in the western main Hawaiian Islands: results from satellite-tagging and photo-identification off Kaua‘i and Ni‘ihau in July/August 2011. Annual progress report under Grant No. N00244-10-1-0048 from the Naval Postgraduate School. Download PDF copy

2011

  • Baird, R.W., E.M. Oleson, J. Barlow, A.D. Ligon, A.M. Gorgone, and S.D. Mahaffy. 2011. Photo-identification and satellite tagging of false killer whales during HICEAS II: evidence of an island-associated population in the Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument. Document PSRG-2011-16 presented to the Pacific Scientific Review Group, Seattle, November 2011. Download PDF copy
  • Baird, R.W., S.D. Mahaffy, D.J. McSweeney, A.M. Gorgone, G.S. Schorr, D.L. Webster, M.B. Hanson and R.D. Andrews. 2011. Assessment of re-sighting rates of previously dart-tagged false killer whales and short-finned pilot whales in Hawaii: a preliminary report taking into account re-sightings of social groups. Document PSRG-2011-18 presented to the Pacific Scientific Review Group, Seattle, November 2011. Download PDF copy
  • Baird, R.W., G.S. Schorr, D.L. Webster, S.D. Mahaffy, J.M. Aschettino and T. Cullins. 2011. Movements and spatial use of satellite-tagged odontocetes in the western main Hawaiian Islands: results of field work undertaken off O‘ahu in October 2010 and Kaua‘i in February 2011. Annual progress report under Grant No. N00244-10-1-0048 from the Naval Postgraduate School. Download PDF copy
  • Baird, R.W., G.S. Schorr, D.L. Webster, D.J. McSweeney, M.B. Hanson and R.D. Andrews. 2011. Movements and spatial use of false killer whales in Hawai‘i: satellite tagging studies in 2009. Report prepared under Order No. AB133F09SE4132 from the Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, Honolulu, HI. Download PDF copy
  • Hill, M.C., A.L. Bradford, K.R. Andrews, R.W. Baird, M.H. Deakos, D.W. Johnston, S.D. Mahaffy, A.J. Milette, E.M. Oleson, J. Ostman-Lind, A.A. Pack, S.H. Rickard, and S. Yin. 2011. Abundance and movements of spinner dolphins off the main Hawaiian Islands. PIFSC Working Paper WP-11-013. Download PDF copy
  • Pyle, P., D.L. Webster and R.W. Baird. 2011. Notes on petrels of the dark-rumped petrel complex (Pterodroma phaeopygia/sandwichensis) in Hawaiian waters. North American Birds 65(2):364-367. Download PDF copy
  • Baird, R.W., J.M. Aschettino, D.J. McSweeney, D.L. Webster, G.S. Schorr, S. Baumann-Pickering and S.D. Mahaffy. 2010. Melon-headed whales in the Hawaiian archipelago: an assessment of population structure and long-term site fidelity based on photo-identification. Report prepared under Order No. JG133F09SE4440 to Cascadia Research Collective from the Southwest Fisheries Science Center, National Marine Fisheries Service, La Jolla, CA. Download PDF copy
  • Baird, R.W., G.S. Schorr, D.L. Webster, D.J. McSweeney, M.B. Hanson and R.D. Andrews. 2010. Movements and habitat use of Cuvier’s and Blainville’s beaked whales in Hawai‘i: results from satellite tagging in 2009/2010. Report prepared under Order No. AB133F09SE4843 from the Southwest Fisheries Science Center, La Jolla, CA. Download PDF copy
  • Bane, C., R.W. Baird and K.R. Wood. 2010. Annotated checklist of marine mammals and sea turtles, Lehua Islet, Ni‘ihau, Hawai‘i. ‘Elepaio 70:49-55. Download PDF copy
  • Chivers, S.J., R.W. Baird, K.M. Martien, B.L. Taylor, E. Archer, A.M. Gorgone, B.L. Hancock, N.M. Hedrick, D. Matilla, D.J. McSweeney, E.M. Oleson, C.L. Palmer, V. Pease, K.M. Robertson, J. Robbins, J.C. Salinas, G.S. Schorr, M. Schultz, J.L. Theileking, and D.L. Webster. 2010. Evidence of genetic differentiation for Hawai‘i insular false killer whales (Pseudorca crassidens). NOAA Technical Memorandum NMFS-SWFSC-458, 46p. Download PDR copy
  • Baumann-Pickering, S., L.K. Baldwin, A.E. Simonis, M.A. Roche, M.L. Melcon, J.A. Hildebrand, E.M. Oleson, R.W. Baird, G.S. Schorr, D.L. Webster, and D.J. McSweeney. 2010. Characterization of marine mammal recordings from the Hawaii Range Complex. Naval Postgraduate School NPS-OC-10-004CR. Download PDF copy
  • Baird, R.W. 2009. A review of false killer whales in Hawaiian waters: biology, status, and risk factors. Report prepared for the U.S. Marine Mammal Commission under Order No. E40475499. Download PDF copy
  • Baird, R.W. 2009. Beaked whale science coming of age: progress from Hawai‘i. Whalewatcher (Journal of the American Cetacean Society) 38(1)18-22.Download PDF copy
  • Baird, R.W., G.S. Schorr, D.L. Webster, S.D. Mahaffy, D.J. McSweeney, M.B. Hanson, and R.D. Andrews. 2009. Movements of satellite-tagged Cuvier’s and Bainville’s beaked whales in Hawai‘i: evidence for an offshore population of Blainville’s beaked whales. Report prepared under Contract No. AB133F-08-SE-4534 from the Southwest Fisheries Science Center, National Marine Fisheries Service, La Jolla, California. Download PDF copy
  • Baird, R.W., G.S. Schorr, D.L. Webster, D.J. McSweeney, M.B. Hanson, and R.D. Andrews. 2008. Movements of satellite-tagged false killer whales around the main Hawaiian Islands. Document PSRG-2008-13 submitted to the Pacific Scientific Review Group, Kihei, HI, November 2008. Download PDF copy
  • Baird, R.W., G.S. Schorr, D.L. Webster, D.J. McSweeney, A.M. Gorgone and S.J. Chivers. 2008. A survey to assess overlap of insular and offshore false killer whales (Pseudorca crassidens) off the island of Hawai‘i. Report prepared under Order No. AB133F07SE4484 for the Protected Species Division, Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, National Marine Fisheries Service, Honolulu, HI. Download PDF copy
