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    Glacier Bay

    National Park & Preserve Alaska

Reports and Publications

Whale researcher in Glacier Bay

A researcher photographs a humpback whale in Glacier Bay for later identification.

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Humpback Whale Reports

Glacier Bay Humpback Whale Fact Sheet [110K .PDF]

Neilson, J.L., C.M. Gabriele, and P.B.S. Vanselow. 2014. Humpback whale monitoring in Glacier Bay and adjacent waters 2013: Annual progress report. Natural Resource Technical Report NPS/GLBA/NRTR—2014/886. National Park Service, Fort Collins, Colorado. [1.28MB .PDF]

Neilson, J.L., C.M. Gabriele, and P.B.S. Vanselow. 2013. Results of humpback whale monitoring in Glacier Bay and adjacent waters 2012: Annual progress report. Natural Resource Technical Report NPS/GLBA/NRTR—2013/796. National Park Service, Fort Collins, Colorado. [1.46MB .PDF]

Neilson, J.L., C.M. Gabriele and P.B.S. Vanselow. 2012. Results of humpback whale monitoring in Glacier Bay and adjacent waters: 2011. Report to the National Park Service, Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, Gustavus, AK. 22 pp. [810K .PDF]

Neilson, J. L., C. M. Gabriele, A. J. Jensen, K. Jackson and J. M. Straley. 2012. Summary of reported whale-vessel collisions in Alaskan waters. Journal of Marine Biology. 18 pp. doi:10.1155/2012/106282

Neilson, J. L. and C. M. Gabriele. 2010. Results of humpback whale monitoring in Glacier Bay and adjacent waters: 2010. Report to the National Park Service, Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, Gustavus, AK. 20 pp.

Neilson, J. L. and C. M. Gabriele. 2009. Results of humpback whale monitoring in Glacier Bay and adjacent waters: 2009. Report to the National Park Service. Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, Gustavus, AK. 19 pp. [964K .PDF]

Neilson, J. L., J. M. Straley, C. M. Gabriele and S. Hills. 2009. Non-lethal entanglement of humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae) in fishing gear in northern Southeast Alaska. Journal of Biogeography 36:452-464.

Neilson, J. L. and C. M. Gabriele. 2008. Results of humpback whale monitoring in Glacier Bay and adjacent waters: 2008. Report to the National Park Service. Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, Gustavus, AK. 24 pp.

Neilson, J. L. and C. M. Gabriele. 2007. Results of humpback whale population monitoring in Glacier Bay and adjacent waters: 2007. Report to the National Park Service. Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, Gustavus, AK. 26 pp. [719 K .PDF]

Neilson, J.L. and C.M. Gabriele. 2006. Results of humpback whale population monitoring in Glacier Bay and adjacent waters: 2006. Report to the National Park Service, Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, Gustavus, AK. 22 pp. [628 K .PDF]

Neilson, J.L. 2006. Humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) entanglement in fishing gear in northern southeastern Alaska. Master's thesis, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, AK. 133 pp. [6024K .PDF]

Neilson, J.L. and C.M. Gabriele. 2005. Results of humpback whale population monitoring in Glacier Bay and adjacent waters: 2005. Report to the National Park Service, Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, Gustavus, AK. 24 pp. [965K .PDF]

Doherty, J.L. and C.M. Gabriele. 2004. Results of humpback whale population monitoring in Glacier Bay and adjacent waters: 2004. Report to the National Park Service, Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, Gustavus, AK. 25 pp. [695K .PDF]

Doherty, J.L. and C.M. Gabriele. 2003. Results of humpback whale population monitoring in Glacier Bay and adjacent waters: 2003. Report to the National Park Service, Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, Gustavus, AK. 22 pp. [573K .PDF]

Gabriele, C. M. and A. S. Frankel. 2002. The Occurrence and Significance of Humpback Whale Songs in Glacier Bay, Southeastern Alaska. Arctic Research of the United States. 16: 42-47. [1102K .PDF ]

Gabriele, C. M. and A. S. Frankel. 2002. Surprising Humpback Whale Songs in Glacier Bay. Alaska Park Science. Winter 2002: 16-21. (browse to page 16 to see whale article). [PDF] OR click HERE to download or view just the article.

