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Habitat Reports (by author)
  • Merems, A. and M. Donnellan. 2011. Kelp canopy and biomass survey (pdf). Final companion report for the State Wildlife Grant Program T-22 N-03. Newport, OR. 39 pp.
  • Miller, B.M; Fox, D.S.; Merems, A.; Amend, M. 1997. 1997 Kelp/reef habitat assessment. Newport, OR: Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife. 40pp.Available at Hatfield Marine Science Center Library

  • Minerals Management Service. 1992. Fishery databases: description, documentation and narrative for the state of Oregon. Camarillo, CA: U.S. Minerals Management Service. 75 pp.

  • Mohler, J.E. 1997. Common plant's of Oregon's rocky intertidal habitats. Newport, OR: Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife. 2 pp. Available for purchase from the ODFW Salem office and some Oregon Coastal bookstores.

  • Mohler, J.E.; Fox, D.S.; Hastie, B. 1997. Guide to Oregon's rocky intertidal habitats. Newport, OR: Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife. 46 pp. Available for purchase from the ODFW Salem office and some Oregon Coastal bookstores.

  • Weeks, Hal; Merems, A. 2004. 2003 Nearshore Rocky Reef Habitat and Fish Survey, and Multi-Year Summary (pdf). Final Report for 2003-04 Grant. Cooperative Agreement No. 001-3176C-Fish. Oregon Department of Fish and Wilflife. 13 pp.
  • Weeks, H., A. Merems, and W. Miller. 2007. 2006 Orford Reef Pilot ROV Survey (pdf). Final Report to the Department of Land Conservation and Development in fulfillment of 2005-06 Coastal Zone Management Section 309 Grant, Cooperative Agreement PS06005. Newport, OR. 27 pp.

Marine Fishery Management Plans
Marine Mammal Publications
  • 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. Ecological 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.



Marine Mammal Research 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. 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.

Marine Reserves
Pacific Hake Reports (by date)
Research Publications (by date)
  • Information Report number 2019-04: Rasmuson, L.K., L.A. Kautzi, L. Aylesworth, M.N. Wilson, and K. Grorud-Colvert. 2019. Age reading of Cabezon (Scorpaenichthys marmoratus): 1) comparison of thin-section and break-and-burn methods and 2) comparison of growth curve fits. Oregon Dept. Fish Wildl., Information Rept. Ser., Fish No. 2019-04. 50p.

  • Krutzikowsky, G. K., D. W. Wagman, R. Davis. 2019. Annual Progress Report: Population status of Black Rockfish in Oregon coastal waters (pdf). Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife Marine Resources Program. Newport, OR. 19 pp.

  • Information Report number 2018-08: Groth, S.D., Hannah, R. W. 2018. An evaluation of fishery effects on the population structure and recruitment levels of ocean shrimp (Pandalus jordani) through 2017. Oregon Dept. Fish Wildl., Information Rept. Ser., Fish. No. 2018-08. 31 p.
  • Polly S. Rankin, Robert W. Hannah, Matthew T.O. Blume, Timothy J. Miller-Morgan, DVM CertAqV, Jerry R. Heidel, DVM DACVP, 2016. Delayed effects of capture-induced barotrauma on physical condition and behavioral competency of recompressed yelloweye rockfish, Sebastes ruberrimus.

  • Information Report number 2016-03 (pdf): Hannah, R. W. and Jones, S. A. An evaluation of fishery effects on the population structure and recruitment levels of ocean shrimp (Pandalus jordani) through 2015. Oregon Dept. Fish Wildl., Information Rept. Ser., Fish. No. 2016-03. 30 p.

  • Information Report number 2016-02: Hannah, R. W. 2016. Modeling the effect of changing fishing effort and bycatch reduction technology on risk to eulachon (Thaleichthys pacificus) from bycatch mortality in the ocean shrimp (Pandalus jordani) trawl fishery. Oregon Dept. Fish Wildl., Information Rept. Ser., Fish. No. 2016-02. 20 p.

  • Informational Report number 2015-03: Hannah, R. W. and L. A. Kautzi.  2015.  Age, growth and female length and age at maturity of redbanded rockfish (Sebastes babcocki) from Oregon waters.  Oregon Dept. Fish Wildl., Information Rept. Ser., Fish. No. 2015-03.  22 p.

  • Hannah, R. W., M. J. M. Lomelli and S. A. Jones. 2015. Tests of artificial light for bycatch reduction in an ocean shrimp (Pandalus jordani) trawl: strong but opposite effects at the footrope and near the bycatch reduction device. Fisheries Research 170:60-67.