  • Baird, R.W., G.S. Schorr, D.L. Webster, D.J. McSweeney, M.B. Hanson, and R.D. Andrews. 2008. Multi-species cetacean satellite tagging to examine movements in relation to the 2008 Rim-of-the-Pacific (RIMPAC) naval exercise. A quick look report on the results of tagging efforts undertaken under Order No. D1000115 from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. Download PDF copy
  • Schorr, G.S., R.W. Baird, M.B. Hanson, D.L. Webster, D.J. McSweeney, and R.D. Andrews. 2008. Movements of the first satellite-tagged Cuvier’s and Blainville’s beaked whales in Hawai‘i. Report prepared under Contract No. AB133F-07-SE-3706 to Cascadia Research Collective, Olympia, WA from the Southwest Fisheries Science Center, National Marine Fisheries Service, La Jolla, California. Download PDF copy
  • Baird, R.W., D.L. Webster, G.S. Schorr, and D.J. McSweeney. 2007. Diel variation in beaked whale diving behavior. Final report prepared under Contract No. AB133F-06-CN-0053 to Cascadia Research Collective, Olympia, Washington, from the Southwest Fisheries Science Center, National Marine Fisheries Service, La Jolla, California. Download PDF copy
  • Baird, R.W. 2006. Hawai‘i’s other cetaceans. Whale and Dolphin Magazine 11:28-31. Download PDF copy
  • Baird, R.W., G.S. Schorr, D.L. Webster, D.J. McSweeney, and S.D. Mahaffy. 2006. Studies of beaked whale diving behavior and odontocete stock structure in Hawai‘i in March/April 2006. Report prepared under contract No. AB133F-06-CN-0053 to Cascadia Research from the Southwest Fisheries Science Center, NMFS, La Jolla, CA. Download PDF copy
  • Baird, R.W., G.S. Schorr, D.L. Webster, S.D. Mahaffy, A.B. Douglas, A.M. Gorgone, and D.J. McSweeney. 2006. A survey for odontocete cetaceans off Kaua‘i and Ni‘ihau, Hawai‘i, during October and November 2005: evidence for population structure and site fidelity. Report to Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, NOAA Fisheries, under Order No. AB133F05SE5197 with additional support from the Marine Mammal Commission and Dolphin Quest. Download PDF copy
  • Southall, B.L., R. Braun, F.M.D. Gulland, A.D. Heard, R.W. Baird, S.M. Wilkin, and T.K. Rowles. 2006. Hawaiian melon-headed whale (Peponocephala electra) mass stranding event of July 3-4, 2004. NOAA Technical Memorandum NMFS-OPR-31. Download PDF copy
  • Baird, R.W., D.L. Webster and D.J. McSweeney. 2005. Biases and data limitations of odontocete cetacean sighting data from small-boat based surveys around the main Hawaiian Islands. Report prepared under Purchase Order No. N62742-05-P-1880 from the NAVFAC Pacific, Pearl Harbor, HI. Download PDF copy
  • Baird, R.W., A.M. Gorgone, D.L. Webster, D.J. McSweeney, J.W. Durban, A.D. Ligon, D.R. Salden, and M.H. Deakos. 2005. False killer whales around the main Hawaiian islands: an assessment of inter-island movements and population size using individual photo-identification. Report prepared under Order No. JJ133F04SE0120 from the Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, National Marine Fisheries Service. Download PDF copy
  • 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. 2005. Report prepared under Order No. AB133F-04-RQ-0928 to Cascadia Research Collective, Olympia, WA from the Southwest Fisheries Science Center, NMFS, La Jolla, CA. Download PDF copy
  • Baird, R.W., D.J. McSweeney, A.D. Ligon and D.L. Webster. 2004. Tagging feasibility and diving of Cuvier’s beaked whales (Ziphius cavirostris) and Blainville’s beaked whales (Mesoplodon densirostris) in Hawai‘i. Report prepared under Order No. AB133F-03-SE-0986 to the Hawai’i Wildlife Fund, Volcano, HI, from the Southwest Fisheries Science Center, National Marine Fisheries Service, La Jolla, CA, 92037 USA. Download PDF copy
  • Baird, R.W., D.J. McSweeney, D.L. Webster, A.M. Gorgone and A.D. Ligon. 2003. Studies of odontocete population structure in Hawaiian waters: results of a survey through the main Hawaiian Islands in May and June 2003. Report prepared under Contract No. AB133F-02-CN-0106 from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Western Administrative Support Center, 7600 Sand Point Way N.E., Seattle, WA 98115 USA.Download PDF copy
  • Baird, R.W., A.M. Gorgone, and D.L. Webster. 2002. An examination of movements of bottlenose dolphins between islands in the Hawaiian Island chain. Report prepared under contract #40JGNF110270 to the Southwest Fisheries Science Center, National Marine Fisheries Service, La Jolla, CA. Download PDF copy
  • Baird, R.W., A.M. Gorgone, A.D. Ligon, and S.K. Hooker. 2001. Mark-recapture abundance estimate of bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus around Maui and Lana‘i, Hawai‘i, during the winter of 2000/2001. Report prepared under contract #40JGNF0-00262 to the Southwest Fisheries Science Center, National Marine Fisheries Service, La Jolla, CA. Download PDF copy
  • Baird, R.W. 2000. High levels of human interaction with a Hawaiian monk seal on the island of Maui. The Monachus Guardian 3(1).
  • Baird, R.W., A.D. Ligon and S.K. Hooker. 2000. Sub-surface and night-time behavior of humpback whales off Maui, Hawaii: a preliminary report. Report prepared under Contract #40ABNC050729 from the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary, Kihei, HI, to the Hawaii Wildlife Fund, Paia, HI. Download PDF copy