Doherty, J. L. and C. M. Gabriele. 2002. Population characteristics of humpback whales in Glacier Bay and adjacent waters: 2002. Report to the National Park Service, Gustavus, AK. 33pp. [835K .PDF ]

Gabriele, C. M., J. M. Straley, S. A. Mizroch, C. S. Baker, A. S. Craig, L. H. Herman, D. Glockner-Ferrari, M. J. Ferrari, S. Cerchio, O. von Ziegesar, J. Darling, D. McSweeney, T. J. Quinn II and J. K. Jacobsen. 2001. Estimating the mortality rate of humpback whale calves in the central North Pacific Ocean. Canadian Journal of Zoology. 79: 589-600. [1107K .PDF ]

Poster: Frequent humpback whale songs recorded in Glacier Bay Alaska in fall 2000 and 2001. Presented at the 14th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals at Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, Nov. 28 - Dec. 3, 2001. [160K .PDF ]

Doherty, J. L. and C. M. Gabriele. 2001. Population characteristics of humpback whales in Glacier Bay and adjacent waters: 2001. Report to the National Park Service, Gustavus, AK. 24pp. [892K .PDF ]

Gabriele, C. M. and T. E. Hart. 2000. Population characteristics of humpback whales in Glacier Bay and adjacent waters: 2000. Report to the National Park Service, Gustavus, AK. 35 pp. [881K .PDF ]

Gabriele, C. M., J. L. Doherty and T. M. Lewis. 1999. Population characteristics of humpback whales in Glacier Bay and adjacent waters: 1999. Report to the National Park Service, Gustavus, AK. 35 pp. [1.3 MB .PDF]

Gabriele, C. M. and J. L. Doherty. 1998. Population characteristics of humpback whales in Glacier Bay and adjacent waters: 1998. Report to the National Park Service, Gustavus, AK. 35 pp. [751K .PDF ]

Gabriele, C. M., J. L. Doherty and A. G. Andrews. 1997. Population characteristics of humpback whales in Glacier Bay and adjacent waters: 1997. Report to the National Park Service, Gustavus, AK. 31 pp. [253K .PDF ]

Gabriele, C. M. 1996. Population characteristics of humpback whales in Glacier Bay and adjacent waters: 1996. U.S. National Park Service, Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve. Unpublished report. 23. 20 pp.

Gabriele, C. M. 1995. Population characteristics of humpback whales in Glacier Bay and adjacent waters: 1995. U.S. National Park Service, Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve. Unpublished report. 20 pp.

Gabriele, C. M. 1994. Population characteristics of humpback whales in Glacier Bay and adjacent waters: 1994. U.S. National Park Service, Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve. Unpublished report. 19 pp.

Gabriele, C. M. 1993. Population characteristics of humpback whales in Glacier Bay and adjacent waters: 1993. U.S. National Park Service, Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve. Unpublished report. 16 pp.

Gabriele, C. M. 1992. Population characteristics of humpback whales in Glacier Bay and adjacent waters: 1992. U.S. National Park Service, Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, 20pp. Unpublished report. 18 pp.

Gabriele, C. M. 1991. Population characteristics of humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae) in Glacier Bay and adjacent waters: 1991. U.S. National Park Service, Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve. Unpublished report. 29 pp.

Straley, J. 1991. Population characteristics of humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae) in Glacier Bay and adjacent waters 1990. U.S. National Park Service, Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve. Unpublished report. 20 pp.

Straley, J. M. 1989. Population characteristics of humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae) in Glacier Bay and adjacent waters: 1989. U.S. National Park Service, Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve. Draft report. 17 pp.

Baker, C. S. and L. M. Herman. 1989. Behavioral responses of summering humpback whales to vessel traffic: experimental and opportunistic observations. U.S. National Park Service, Anchorage, Alaska. Technical Report. NPS-NR-TRS-89-01. 50 pp. [7.69MB .PDF]

Baker, C. S. and J. Straley. 1988. Population characteristics of humpback whales in Glacier Bay and adjacent waters: summer 1988. U.S. National Park Service, Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve. Unpublished report. pp.

