Technical Reports | Contributions

These publications are all available from the authors or from the Annisquam River Marine Fisheries Station at (978) 282-0308.

MarineFisheries Technical Reports

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McKiernan, D.J., and D.E. Pierce. 1995. The Loligo squid fishery in Nantucket and Vineyard Sound.

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McBride, H.M., and T.B. Hoopes. 2001. 1999 Lobster fishery statistics.

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McKiernan, D.J., R. Johnston, and W. Hoffman. 1999. Southern Gulf of Maine raised footrope trawl experimental whiting fishery.

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Nelson, G.A, M.P. Armstrong, and T.B. Hoopes. 2001. Massachusetts 2000 striped bass monitoring report.

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Chase, B.C., and A.R. Childs. 2002. Rainbow smelt (Osmerus mordax) spawning habitat in the Weymouth-Fore River.

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Chase, B.C., J.H. Plouff, and W.M. Castonguay. The marine resources of Salem Sound, 1997.

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Estrella, B.T., and R.P. Glenn. 2001. Massachusetts coastal commercial lobster sampling program May-November 2000.

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Estrella, B.T. 2002. Techniques for live storage and shipping of American lobster, third edition.

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McBride, H.M., M.J. Dean, and T.B. Hoopes. 2002. 2000 Massachusetts lobster fishery statistics.

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Sheppard, J.J, M.P. Armstrong, D.J. McKiernan and D.E. Pierce 2003. Characterization of the Massachusetts Scup (Stenotomus chrysops) Fisheries.

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Nelson, G.A., and T.B. Hoopes. 2002. Massachusetts 2001 striped bass fisheries monitoring report.

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Howe, A.B., S.J. Correia, T.P. Currier, J. King, and R. Johnston. 2002. Spatial Distribution of Ages 0 and 1 Atlantic Cod (Gadus morhua) off the Eastern Massachusetts Coast, 1978- 1999, Relative to 'Habitat Area of Special Concern.'

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Dean, M.J., K.A. Lundy, and T.B. Hoopes. 2002. 2001 Massachusetts lobster fishery statistics.

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Estrella, B.T., and R.P. Glenn. 2002. Massachusetts coastal commercial lobster trap sampling program, May-November 2001.

TR-15 
Reback, K.E., P.D. Brady, K.D. McLauglin, and C.G. Milliken. 2004. A survey of anadromous fish passage in coastal Massachusetts: Part 1. Southeastern Massachusetts.    
     Introduction pdf format of Introduction
     Archival tagging of a basking shark, Cetorhinus maximus, in the western North Atlantic shark, Cetorhinus maximus, in the western North Atlantic pdf format of Archival tagging of a basking shark, Cetorhinus maximus
     Taunton River Watershed pdf format of Taunton River Watershed
     Buzzards Bay Drainage pdf format of Buzzards Bay Drainage
     General Recommendations, Index, Appendices pdf format of General Recommendations, Index, Appendices

TR-16
Reback, K.E., P.D. Brady, K.D. McLauglin, and C.G. Milliken. 2004. A survey of anadromous fish passage in coastal Massachusetts: Part 2. Cape Cod and the Islands.
     Introduction pdf format of Introduction
     Cape Cod pdf format of Cape Cod
     Martha's Vineyard pdf format of Martha's Vineyard
     Nantucket pdf format of Nantucket
     General Recommendations, Index, Appendices pdf format of General Recommendations, Index, Appendices

TR-17
Reback, K.E., P.D. Brady, K.D. McLauglin, and C.G. Milliken. 2004. A survey of anadromous fish passage in coastal Massachusetts: Part 3. South Coastal. 
     Introduction pdf format of Introduction
     South Coastal pdf format of South Coastal
     TR-48 pdf format of TR-48

TR-18
Reback, K.E., P.D. Brady, K.D. McLauglin, and C.G. Milliken. 2004. A survey of anadromous fish passage in coastal Massachusetts: Part 4. Boston and North Coastal. In preparation.
     Introduction pdf format of Introduction
     Boston Harbor pdf format of Boston Harbor
     North Shore pdf format of North Shore
     Merrimack pdf format of Merrimack
     General Recommendations, Index, Appendices pdf format of General Recommendations, Index, Appendices

TR-19 pdf format of TR-19
Nelson, G.A. 2002 Massachusetts Striped Bass Monitoring Report

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Dean, M.J., K.A. Lundy, and T.B. Hoopes. 2002 Massachusetts lobster fishery statistics.

