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Recent Articles

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Edison, C.J., Elliser, C.R. and White, K.H. (2024) In-Water Photo Identification, Site Fidelity, and Seasonal Presence of Harbor Seals (Phoca vitulina richardii) in Burrows Pass, Fidalgo Island, Washington. Oceans (2024), 5(2). DOI: 10.3390/oceans5020022

Webber, M. A., Keener, W., Wahlberg, M., Elliser, C.R., MacIver, K., Torres Ortiz, S., … Orbach, D.N. (2023) Sexual Behavior and Anatomy in Porpoises. In Wursig, B. and Orbach, D.N. (Eds.) Sex In Cetaceans: Morphology, Behavior, and the Evolution of Sexual Strategies (415-443). Springer, Cham. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-031-35651-3_18

Anderson, D., Shuster, L., Elliser, C.R., MacIver, K., Johns Gless, E., Krieger, J., and Hall, A. 2023. Harbor porpoise aggregations in the Salish Sea. Oceans (2023), 4(3). DOI: 10.3390/oceans4030019

Elliser, C.R., Edison, C., MacIver, K., and Rust, L.B. 2022. Kleptoparasitic interactions by bald eagles (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) during marine mammal foraging events. Behaviour (2022). DOI: 10.1163/1568539X-bja10177

Elliser, C.R., Anderson, D., Derie, T., MacIver, K., and Shuster, L. 2022. Open water grouping behavior in harbor seals (Phoca vitulina richardii) of the Salish Sea. Behaviour (159 (2022)). DOI: 10.1163/1568539X-bja10175

Elliser, C.R., Volker, C.S., and Herzing, D.L. 2022. Integration of a social cluster of Atlantic spotted dolphins (Stenella frontalis) after a large immigration event in 2013. Marine Mammal Science. DOI: 10.1111/mms.12960

Elliser, C.R., van der Linde, K., and MacIver, K. 2022. Adapting photo-identification methods to study poorly marked cetaceans: a case study for common dolphins and harbor porpoises. Mammalian Biology (102(3)). DOI: 10.1007/s42991-021-00194-3, available at

Elliser, C.R. and Hall, A. 2021. Return of the Salish Sea harbor porpoise, Phocoena phocoena: knowledge gaps, current research, and what we need to do to protect their future. Frontiers in Marine Science(8). DOI: 10.3389/fmars.2021.618177

Elliser, C.R., J. Calambokidis, D.N. D’Alessandro, D.A. Duffield, J.L. Huggins, J. Rice, I. Szczepaniak, and M. Webber. 2020. Prey-related asphyxiation in harbor porpoises (Phocoena phocoena) along the U.S. West Coast: importance of American shad (Alosa sapidissima) on adult female harbor porpoise mortality. Oceans 2020(1): 94-113. DOI: 10.3390/oceans1030008

Elliser, C.R., S. Hessing, K.H. MacIver, M.A. Webber, and W. Keener. 2020. Short Note: Harbor porpoises (Phocoena phocoena vomerina) catching and handling large fish on the U.S. West Coast. Aquatic Mammals 46(2): 191-199. DOI: 10.1578/AM.46.2.2020.191 

Elliser, C.R., K.H. MacIver, and M. Green. 2018. Group characteristics, site fidelity, and photo-identification of harbor porpoises, Phocoena phocoena, in Burrows Pass, Fidalgo Island, Washington. Marine Mammal Science 34(2): 365-384.  DOI: 10.1111/mms.12459.

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