Pelagic Lab

Last Updated February 2018

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Our lab focuses on the ecology and conservation of large marine vertebrates

(seabirds, mammals, turtles, predatory fishes).

Our applied research seeks to incorporate an understanding of natural history and oceanography into the design of management strategies for highly mobile species and their dynamic habitats.

Read more about the Pelagicos Lab:



Recent Lab Publications

Tyler O. Gagne, K. David Hyrenbach, Molly E. Hagemann, Kyle S. Van Houtan


Trophic signatures of seabirds suggest shifts in oceanic ecosystems

Science Advances 14 Feb 2018:
Vol. 4, no. 2, eaao3946
DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.aao3946




Youngren, S.M., Rapp, D.C., Hyrenbach, K.D. 2018.


Plastic ingestion by Tristram's Storm-petrel (Oceanodroma tristrami) chicks from French Frigate Shoals, Northwestern Hawaiian Islands.


Marine Pollution Bulletin, 128: 369–378





Jung, M.R., Horgen, F.D., Orski, S.V., Rodriguez V.C. Beers, K.L., Balazs, G.H., Jones, T.T., Work, T.M., Brignac, K.C., Royer, S-J, Hyrenbach, K.D., Jensen, B.A., Lynch, J.M. 2018.

Validation of ATR FT-IR to identify polymers of plastic marine debris, including those ingested by marine organisms.

Marine Pollution Bulletin, 127: 704–716




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