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Auth, T, EA Daly, RD Brodeur, and JL Fisher. 2018.  Phenological and distributional shifts in the ichthyoplankton assemblage of the northern California Current during the 2015-16 marine warming phenomenon. Global Change Biology, 24(1):259-72

Copeman L, Ryer C, Spencer M, Otmar M, Iseri P. Sremba A, Parrish C, Wells J. 2018. Flux of diatom production to benthos controls habitat quality and juvenile Tanner crab growth in shallow water embayments around Kodiak Island Alaska.  Submitted to Marine Ecology Progress Series-201801057.

Dziak, R., D. Bohnenstiehl, A. Lau, J. Conder, H. Matsumoto, J. Haxel, and A. Semple (2018): Lau Basin T-wave earthquake location catalog, 2009-2010 (investigators Dziak, Bohnenstiehl, Lau, Condor, Matsumoto, Haxel, Semple). Interdisciplinary Earth Data Alliance (IEDA), Marine Geoscience Data System (MGDS), doi: 10.1594/IEDA/324411, Data product at

Embley, R.W., and K.H. Rubin (2018): Extensive young silicic volcanism produces large deep submarine lava flows in the NE Lau Basin. Bull. Volcanol., 80, 36, doi: 10.1007/s00445-018-1211-7, Available online.

Fournet, MEH,  Matthews, LM, Gabriele , CM, Mellinger, DK, and H Klinck. 2018. Source Levels of foraging humpback whale calls. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, Express Letters. 143(3)  EL105-EL111. DOI: .org/10.1121/1.5023599

Fournet, MEH, Gabriele, CM, Sharpe, F, Straley, J, and AS Szabo. 2018. Feeding calls produced by solitary humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae). Marine Mammal Science. DOI: 10.1111/mms.12485

Haver, M.S., J. Gedamke, L.T. Hatch, R. P. Dziak, S. Van Parijs, M. F. McKenna, J. Barlow, C. Berchok, E. DiDonato, B. Hanson, J. Haxel, M. Holt, D. Lipski, H. Matsumoto, C. Meinig, D. K. Mellinger, S. E. Moore, E. M. Oleson, M. S. Soldevilla, H. Klinck. 2018. Monitoring long-term soundscape trends in U.S. Waters: The NOAA/NPS Ocean Noise Reference Station Network.  Marine Policy,Volume 90, 2018, pp 6-13,ISSN 0308-597X,

Koenker B, Copeman L, Laurel B.  2018. Impacts of temperature and food availability on the condition of larval Arctic cod (Boreogadus saida) and walleye pollock (Gadus chalcogrammus). In Revision at ICES Journal of Marine Science - ICESJMS-2017-556

Koenker B, Laurel B, Copeman L, Ciannelli L. 2018. Effects of temperature and food availability on the survival and growth of larval Arctic cod (Boreogadus saida) and walleye pollock (Gadus chalcogrammus) In Revision at ICES Journal of Marine Science - ICESJMS-2017-481

Laurel B, Copeman L, Spence M, Iseri P. 2018. Comparative effects of temperature on eggs and yolk-sac larvae of Arctic cod (Boreogadus saida) and walleye pollock (Gadus chalcogrammus). In Revision at ICES Journal of Marine Science - ICESJMS-2017-47

Wilcock, W.S.D., R.P. Dziak, M. Tolstoy, W.W. Chadwick, Jr., S.L. Nooner, D.R. Bohnenstiehl, J. Caplan-Auerbach, F. Waldhauser, A.F. Arnulf, C. Baillard, T.-K. Lau, J.H. Haxel, Y.J. Tan, C. Garcia, S. Levy, and M.E. Mann (2018): The recent volcanic history of Axial Seamount: Geophysical insights into past eruption dynamics with an eye toward enhanced observations of future eruptions. Oceanography, 31(1), 114–123, doi: 10.5670/oceanog.2018.117. [PDF Version]


Adams, J.A., Brodeur, R.D., Daly E.A., and Miller, T.W. 2017.  Prey availability and feeding ecology of juvenile Chinook (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) and coho (O. kisutch) salmon in the northern California Current ecosystem, based on stomach content and stable isotope analyses. Mar Biol 164: 98

Anderson, M.O., W.W. Chadwick, Jr., M.D. Hannington, S.G. Merle, J.A. Resing, E.T. Baker, D.A. Butterfield, S.L. Walker, and N. Augustin (2017): Geological interpretation of volcanism and segmentation of the Mariana back-arc spreading center between 12.7°N and 18.3°N. Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst., 18(6), 2240–2274, doi: 10.1002/2017GC006813. [PDF Version]

Auth, T.A., Daly, E.A., Brodeur, R.D., Fisher, J.A. 2017. Phenological and distributional shifts in ichthyoplankton associated with recent warming in the northeastern Pacific Ocean. Global Change Biology: DOI: 10.1111/gcb.13872

Baker, E.T., S.L. Walker, J.A. Resing, W.W. Chadwick, Jr., S.G. Merle, M.O. Anderson, D.A. Butterfield, N.J. Buck, and S. Michael (2017): The effect of arc proximity on hydrothermal activity along spreading centers: New evidence from the Mariana back-arc (12.7°–18.3°N). Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst., 18(11), 4211–4228, doi: 10.1002/2017GC007234. [PDF Version]

Balcazar, N.E, H. Klinck, S.L. Nieukirk, D.K. Mellinger, K. Klinck, R.P. Dziak, and T.L. Rogers. 2017. Using calls as an indicator for Antarctic blue whale occurrence and distribution across the southwest Pacific and southeast Indian oceans. Marine Mamm. Sci. 32, 15 pp., doi:10.1111/mms.12373.

