Publications

Graphical abstracts of selected papers

In this page you can review graphical abstracts from selected papers authored or co-authored by members of the Marine Mammal Ecology Lab . Clicking on the figure will open a new window with the pdf file of the paper or, due to copyright, a link to it. You can read all the pee-reviewed papers by using the drop-down menu of the Publications tab in the top menu.

Papers with no student authors

Monthly consumption (in millions of fish) of age-0 Chinook (top) and coho salmon (bottom) eaten by harbor seals in the Puget Sound during 2016-2018. The purple series shows model simulation estimates using prey size data from nearshore areas, while the blue series shows estimates using prey size derived from otoliths extracted from seal scat samples. Solid lines show median estimates and dashed lines depict the 95% confidence intervals for each series. (from Nelson et al. 2021 Can J Fish Aquat Sci).


In this paper, we describe a cross-disciplinary and collaborative initiative that involves shadowing of colleagues as a means of supporting the professional learning of science teacher educators.

Description of the study. (from Hanuscin et al. 2021 Int J Math Sci Ed).


Distribution of harbor porpoises in the Baltic Sea. Predicted monthly probability of detection of harbor porpoises in the study area in May. The black lines indicate the 20% probability of detection. The dotted line shown is the seasonal management border proposed here for the Baltic Proper population. (from Carlen et al. 2018 Biol Conserv).

Papers by graduate students

Harbor seal average specialization values and 95%CIs relative to sex. Relative specialization results indicated that the behavior of both sexes was similar in the spring but diverged in the summer and fall (from Voelker et al. 2020 Ecol Evol).


Spectogram showing a roar call from a harbor seal at Hornby Island, Canada. in low ambient noise conditions (top) and high ambient noise conditions (bottom) caused by the passage of a motor vessel. Even when noise was high, the initial lower frequency component of the call (indicated by the dark areas within the white box) could be seen clearly in nearly all cases (from Nikolich et al. 2018 Can J Zool).


Algal toxins in sea lions. Percent of scats with (A,B) saxitoxin and (C,D) domoic acid detected for Steller sea lions Eumetopias jubatus (A,C) by season and year and (B,D) by year and haulout complex (from Akmajian et al. 2017 Mar Ecol Progr Ser).