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Reports and Publications

Musyl MK, Brill RW, Curran DS, Gunn JS,  Hartog JR,  Hill RD, Welch DW,  Eveson JP, Boggs CH, Brainard RE (2001) Ability of archival tags to provide estimates of geographical position based on light intensity. In  J Sibert and J Nielsen (eds.), Electronic Tagging and Tracking in Marine Fisheries Review: Methods and Technologies in Fish Biology and Fisheries, Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic Press, pp. 343-368


Swimmer Y, Brill R, Musyl M (2002) Use of pop-up satellite archival tags to quantify mortality of marine turtles incidentally captured in longline fishing gear. Marine Turtle Newsletter 97: 3-7


Musyl MK, Brill RW, Boggs CH, Curran DS,  Kazama TK, Seki MP (2003) Vertical movements of bigeye tuna (Thunnus obesus) associated with islands, buoys, and seamounts of the Hawaiian Archipeligo from archival tagging data. Fisheries Oceanography 12:152-169


Sibert JR, Musyl MK, Brill RW (2003) Horizontal movements of bigeye tuna near Hawaii from archival tagging data.  Fisheries Oceanography 12:141-151


Musyl MK, McNaughton LM, Swimmer JY, Brill RW (2004) Convergent evolution of vertical movement behavior in swordfish, bigeye tuna and bigeye thresher sharks.  Vertical niche partitioning in the pelagic environment as shown by electronic tagging studies. PFRP Newsletter 9:1-4


Burgess GH, Beerkircher LR, Cailliet GM,  Carlson JK,  Cortés E, Goldman KJ, Grubbs RD,  Musick JA,  Musyl MK, Simpfendorfer CA (2005) Is the collapse of shark populations n the Northwest Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico real? Fisheries (American Fisheries Society) 30:19-26


Burgess GH, Beerkircher LR, Cailliet GM,  Carlson JK,  Cortés E, Goldman KJ, Grubbs RD,  Musick JA,  Musyl MK, Simpfendorfer CA (2005) Reply to "Robust estimates of decline for pelagic shark populations in the Northwest Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico".  Fisheries (American Fisheries Society) 30:30-31


Hyde JR, Lynn E, Humphreys Jr. R, Musyl M, West AP, Vetter R (2005) Shipboard identification of fish eggs and larvae by multiplex PCR, and description of fertilized eggs of blue marlin, shortbill spearfish and wahoo.  Marine Ecology Progress Series 286:269-277


Hyde JR, Humphreys Jr. R, Musyl M, Lynn E, Vetter R (2006) A central north Pacific spawning ground for striped marlin, Tetrapturus audax. Bulletin Marine Science 79:683–690


Moyes CD, Fragoso N, Musyl MK, Brill RW (2006)  Predicting postrelease survival in large pelagic fish.  Transactions American Fisheries Society 135:1389-1397


Nielsen A, Bigelow KA, Musyl MK, Sibert JR (2006) Improving light based geo-location by including sea surface temperature. Fisheries Oceanography 15:314-325


Swimmer Y, Arauz R, McCracken M, McNaughton L, Ballestero J, Musyl M, Bigelow K, Brill R (2006) Diving behavior and delayed mortality of olive ridley sea turtles Lepidochelys olivacea after their release from longline fishing gear.  Marine Ecology Progress Series 323:253–261


Malte H, Larsen C, Musyl MK, Brill RW (2007) Differential heating and cooling rates in Bigeye tuna (Thunnus obesus); a model of non-steady state heat exchange. Journal of Experimental Biology 210:2618-2626


Sims DW, Southall EJ, Humphries NJ, Hays GC, Bradshaw CJA, Pitchford JW, James A, Ahmed MZ, Brierley AS, Hindell MA, Morritt D, Musyl MK, Righton D, Shepard ELC, Wearmouth VJ, Wilson RP, Witt MJ, Metcalfe JD (2008) General scaling laws of predator search behaviour and adaption to complex prey assemblage structure. Nature 451:1098-1102


Bernal D, Sepulveda C, Musyl M, Brill R (2009) The eco-physiology of swimming and movement patterns of tunas, billfishes and large pelagic sharks. In: P Domenici and BG Kapoor, (eds), p.436-483, Fish locomotion- An Etho-Ecological Approach, Enfield Scientific Publishers, Enfield, NH


Beverly S, Curran D, Musyl M, Molony B (2009) Effects of eliminating shallow hooks from tuna longline sets on target and non-target species in the Hawaii-based pelagic tuna fishery. Fisheries Research 96: 281–288


Sibert J, Nielsen A, Musyl M, Leroy B, Evans K (2009) Removing Bias in Latitude Estimated from Solar Irradiance Time Series. In JL Nielsen et al. (eds) Tagging and Tracking of Marine Animals with Electronic Devices, Reviews: Methods and Technologies in Fish Biology and Fisheries 9, Springer


Nielsen A, Sibert JR, Kohin S, Musyl MK (2009)  State space model for light based tracking of marine animals: validation on swimming and diving creatures. In JL Nielsen et al. (eds) Tagging and Tracking of Marine Animals with Electronic Devices, Reviews: Methods and Technologies in Fish Biology and Fisheries 9, Springer