Conference and workshop presentations and proceedings

Abstracts submitted to 24th Biennial Conference of the Society for Marine Mammalogy (West Palm Beach, Florida, August 2022). Most of these presentations can be found on this page

Baird, R.W., A.E. Harnish, E. Corsi, A.M. Gorgone, D. Perrine, A. Ward, C. Hankins, and E. Sepeta. 2022. Unintended Consequences: Common Bottlenose Dolphin Associations with an Aquaculture Operation in Hawaiʻi Lead to Impacts on Spinner Dolphins and other Delphinids.

Corsi, E., R.W. Baird, A.E. Harnish, A.M. Gorgone, J.J. Currie, S.H. Stack, and J. Kiszka. 2022. Variation in Social Structure of Two Different Stocks of Island-associated Bottlenose Dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) Around the Main Hawaiian Islands.

Douglas, A.B., and R.W. Baird. 2022. Denizens of the Deep: Three Lines of Evidence Suggest a Pelagic Population of Risso’s Dolphins in Hawaiian Waters.

Gless, E.J., S.D. Mahaffy, G.L. Olson, S.H. Stack, J.J. Currie, and R.W. Baird. 2022. Photo-identification of Pantropical Spotted Dolphins in Hawaiian Waters Reveals Long-term Re-sightings, Supporting the Existence of Island-associated Resident Populations.

Harnish, A.E., R.W. Baird, J.J. Currie, S.H. Stack, T. Cullins, L. Opritoiu, A.M. Gorgone, and J.B. Kirkpatrick. 2022. Stock Structure, Residency, and Inter-Island Movements of Common Bottlenose Dolphins between O‘ahu and Maui Nui.

