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Killer whales, Orcinus orca (L., 1758), in the North Pacific are classified as three genetically distinct ecotypes: residents (fish-eaters), transients (mammal-eaters), and offshores (probable fish-eaters). Within the transient ecotype, three putative subpopulations have been identified by genetic analysis: West Coast transients, Gulf of Alaska transients,… (More)
The views and opinions expressed or implied in this article are those of the author (or authors) and do not necessarily reflect the position of the National Marine Fisheries Service, NOAA. Killer whales (Orcinus orca) in the eastern North Pacific can be genetically and acoustically separated into three nonassociating lineages: " resident, " " transient, "… (More)
In Prince William Sound (PWS), changes in abundance of humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae), one of PWS’s primary marine predator species, have until now been largely unknown. Using a historical dataset (1978–2009), we constructed the first time series of estimated humpback whale abundance in western PWS that is also one of the longest time series used… (More)
Evaluation of defibrillation threshold is a standard of care during implantation of implantable cardioverter defibrillator. High defibrillation thresholds are often encountered and pose a challenge to electrophysiologists to improve the defibrillation threshold. We describe a case series where defibrillation thresholds were improved after implanting a… (More)
Study History: The current project was initiated under Restoration Project 95012 (Comprehensive Killer Whale Investigations). This is the fifth annual report for this study Prior to the current years work killer whales were monitored in Prince William Sound, Alaska with funding from the Journal articles describing killer whale movement and distribution… (More)
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