Recent Publications by ASLC Scientists:


Richard, J. T., Schultz, K., Goertz, C. E. C., Hobbs, R. C., Romano, T. A., and Sartini, B. L. (2022). Evaluating beluga (Delphinapterus leucas) blow samples as a potential diagnostic for immune function gene expression within the respiratory system Conservation Physiology, 10(1). doi:10.1093/conphys/coac045

Schmitt, T. L., Goertz, C. E. C., Hobbs, R. C., Osborn, S., DiRocco, S., Bissell, H., & Harris, W. S. (2022). Erythrocyte, Whole Blood, Plasma, and Blubber Fatty Acid Profiles in Oceanaria-Based versus Wild Alaskan Belugas (Delphinapterus leucas). Oceans, 3(4), 464-479. doi:10.3390/oceans3040031

Joblon, M. J., Flower, J. E., Thompson, L. A., Biddle, K. E., Burt, D. A., Zabka, T. S., Adkesson, M. J., Halaska, B., Goertz, C. E. C., Rouse, N., Cahoon, S. N., Jetzke, K., Giovanelli, R. P., and Tuttle, A. D. (2022). Investigation Of The Use Of Serum Biomarkers For The Detection Of CardiacDisease In Marine Mammals. Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine, 53(2), 373-382

Pace, C. N., Webber, M. A., Boege Tobin, D. D., Pemberton, S., Belovarac, J., & Goertz, C. E. C. (2022). The Northernmost and Westernmost Records of the Guadalupe Fur Seal (Arctocephalus philippii townsendi). Aquatic Mammals, 48(6), 592-601.

Thompson, L. A., Goertz, C. E. C., Quackenbush, L. T., Huntington, K. B., Suydam, R. S., Stimmelmayr, R., & Romano, T. A. (2022). Serological Detection of Marine Origin Brucella Exposure in Two Alaska Beluga Stocks. Animals, 12(15), 1932.

Sills, J. M., and Reichmuth, C.,(2022) Vocal behavior in spotted seals (Phoca larcha) and implications for passive acoustic monitoring.  Fronteirs in Remote Sensing, 3:862435

Burek Huntington, K. A., Gill, V. A., Berrian, A. M., Goldstein, T., Tuomi, P., Byrne, B. A., Worman, K., and Mazet, J., (2021) Causes of Mortality of Northern Sea Otters (Enhydra lutris kenyoni) in Alaska from 2002 to 2012. Frontiers in Marine Science (8:630582).

Coletti, H. A., Bowen, L., Ballachey, B. E., Wilson, T. L., Waters, S., Booz, M., Counihan, K. L., Hollmén, T. E., Pister, B. (2021) Gene Expression Profiles in Two Razor Clam Populations: Discerning Drivers of Population Status. Life, 11(12), 1288.

Hermann-Sorensen, H., Thometz, N., Woodie, K., Dennison-Gibby, S., & Reichmuth, C. (2021). In vivo measurements of lung volumes in ringed seals: insights from biomedical imaging. Journal of Experimental Biology, 224(2), jeb 235507. doi:10.1242/jeb.235507

Goertz, C. E. C., Woodie, K., Long, B., Hartman, L., Gaglione, E., Christen, D., Clauss, T., Flower, J. E., Tuttle, A. D., Richard, C., Romano, T. A., Schmitt, T. L., Otjen, E., Osborn, S., Aibel, S., Binder, T., Van Bonn, W., Castellote, M., Mooney, T. A., Dennison-Gibby, S., Burek Huntington, K. A., and Rowels, T. K. (2021) Stranded beluga (Delphinapterus leucas) calf response and care: reports of two cases with different outcomes: Polar Research, 40(S1).

McGuire, T. L., Shelden, K. E. W., Himes Boor, G. K., Stephens, A. D., McClung, J. R., Garner, C., Goertz, C. E. C., Burek Huntington, K. A., O' Corry-Crowe, G., and Wright, B. (2021) Patterns of mortality in endangered Cook Inlet beluga whales: Insights from pairing a long-term photo-identification study with stranding records: Marine Mammal Science, v. 37, p. 492-511.