Howe, M., R.W. Baird, M.A. Kratofil, and D.L. Webster. 2022. Understanding the Distribution Patterns of Rough-toothed Dolphins (Steno bredanensis) Around Kauaʻi and Niʻihau.

Kratofil, M.A., R.W. Baird, and D.L. Webster. 2022. Spatial Use of Pantropical Spotted Dolphins in Relation to Stock Boundaries and Environmental Features in Hawaiian Waters.

Mahaffy, S.D., R.W. Baird, and B.L. Hancock-Hanser. 2022. Long-term Associations, Life History, and Lack of Dispersal: Unique Insights from Pygmy Killer Whales off the Island of Hawaiʻi.

Shaff, J.F., M.A. Kratofil, and R.W. Baird. 2022. Beneath the Surface: Diving Behavior of False Killer Whales from Two Populations Across Diel and Lunar Cycles in Hawaiian Waters.

Yahn, S., R.W. Baird, and S.D. Mahaffy. 2022. Is Bigger Always Better? Sexually Dimorphic Characteristics of Short-Finned Pilot Whales, False Killer Whales, and Melon-Headed Whales Assessed Using Fin and Body Morphometrics from Photos Taken at Sea.

Abstracts submitted to the World Marine Mammal Conference (Barcelona, December 2019)

  • Baird, R.W. 2019. The perils of relying on handling techniques to reduce bycatch in a partially observed fishery: a fatal flaw in the U.S. False Killer Whale Take Reduction Plan. Presented to the World Marine Mammal Conference, Barcelona, Spain, December 7-12, 2019.
  • Lerma, J.K., L. Rhodes, M.B. Hanson and R.W. Baird. 2019. Assessing respiratory microbiome of small- and medium-sized cetaceans using unmanned aerial systems: breath sampling humpbacks is so 2016. Poster presented at the World Marine Mammal Conference, Barcelona, Spain, December 7-12, 2019.
  • Mahaffy, S.D., and R.W. Baird. 2019. Long-term mom/calf associations in rough-toothed dolphins (Steno bredanensis) off the island of Hawai‘i: evidence of a stable matrilineal social structure in a deep-water dolphin? Poster presented at the World Marine Mammal Conference, Barcelona, Spain, December 7-12, 2019. Download poster PDF
  • Mickey, S., R.W. Baird and S.D. Mahaffy. 2019. Bite me: using cookie-cutter shark bite scars to estimate age of Blainville’s beaked whales in Hawaiian waters. Poster presented at the World Marine Mammal Conference, Barcelona, Spain, December 7-12, 2019. Download poster PDF
  • Vanderzee, A., S.D. Mahaffy, D. Verbeck, P. Johnson, T. Cullins and R.W. Baird. 2019. Keep an eye on me: using underwater photos and video from citizen science to evaluate prevalence of injury in pygmy killer whales (Feresa attenuata) in Hawai‘i. Poster presented at the World Marine Mammal Conference, Barcelona, Spain, December 7-12, 2019. Download poster PDF
  • Gill, K.P., R.W. Baird, and A.M. Gorgone. 2019. Prevalence of Fishery-Related Scarring on the Mouthlines of Common Bottlenose Dolphins Around the Main Hawaiian Islands. Poster presented at the World Marine Mammal Conference, Barcelona, Spain, December 7-12, 2019. Download poster PDF

Abstract from the joint meeting of the American Fisheries Society and The Wildlife Society (Reno, NV, September/October 2019)

  • Kratofil, M.A., G.M. Ylitalo, R.W. Baird, and S.D. Mahaffy. 2019. Breaching the Line: Persistent Organic Pollutant Concentrations Exceeding Thresholds in Endangered Hawaiian False Killer Whales (Pseudorca crassidens). Poster presented at the joint meeting of the American Fisheries Society and The Wildlife Society, Reno, NV, September 29-October 3, 2019). Download poster PDF

Abstracts from the 22nd Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals (Halifax, Nova Scotia, October 2017) can be found on the conference web site.