TR-21 pdf format of TR-21
Nelson, G.A. 2003 Massachusetts Striped Bass Monitoring Report

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Lyman, E.G. and D.J. McKiernan. 2005. Scale Modeling of Fixed-Fishing Gear to Compare and Quantify Differently Configured Buoyline and Groundline Profiles: An Investigation of Entanglement Threat.

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Dean, M.J., K.A. Lundy, and T.B. Hoopes. 2003 Massachusetts lobster fishery statistics.

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Nelson, G.A. 2004 Massachusetts Striped Bass Monitoring Report

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Nelson, G.A. 2006. A Guide to Statistical Sampling for the Estimation of River Herring Run Size Using Visual Counts

TR-26 pdf format of TR-26
Dean, M.J., S.R. Reed, and T.B. Hoopes. 2004 Massachusetts lobster fishery statistics.

TR-27 pdf format of TR-27
Estrella, B.T. and R.P. Glenn. 2006. Lobster Trap Escape Vent Selectivity.

TR-28 pdf format of TR-28
Nelson, G.A. 2005 Massachusetts Striped Bass Monitoring Report

TR-29 pdf format of TR-29
Glenn, R., T. Pugh, J. Barber, and D. Chosid. 2007. 2005 Massachusetts lobster monitoring and status

TR-30 pdf format of TR-30
Chase, B. C. 2006. Rainbow smelt (Osmerus mordax) spawning habitat on the Gulf of Maine coast of Massachusetts

TR-31 pdf format of TR-31
Dean, M.J., S.R. Reed, and T.B. Hoopes. 2005 Massachusetts lobster fishery statistics

TR-7 pdf format of TR-7
Nelson, G.A. 2006 Massachusetts Striped Bass Monitoring Report

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Chase, B. C., J. H. Plouff, and M. Gabriel. 2008. An Evaluation of the Use of Egg Transfers and Habitat Restoration to Establish an Anadromous Rainbow Smelt Spawning Population

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Nelson, G.A. 2007 Massachusetts Striped Bass Monitoring Report

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Barber, J. S., K. A. Whitmore, M. Rousseau, D. M. Chosid, and R. P. Glenn.  2009.  Boston Harbor artificial reef site selection and monitoring program

TR-36 pdf format of TR-36
Nelson, G. A.  2009.  Massachusetts striped bass monitoring report for 2008

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Leschen, A. S., R. K. Kessler, and B. T. Estrella.  2009.  Eelgrass Restoration Used As Construction Impact Mitigation in Boston Harbor, Massachusetts.

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King, J. R., M. J. Camisa, and V. M. Manfredi.  2010.  Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries trawl survey effort, list of species, and bottom temperature trends, 1978-2007

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Dean, M. J.  2010.  Massachusetts lobster fishery statistics for 2006

TR-40 
Pol, M, P. He, and P. Winger. 2010.  Proceedings of the international technical workshop on gadoid capture by pots (GACAPOT)
     Text pdf format of Text
     Appendix 1 pdf format of Appendix 1
     Appendix 2 pdf format of Appendix 2

TR-41 pdf format of TR-41
Nelson, G. A.  2010.  Massachusetts striped bass monitoring report for 2009.

TR-42 pdf format of TR-42
Chase, B. C.  2010.  Quality assurance program plan (QAPP) for water quality measurements for diadromous fish monitoring 2008-2012, version 1.0.

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Evans, N. T., and A. S. Leschen. 2010. Technical guidelines for the delineation, restoration, and monitoring of eelgrass (Zostera marina) in Massachusetts coastal waters.

