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Humpback Whale Reports and Publications

2018 Humpback Whale Fact Sheet.

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Neilson, J. L., C. M. Gabriele, and L. F. Taylor-Thomas. 2018. Humpback whale monitoring in Glacier Bay and adjacent waters 2017: Annual progress report. Natural Resource Report NPS/GLBA/NRR—2018/1660. National Park Service, Fort Collins, Colorado.

Neilson, J.L., C.M. Gabriele and L.Taylor-Thomas. 2017. Humpback Whale Monitoring in Glacier Bay and Adjacent Waters 2016: Annual Progress Report. Natural Resource Report NPS/GLBA/NRR—2017/1503. National Park Service, Fort Collins, Colorado

Gabriele, C.M., Neilson, J.L., Straley, J.M., Baker, C.S., Cedarleaf, J.A. and Saracco, J.F., 2017. Natural history, population dynamics, and habitat use of humpback whales over 30 years on an Alaska feeding ground. Ecosphere, 8(1).

Pitman, R.L., Deecke, V.B., Gabriele, C.M., Srinivasan, M., Black, N., Denkinger, J., Durban, J.W., Mathews, E.A., Matkin, D.R., Neilson, J.L. and Schulman‐Janiger, A., 2017. Humpback whales interfering when mammal‐eating killer whales attack other species: Mobbing behavior and interspecific altruism?. Marine Mammal Science, 33(1), pp.7-58.

Pierszalowski, S.P., Gabriele, C.M., Steel, D.J., Neilson, J.L., Vanselow, P.B., Cedarleaf, J.A., Straley, J.M. and Baker, C.S., 2016. Local recruitment of humpback whales in Glacier Bay and Icy Strait, Alaska, over 30 years. Endangered Species Research, 31, pp.177-189.

Neilson, J.L. and C.M. Gabriele. 2016. Humpback Whale Monitoring in Glacier Bay and Adjacent Waters 2015: Annual Progress Report. Natural Resource Report NPS/GLBA/NRR—2016/1354. National Park Service, Fort Collins, Colorado.
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Neilson, J.L, C.M. Gabriele, and P.B.S. Vanselow. 2015. Humpback whale monitoring in Glacier Bay and adjacent waters 2014: Annual progress report. Natural Resource Report NPS/GLBA/NRR-2015/949. National Park Service, Fort Collins, Colorado. [1.75MB .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]

Baker, C.S., Steel, D., Calambokidis, J., Falcone, E., González-Peral, U., Barlow, J., Burdin, A.M., Clapham, P.J., Ford, J.K.B., Gabriele, C.M., Mattila, D., Rojas-Bracho, L., Straley, J.S., Taylor, B.L., Urbán, J., Wade, P.R., Weller, D., Witteveen, B.H., Yamaguchi, M.,2017. Marine Ecology Progress Series 494: 291-306.

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

Gabriele, C.M., Lockyer, C., Straley, J.M., Jurasz, C.M. and Kato, H., 2010. Sighting history of a naturally marked humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) suggests ear plug growth layer groups are deposited annually. Marine Mammal Science, 26(2), pp.443-450.

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.

Gabriele, C.M., Straley, J.M. and Neilson, J.L., 2007. Age at first calving of female humpback whales in southeastern Alaska. Marine Mammal Science, 23(1), pp.226-239.

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.

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., Straley, J.M., Mizroch, S.A., Baker, C.S., Craig, A.S., Herman, L.M., Glockner-Ferrari, D., Ferrari, M.J., Cerchio, S., Ziegesar, O.V. and Darling, J., 2001. Estimating the mortality rate of humpback whale calves in the central North Pacific Ocean. Canadian Journal of Zoology, 79(4), pp.589-600.

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 Acoustics Reports & Publications

Gabriele, C.M., Ponirakis, D.W., Clark, C.W., Womble, J.N. and Vanselow, P., 2018. Underwater Acoustic Ecology Metrics in an Alaska Marine Protected Area Reveal Marine Mammal Communication Masking and Management Alternatives. Frontiers in Marine Science, 5, p.270.

Fournet, M. E., Gabriele, C. M., Sharpe, F., Straley, J. M., & Szabo, A. (2018). Feeding calls produced by solitary humpback whales. Mar Mam Sci, 34: 851-865.

Fournet, M.E., Matthews, L.P., Gabriele, C.M., Mellinger, D.K. and Klinck, H., 2018. Source levels of foraging humpback whale calls. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 143(2), pp.EL105-EL111.

Fournet MEH, Jacobsen L, Gabriele CM, Mellinger DK, Klinck H. (2018) More of the same: allopatric humpback whale populations share acoustic repertoire. PeerJ 6:e5365.

Kipple, B. and C.M. Gabriele (2018). Measured Near-Surface, Bow Area, Underwater Cruise Ship Sound. Naval Surface Warfare Center Technical Report NSWCCD-71-2018/530. May 2018, 30 pp.

Frankel, A.S., and Gabriele, C.M. (2017). Predicting the acoustic exposure of humpback whales from cruise and tour vessel noise in Glacier Bay, Alaska, under different management strategies. Endangered Species Research 34, 397-415. [2.4 MB PDF, Video link]

Matthews, L.P., Gabriele, C.M. and Parks, S.E., 2017. The role of season, tide, and diel period in the presence of harbor seal (Phoca vitulina) breeding vocalizations in Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, Alaska. Aquatic Mammals, 43(5), pp.537-547.

Matthews, L.P., Parks, S.E., Fournet, M.E., Gabriele, C.M., Womble, J.N. and Klinck, H., 2017. Source levels and call parameters of harbor seal breeding vocalizations near a terrestrial haulout site in Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 141(3), pp.EL274-EL280.

McKenna, M.F., Gabriele, C. and Kipple, B., 2017. Effects of marine vessel management on the underwater acoustic environment of Glacier Bay National Park, AK. Ocean & coastal management, 139, pp.102-112.

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:

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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 .

Keller, K.B., Gabriele, C.M., Pearson, H.C., Neilson, J.L., Vanselow, P.B.S., and Keller, E.K.. 2017. Sighting frequency and distribution of marine mammals opportunistically recorded in Glacier Bay, Alaska and adjacent waters (2005-2014). Progress Report to National Park Service, 40 pp. [2.4 MB, .PDF]

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