  • Albertson, A. Alexander, K.K. Martien, R.W. Baird, M. Oremus, S.J. Caballero-Gaitan, M. Poole, R.L. Brownell, D. Duffield, C.S. Baker. 2017. Worldwide phylogeography of the rough-toothed dolphin (Steno bredanensis) described using mitogenomes and nuclear introns. Abstract from the 22nd Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals, Halifax, Nova Scotia, October 22-27, 2017. View abstract
  • Anderson, D.B, R.W. Baird, A.L. Bradford and D.L. Webster. 2017. Longline fishery interactions and resource selection of satellite-tagged pelagic false killer whales in the North Pacific. Abstract from the 22nd Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals, Halifax, Nova Scotia, October 22-27, 2017. View abstract
  • Baird, R.W., D.B. Anderson and D.L. Webster. 2017. Bringing the right fishermen to the table: an index of overlap between false killer whales and nearshore fisheries in Hawai’i, with implications for targeting observer programs and outreach efforts. Abstract from the 22nd Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals, Halifax, Nova Scotia, October 22-27, 2017. View abstract
  • Bradford, A.L., R.W. Baird, S.D. Mahaffy, A.M. Gorgone, D.J. McSweeney, T. Cullins, D.L. Webster and A.N. Zerbini. Abundance estimates for management of endangered false killer whales in the main Hawaiian Islands. Abstract from the 22nd Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals, Halifax, Nova Scotia, October 22-27, 2017. View abstract
  • Mahaffy, S.D., R.W. Baird, A.M. Gorgone, T. Cullins, D.J. McSweeney and D.L. Webster. 2017. Group dynamics of the endangered insular population of false killer whales in Hawai’i. Abstract from the 22nd Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals, Halifax, Nova Scotia, October 22-27, 2017. View abstract Download poster PDF
  • Martien, K.K., B. Hancock-Hanser, R.W. Baird, J. Kiszka, J.Aschettino, M. Oremus and M. Hill. 2017. Black sheep of the blackfish family: patterns of population structure in melon-headed whales (Peponocephala electra). Abstract from the 22nd Biennial Conference Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals, Halifax, Nova Scotia, October 22-27, 2017.
  • Van Cise, A., P. Morin, K.K. Martien, R.W. Baird, S.D. Mahaffy, D.L. Webster, A. Mooney, E.M. Oleson, and J. Barlow. 2017. Song of my people: short-finned pilot whales in Hawai’i use vocal repertoire diversity to maintain social and genetic population structure. Abstract from the 22nd Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals, Halifax, Nova Scotia, October 22-27, 2017. View abstract
  • Walker-Milne, N., Y. Papastamatious, R.W. Baird and S.D. Mahaffy. 2017. Seasonal prevalence of cookiecutter shark (Isistius brasiliensis) bites on short-finned pilot whales (Globicephala macrorhynchus) in Hawai’i. Abstract from the 22nd Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals, Halifax, Nova Scotia, October 22-27, 2017. View abstract Download poster PDF
  • Walters, E., R.W. Baird, D.L. Webster, D.B. Anderson, S.D. Mahaffy, G.S. Schorr and R.D. Andrews. 2017. Defining key habitats: an analysis of short-finned pilot whale communities in Hawai’i using satellite tag data. Abstract from the 22nd Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals, Halifax, Nova Scotia, October 22-27, 2017. View abstract
  • Yahn, S., R.W. Baird, S.D. Mahaffy, and D.L. Webster. 2017. How to tell them apart? Blackfish species discrimination using fin and body morphometrics obtainable from photos at sea. Abstract from the 22nd Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals, Halifax, Nova Scotia, October 22-27, 2017. View abstract Download poster PDF
  • Apprill, A., C.A. Miller, R.W. Baird, J. Robbins, M.E. Niemeyer, G.T. Waring, A. Bogolomoni and S. Landry. 2015. Comparison of skin microbiomes across 16 marine mammal species. Poster presented at the 21st Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals, San Francisco, California, December 14-18, 2015.
  • Baird, R.W., and D.L. Webster. 2015. Unintended consequences of using dolphins to catch tuna: examining the extent and nature of hook and line fishery interactions with pantropical spotted dolphins off the island of Hawai‘i. Talk presented at the 21st Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals, San Francisco, California, December 14-18, 2015.
  • Beach, K.A., R.W. Baird, S.D. Mahaffy, D.L. Webster and D.J. McSweeney. 2015. Mouthline injuries as an indication of fisheries interactions for false killer whales and pygmy killer whales in Hawai‘i. Talk presented at the 21st Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals, San Francisco, California, December 14-18, 2015.