TR-44 pdf format of TR-44
Chase, B. C., T. Callaghan, M. B. Dechant, and P. Patel.  2010.  River herring spawning and nursery habitat assessment: Upper Mystic Lake, 2007-2008.

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Ford, K. H., and S. Voss.  2010.  Seafloor sediment composition in Massachusetts determined using point data.

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Nelson, G. A., P. D. Brady, J. J. Sheppard, and M. P. Armstrong.  2011. An assessment of river herring stocks in Massachusetts.

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Evans, N. T., K. H. Ford, B. C. Chase, and J. J. Sheppard. 2011. Recommended time of year restrictions (TOYs) for coastal alteration projects to protect marine fisheries resources in Massachusetts.
      Appendix A pdf format of Appendix A
      Appendix B xls format of Appendix B
: Presence of selected marine fisheries species in Massachusetts coastal water bodies

TR-48 pdf format of TR-48
Nelson, G. A. 2011. Massachusetts striped bass monitoring report for 2010

TR-49 pdf format of TR-49
Hoffman, W. S., S. J. Correia, and D. E. Pierce. 2012. Results of an industry-based survey of Gulf of Maine cod, November 2003 - May 2005
     Appendix A pdf format of Appendix A
     Appendix B pdf format of Appendix B
     Appendix C pdf format of Appendix C
     Appendix D pdf format of Appendix D
     Appendix E pdf format of Appendix E
     Appendix F pdf format of Appendix F
     Appendix G pdf format of Appendix G
     Appendix H pdf format of Appendix H

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Hoffman, W. S., S. J. Correia, and D. E. Pierce. 2012. Results of an industry-based survey of Gulf of Maine cod, May 2006 - December 2007
     Appendix A pdf format of Appendix A
     Appendix B pdf format of Appendix B
     Appendix C pdf format of Appendix C
     Appendix D pdf format of Appendix D
     Appendix E pdf format of Appendix E
     Appendix F pdf format of Appendix F
     Appendix G pdf format of Appendix G
     Appendix H pdf format of Appendix H
 
     Appendix I pdf format of Appendix I
     Appendix J pdf format of Appendix J

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Wood, C. H., C. Enterline, K. Mills, B. C. Chase, G. Verreault, J. Fischer, and M. H. Ayer. 2012. Fourth North American workshop on rainbow smelt: extended abstract proceedings

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Camisa, M. and A. Wilbur. 2012. Buzzards Bay disposal site fisheries trawl survey report March 2001-March 2002

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Nelson, G. A. 2012. Massachusetts striped bass monitoring report for 2011

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Chase, B.C., A. Mansfield, and P. duBois. 2013. River Herring Spawning and Nursery Habitat Assessment: Silver Lake 2008-2009. 

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Nelson, G.A. 2013. Massachusetts striped bass monitoring report for 2012.

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Sheppard, J.J., S. Block, H.L. Becker, and D. Quinn. 2014. The Acushnet River Restoration Project: Restoring Diadromous Populations to a Superfund Site in Southeastern Massachusetts.

 

MarineFisheries Contributions

1. Armstrong, M.P., and S.X. Cadrin. 2001. Morphometric variation among spawning groups of the Gulf of Maine-Georges Bank herring complex. Expectations for a New Millennium, Alaska Sea Grant Program, AK-SG-01-04. pp. 575-590. pdf format of Morphometric variation among spawning groups of the Gul

2. Stockwell, J.S., P.J. Diodati, and M. P. Armstrong. 2002. A bioenergetic evaluation of the chronic-stress hypothesis: can catch-and-release fishing constrain striped bass growth? American Fisheries Society Symposium 30:144-147. pdf format of A bioenergetic evaluation of the chronic-stress hypothe

3. Chase, B. C. 2002. Atlantic bluefin tuna, Thunnus thynnus, diet differences at seasonal feeding grounds on the New England continental shelf. Fisheries Bulletin 100(2): 168-180. pdf format of Atlantic bluefin tuna diet differences at seasonal feed

