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Publications – Featuring Beach Watch Data:

Marine bird mass mortality events as an indicator of the impacts of ocean warming” Timothy Jones, Julia K. Parrish, Jacqueline Lindsey, Jan Roletto, Kirsten Lindquist, et al, The journal Marine Ecology Progress Series, July 6, 2023

Northern Range Expansion of California Coastal Bottlenose Dolphins (Tursiops truncatus)”. William Keener,Marc A. Webber,Tim M. Markowitz, Mark P. Cotter, et al. Aquatic Mammals, Page Numbers: 29-43, January 12, 2023

Extreme mortality and reproductive failure of common murres resulting from the northeast Pacific marine heatwave of 2014-2016 John F. Piatt , Julia K. Parrish , Heather M. Renner3 , Sarah K. Schoen1 , Timothy T. Jones2 , Mayumi L. Arimitsu4 , Kathy J. Kuletz , Barbara Bodenstein , Marisol Garcı´aReyes , Rebecca S. Duerr , Robin M. Corcoran , Robb S. A. Kaler , Gerard J. McChesney, Richard T. Golightly, Heather A. Coletti, Robert M. Suryan, Hillary K. Burgess , Jackie LindseyI,Kirsten Lindquist, Peter M. Warzybok, Jaime Jahncke, Jan Roletto, et al (2020) PLOS ONE | January 15, 2020.

Massive Mortality of a Planktivorous Seabird in Response to a Marine HeatwaveJones, T., Parrish, J. K., Peterson, W. T., Bjorkstedt, E. P., Bond, N. A., Ballance, L. T., et al. (2018).  Geophysical Research Letters, 45. 2017GL076164

Investigation of a Largescale Common Murre (Uria aalge) Mortality Event in California in 2015. Gibble et al 2018_Journal of Wildlife Diseases

Ecosystem-based management affecting Brandt’s Cormorant resources and populations in the central California Current region. Ainley et al BIOL CONSERV 2018

2016 State of the California Current Report, NOAA

Dramatic  Increase In Sea Otter Mortality From White Sharks In California, Marine Mammal Science, 2015 TIM TINKER, 1 U.S. Geological Survey, Western Ecological Research Center, Santa Cruz Field Station, 100 Shaffer Road, Santa Cruz, California 95060, U.S.A.

Entanglements of marine mammals and seabirds in central California and the north-west coast of the United States 2001–2005. Marine Pollution Bulletin 58:1045–1051. Moore, E, Lydya, S, Roletto, J, Litle, K, Parrish, JK, Nevins, H, Harvey, J, Mortenson, J, Greig, D, Piazza, M, Hermance, A, Lee, D, Adams, D, Allen, S, Kell, S. 2009. 

Beached bird surveys and chronic oil pollution in Central California. Roletto, J., Mortenson, J., Harrald, I., Hall, J. & Grella, L. 2003. Marine Ornithology 31: 21-28.

Conference Posters 2015-16:

Screen Shot 2016-03-17 at 9.35.50 PMInvestigation Of a Largescale Common Murre (Uria aalge) Mortality Event In California In 2015. Pacific Seabird Group Meeting 2016

NANOOS_poster_v6-1Mortality anomalies in the north central California ecosystem 2014-15. Pacific Anomalies Meeting 2016

Screen Shot 2016-03-17 at 10.03.57 PMMass Mortality of Cassin’s Auklets in 2014-15: Legacy of the Blob? Pacific Anomalies Meeting 2016

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Investigation of Cassin’s Auklet Mortality in the Eastern Pacific During the 2014 Post-Breeding Season. Pacific Seabird Group Meeting 2015

Reports:Beach Watch Data Visualization Report: Beach Profiles and Cumulative Encounter Rates for Dead and Live Species (GFA/GFNMS unpublished) A.Oneal, J.Roletto, K.Lindquist, T.Nairn, D.Devlin, 2012.

Annual Reports

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