Rosen, D. S., Thometz, N. M., and Reichmuth, C. (2021) Seasonal and Developmental Patterns of Energy Intake and Growth in Alaskan Ice Seals: Aquatic Mammals, v. 47, p. 559-573.

Rouse, N. M., Counihan, K. L., Boege Tobin, D. D., Goertz, C. E. C., and Duddleston, K. N. (2021) Habitat associations between Streptococcus bovis/equinus complex and Streptococcus phocae, the causative agents of strep syndrome in sea otters, and the marine environment. Marine Ecology, 43, e12689.

Rouse, N. M., Counihan, K. L., Goertz, C. E. C., and Duddleston, K. N. (2021) Competency of common northern sea otter (Enhydra lutris kenyoni) prey items to harbor Streptococcus lutetiensis and S. phocae: Diseases of Aquatic Organisms, v. 143, p. 69-78.

Savage, K. N., Burek Huntington, K. A., Wright, S. K., Bryan, A., Sheffield, G., Webber, M., Stimmelmayr, R., Tuomi, P., Delaney, M. A., and Walker, W. (2021) Stejneger's beaked whale strandings in Alaska, 1995-2020, Marine Mammal Science, 37(3), 843-869.

Spies, I., Orr, J. W., Stevenson, D. E., Goddard, P., Hoff, G., Guthridge, J., Hollowed, M., and Rooper, C. (2021) Skate egg nursery areas support genetic diversity of Alaska and Aleutian skates in the Bering Sea: Marine Ecology Progress Series, v. 669, p. 121-138.

Spies, I., Orr, J. W., Stevenson, D. E., Goddard, P., Hoff, G. R., Guthridge, J., and Rooper, C. N. (2021) Genetic evidence from embryos suggests a new species of skate related to Bathyraja parmifera (Rajiformes: Arhynchobatidae) in the Bering Sea: Marine Ecology Progress Series, v. 670, p. 155-166.

Suryan, R. M., Arimitsu, M. L., Coletti, H. A., Hopcroft, R. R., Lindeberg, M. R., Barbeaux, S. J., Batten, S. D., Burt, W. J., Bishop, M. A., Bodkin, J. L., Brenner, R., Campbell, R. W., Cushing, D. A., Danielson, S. L., Dorn, M. W., Drummond, B., Esler, D., Gelatt, T. S., Hanselman, D. H., Hatch, S. A., Haught, S., Holderied, K., Iken, K., Irons, D. B., Kettle, A. B., Kimmel, D. G., Konar, B., Kuletz, K. J., Laurel, B. J., Maniscalco, J. M., Matkin, C., McKinstry, C. A. E., Monson, D. H., Moran, J. R., Olsen, D., Palsson, W. A., Pegau, W. S., Piatt, J. F., Rogers, L. A., Rojeck, N. A., Schaefer, A., Spies, I. B., Straley, J. M., Strom, S. L., Sweeney, K. L., Szymkowiak, M., Weitzman, B. P., Yasumiishi, E. M., and Zador, S. G. (2021) Ecosystem response persists after a prolonged marine heatwave: Nature, Scientific Reports, v. 11.

Tanedo, S., Hollmén, T. E., Maniscalco, J. M., and Ulman, S. E. G. (2021) Using Remote Video Technology to Study Environmental Factors Influencing Productivity of Black-Legged Kittiwakes Rissa Tridactyla: Marine Ornithology, v. 49, p. 293-299.