4. Skomal, G. B., B. C. Chase, and E. D. Prince. 2002. A comparison of circle hook and straight hook performance in recreational fisheries for juvenile Atlantic bluefin tuna. American Fisheries Society Symposium 30:57-65. pdf format of A comparison of circle hook and straight hook performan

5. Skomal, G. B., and B. C. Chase. 2002. The physiological effects of angling on post-release survivorship in tunas, sharks, and marlin. American Fisheries Society Symposium 30:135-138. pdf format of The physiological effects of angling on post-release su

6. Michael Pol and H. Arnold Carr. 2000. Overview of Gear Developments and Trends in the New England Commercial Fishing Industry. Northeastern Naturalist 7(4): 329-336. pdf format of Overview of Gear Developments and Trends in the New Eng

7. Nelson, G.A., Chase, B.C., and J. Stockwell. 2003. Food habits of striped bass (Morone saxatilis) in coastal waters of Massachusetts. J. Northw. Atl. Fish. Sci. 32: 1-25. pdf format of Food habits of striped bass in coastal waters of Mass

8. Skomal, G.B., and L.J. Natanson. 2003. Age and Growth of the blue shark, Prionace glauca, in the North Atlantic Ocean. Fish Bull. 101:627-639. pdf format of Age and Growth of the blue in the North Atlantic Ocean

9. Estrada, J.A., A.N. Rice, M. Lutcavage, G.B. Skomal. 2003. Predicting trophic position in sharks of the Northwestern Atlantic Ocean using stable isotope analysis. J. Mar. Biol. Ass. U.K. (2003) 83, 4445/1-4. pdf format of Predicting trophic position in sharks of the NW Atlanti

10. Skomal, G.B and G.W. Benz. 2004. Ultrasonic tracking of Greenland sharks, Somniosus microcephalus, under Arctic ice. Marine Biology 145:489-498. pdf format of Ultrasonic tracking of Greenland sharks under Arctic

11. Skomal, G.B., Wood, G., & N. Caloyianis. 2004. Archival tagging of a basking shark, Cetorhinus maximus, in the western North Atlantic shark, Cetorhinus maximus, in the western North Atlantic. J. Mar. Biol. Ass. U.K. 84:795-799. pdf format of Archival tagging of a basking shark, Cetorhinus maximus

12. Skomal, G., E. A. Babcock, and E. K. Pikitch. 2005. Indices of blue and mako shark abundance derived from U.S. Atlantic recreational fishery data. Col. Vol. Sci. Pap. ICCAT, 58(3): 1034-1043. pdf format of Indices of blue and mako shark abundance derived from U

13. Skomal, G. B. 2007. Shark nursery areas in the coastal waters of Massachusetts. Amer. Fish Soc. Symp. 50: 17-33. pdf format of Shark nursery areas in the coastal waters of Mass

14. Estrada, J. A., A. N. Rice, L. J. Natanson, and G. B. Skomal. 2006. Use of isotopic analysis of vertebrae in reconstructing ontogenetic feeding ecology in white sharks. Ecology 87(4):829-834. pdf format of Use of isotopic analysis of vertebrae in reconstructing

15. Skomal, G. B. 2007. Evaluating the physiological and physical consequences of capture on post-release survivorship in large pelagic fishes. Fisheries Management and Ecology 14:81-89. pdf format of Evaluating the physiological and physical consequences

16. Nelson, G. A., B. C. Chase, and J. D. Stockwell. 2006. Population consumption of fish and invertebrate prey by striped bass (Morone saxatilis) from coastal waters of Northern Massachusetts, USA. J. Northw. Atl. Fish. Sci., 36: 111–126. pdf format of TR-48

17. Glenn, R. P. and T. L. Pugh. 2006. Epizootic shell disease in American lobster (Homarus americanus) in Massachusetts coastal waters: Interactions of temperature, maturity, and intermolt duration. J. Crustacean Biol., 26(4): 639-645. pdf format of Epizootic shell disease in American lobster (Homarus am