Bosley KM, Copeman LA, Dumbauld BR, Bosley KL. 2017. Identification of Burrowing Shrimp Food Sources Along an Estuarine Gradient Using Fatty Acid Analysis and Stable Isotope Ratios. Estuaries and Coasts 40(4):1113-1130. 

Caplan-Auerbach, J., R.P. Dziak, J. Haxel, D.R. Bohnenstiehl, and C. Garcia (2017): Explosive processes during the 2015 eruption of Axial Seamount, as recorded by seafloor hydrophones. Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst., 18(4), 1761–1774, doi: 10.1002/2016GC006734. [PDF Version]

Chao Y, JD Farrara, E Bjorkstedt, F Chai, F Chavez, D Rudnick, W Enright, JL Fisher, WT Peterson, GF Welch, CO Davis, RC Dugdale, FP Wilkerson, H Zhang, Y Zhang, E Ateljevich. 2017. The origins of the anomalous warming in the California coastal ocean and San Francisco Bay during 2014-2016 J. Geophys. Res. Oceans

Copeman LA, Laurel BJ, Spencer M, Sremba A. 2017. Temperature impacts on lipid allocation among gadid species at the Pacific Arctic–Boreal interface: an experimental laboratory approach. Marine Ecology Progress Series 566:183–198.  

Dale, K. E., Daly, E.A. and Brodeur, R.D. 2017. Interannual variability in the feeding and condition of subyearling Chinook salmon off Oregon and Washington in relation to fluctuating ocean conditions. Fish. Oceanogr., 26: 1–16.

Daly, E.A., Brodeur, R.D., and Auth, T.A. 2017. Anomalous ocean conditions in 2015: impacts on spring Chinook salmon and their prey field. Mar Ecol Prog Ser 566: 169-182.

Davis, G.E., M.F. Baumgartner, J.M. Bonnell, J. Bell, C. Berchok, J. Bort Thornton, S. Brault, G. Buchanan, R.A. Charif, D. Cholewiak, C.W. Clark, P. Corkeron, J. Delarue, K. Dudzinski, L. Hatch, J. Hildebrand, L. Hodge, H. Klinck, S. Kraus, B. Martin, D.K. Mellinger, H. Moors-Murphy, S. Nieukirk, D. Nowacek, S. Parks, A. Read, A.N. Rice, D. Risch, A. Širović , M. Soldevilla, K. Stafford, J. Stanistreet, E. Summers, S. Todd, A. Warde, S.M. Van Parijs. 2017. Long-term passive acoustic recordings track the changing distribution of North Atlantic right whales (Eubalaena glacialis) from 2004 to 2014. Sci. Rep. 7:13460, 12 pp

Decker, M.B., Robinson, K.L., Dorji, S., Cieciel, K.D., Barceló, C., Ruzicka, J.J., Brodeur, R.D. 2017. Jellyfish and forage fish spatial overlap on the eastern Bering Sea shelf during periods of high and low jellyfish biomass. Marine Ecology Progress Series

de Haast, J.A., Treasure, A.M. , Ruzicka, J., Moloney, C.L. 2017. A donor-driven approach to modelling anchovy-sardine dominance shifts in the southern Benguela ecosystem. Journal of Marine Systems.

Dziak, R.P., J. H. Haxel, H. Matsumoto, T-K Lau, S. Heimlich, S. Nieukirk, D. K. Mellinger, J. Osse, C. Meinig, N. Delich, S. Stalin, “Ambient sound at Challenger Deep, Mariana Trench”, Oceanography 30(2),  2017.

Dziak, R., T-K Lau, S. Heimlich, J. Caplan-Auerback, D. Mellinger, H. Matsumoto, and B. Mate. 2017.  A pulsed-air model of blue whale B call vocalizations.  Nature Scientific Reports, vol. 7, no. 1, p9122|, Aug. 2017, DOI:10.1038/s41598-017-09423-7

Embley, R., N. Raineault, S. Merle, T. Baumberger, S. Seabrook, and S. Hammond. 2017. Water column and cold seep exploration of the Cascadia Margin. Oceanography, 30(1), supplement, New Frontiers in Ocean Exploration: The E/V Nautilus, NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer, and R/V Falkor 2016 Field Season, 28–30, doi: 10.5670/oceanog.2017.supplement.01, Available online.

