Glacier Bay Whale and Acoustic Reports

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

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Humpback Whale Reports and Publications

Neilson, J.L., and C.M. Gabriele. 2021. Glacier Bay & Icy Strait Humpback Whale Population Monitoring: 2020 Update. National Park Service Resource Brief, Gustavus, Alaska, 7 pp.

Neilson, J.L., and C.M. Gabriele. 2020. Glacier Bay & Icy Strait Humpback Whale Population Monitoring: 2019 Update. National Park Service Resource Brief, Gustavus, Alaska, 6 pp.

Neilson, J. L. and C. M. Gabriele. 2019. Glacier Bay & Icy Strait Humpback Whale Population Monitoring: 2018 Update. Natural Resource Brief, Gustavus, Alaska, 6 pp.

2018 Humpback Whale Fact Sheet.

Top Five Ways to Avoid a Whale Strike: Behavioral Cues You Can Use

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.

 
 

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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