Bishop, A., Brown, C., Sattler, R., & Horning, M. (2020). An Integrative Method for Characterizing Marine Habitat Features Associated with Predation: A Case Study on Juvenile Steller Sea Lions (Eumetopias jubatus). Frontiers in Marine Science, 7: 576716
Bowen, L., Counihan, K., Ballachey, B., Coletti, H., Hollmén, T., Pister, B., and Wilson, T. L. (2020). Monitoring nearshore ecosystem health using Pacific razor clams (Siliqua patula) as an indicator species. Peer J 8:e8761
Counihan, K. L., Tuomi, P.A., and Hollmen, T.E. (2020) Differential Progression of Lymphoma in Two Captive Steller’s Eiders (Polysticta stelleri).  Journal of Avian Medicine and Surgery, 34(3), 302-305, doi: 10.1647/1082-6742-34.3.302
Levin, M., Jasperse, L., Desforges, J-P., O’Hara, T., Rea, L., Castellini, J. M., Maniscalco, J. M., Fadely, B., and Keogh, M. (2020) Methyl mercury (MeHg) in vitro exposure alters mitogen-induced lymphocyte proliferation and cytokine expression in Steller sea lion (Eumetopias jubatus) pups. Science of the
Total Environment 725: 138308.
Lian, M., Castellini, J. M., Kuhn, T., Rea, L., Bishop, L., Keogh, M., Kennedy, S. N., Fadely, B., van Wijngaarden, E., Maniscalco, J. M., O’Hara, T. (2020) Assessing oxidative stress in Steller sea lions (Eumetopias jubatus): Associations with mercury and selenium concentrations. Comparative Biochemistry
and Physiology, Part C 235: 108786,
Maniscalco, J. M., Springer, A. M., Counihan, K. L., Hollmen, T., Aderman, H. M., and Toyukak, S., M. (2020). Contemporary diets of walruses in Bristol Bay, Alaska suggest temporal variability in benthic community structure. Peer J, (8), e8735.
McGuire, T.L., Shelden, K.E., Himes Boor, G.K.,  Stephens, A.D., McClung, J.R., Garner, C., Goertz, C.E.C., Burek-Huntington, K.A.,  O’Corry-Crowe, G., Wright, B., (2020) Patterns of mortality of endangered Cook Inlet beluga whales: Insights from pairing a long-term photo-identification study with stranding records. Marine Mammal Science. 
Mooney, T.A., Castellote, M., Jones, I., Rouse, N., Goertz, C.E.C. (2020). Audiogram of a Cook Inlet beluga whale (Delphinapterus leucas). The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America.
Safine, D.E., Lindberg, M.S., Martin, K.H., Talbot ,S.L., Swem, T.R., Pearce, J.M., Stellrecht, N.C., Sage, G.K., Riddle, A.E., Fales, K., and T.E. Hollmén. (2020). Use of genetic mark-recapture to estimate breeding site fidelity and philopatry in a threatened sea duck population, Alaska-breeding Steller’s eiders. Endangered Species Research 41:349-360.
Sattler, R., Bishop, A., and Polasek, L. (2020) Cortisol Levels for Pregnant and Non-Pregnant Steller Sea Lions (Eumetopias jubatus) in Human Care: Aquatic Mammals, 2 (46), p.146-151.
Tanedo, S.A., and T.E. Hollmen. (2020). Refining remote observation techniques to estimate productivity of Black-legged Kittiwakes (Rissa tridactyla) in Resurrection Bay in the Northern Gulf of Alaska. Marine Ornithology 48: 61-69.
Van Cise, A.M., Wade, P.R., Goertz, C.E.C., Burek- Huntington, K.A., Parsons, K.M., Clauss, T., Hobbs, R.C., and Apprill, A. (2020). Skin Microbiome of Beluga Whales: Spatial, Temporal, and Health-Related Dynamics. Animal Microbiome 2(39).
Walden, H. S., A. L. Bryan, et al. (2020). Helminth Fauna of Ice Seals in the Alaskan Bering and Chukchi Seas, 2006-15.  Journal of Wildlife Diseases 4(56): p. 863-872.
Allen, K.N., Vazquez-Medina, J.P., Lawler, J.M., Mellish, J.E., Horning, M., and Hindle, A.G. (2019) Muscular apoptosis but not oxidative stress increases with old age in a long-lived diver, the Weddell seal. Journal of Experimental Biology, 222(12) jeb200246
Andrews, R. D., Baird, R. W., Calambokidis, J., Goertz , C. E. C., Gulland, F. M. D., Heide-Jorgensen, M. P., Hooker, S. K., Johnson, M. P., Mate, B., Mitani, Y., Nowacek, D. P., Owen, K., Quakenbush, L. T., Raverty, S. A., Robbins, J., Schorr, G. S., Shpak, O. V., Townsend, F. I., Uhart, M., Wells, R. S., and Zerbini, A., (2019) Best Practice guidelines for cetacean tagging: Journal of Cetacean Research and Management,  20, p. 27-66.
Bishop, A.M., Dubel, A., Sattler, R., Brown, C.L., and Horning, M., (2019) Wanted dead or alive: Characterizing likelihood of juvenile Steller sea lion predation from diving and space use patterns. Endangered Species Research, 40, p. 357-367.
Brown, C., Horning, M., and Bishop, A. (2019) Improving emergence location estimates for Argos pop-up transmitters. Animal Biotelemetry, 7(4), p. 1-10.
Counihan, K. L., Bowen, L., Ballachey, B., Coletti, H., Hollmén, T.E., Pister, B., and Wilson, T.L. (2019) Physiological and gene transcription assays to assess responses of mussels to environmental changes. PeerJ, 7, e78000.
Goertz, C.E.C., Burek-Huntington, K.A., Royer, K., Quakenbush, L., Clauss, T., Hobbs, R., and Kellar, N., (2019) Comparing progesterone in blubber and serum to assess pregnancy in wild beluga whales (Delphinapterus leucas): Conservation Physiology, 7, p. coz071.
Goertz , C.E.C., Reichmuth, C., Thometz, N.M., Ziel, H., and Boveng, P.L. (2019) Comparative health assessments of Alaskan Ice seals. Frontiers in Veterinary Science, 6(4), p. 1-15.