  • Hancock-Hanser, B.L., K.M. Robertson, R.W. Baird and K.K. Martien. 2015. Examining the global phylogeography of a little known species: the pygmy killer whale (Feresa attenuata). Poster presented at the 21st Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals, San Francisco, California, December 14-18, 2015.
  • Mahaffy, S.D., R.W. Baird, D.J. McSweeney, D.L. Webster and G.S. Schorr. 2015. Group structure and mating strategies of Cuvier’s (Ziphius cavirorstris) and Blainville’s (Mesoplodon densirostris) beaked whales off the island of Hawai‘i. Poster presented at the 21st Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals, San Francisco, California, December 14-18, 2015. Download PDF copy
  • Rone, B.K., R.W. Baird, D.L. Webster and D.B. Anderson. 2015. Satellite telemetry results indicate an open-ocean population of sperm whales (Physeter macrocephalus) in Hawaiian waters. Poster presented at the 21st Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals, San Francisco, California, December 14-18, 2015. Download PDF copy
  • Silva, T.L., T.A. Mooney, L.S. Sayigh, P.L. Tyack, and R.W. Baird. 2015. Whistle characteristics and daytime dive behavior of pantropical spotted dolphins (Stenella attenuata) in Hawai‘i. Poster presented at the 21st Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals, San Francisco, California, December 14-18, 2015.
  • Van Cise, A.M., K.K. Martien, R.W. Baird, E. Oleson and P.A Morin. 2015. Nuclear SNPs reveal link between social and genetic structure in Hawaiian short-finned pilot whales. Poster presented at the 21st Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals, San Francisco, California, December 14-18, 2015.
  • Webster, D.L., R.W. Baird, B.K. Rone and D.B. Anderson. 2015. Rough-toothed dolphins on a Navy range in Hawai‘i: using LIMPET satellite-tag data to assess movements, habitat use, and overlap with Navy activities. Poster presented at the 21st Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals, San Francisco, California, December 14-18, 2015. Download PDF copy
    In December 2013 Cascadia co-hosted the Second Biennial Workshop on Science and Conservation of Hawaiian Odontocetes, held in Dunedin, New Zealand, prior to the Biennial marine mammal conference. Our work was incorporated into five of the presentations.
  • Albertson, G.R., R.W. Baird, M. Oremus, M.M. Poole, K.K. Martien, R.L. Brownell Jr., F. Cipriano, and C.S. Baker. 2013. Are you my mother? A test of matrilineal social organization in mass strandings and living groups of rough-toothed dolphins. Poster presented at the 20th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals, Dunedin, New Zealand, 9-13 December 2013.
  • Baird, R.W., G.S. Schorr, D.L. Webster, S.D. Mahaffy, D.J. McSweeney, M.B. Hanson and R.D. Andrews. 2013. Combining association and movement analyses of short-finned pilot whales in the Hawaiian Islands: evidence for multiple populations within the Hawaiian Archipelago. Talk presented at the 20th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals, Dunedin, New Zealand, 9-13 December 2013.
  • Gorgone, A.M., R.W. Baird, D.L. Webster, G.S. Schorr, D.J. McSweeney and T. Cullins. 2013. Satellite-tagging and photo-ID provide further evidence of multiple island-associated populations of common bottlenose dolphins in the main Hawaiian Islands. Talk presented at the 20th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals, Dunedin, New Zealand, 9-13 December 2013.
  • Mahaffy, S.D., R.W. Baird, T. Cullins, G.S. Schorr, D.L. Webster and D.J. McSweeney. 2013. A small resident social group of pygmy killer whales off the island of O‘ahu: photo-identification and satellite tagging reveal differences in social patterns of this species in the Hawaiian archipelago. Poster presented at the 20th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals, Dunedin, New Zealand, 9-13 December 2013.
  • Walker, W.A., R.W. Baird, D.L. Webster, J.M. Aschettino, G.S. Schorr, D.J. McSweeney and S. Fitzgerald. 2013. Diurnal occurrence of dead mesopelagic fish and squid at the sea surface and their importance as a previously unrecognized predictable food resource for oceanic marine birds. Poster presented at the Pacific Seabird Group 40th Annual Meeting, Portland, Oregon. Download PDF copy
    In November 2011 Cascadia co-hosted a Workshop on Science and Conservation of Hawaiian Odontocetes, held in Tampa, Florida, prior to the Biennial marine mammal conference. Our work was incorporated into twelve of the presentations.
  • Albertson, G.R., M. Oremus, R.W. Baird, K.K. Martien, M.M. Poole, R.L. Brownell Jr., F. Cipriano and C.S. Baker. 2011. Staying close to home: genetic analyses reveal insular population structure for the pelagic dolphin Steno bredanensis. Poster presented at the 19th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals, Tampa, Florida, November-December 2011.
