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August 2021


Nimz, et al. 2021.

Underwater behavior of Christmas Shearwaters Puffinus nativitatis from Kure Atoll.


Marine Ornithology 49(1):25-35


Donahue, S.E., 2021.

Multidecadal comparison of Red-footed Booby Sula sula diet at Ulupa'u Crater, O'ahu, Hawai'i.


Marine Ornithology 49(1):51-55


Hyrenbach, K.D., et al. 2020.


Assessment of plastic ingestion by pole-caught pelagic predatory fish from O'ahu, Hawai'i.


Aquatic Conservation: Marine & Freshwater Ecosystems.


doi: 10.1002/aqc.3507


Hyrenbach, D., et al. 2020.


Seabird Entanglement in Marine Debris and Fishing Gear in the Main Hawaiian Islands (2012-2020).

'Elepaio 80(6): 41-46.


Donahue, S.E., et al. 2020


Genetic analysis of the diet of red-footed boobies (Sula sula) provisioning chicks at Ulupa'u Crater, O'ahu.

Aquatic Conservation: Marine & Freshwater Ecosystems.


doi: 10.1002/aqc.3470


Friswold, B., et al. 2020.


Wedge-tailed Shearwater Ardenna pacifica fallout patterns inform targeted management.

Marine Ornithology 48(2): 245-254


Serratosa, J., et al. 2020.


Environmental drivers of seabird at-sea distribution in the Eastern South Pacific Ocean: assemblage composition across a longitudinal productivity gradient.

Frontiers in Marine Science

doi: 10.3389/fmars.2019.00838


Boland, R.C., et al. 2020.


Comparing mesophotic and shallow reef fish assemblages in the ‘Au‘au Channel, Hawaii: fish size, feeding guild composition, species richness, and endemism

Bull Mar Sci. 96(0):000–000


Tanaka, K., et al. 2020.


In Vivo Accumulation of Plastic-Derived
Chemicals into Seabird Tissues.

Current Biology 30, 1–6


Gagné, T., et al. 2019.


Coupled trophic and contaminant analysis in seabirds

through space and time.


Environmental Research Communications.

1: 111006






Jung, M.R., et al. 2018.


Polymer Identification of Plastic Debris Ingested by Pelagic-Phase Sea Turtles in the Central Pacifc.


Environmental Science & Technology 52: 11535 - 11544.





Yamashita, R., et al. 2018.


Global Monitoring of Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) Using Seabird Preen Gland Oil.


Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology

75(4): 545-556.



Gagné, T.O., Hyrenbach, K.D., Hagemann, M.E., Bass, O.L., Pimm, S.L., MacDonald, M., Peck, B., & Van Houtan, K.S. 2018.


Seabird Trophic Position Across Three Ocean Regions Tracks Ecosystem Differences


Frontiers in Marine Science 5:317.
DOI: 10.3389/fmars.2018.00317


Gagné, T.O., Hyrenbach, K.D., Hagemann, M.E., & Van Houtan, K.S. 2018.


Trophic signatures of seabirds suggest shifts in oceanic ecosystems

Science Advances
Vol. 4, No. 2, eaao3946
DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.aao3946


Donnelly-Greenan, E., Hyrenbach, D., Beck, J., Fitzgerald, S., Nevins, H., & Hester, M. 2018.


First quantification of plastic ingestion by Short-tailed Albatross Phoebastria albatrus.


Marine Ornithology, 46 (1): 79-84


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., et al. 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



Hyrenbach, K.D., Hester, M.M., Adams, J., Titmus, A.J., Michael, P., Wahl, T., Chang, C.-W., Marie, A, & Vanderlip, C. 2017.

Plastic ingestion by Black-footed Albatross Phoebastria nigripes from Kure Atoll, Hawai'i: Linking chick diet remains and parental at-sea foraging distributions.

Marine Ornithology 45: 225-236.


Rapp, DC, Youngren, S.M., Hartzell, P. & Hyrenbach, K.D. 2017.

Community-wide patterns of plastic ingestion in seabirds breeding at French Frigate Shoals, Northwestern Hawaiian Islands.

Marine Pollution Bulletin, 123 (1–2): 269-278.


Michael, P.E., Jahncke, J. & Hyrenbach K.D. 2016.

Placing Local Aggregations in a Larger-scale Context: Hierarchical Modeling of Black-footed Albatross Dispersion.

PLoS ONE 11(4): e0153783



Wedding, L.M., Maxwell, S., Hyrenbach, D., Dunn, DC, Roberts, J., Briscoe, D., Hines, E., & Halpin, P.N. 2016.

Geospatial approaches to support pelagic conservation planning and adaptive management.

Endangered Species Research, 30: 1-9.


Pravder, H., Prestridge, C., & Hyrenbach, K.D. 2015.

Wedge-tailed Shearwater breeding phenology at
the Freeman Seabird Preserve, O'ahu, Hawaiʻi.

'Elepaio, 75(3): 17-21.


