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Publications by Topic

Beth Ann Mathews Research publications on harbor porpoise, harbor seal, sea lions, Alaska.

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Research Articles:
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Harbor Seals

Haul-out patterns and effects of vessel disturbance on harbor seals (Phoca vitulina) on glacial ice in Tracy Arm, Alaska

Elizabeth A. Mathews, Lauri A. Jemison, Grey W. Pendleton, Karen M. Blejwas, Kevin E. Hood, Kimberly L. Raum-Suryan. 2016. Haul-out patterns and effects of vessel disturbance on harbor seals (Phoca vitulina) on glacial ice in Tracy Arm, Alaska. Fishery Bulletin- National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 114(2):186-202., DOI:10.7755/FB.114.2.6


Harbor seal (Phoca vitulina richardii) decline continues in the rapidly changing landscape of Glacier Bay National Park, Alaska

Jamie N. Womble, Grey W. Pendleton, Elizabeth A. Mathews, Gail M. Blundell, Natalie M. Bool, Scott M. Gende. 2010. Harbor seal (Phoca vitulina richardii) decline continues in the rapidly changing landscape of Glacier Bay National Park, Alaska 1992–2008. Marine Mammal Science 26(3):686 - 697., DOI:10.1111/j.1748-7692.2009.00360.x


Declines in a harbor seal population in a marine reserve, Glacier Bay, Alaska, 1992–2002

Mathews, Elizabeth A., Pendleton, Grey W. 2007. Declines in a harbor seal population in a marine reserve, Glacier Bay, Alaska, 1992–2002. In: Piatt, J.F., and Gende, S.M., eds., Proceedings of the Fourth Glacier Bay Science Symposium, October 26–28, 2004: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2007-5047, pp. 137-140.


Comparison of survey methods for estimating abundance of harbor seal (Phoca vitulina) in glacial fiords

John L. Bengtson, Alana V. Phillips, Elizabeth A. Mathews, Michael A. Simpkins. 2007. Comparison of survey methods for estimating abundance of harbor seal (Phoca vitulina) in glacial fiords. Fishery Bulletin- National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 105(3).


Declines in harbor seal (Phoca vitulina) numbers in Glacier Bay National Park, Alaska, 1992–2002

Elizabeth A. Mathews, Grey W. Pendleton. 2006. Declines in harbor seal (Phoca vitulina) numbers in Glacier Bay National Park, Alaska, 1992–2002. Marine Mammal Science 22(1):167 - 189., DOI:10.1111/j.1748-7692.2006.00011.x


Long-term trends in abundance of harbor seals (Phoca vitulina richardsi) and development of monitoring methods in Glacier Bay National Park, Southeast Alaska

Elizabeth A. Mathews. 1995. Long-term trends in abundance of harbor seals (Phoca vitulina richardsi) and development of monitoring methods in Glacier Bay National Park, Southeast Alaska. In: Proceedings of the Third Glacier Bay Science Symposium, 1993. D.R. Engstrom (Ed.), National Park Service, Anchorage, Alaska. Pp. 254-263.


The role of Steller sea lions in a large population decline of harbor seals

Elizabeth A. Mathews, Milo D. Adkison. 2010. The role of Steller sea lions in a large population decline of harbor seals. Marine Mammal Science 26(4):803 - 836., DOI:10.1111/j.1748-7692.2010.00375.x

Extreme temporal variation in harbor seal (Phoca vitulina richardsi) numbers in Glacier Bay, a glacial fjord in Southeast Alaska

Elizabeth A. Mathews, Brendan P. Kelly. 1996. Extreme temporal variation in harbor seal (Phoca vitulina richardsi) numbers in Glacier Bay, a glacial fjord in Southeast Alaska. Marine Mammal Science 12(3):483- 489., DOI:10.1111/j.1748-7692.1996.tb00603.x

 

Steller Sea Lions

Population growth and colonization of Steller sea lions in the Glacier Bay region of southeastern Alaska: 1970s–2009

Elizabeth A. Mathews, Jamie N. Womble, Grey W. Pendleton, Lauri A. Jemison, John M. Maniscalco, Greg Streveler. 2011. Population growth and colonization of Steller sea lions in the Glacier Bay region of southeastern Alaska: 1970s–2009. Marine Mammal Science 27(4):852 - 880., DOI:10.1111/j.1748- 7692.2010.00455.x


The role of Steller sea lions in a large population decline of harbor seals

Elizabeth A. Mathews, Milo D. Adkison. 2010. The role of Steller sea lions in a large population decline of harbor seals. Marine Mammal Science 26(4):803 - 836., DOI:10.1111/j.1748-7692.2010.00375.x

Direct observations of predation by Steller sea lion on harbor seals are evaluated as a possible factor in a steep decline in numbers of harbor seals.


Whales

A method to collect and process skin biopsies from free- ranging gray whales (Eschrichtius robustus)

Elizabeth A. Mathews, Steven Keller, David B. Weiner. 1988. A method to collect and process skin biopsies from free- ranging gray whales (Eschrichtius robustus). Marine Mammal Science 4(1):1 - 12., DOI:10.1111/j.1748-7692.1988.tb00178.x


Multiple use of skin biopsies collected from free­-ranging gray whales (Eschrichtius robustus)

Elizabeth A. Mathews. 1986. Multiple use of skin biopsies collected from free­-ranging gray whales (Eschrichtius robustus): sex chromatin analysis, collection and processing for cell culture, microbiological analysis of associated microorganisms, behavioral response of whales to biopsying, and future prospects for using biopsies in genetic and biochemical studies. Masters Thesis, University of California Santa Cruz. 118 pp.


Humpback whales interfering when mammal-eating killer whales attack other species: Mobbing behavior and interspecific altruism?

Robert L. Pitman, Volker B. Deecke, Christine M. Gabriele, Mridula Srinivasan, Nancy Black, Judith Denkinger, John W. Durban, Elizabeth A. Mathews, Dena R. Matkin, Janet L. Neilson, Alisa Schulman-Janiger, Debra Shearwater, Peggy Stap, Richard Ternullo. 2016. Humpback whales interfering when mammal-eating killer whales attack other species: Mobbing behavior and interspecific altruism? Marine Mammal Science 33(1)., DOI:10.1111/mms.12343


Obtaining skin samples from living sperm whales

Hal Whitehead, Jonathan Gordon, Elizabeth A. Mathews, Kenny R. Richard. 1990. Obtaining skin samples from living sperm whales. Marine Mammal Science 6(4):316 - 326., DOI:10.1111/j.1748- 7692.1990.tb00361.x


Other Topics

Co-occurrence of Pacific sleeper sharks Somniosus pacificus and harbor seals Phoca vitulina in Glacier Bay

S James Taggart, Alexander G Andrews, Jennifer Mondragon, Elizabeth A Mathews. 2005. Co-occurrence of Pacific sleeper sharks Somniosus pacificus and harbor seals Phoca vitulina in Glacier Bay. Alaska Fishery Research Bulletin 11(2):113-117.


Book Review, Marine Mammals: Evolutionary Biology

Brendan P. Kelly, Elizabeth A. Mathews. 2001 Book Review, Marine Mammals: Evolutionary Biology by Annalisa Berta and James L. Sumich. Academic Press 1999. Marine Mammal Science 17(1): 200-201.