Horning, M., Andrews, R.A., Bishop, A.M., Boveng, P.L., Costa, D.P., Crocker, D.E., Haulena, M., Hindell, M., Hindle, A.G., Holser, R.R., Hooker, S.K., Huckstadt, L.A., Johnson, S., Lea, M.A., McDonalds, B.I., McMahon, C.R., Robinson, P.W., Sattler, R.L., Shuert, C.R., Steingass, S.M., Thompson, D., Tuomi, P.A., Williams, C.L., and Jamie N. Womble. (2019) Best practice recommendations for the use of external telemetry devices on pinnipeds.  Animal Biotelemtry, 7:20

Miller, M.W.C., Lovvorn, J. R., Matz, A.C., Taylor, R.J., Latty, C.J., Brooks, M.L., and Hollmén, T.E. (2019) Interspecific patterns of trace elements in sea ducks: Can surrogate species be used in contaminants monitoring? Ecological Indicators, 98, p. 830-839.
Shelden, K.E.W., Burns, J.J., McGuire, T., Burek Huntington, K.A., Vos, D.J., Goertz , C.E.C., O' Corry-Crowe, G., and Mahoney, B.A., (2019) Reproductive status of female beluga whales from the endangered Cook Inlet Population: Marine Mammal Science, p. 1-10.
Steingass, S., Horning, M., and Bishop, A. (2019) Space use of Pacific harbor seals (Phoca vitulina richardii) from two haulout locations along the Oregon coast. PLoS ONE, 14(7), e0219484.

Christie, K.S., Hollmén, T.E., Huntington, H.P., and Lovvorn, J. (2018) Structured decision analysis informed by traditional ecological knowledge as a tool to strengthen subsistence systems in a changing Arctic. Ecology and Society,23(4):42

Sattler, R., Bishop, A., Woodie, K., and Polasek, L. (2018) Characterizing estrus by trans-abdominal ultrasounds, fecal estrone-3-glucuronide, and vaginal cytology in the Steller sea lion (Eumetopias jubatus). Theriogenology,120, p.25-32.

Counihan, K.L. and Hollmén, T.E. (2018) Immune parameters in different age classes of captive male Steller's eiders (Polysticta stelleri). Developmental and Comparative Immunology, 86: p.41-46.

Jacob, J.M., Subramaniam, K., Tu, S.L., Nielsen, O., Tuomi, P., Upton, C., and Waltzek, T.B. (2018) Complete genome sequence of a novel sea otterpox virus. Virus Genes, p.1-12.

Mooney, T.A., Castellote, M., Jones, I.T., Quakenbush, L., Hobbs, R., Gaglione, E., & Goertz, C. (2018). Local acoustic habitat relative to hearing sensitivities in beluga whales (Delphinapterus leucas). Journal of Ecoacoustics, 2.