Lyday, S.E., Ballance, L.T., Field, D.B., & Hyrenbach, K.D. 2015.

Shearwaters as Ecosystem Indicators: Towards Fishery-Independent Metrics of Fish Abundance in the California Current.

Journal of Marine Systems, 146: 109 - 120.



Nilsen, F., Hyrenbach, K.D., Fang, J., & Jensen, B. 2014.

Use of indicator chemicals to characterize the plastic fragments ingested by Laysan albatross.

Marine Pollution Bulletin, 87: 230-236.


Lopez, J., Hyrenbach, K.D., Littnan, C., & Ylitalo, G.M. 2014.

Geographic variation of persistent organic pollutants in Hawaiian monk seals Monachus schauinslandi in the main Hawaiian Islands.

Endangered Species Research, 24: 249- 262,


Michael, PE, Jahncke, J., & Hyrenbach, K.D. 2014.

Relative influence of static and dynamic features on black-footed albatross (Phoebastria nigripes) habitat use in central California Sanctuaries.

Fisheries Oceanography, 23(1): 18-31.


Hyrenbach, K.D., Gleichman, J.S., & Karnovsky, N.J. 2013.

Diving behavior of Wedge-tailed Shearwaters rearing chicks on Lehua islet.

'Elepaio, 74(1): 1 - 4.


Hyrenbach, K.D., Hester, M.M., Johnson, J., Lyday, S., Bingham, S., & Pawloski, J. 2013.

First evidence of plastic ingestion by white-tailed tropicbirds from O'ahu.

Marine Ornithology, 41: 167-169.



Guy, T.J., Jennings, SL, Suryan, R.M., Melvin, E.F., Bellman, M.A., Balance, L.T., Blackie, B.A., Croll,  D.A., Deguchi, T., Geernaert, T.O., Henry, R.W., Hester, M., Hyrenbach, K.D., Jahncke, J., Kappes, MA, Ozaki, K., Roletto, J., Sato, F., Sydeman, W.J., & Zamon, J.E., 2013.

Overlap of North Pacific albatrosses with the U.S. west coast groundfish and shrimp fisheries. 

Fisheries Research, 147: 222-234.


Francke, D.L. Hargrove, S.A., Vetter, E.W., Winn, C.D., Balazs, G.H., & Hyrenbach, K.D. 2013.

Behavior of juvenile green turtles in a coastal neritic habitat: Validating time–depth–temperature records using visual observations.

Journal of Experimental Marine Ecology and Biology, 444: 55 - 65

Adams, J. MacLeod, C., Suryan, R.M., Hyrenbach, K.D., & Harvey, J.T. 2012.

Summer-time use of west coast US National Marine Sanctuaries by migrating sooty shearwaters (Puffinus griseus).

Biological Conservation, 156: 105 - 116.




(PDF - 1.1 Mb)


Lewison, R. and 28 others, including Hyrenbach, K.D. 2012.

Research priorities for seabirds: Improving seabiord conservation and management in the 21st century.

Endangered Species Research, 17: 93 - 121.

Andrew J. Titmus, & K. David Hyrenbach. 2011.

Habitat associations of floating debris and marine birds in the North East Pacific Ocean at coarse and meso spatial scales.

Marine Pollution Bulletin, 62 (11): 2496-2506.

Nadav Nur, Jaime Jahncke, Mark P. Herzog, Julie Howar, K. David Hyrenbach, Jeannette E. Zamon, David G. Ainley, John A. Wiens, Ken Morgan, Lisa T. Ballance, & Diana Stralberg. 2011.

Where the wild things are: predicting hotspots of seabird aggregations in the California Current System.

Ecological Applications, 21(6) : 2241-2257.

Appendix A: Survey Coverage

Appendix B: Seabird Sightings Summary

Gilman, E., Dunn,D., Read, A.,
Hyrenbach, K.D., & Warner, R. 2011.

Designing criteria suites to identify discrete and networked sites of high value across manifestations of biodiversity.

Biodiversity & Conservation

(PDF - 0.5 Mb)

Schick, R.S., Halpin, P.N., Read, A.J., Urban, D.L., Best, B.D., Good, C.P., Roberts, J.J., LaBrecque, E.A., Dunn, C., Garrison, L.P., Hyrenbach, K.D., McLellan, W.A., Pabst, DA, Palka, D.L., & Stevick, P. 2011.

Community structure in pelagic marine mammals at large spatial scales. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 434: 165-181.

(Supplement PDF - 1.8 Mb)


(Article PDF - 2.2 Mb)



Hyrenbach, K.D. 2011.

Tale of Two Years: Monitoring Wedge-tailed Shearwaters at Freeman Seabird Preserve in Black Point, O’ahu.

'Elepaio 71(3): 17-20.

(Newsletter PDF - 2.5Mb)


Hooker, S.K., Cañadas, A., Hyrenbach, K.D.,

Corrigan, C., Polovina, J.J., & Reeves, R.R. 2011.

Making protected area networks effective for marine top predators,


Endangered Species Research, 13:203-218.