  • Aschettino, J.M., R.W. Baird, G.S. Schorr, K.K. Martien, D.J. McSweeney, D.L. Webster, J.L. Huggins, S.D. Mahaffy and K.L. West. 2011. Photo-identification, genetic, and telemetry data show evidence of two populations of melon-headed whales in Hawai‘i. Talk presented at the 19th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals, Tampa, Florida, November-December 2011, and at the Workshop on Science and Conservation of Hawaiian Odontocetes, November 26, 2011, Tampa, Florida.
  • Baird, R.W., M.B. Hanson, G.S. Schorr, D.L. Webster, A.M. Gorgone, S.D. Mahaffy, D.J. McSweeney, E.M. Oleson, and R.D. Andrews. 2011. Assessment of critical habitat for endangered false killer whales in Hawai‘i. Talk presented at the 19th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals, Tampa, Florida, November-December 2011.
  • Burgess, W.C., E.M. Oleson and R.W. Baird. 2011. A hydrodynamic acoustic recording tag for small cetaceans and first results from a pantropical spotted dolphin. Poster presented at the 19th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals, Tampa, Florida, November-December 2011. Download PDF copy
  • Courbis, S., R.W. Baird, F. Cipriano and D. Duffield. 2011. Population structure of pantropical spotted dolphins near the main Hawaiian Islands: evidence of multiple genetic stocks. Talk presented at the 19th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals, Tampa, Florida, November-December 2011.
  • Mahaffy, S.D., R.W. Baird, D.J. McSweeney, D.L. Webster, and G.S. Schorr. 2011. High site fidelity, strong associations and long-term bonds: short-finned pilot whales (Globicephala macrorhynchus) off the island of Hawai‘i. Poster presented at the 19th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals, Tampa, Florida, November-December 2011, and talk presented at the Workshop on Science and Conservation of Hawaiian Odontocetes, November 26, 2011, Tampa, Florida.
  • Martien, K.K., R.W. Baird, S.J. Chivers, A.M. Gorgone, B.L. Hancock-Hanser, S.D. Mahaffy, E.M. Oleson, V.L. Pease, K.M. Robertson, D.J. McSweeney and B.L. Taylor. 2011. Social structure analyses of Hawaiian insular false killer whales lend insight into mechanisms of gene flow in a highly social species. Poster presented at the 19th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals, Tampa, Florida, November-December 2011.
  • Aschettino, J.M., R.W. Baird, D.L. Webster, G.S. Schorr, D.J. McSweeney, and J.L. Huggins. 2009. Melon-headed whales (Peponocephala electra) in Hawaiian waters: A look at population size and structure. Talk presented at the 18th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals, Quebec, October 2009.
  • Baird, R.W., D.J. McSweeney, G.S. Schorr, S.D. Mahaffy, D.L. Webster, J. Barlow, M.B. Hanson, J.P. Turner and R.D. Andrews. 2009. Studies of beaked whales in Hawai‘i: population size, movements, trophic ecology, social organization and behaviour. ECS Special Publication 51:23-25. Download PDF copy
  • Baird, R.W., G.S. Schorr, D.L. Webster, D.J. McSweeney, M.B. Hanson, and R.D. Andrews. 2009. Movements of satellite-tagged false killer whales around the main Hawaiian Islands: implications for management. Talk presented at the 18th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals, Quebec, October 2009.
  • Courbis, S., R.W. Baird, F. Cipriano, and D. Duffield. 2009. Population structure of pantropical spotted dolphins near the main Hawaiian Islands: evidence of multiple genetic stocks. Poster presented at the 18th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals, Quebec, October 2009.
  • Hanson, M.B., R.D. Andrews, G.S. Schorr, R.W. Baird, S. Raverty, D.L. Webster, and D.J. McSweeney. 2009. Tissue response to remotely-deployed dorsal fin-mounted telemetry tags: An assessment from re-sightings of tagged Hawaiian odontocetes. Poster presented at the 18th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals, Quebec, October 2009.
  • Mahaffy, S.D., R.W. Baird, D.J. McSweeney, D.L. Webster, and G.S. Schorr. 2009. Individual photo-identification of dwarf sperm whales off the island of Hawai‘i; evidence of site fidelity and a small population size. Poster presented at the 18th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals, Quebec, October 2009.
  • Schorr, G.S., R.W. Baird, D.L. Webster, D.J. McSweeney, M.B. Hanson, J. Polovina, and R.D. Andrews. 2009. Satellite tagging of melon-headed whales in Hawai‘i reveals widely dispersed movement patterns. Talk presented at the 18th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals, Quebec, October 2009.
  • Atwood, T., J.P. Turner and R.W. Baird. 2007. An examination of the trophic ecology of odontocetes from the main Hawaiian Islands. Talk presented at the 17th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals, Cape Town, South Africa, November-December 2007. Download PDF copy of abstract