Baker, C. S. 1987. Population characteristics of humpback whales in Glacier Bay and adjacent waters: summer 1987. U.S. National Park Service, Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve. Unpublished report. pp.

Baker, C. S. 1986. Population characteristics of humpback whales in Glacier Bay and adjacent waters: summer 1986. U.S. National Park Service, Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve. Unpublished report. 38 pp.

Baker, C. S. 1985. Humpback whales of Glacier Bay and adjacent waters, summer 1985. U.S. National Park Service, Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve. Unpublished report. 27 pp.

Baker, C. S. 1983. Humpback whales in Glacier Bay: 1983 season. U.S. National Park Service, Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve. Unpublished report. 21 pp.

 

Underwater Acoustic Monitoring Reports

Kipple, B.M. 2004. Volendam Underwater Acoustic Levels. Naval Surface Warfare Center. Technical Report. 6 pp. [346K .PDF]

Kipple, B.M. 2004. Coral Princess Underwater Acoustic Levels. Naval Surface Warfare Center. Technical Report. 6 pp. [437K .PD

Kipple, B. M. and C. M. Gabriele. 2004. Glacier Bay watercraft noise - noise characterization for tour, charter, private and government vessels. Naval Surface Warfare Center. Technical Report. NSWCCD-71-TR-2004/545. 47 pp. [1975K .PDF]

Erbe, C. 2003. Assessment of Bioacoustic Impact of Ships on Humpback Whales in Glacier Bay, Alaska. Report to Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve. 38 pp. [952K .PDF]

Kipple, B. M. and C. M. Gabriele. 2003. Glacier Bay Underwater Noise - August 2000 through August 2002. Naval Surface Warfare Center - Carderock Division. Technical Report NSWCCD-71-TR-2004/521. 69 pp. [11,946K .PDF]

Kipple, B.M. and Gabriele, C.M. 2003. Glacier Bay Watercraft Noise. Technical Report NSWCCD-71-TR-2003/522, Report to Glacier Bay National Park by the Naval Surface Warfare Center - Detachment Bremerton 62 pp. [1949K .PDF]

Kipple, B.M. 2002. Southeast Alaska Cruise Ship Underwater Acoustic Noise. Technical Report NSWCCD-71-TR-2002/574, Report to Glacier Bay National Park by the Naval Surface Warfare Center - Detachment Bremerton 92 pp. [1291K .PDF ]

Kipple, B.M. 2002. Glacier Bay Underwater Noise - Interim Report. Technical Report NSWCCD-71-TR-2002/579, Report to Glacier Bay National Park by the Naval Surface Warfare Center - Detachment Bremerton 74 pp. [5017K .PDF ]

 

LIST OF OTHER AVAILABLE REPORTS:

Send requests to: Glacier Bay National Park, PO Box 140, Gustavus, Alaska 99826

Baker, C.S. (1985). The population structure and social organization of humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae) in the central and eastern North Pacific. Ph.D. dissertation, University of Hawaii, 306 pp.

Gabriele, C.M., J.M. Straley and C. S. Baker (1995). The Variability of Humpback Whale Counts in Glacier Bay and Icy Strait. Proceedings of the Third Glacier Bay Science Symposium, 1993, edited by D.R. Engstrom, pp. 239-245.

Straley, J.M. and C.M. Gabriele (1995). Seasonal Characteristics of Humpback Whales in Southeastern Alaska. Proceedings of the Third Glacier Bay Science Symposium, 1993, ed. D.R. Engstrom, pp. 229-238.

Gabriele, C. M. and T. M. Lewis. 2000. Summary of Opportunistic Marine Mammal Observations in Glacier Bay and Icy Strait 1994-1999. U.S. Natl. Park Serv., Glacier Bay National Park. [4.0 MB .PDF . Or 1.4 MB non-accessible PDF document.]

Gabriele, C. M., J. M. Straley and J. L. Neilson. 2007. Age at first calving of female humpback whales in southeastern Alaska. Marine Mammal Science. 23: 226-239.

Gabriele, C. M., C. Lockyer, J. M. Straley, C. M. Jurasz and H. Kato. 2010. Sighting history of a naturally marked humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) suggests ear plug growth layer groups are deposited annually. Marine Mammal Science. 26: 443-450.

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