(Article PDF - 2582Kb)


Hyrenbach, K.D. 2010.


Pelagic Reserves for Marine Top Predators:
How Big and How Many?


Current, 26(2): 29-33.


(Article PDF - 2010Kb)


Ainley, D.G., & Hyrenbach, K.D. 2010.


Top-Down and Bottom-Up Factors Affecting Seabird Population

Trends in the California Current System (1985-2006).


Progress in Oceanography, 84 (3-4): 242-254.


(Article PDF - 1209Kb)

Nevins H.M., Adams J., Moller H., Newman J., Hester M., & Hyrenbach K.D. 2009.

International and cross-cultural management in conservation of migratory species.

Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand, 39 (4): 183-185.

(Article PDF - 595Kb)

Hart K.M., & Hyrenbach K.D.2009.

Satellite telemetry of marine mega-vertebrates.

Endangered Species Research, 10: 9-20.

(Article PDF - 219Kb)

Louzao, M., Bécares, J., Rodríguez, B., Hyrenbach, K.D., Ruiz, A., & Arcos, J.M. 2009.

Combining vessel-based surveys and tracking data to identify key marine areas for seabirds.

Marine Ecology Progress Series, 391: 183-197.

(Article PDF - 445Kb)

Halpin, P.N., Read, A.J., Fujioka, E., Best, B.D., Donnelly, B., Hazen, L.J., Kot, J., Urian, K., LaBrecque, E.,
Dimatteo, A., Cleary, J., Good, C., Crowder, L.B., & Hyrenbach, K.D. 2009.

OBIS-SEAMAP: The World Data Center for Marine Mammal, Sea Bird, and Sea Turtle Distributions.

Oceanography, 22(2): 96-107.

(Article PDF - 827Kb)

Hyrenbach, D., Nevins, H., Hester, M., Keiper, C., Webb, & S., Harvey, J. 2009.

Seabirds Indicate Plastic Pollution in the Marine Environment. pp. 57-61.


In: Marine debris in Alaska : coordinating our efforts - Proceedings of the Marine Debris in Alaska Workshop,
February 14-15, 2008, Anchorage, Alaska.
Williams, M., & Ammann, E., (Eds.), Fairbanks: Alaska Sea Grant, University of Alaska Fairbanks.

(Article PDF - 226 Kb)

Hyrenbach, D., & Kennish, J.. 2009.

Question 6: How Does Marine Debris Affect Wildlife and the Environment? pp.109 -119.


In: Marine debris in Alaska : coordinating our efforts - Proceedings of the Marine Debris in Alaska Workshop,
February 14-15, 2008, Anchorage, Alaska.
Williams, M., & Ammann, E., (Eds.), Fairbanks: Alaska Sea Grant, University of Alaska Fairbanks.

(Article PDF - 281 Kb)

Abdulla, A., Gomei, M., Hyrenbach, D., Notarbartolo-di-Sciara, G., & T. Agardy. 2009.

Current challenges towards a network of representative marine protected areas in the Mediterranean: a need to prioritize the protection of underrepresented habitats.

ICES Journal of Marine Science, 66: 22-28.

(Article PDF - 113 Kb)

Sam McClatchie, Ralf Goericke, J. Anthony Koslow, Franklin B. Schwing, Steven J. Bograd, Richard Charter, William Watson, Nancy Lo, Kevin Hill, Jon Gottschalk, Michelle L’Heureux, Yan Xue, William T. Peterson, Robert Emmett, Curtis Collins, Gilberto Gaxiola-Castro, Reginaldo Durazo, Mati Kahru, B. Greg Mitchell, K. David Hyrenbach, W. J. Sydeman, R. W. Bradley, P. Warzybok, & E. Bjorkstedt. 2008.


The State of the California Current, 2007-2008: La Niña Conditions and their Effects on the Ecosystem.


CalCOFI Reports, 49: 39-76.

(Article PDF - 1138 Kb)



Hyrenbach, K.D. 2008.


Applying Spatially-Explicit Measures for Albatross Conservation. Pages 118-120. In: De Roi, T., Jones, M., Fitter, J. (Eds).


Albatross: their World, their Ways. Firefly Books, Buffalo, NY. 240 pp - order here

(Article pre-print PDF - 240 Kb)

Hyrenbach, K.D. 2008.

Around our necks. (WORD EXCHANGE).
Natural History, 117 (5): p6(2)

(Article PDF - 21 Kb)

Notarbartolo-di-Sciara, G., Agardy, T., Hyrenbach, D., Scovazzi, T., & Van Klaveren, P. 2008.

The Pelagos Sanctuary for Mediterranean Marine Mammals.

Aquatic Conservation, 18 (4): 367-391.

(Article PDF - 354 Kb)

Hebshi, A.J., Duffy, D.C., & Hyrenbach, K.D. 2008.

Associations between seabirds and subsurface predators around O'ahu, Hawaii.

Aquatic Biology, 4: 89-98.

(Article PDF - 305 Kb)


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