18. Reid, D. G., J. Annala, S. Rosen, M. Pol, S. X. Cadrin and S. J. Walsh. 2007. Current status of mobile and static sampling gears used in resource surveys ICES J. of Mar. Sci., 64(8): 1607-1609. pdf format of Marine Fisheries Contribution 18

19. Skomal, G., P. S. Lobel, and G. Marshall. 2007. The use of animal-borne imaging to assess post-release behavior as it relates to capture stress in grey reef sharks, Carcharhinus amblyrhynchos. Mar. Tech. Soc. J. 41(4): 44-48. pdf format of The use of animal-borne imaging to assess post-release

20. Pol, M.V., S. J. Correia, R. MacKinnon, and J. Carver, Longlining haddock with manufactured bait to reduce catch of Atlantic cod in a conservation zone. Fish. Res. 94(2): 199-205. pdf format of Contribution 20

21. Chosid, D.M., M. Pol, M. Szymanski, L. Ribas, and T. Moth Poulsen. 2008. Diel variation within the species selective  pdf format of Contribution 21

22. Barber, J. S., D. M. Chosid, R. P. Glenn, and K. A. Whitmore. 2009. A systematic model for artificial reef site selection. New Zealand J. Mar. Freshw. Res. 43:283-297. pdf format of A systematic model for artificial reef site selection

23. Mandelman, J. W. and G. B. Skomal. Differential sensitivity to capture stress assessed by blood acid-base status in five carcharhinid sharks. Journal of Comparative Physiology B (2008), doi:10.1007/s00360-008-0306-4 pdf format of mandelman skomal 2008
 

24. Skomal et al., Transequatorial Migrations by Basking Sharks in the Western Atlantic Ocean, Current Biology (2009), doi:10.1016/j.cub.2009.04.019 pdf format of skomal et al 2009

26. Chase, B.C. 2009. The spawning habitat of anadromous rainbow smelt: trouble at the tidal interface. Challenges for Diadromous Fishes in a Dynamic Global Environment, pages 859-862. pdf format of The spawning habitat of anadromous rainbow smelt

27. Chase, B.C., M.H Ayer, and S.P. Elzey. 2009. Rainbow Smelt Population Monitoring and Restoration on the Gulf of Maine Coast of Massachusetts. Challenges for Diadromous Fishes in a Dynamic Global Environment, pages 899-902. pdf format of Rainbow Smelt Population Monitoring and Restoration

28. Leschen, A.S., K.H. Ford, and N.T. Evans. 2010. Successful Eelgrass (Zostera marina) Restoration in a Formerly Eutrophic Estuary (Boston Harbor) Supports the Use of a Multifaceted Watershed Approach to Mitigating Eelgrass Loss. Estuaries and Coasts, DOI 10.1007/s12237-010-9272-7. pdf format of Successful Eelgrass (Zostera marina) Restoration in a F

29. Nelson, G. A., M. P. Armstrong, J. Stritzel-Thomson, and K. D. Friedland. 2010. Thermal habitat of striped bass (Morone saxatilis) in coastal waters of northern Massachusetts, USA, during summer. Fisheries Oceanography 19(5): 370-381. (link to abstract - contact Gary Nelson for reprint)

30. Leschen, A. S., and S. J. Correia. 2010. Mortality in female horseshoe crabs (Limulus polyphemus) from bio medical bleeding and handling: implications for fisheries management. Marine and Freshwater Behaviour and Physiology 43(2): 135-147. pdf format of contribution 30
(link to abstract)

31. He, P. and M. Pol. 2010. Fish Behavior near Gillnets: Capture Processes and Influencing Factors, in: He, P. (ed.), Behavior of Marine Fish: Capture Processes and Conservation Challenges. Wiley-Blackwell, Ames, Iowa. Pp.183-198. pdf format of Fish Behavior near Gillnets: Capture Processes and Infl

