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  • Wright, B.W., M.J. Tennis and R.F. Brown.  Movements of male California sea lions captured in the Columbia River.  2010.  NW Science, 84(1):60-72.

  • Pitcher, K. W., P. F. Olesiuk, R. F. Brown, M. S. Lowry, S. J. Jeffries, J. L. Sease, W. L. Perryman, C. E. Stinchcomb, L. F. Lowry.  2007.  Abundance and distribution of the eastern North Pacific Steller sea lion (Eumetopias jubatus) population.  Fish. Bull. 107:102-115

  • Wright, B.E., S.D. Riemer, R.F. Brown, A.M. Ougain and K.A. Bucklin 2007.  Assessment of harbor seal predation on adult salmonids in a Pacific northwest estuary.  Ecolological Applications, 17(2):338-351.

  • Riemer, S.D. and R. Mikus. Aging fish otoliths recovered from Pacific harbor seal (Phoca vitulina) fecal samples.  2006. Fish. Bull. 104(4):626-630.

  • Wright, B. E. 2005. Better seal and sea lion surveys through GIS. ArcUser. 8(1):20-21.

  • Kvitrud, M. A., S. D. Riemer , R. F. Brown , M. R. Bellinger, and M.A. Banks. 2005. Pacific Harbor Seal (Phoca vitulina) and Salmon: Genetics Presents Hard Numbers for Elucidating Predator-Prey Dynamics. Marine Biology 147:1459-1466.

  • Brown , R. F., B. E. Wright , S. D. Riemer , and J. Laake. 2005. Trends in abundance and current status of harbor seals in Oregon : 1977-2003. Marine Mammal Science 21(4):657-670.

  • Norman S. A., C. E. Bowlby, M. S. Brancrato, J. Calambokidis, D. Duffield, P. J. Gearin, T. A. Gornall, M. E. Gosho, B. Hanson, J. Hodder, S. J. Jeffries, B. Lagerquist, D. M. Lambourn, B. Mate, B. Norberg, R. W. Osborne, J. A. Rash, S. Riemer, and J. Scordino. 2004. Cetacean strandings in Oregon and Washington between 1930 and 2002. Journal of Cetacean Research and Management 6(1):87-99.

  • Orr, A. J., A. S. Banks, S. Mellman, H. R. Huber, R. L. DeLong, and R. F. Brown. 2004. Examination of the foraging habits of Pacific harbor seal (Phoca vitulina richardsi) to describe their use of the Umpqua River, Oregon, and their predation on salmonids. Fishery Bulletin 102:108–117.

  • Huber, H. R., S.J. Jeffries, R.F. Brown, R.L. Delong, and G. Van Blaricom. 2001. Correcting aerial survey counts to estimate the abundance of harbor seals (Phoca vitulina richardsi) in Washington and Oregon. Marine Mammal Science, 17(2):276-293.

  • Barlough, J. E., D. O. Matson, D. E. Skilling, T. Berke, E. S. Berry, R. F. Brown, and A.W. Smith. 1998. Isolation of reptilian calicivirus crotalus type 1 from feral pinnipeds. Journal of Wildlife Diseases, 34(3):451-456.

  • Hodder, J., R. F. Brown and C. Cziesla. 1998. The northern elephant seal in Oregon: a pupping range extension and onshore occurrence. Marine Mammal Science, 14(4):873-881.

  • Lamont, M. M., J. T. Vida, J. T. Harvey, S. Jefferies, R. Brown, H. H. Huber, R. DeLong, and W.K. Thomas. 1996. Genetic substructure of the Pacific harbor seal (Phoca vitulina richardsi) off Washington, Oregon, and California. Marine Mammal Science, 12(3):402-413

  • Merrick, R.L., R. F. Brown, D. G. Calkins, and T. L. Loughlin. 1995. A comparison of Steller sea lion, Eumetopias jubatus, pup masses between rookeries with increasing and decreasing populations. Fishery Bulletin 93:753-758.

  • Bottom, D. L., K. K. Jones, J. D. Rodgers, and R. F. Brown. 1993. Research and management in the Northern California Current Ecosystem. Pages 259-271 in: K. Sherman, L. M. Alexander, and B. D. Gold (Eds.), Large Marine Ecosystems: Stress, Mitigation, and Sustainability. American Association for the Advancement of Science Publication 92-39S.

  • Jeffries, S. J., R. F. Brown, and J. T. Harvey. 1993. Techniques for capturing, handling and marking harbour seals. Aquatic Mammals. 19.1: 21-25.

  • Hodder, J., J. T. Harvey, M. R. Graybill, R. F. Brown, and B. Ebberts. 1992. An outbreak of probable leptospirosis in California sea lions along the Oregon coast during Fall 1984. Northwestern Naturalist (73):37-41.

  • Harvey, J. T., R. F. Brown, and B. R. Mate. 1990. Abundance and distribution of harbor seals (Phoca vitulina) in Oregon, 1975-1983. Northwestern Naturalist 71:65-71.

  • Barlough, J. E., E. S. Berry, E. A. Goodwin, R. F. Brown, R. L. Delong, and A. W. Smith. 1987. Antibodies to marine caliciviruses in the Steller sea lion (Eumetopias jubatus). Journal of Wildlife Diseases, 23(1):34-44.