  • Baird, R.W., D.L. Webster, G.S. Schorr, D.J. McSweeney and J. Barlow. 2007. Diel variation in beaked whale diving behavior: physiological limitation or predation avoidance? Talk presented at the 17th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals, Cape Town, South Africa, November-December 2007. Download PDF copy of abstract
  • Baird, R.W., D.J. McSweeney, G.S. Schorr, S.D. Mahaffy, D.L. Wester, J. Barlow, M.B. Hanson and R.D. Andrews. 2007. Site fidelity and movements of Cuvier’s and Blainville’s beaked whales at three spatial/temporal scales: combining VHF radio tracking, satellite tagging and long-term photo-identification. Presentation at the 21st Annual conference of the European Cetacean Society, San Sebastian, Spain, April 24, 2007. Download PDF copy of abstract
  • Courbis, S., R.W. Baird and D. Duffield. 2007. Population structure of island-associated pantropical spotted dolphins (Stenella attenuata). Poster presented at the 17th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals, Cape Town, South Africa, November-December 2007. Download PDF copy of poster
  • Faerber, M.M., and R.W. Baird. 2007. Does a lack of beaked whale strandings in relation to military exercises mean no impacts have occurred? A comparison of stranding and detection probabilities in the Canary and Hawaiian Islands. Talk presented at the 17th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals, Cape Town, South Africa, November-December 2007. Download PDF copy of abstract
  • Faerber, M.M., and R.W. Baird. 2007. Beaked whale strandings in relation to military exercises: a comparison between the Canary and Hawaiian Islands. Presentation at the 21st Annual conference of the European Cetacean Society, San Sebastian, Spain, April 22-27, 2007. Download PDF copy of poster
  • Gorgone, A.M., R.W. Baird, D.J. McSweeney, D.L. Webster, D.R. Salden, M.H. Deakos, A.D. Ligon, G.S. Schorr, J. Barlow and S.D. Mahaffy. 2007. False killer whales (Pseudorca crassidens) around the main Hawaiian Islands: long-term site fidelity, inter-island movements, and association patterns. Talk presented at the 17th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals, Cape Town, South Africa, November-December 2007. Download PDF copy of abstract
  • Ligon, A.D., R.W. Baird, D.L. Webster, D.J. McSweeney, and G.S. Schorr. 2007. Habitat preferences of melon-headed whales (Peponocephala electra) around the main Hawaiian Islands: implications for interpretation of the 2004 Hanalei Bay stranding event. Poster presented at the 17th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals, Cape Town, South Africa, November-December 2007. Download PDF copy of poster
  • Mahaffy, S.D., R.W. Baird, D.L. Webster, D.J. McSweeney, G.S. Schorr and A.D. Ligon. 2007. Residency and inter-island movements of rough-toothed dolphins within the Hawaiian Archipelago. Poster presented at the 17th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals, Cape Town, South Africa, November-December 2007. Download PDF copy of poster
  • Schorr, G.S., R.W. Baird, D.L. Webster, D.J. McSweeney, M.B. Hanson, R.D. Andrews and J. Barlow. 2007. Spatial distribution of Blainville’s beaked whales, Cuvier’s beaked whales, and short-finned pilot whales in Hawai’i using dorsal fin-attached satellite and VHF tags: implications for management and conservation. Talk presented at the 17th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals, Cape Town, South Africa, November-December 2007. Download PDF copy of abstract
  • Baird, R.W., D.L. Webster, D.J. McSweeney, A.D. Ligon, G.S. Schorr and J. Barlow. 2005. Diving behavior of Cuvier’s and Blainville’s beaked whales: implications for mass-strandings in relation to high-intensity sonar. Presentation at the 16th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals, San Diego, CA, December 2005.
  • Huggins, J., R.W. Baird, D.L. Webster, D.J. McSweeney, G.S. Schorr and A.D. Ligon. 2005. Inter-island movements and re-sightings of melon-headed whales within the Hawaiian archipelago. Presentation at the 16th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals, San Diego, CA, December 2005. Download PDF copy of poster
  • Martien, K.K., R.W. Baird and K.M. Robertson. 2005. Population structure of bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops sp.) around the main Hawaiian Islands. Presentation at the 16th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals, San Diego, CA, December 2005.
  • McSweeney, D.J., R.W. Baird, D.L. Webster, G.S. Schorr and S.D. Mahaffy. 2005. Requirements for conservation action? Small population size, high site-fidelity, strong associations, and uncertainty: pygmy killer whales off the island of Hawai‘i. Presentation at the 16th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals, San Diego, CA, December 2005.
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