Counihan, K.L. (2018) The physiological effects of oil, dispersant and dispersed oil on the bay mussell, Mytilus trossulus, in Arctic/Subarctic conditions.  Aquatic Toxicology, 199: p.220-231.

Churchwell, R.T., Kendall, S., Brown, S.C., Blanchard, A.L., Hollmén, T.E., Powell, A.N. (2018) The first hop: use of Beaufort Sea deltas by hatch-year semipalmated sandpipers.  Estuaries and Coast, 41(1) 280-292.

Mooney, T.A., Castellote, M., Quakenbush, L., Hobbs, R., Gaglione, E., & Goertz, C. (2018). Variation in hearing within a wild population of beluga whales (Delphinapterus leucas). Journal of Experimental Biology.  221(9), jeb171959.  

Bishop A, Brown C, Rehberg M, Torres L, Horning M (2018) Juvenile Steller sea lion (Eumetopias jubatus) utilization distributions in the Gulf of Alaska. Movemement Ecology 6:6.

Allen, K., Hindle, A., Vazquez-Medina, J.P., Lawler, J.M., Mellish, J.E. and M. Horning (2018) Age and muscle specific oxidative stress management strategies in a long-lived diver, the Weddell seal. The FASEB Journal 2018 32:1_supplement, 861.5-861.5 

Hocking, D.P., Marx, F.G., Sattler, R., Harris, R.N., Pollack, T.I., Sorrel, K.J., Fitzgerald, E.M.G., McCurry, M.R., and Evans, A.R. (2018) Clawed forelimbs allow northern seals to eat like their ancient ancestors, Royal Society Open Science, 5:172393.

Latty, C.J., Hollmén, T.E., Petersen, M.R., Powell, A.N. and R.D. Andrews (2018) Erratum: Biochimical and clinical responses of Common Eiders to implanted satellite transmitters. The Condor, 120(1) 185-187.

Maniscalco, J.M., and Parker, P. (2018) Maternal and offspring effects on the timing of parturition in western Steller sea lions (Eumetopias jubatus).  Canadian Journal of Zoology, 96(4), p. 333-339.

Miller, C.N., L. Polasek, A.M.C. Oliveria, and J. Maniscalco. (2017).  Milk fatty acid composition of perinatal and foraging Steller sea lions: examination from pup stomachs. Canadian Journal of Zoology doi:10.1139/cjz-2016-0015.

Sattler, R., and Polasek, L. (2017)  Serum estradiol and progesterone profiles during estrus, pseudopregnancy and active gestation in Steller sea lions. Journal of Zoo Biology 2017:1-9,

Burgess, T.L., Kreuder Johnson, C., Burdin, A., Gill, V.A., Doroff, A.M., Tuomi, P., Smith, W.A., and Goldstein, T. (2017) Brucella Infection in Asian Sea Otters (Enhydra lutris lutris) on Bering Island, Russia. Journal of Wildlife Diseases.  epub, DOI 10.7589/2016-09-220

Morey, J.S., Burek Huntington, K.A., Campbell, M., Clauss, T.M., Goertz, C.E., Hobbs, R.C., Lunardi, D., Moors, A.J., Neely, M.G., Schwacke, L.H., Van Dolah, F.M. (2017) De novo transcriptome assembly and RNA-Seq expression analysis in blood from         beluga whales of Bristol Bay, AK, Marine Genomics, epub, DOI 10.1016/j.margen.2017.08.001

Richard, J.T., Schultz, K., Goertz, C.E.C., Hobbs, R., Romano, T., and Sartini, L. (2017) Assessing the Quantity and Downstream Performance of DNA Isolated from Beluga (Delphinapterus leucas) Blow Samples. Aquatic Mammals,43(4), p. 398-408.

Horning M, Haulena M, Tuomi PA, Mellish JE, Goertz CE, Woodie K, Berngartt RK, Johnson S, Shuert CR, Walker KA, Skinner JP, Boveng PL. (2017) Best practice recommendations for the use of fully implanted telemetry devices in pinnipeds. Animal Biotelemetry (2017)5:13.