32. Pol, Michael V., Szymanski, Mark, Chosid, David M., and Salerno, Daniel J. 2011. Fork Length – Total Length Conversions for Haddock and Pollock. North American Journal of Fisheries Management, 31(3), pp.427-430. pdf format of Fork Length – Total Length Conversions for Haddock and

34. Dean, M. J., W. S. Hoffman, and M. P. Armstrong. 2012. Disruption of an Atlantic cod spawning aggregation resulting from the opening of a directed gill-net fishery. North. Amer. J. Fish. Manage. 32:124-134. pdf format of Disruption of an Atlantic cod spawning aggregation resu

35. Chosid, D.M., M. Pol, M. Szymanski, F. Mirarchi, and A. Mirarchi. 2011. Development and Observations of a spiny dogfish Squalus acanthias reduction device in a raised footrope silver hake Merluccius bilinearis trawl. Fisheries Research, DOI 10.1016/j.fishres.2011.03.007. pdf format of Contribution 35

37. Armstrong, M. P. et al. 2013. Application of small-scale fishery closures to protect Atlantic cod spawning aggregations in the inshore Gulf of Maine. Fisheries Research 141: 62-69. pdf format of TR-48

38. Skomal, G. B. and J. W. Mandelman. 2012. The physiological response to anthropogenic stressors in marine elasmobranch fishes: A review with a focus on the secondary response. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part A: Molecular & Integrative Physiology, DOI: 10.1016/j.cbpa.2011.10.002. (link to abstract - contact Greg Skomal for reprint)

39. Cournane, J. M., J. P. Kritzer, and S. J. Correia. Spatial and temporal patterns of anadromous alosine bycatch in the US Atlantic herring fishery. Fisheries Research 141: 88-94. (link to abstract - contact Steve Correia for reprint)

40. Kneebone, J., J. Chisholm, and G. B. Skomal. 2012. Seasonal residency, habitat use, and site fidelity of juvenile sand tiger sharks Carcharias taurus in a Massachusetts estuary. Inter-Research Marine Ecology Progress Series. DOI:10.3354/meps09989. (link to abstract - contact John Chisholm for reprint)

41. Sheppard, J., and S. Block. 2013. Monitoring response of diadromous populations to fish passage improvements on a Massachusetts coastal stream. J. Env. Sci. Engineer. A, 2:71-79. pdf format of Marine Fisheries Contribution 41

42. Kneebone, J., J. Chisholm, D. Bernal, and G. Skomal. 2013. The physiological effects of capture stress, recovery, and post-release survivorship of juvenile sand tigers (Carcharias taurus) caught on rod and reel. Fisheries Research. DOI: 10.1016/j.fishres.2013.04.009. (link to abstract - contact John Chisholm for reprint)

43. Pugh, T. L., J. S. Goldstein, K. L. Lavalli, M. Clancy, and W. H. Watson III. 2013. At-sea determination of female American lobster (Homarus americanus) mating activity: Patterns vs. expectations. Fisheries Research. DOI: 10.1016/j.fishres.2013.07.008. (link to abstract - contact Tracy Pugh for reprint)

47. Kneebone, J., J. Chisholm, and G. Skomal. 2014. Movement patterns of juvenile sand tigers (Carcharias taurus) along the east coast of the USA. Marine Biology. DOI 10.1007/s00227-014-2407-9. pdf format of Contribution 47

49. Curtis, T. H., C. T. McCandless, J. K. Carlson, G. B. Skomal, N. E. Kohler, L. J. Natanson, G. H. Burgess, J. J. Hoey, and H. L. Pratt Jr. 2014. Seasonal Distribution and Historic Trends in Abundance of White Sharks, <em>Carcharodon carcharias</em>, in the Western North Atlantic Ocean. PLOS ONE. 9(6), pp. 1-12. pdf format of Contribution 49
 

50. Curtis, T. H., S. I. Zeeman, E. L. Summers, S. X. Cadrin, and G. B. Skomal. 2014. Eyes in the sky: linking satellite oceanography and biotelemetry to explore habitat selection by basking sharks. Animal Biotelemetry. DOI:10.1186/2050-3385-2-12.