Boye J, Musyl M, Brill R, Malte H (2009) Transectional heat transfer in thermoregulating bigeye tuna (Thunnus obesus) - a two-dimensional heat flux model. Journal of Experimental Biology 212:3708-3718


Musyl MK, Moyes CD, Brill RW, Fragoso N (2009) Factors influencing mortality estimates in post-release survival studies.  Marine Ecology Progress Series 396:157–159


Swimmer Y, Arauz R, Wang J, Suter J, Musyl M, Bolanos A, Lopez A (2010). Comparing the effects of offset and non-offset circle hooks on catch rates of fish and sea turtles in a shallow longline fishery.  Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems 20: 445-451


Humphries NE, Dyer JRM, Queiroz N, Pade NG, Musyl MK, Schaefer K, Brunnschweiler JM, Doyle TK, Houghton JDR, Hays GC, Jones CS, Noble LR, Wearmouth VJ, Southall EJ, Sims DW (2010) Environmental context explains Lévy and Brownian movement patterns of marine predators. Nature 465:1066-1069


Chiang W-C, Musyl MK, Fu S-C, Huang T-L, Sun C-L, Chen W-Y, Liu D-C, Su W-C, Yeh S-Z (2011) Electronic tagging studies of sailfish (Istiophorus platypterus) in eastern Taiwan to examine movement patterns, habitat preferences and fisheries interaction.  Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 397:129–135


Dewar  H, Prince E, Musyl MK, Brill RW, Sepulveda C, Luo J, Foley D, Orbesen ES, Domeier ML, Nasby-Lucas N, Snodgrass D, Laurs RM, Block BA, McNaughton LM (2011) Movements and behaviors of swordfish in the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans examined using pop-up satellite archival tags. Fisheries Oceanography 20:219–241


Hoolihan JP, Luo J, Abascal FJ, Campana SE, De Metrio G, Dewar H, Domeier ML, Howey LA,  Lutcavage ME, Musyl MK, Neilson JD, Orbesen ES, Prince ED, Rooker JR (2011)  Evaluating irregular post-release behaviour of large pelagic fishes deployed with pop-up satellite archival tags. ICES Journal of Marine Science, 68:880–889


Musyl MK, Brill RW, Curran DS, McNaughton LM, Kikkawa B, Fragoso N, Moyes CD (2011) Post-release survival, vertical movements and thermal niche partitioning in five species pelagic sharks  released from longline fishing gear in the central Pacific Ocean. Fishery Bulletin 109:341-368


Musyl MK, Domeier M, Nasby-Lucas N, Brill RW, McNaughton LM, Swimmer JY, Lutcavage M, Wilson SG, Galuardi B, and Liddle JB (2011) Performance of pop-up satellite archival tags. Marine Ecology Progress Series 433:1-28 (Editor’s choice for ‘Feature Article’)


Mourato BL, Hazin F, Bigelow K,  Musyl M, Carvalho F, Hazin H (2013) Spatio-temporal trends of sailfish catch rates in relation to spawning season and environmental factors in the equatorial and southwestern Atlantic Ocean. Fisheries Oceanography (in press)


Swimmer Y, Empey Campora C, McNaughton L, Musyl M, Parga M (2013) Post-release mortality of loggerhead sea turtles (Caretta caretta) caught in pelagic longline fisheries based on satellite data and veterinary diagnostics. Aquatic Conservation (in press)


Chiang W-C, Kawabe R, Musyl MK, Sun CL, Hung H-M, Lin H-C, Watanabe S, Furukawa S, Chen W-Y, Chen Y-K, and Liu D-C (2013) Diel oscillations in sailfish vertical movement behavior in the East China Sea. Journal of Marine Science and Technology 21:267-273 (DOI: 10.6119/JMST-013-1220-15)

Mourato BL, Carvalho F, Musyl M, Amorim A, Pacheco, Hazin F (2013) Migration and habitat preference of sailfish (Istiophorus platypterus) along the southeast coast of Brazil.  Neotropical Ichthyology (In press)

Belkin IM, Hunt, GL Jr., Hazen EL, Zamon, JE, Schick R, Prieto R, Brodziak J, Hare J, Teo SLH, Thorne L, Bailey H, Itoh S, Munk P, Musyl MK, Willis J, Zhang W (2014)  Fronts, fish, and predators.  Deep Sea Research II 107:1-2

Chiang, W-C, Musyl, MK et al. (2014) Seasonal movements and diving behavior of black marlin (Istiompax indica) in the northwestern Pacific Ocean. Fisheries Research (DOI: 10.1016/j.fishres.2014.10.023)

 Musyl MK, Moyes, CD, Brill RW, Mourato, BL, West, A, McNaughton, LM, Chiang, WC, Sun, CL (2015) Post-release mortality in istiophorid billfish Canadian Journal Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 72(4):538-556 (DOI: 10.1139/cjfas-2014-0323)



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