Horning M, Haulena M, Rosenberg JF, Nordstrom C. Intraperitoneal implantation of life-long telemetry transmitters in three rehabilitated harbor seal pups. BMC Veterinary Research (2017)13:139.

Steingass S, Horning M. (2017) Individual-based energetic model suggests bottom up mechanisms for the impact of coastal hypoxia on Pacific harbor seal (Phoca vitulina richardii) foraging behavior. Journal of Theoretical Biology 416:190-198.

Andrews, R.D. and Enstipp, M.R. (2016) Diving physiology of seabirds and marine mammals: Relevance, challenges and some solutions for field studies. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology, Part A: Molecular and Integrative Physiology, 202, 38-52.

Belonovich, O.A., Fomin, S.V., Burkanov, V.N., Andrews, R.D., and Davis, R.W. (2016) Foraging behavior of lactating northern fur seals (Callorhinus ursinus) in the Commander Islands, Russia. Polar Biology 39:357–363

Beltran, R., Peterson, S. McHuron, E., Reichmuth, C., Huckstadt, L., Costa, D. (2016) Seals and sea lions are what they eat, plus what? Determination of trophic discrimination factors for seven pinniped species. Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry. 30(9), 1115-1122

Cornick, L.A., Quakenbush, L.T., Norman, S.A.,  Pasi, C., Maslyk, P., Burek, K.A., Goertz, C.E.C., and Hobbs, R.C. (2016) Seasonal and developmental differences in blubber stores of beluga whales in Bristol Bay, Alaska using high-resolution ultrasound.  Journal of Mammology, 1-11                

Cortez, M., Goertz, C.E.C., Gill, V.A., and Davis, R.W. (2016) Development of an altricial mammal at sea:  II. Endery budgets of female sea otters and their pups in Simpson Bay, Alaska.  Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 481, 81-91

Goertz, C.E.C., Polasek, L., Burek, K., Suydam,  R., and Sformo, T., (2016)  Demography and pathology of a Pacific walrus (Odobenus rosmarus divergens) mass-mortality event at Icy Cape, Alaska, September, 2009. Polar Biology, DOI 10.1007/s00300-016-2023-x

Hay,G.C. …Horning, M., et al (2016) Key Questions in Marine Megafauna Movement Ecology. Trends in Ecology and Evolution online. Evolution 31(6): 463-475

Latty, C.J. ,  Hollmén, T.E., Petersen, M.R., Powell, A.N., and Andrews, R.D.  (2016) Biochemical and clinical responses of Common Eiders to implanted satellite transmitters. Condor 118:489-501.

Fregosi A, Klinck H, Horning M, Costa DP, Mann D, Sexton K, Hückstädt LA, Mellinger DK, Southall BL (2016) An animal-borne active acoustic tag for minimally invasive behavioral response studies on marine mammals. Animal Biotelemetry 4:1.

Nichols, J.D., Hollmén, T.E., and Grand, J.B. (2016) Monitoring for the Management of Disease Risk in Animal Translocation Programmes. Eco Health 1-11.

McHuron, E.A., Walcott, S.M., Zeligs, J., Skrovan, S., Costa, D.P., and Reichmuth, C. (2016) Whisker growth dynamics in two North Pacific pinnipeds: implications for determining foraging ecology from stable isotope analysis. Marine Ecology Progress Series,554: 213-224.

Mooney, T.A.Castellote, M., Quackenbush, L., Hobbs, R., Goertz, C.E.C., and Gaglione, E. (2016) Measuring Hearing in Wild Beluga Whales. The Effects of Noise on Aquatic Life II.  A.N. Popper, A. Hawkins (eds). Springer Science+Business Media, LLC, New York

Owen, K., Jenner, C.S., Jenner, M.N.M., and Andrews, R.D. (2016) A week in the life of a pygmy blue whale: migratory dive depth overlaps with large vessel drafts. Animal Biotelemetry 4:17.

Polasek, L., Frost, C., David, J.H.M, Meyer, M.A., and Davis R.(2016)  Myoglobin distribution in the locomotory muscles of Cape fur seals (Arctocephalus pusillus pusillus). Aquatic Mammals 42(4), 421-427.