Harvey, C., Garfield, N., Williams, G., Andrews, K., C. Barceló, Barnas, K., Bograd, S., Brodeur, R., Burke, B., Cope, J., L. deWitt, Field, J., Fisher, J., Greene, C., Good, T., Hazen, E., D. Holland, Jacox, M., Kasperski, S., Kim, S., Leising, A., Melin, S., C. Morgan, Munsch, S., Norman, K., Peterson, W.T., Poe, M., J. Samhouri, Schroeder, I., Sydeman, W., Thayer, J., Thompson, A., N. Tolimieri, Varney, A., Wells, B., Williams, T. and Zamon, J. 2017. Ecosystem Status Report of the California Current for 2017: A Summary of Ecosystem Indicators Compiled by the California Current Integrated Ecosystem Assessment Team (CCIEA). U.S. Department of Commerce, NOAA Technical Memorandum: NMFS-NWFSC-139.

Haver, M. S., H. Klinck, S. L. Nieukirk, H. Matsumoto, R.P. Dziak, J. L. Miksis-Olds. 2017.  The not-so-silent world: Measuring Arctic, equatorial, and Antarctic soundscapes in the Atlantic Ocean. Deep-Sea Res. I, 122, 95–104, doi: 10.1016/j.dsr.2017.03.002. [PDF Version].

Harvey JB, SB Johnson, JL Fisher, WT Peterson, RC Vrijenhoek. 2017. Comparison of morphological and next generation DNA sequencing methods for assessing zooplankton assemblages. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology. 28;487:113-26.

Küsel, E.T., T. Munoz, M. Siderius, D.K. Mellinger, and S. Heimlich. 2017. Marine mammal tracks from two-hydrophone acoustic recordings made with a glider. Ocean Sci. 13:273-288, doi:10.5194/os-13-273-2017.

Laurel BJ, Copeman LA, Spencer M, Iseri P. 2017. Temperature-dependent growth as a function of size and age in juvenile Arctic cod (Boreogadus saida). ICES J Mar Sci. DOI: 10.1093/icesjms/fsx028.

Litz MNC, Miller JA, Copeman LA, Hurst TP. 2017. Effects of dietary fatty acids on juvenile salmon growth, biochemistry, and aerobic performance: a laboratory rearing experiment. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 494:20-31.

Litz M.N.C., Miller J.A., Copeman L.A., Teel D.J., Weitkamp, L.A., Daly, E.A., Claiborne, A.M. 2017. Ontogenetic shifts in diets of juvenile Chinook salmon: new insight from stable isotopes and fatty acids.  Env Biol Fish 100:337-360

Miller, J.A., Peterson, W.T., Copeman, L.A., Du, X., Morgan, C.A. and Litz, M.N.C. 2017. Temporal variation in the biochemical ecology of lower trophic levels in the Northern California Current. Prog. Oceanogr., 155, 1-12.  doi:10.1016/j.pocean.2017.05.003.

Peterson, W.T., Fisher, J.L., Morgan, C.A., Burke, B.J., Zeman, S.M. and Jacobson, K.C. 2017. Ocean ecosystem indicators of salmon marine survival in the Northern California current,

Peterson WT, Fisher JL, Strub PT, Du X, Risien C, Peterson JO, and Shaw CT (2017). The pelagic ecosystem in the northern California Current off Oregon during the 2014-2016 warm anomalies within the context of the past 20 years, J. Geoghys. Res. doi: 10.1002/2017JC012952

Phillips, N.D., Reid, N., Thys, T., Harrod, C., Payne, N.L., Morgan, C.A., White, H.J., Porter, S. and Houghton, J.D.R. 2017. Applying species distribution modelling to a data poor, pelagic fish complex: the ocean sunfishes. J. Biogeogr., 1-12.  doi:10.1111/jbi.13033.

Schnur, S. R., W. W. Chadwick, Jr., R. Embley, V. Ferrini, C. de Ronde, K. Cashman, N. Deardorff,S. G. Merle, R. Dziak, J. Haxel, and H. Matsumoto. 2017. A decade of volcanic construction and destruction at the summit of NW-Rota-1 Seamount: 2004–2014. J. Geophys. Res., 122(3), 1558–1584, doi: 10.1002/2016JB013742. [PDF Version]

Wells, B.K.,I.D. Schroeder, S.J. Bograd, E.L. Hazen, M.G. Jacox, A. L. Leising, N. Mantua, J.A. Santora, J. Fisher, W.T. Peterson, E. Bjorkstedt, R.R. Robertson, F.P. Chavez, R. Goericke, R. Kudela, C. Anderson, B.E. Lavaniegos, J. Gomez-Valdes, R.D. Brodeur, E.A. Daly, C.A. Morgan, T.D. Auth, J. C. Field, K. Sakuma, S. McClatchie, A.R. Thompson, E.D. Weber, W. Watson, R.M. Suryan, J. Parrish, J. Dolliver, S. Loredo, J. M. Porquez, J. Zamon, S. R. Schneider, R.T. Golightly, P. Warzybok, R. Bradley, J. Jahncke, W. J. Sydeman, S.R. Melin, J.A. Hildebrand, A.J. Debich, and B. Thayre. 2017. State of the California Current 2016-2017: Still anything but “normal” in the north. California Cooperative Oceanic Fisheries Investigations Reports. 58:1-55.