  • Skilling, D. E., J. E. Barlough, E. S. Berry, R. F. Brown, and A. W. Smith. 1987. First isolation of a calicivirus from the Steller sea lion (Eumetopias jubatus). Journal of Wildlife Diseases, 23(4):534-538.

  • Harvey, J. T., R. F. Brown, and B. R. Mate. 1983. Two sightings following release of rehabilitated harbor seals. The Murrelet 64(1):18.

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Reports

  • Brown, R., S. Jeffries, D. Hatch, B. Wright, S. Jonkers, and J. Whiteaker. 2010. Field Report: 2010 Pinniped management activities at Bonneville Dam. In Prep.

  • Brown, R., S. Jeffries, D. Hatch, B. Wright, S. Jonkers, and J. Whiteaker. 2009. Field Report: 2009 Pinniped management activities at Bonneville Dam. 32pp.

  • Brown, R., S. Jeffries, D. Hatch, and B. Wright. 2008. Field Report: 2008 Pinniped management activities at Bonneville Dam. 8pp.

  • Wright, B. E., S. D. Riemer, R. F. Brown, and A. M. Ougzin. 2003. Pinniped predation on adult salmonids in the Alsea Estuary, Oregon, 2002. Unpublished contract report to National Marine Fisheries Service, NOAA Grant No. NA17FX1603.

  • Wright, B. E., S. D. Riemer, and R. F. Brown. 2002. Monitoring pinniped predation on salmonids at the Alsea River, Oregon. Unpublished contract report to National Marine Fisheries Service, NOAA Grant No. NA87FX0464.

  • Brown, R.F., S.D. Riemer, and B.E. Wright. 2002. Population Status and Food Habits of Steller Sea Lions in Oregon. Unpublished contract report to Oregon State University, North Pacific Marine Science Foundation Grant No: MA96FX0124, subcontract No: F0225A-01.

  • Lance, M. M., A. J. Orr, S. D. Riemer, M. J. Weise, and J. L. Laake. 2001. Pinniped food habits and prey identification techniques protocol. Alaska Fisheries Science Center Processed Report 2001-04.

  • Riemer, S. D., R. F. Brown, B. E. Wright, and M. Dhruv. 2001. Monitoring pinniped predation on salmonids at Alsea River and Rogue River, Oregon: 1997-1999. Unpublished contract report to National Marine Fisheries Service, NOAA Grant No. NA87FX0464.

  • Riemer S. D. and R. F. Brown. 1999. Pinniped predation on salmonids: preliminary reports on field investigations in Washington, Oregon, and California. NMFS Northwest Region Compiled Report.

  • Riemer, S.D. and R.F. Brown. 1997. Monitoring human-wildlife interactions and disturbance of seabirds and pinnipeds at Three Arch Rocks National Wildlife Refuge, 1993-1994. ODFW, Wildlife Diversity Program Tech. Rep. #97-6-01. 27 p.

  • Riemer S. D. and R. F. Brown. 1997. Prey of pinnipeds at selected sites in Oregon identified by scat (fecal) analysis, 1983-1996. ODFW, Wildlife Diversity Program Tech. Rep. #97-6-02. 34 pp.

  • Osmek, S., J. Calambokidis, J. Laake, P. Gearin, R. Delong, J. Scordino, S. Jeffries, and R. Brown. 1996. Assessment of the status of harbor porpoise (Phocoena phocoena) in Oregon and Washington waters. NOAA Tech. Memo. NMFS-AFSC-76. 46 p.

  • Brown, R.F., S.D. Riemer, and S.J. Jeffries. 1995. Food of pinnipeds collected during the Columbia River area salmon gillnet observation program, 1991-1994. ODFW, Wildlife Diversity Program Tech. Rep. #95-6-01. 16 p.

  • Brown, R.F. and S.J. Jeffries. 1993. Preliminary report on estimated marine mammal mortality in Columbia River fall and winter salmon gillnet fisheries, 1991-1992. Unpublished report, Columbia River Area Marine Mammal Observer Program, 8 p.

  • Huber, H., S. Jeffries, R. Brown and R. Delong. 1992. Abundance of harbor seals (Phoca vitulina richardsi) in Washington and Oregon, 1992. Ann. Rep. To MMPA Assessment Program., Office of Protected Resources, NMFS, NOAA, 1335 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD., 20910. 19 p.

  • Brown, R.F. and S.D. Riemer. 1992. Steller sea lion counts in Oregon during June and July, 1975-1991. Unpublished report. ODFW, 13 p.

  • Brown, R.F. 1988. Assessment of pinniped populations in Oregon: April 1984 to April 1986. NMFS, NWAFC Processed Rep. 88-05. 44p.

  • Mate, B.R., R.F. Brown, C.F. Greenlaw, J.T. Harvey, and J. Tempte. 1986. An acoustic harassment technique to reduce seal predation on salmon. Pages 23-36, In: B.R. Mate and J.T. Harvey (Eds.), Acoustical deterrents in marine mammal conflicts with fisheries. Oregon State University Sea Grant Publication number ORESU-W-86-001. Corvallis, OR.

  • Brown, R.F. 1997. Abundance of Pacific harbor seals (Phoca vitulina richardsi) in Oregon: 1977-1996. ODFW, Wildlife Diversity Program Tech. Rep. #97-6-04. 12 p.

 

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