  • Information Report number 2015-02 (pdf): Kelp Greenling (Hexagrammos decagrammus) growth, spawning seasonality, and female length at maturity based on histological evaluation of ovaries from Oregon waters

  • Information Report number 2015-01 (pdf): Cryptic speciation in the blue rockfish (Sebastes mystinus): age, growth and female maturity of the blue-sided rockfish, a newly identified species, from Oregon waters

  • Information Report number 2014-09 (pdf): Ainsworth, J. C., A. F. D’Andrea, M. Vance, S. D. Groth, and E. A. Perotti. 2014. Status of Oregon bay clam fisheries, stock assessment, and research. Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, Information Report Series, Fish. No. 2014-09. 111 p.

  • Hannah, R. W. and M. T. O. Blume. 2014. The influence of bait and stereo video on the performance of a video lander as a survey tool for marine demersal reef fishes in Oregon waters. Marine and Coastal Fisheries: Dynamics, Management and Ecosystem Science 6:181-189.

  • Hannah, R.W., P. S. Rankin and M. T. O. Blume. 2014. The divergent effect of capture depth and associated barotrauma on post-recompression survival of canary (Sebastes pinniger) and yelloweye rockfish (S. ruberrimus). Fisheries Research 157:106-112.

  • Information Report number 2014-08 (pdf): The Population Dynamics of Oregon Ocean Shrimp (Pandalus jordani) and Recommendations for Management Using Target and Limit Reference Points or Suitable Proxies.

  • Information Report number 2014-06 (pdf): Evaluating the population-level impact of the ocean shrimp (Pandalus jordani) trawl fishery on the southern distinct population segment of eulachon (Thaleichthys pacificus).

  • Information Report number 2014-05 (pdf): Effects of climate and fishing on recruitment of ocean shrimp (Pandalus jordani): an update of recruitment models through 2013.

  • Information Report number 2014-04 (pdf): Length and age at maturity of female copper rockfish (Sebastes caurinus) from Oregon waters based on histological evaluation of ovaries.

  • Information Report number 2013-03 (pdf): A comparison of 2007 and 2013 macroinvertebrate surveys of mud habitats at Nehalem Bank, Oregon.

  • Rankin, P.S., B.W. Hannah, M.T.O. Blume. 2013. Effect of hypoxia on rockfish movements: implications for understanding the roles of temperature, toxins and site fidelity. Marine Ecology Progress Series: Vol.492:223-234.

  • Information Report number 2013-02 (pdf): Shrimp and eulachon footrope study

  • Information Report number 2012-05 (pdf): Age, growth and fematle maturity of vermilion rockfish (Sebastes miniatus) from Oregon waters

  • Hannah, R.W. and S.A. Jones.  2012.  Evaluating the behavioral impairment of escaping fish can help measure the effectiveness of bycatch reduction devices. Fish. Res. 131-133:39-44.
  • Hannah, R. W. and M. T. O. Blume.  2012. Tests of an experimental unbaited video lander as a marine fish survey tool for high-relief deepwater rocky reefs.  J. Exp. Mar. Biol. Ecol. 430-431:1-9.

  • Hannah, R. W., P. S. Rankin and M. T. O. Blume.  2012.  Use of a novel cage system to measure postrecompression survival of Northeast Pacific rockfish. Marine and Coastal Fisheries: Dynamics, Management and Ecosystem Science 4:46-56.

  • Riemer, S.D., B.E. Wright and R.F. Brown.  2011. Food habits of Steller sea lions (Eumetopias jubatus) (pdf) off Oregon and northern California, 1986-2007.  Fish. Bull. 109:369-381.

  • Hannah, Robert and Blume, Matthew. 2011. Quillback china RF maturity (pdf). Information Report 2011-01. Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, Marine Resources Program, Newport, Oregon. 27 pp.

  • Hannah, R. W., S. A. Jones, M. J. M. Lomelli and W. W. Wakefield.  2011.  Trawl net modifications to reduce the bycatch of eulachon (Thaleichthys pacificus) in the ocean shrimp (Pandalus jordani) fishery.  Fish. Res. 110:277-282.

  • Hannah, R. W. and P. S. Rankin.  2011. Site fidelity and movement of eight species of Pacific rockfish at a high-relief rocky reef on the Oregon coast.  N. Amer. J. of Fish. Mgt. 31:483-494.

  • Hannah, R. W.  2011  Variation in the distribution of ocean shrimp (Pandalus jordani) recruits: links with coastal upwelling and climate change.  Fish. Oceanog. 20(4):305-313.

  • Hannah, R. W. 2010.  Use of a pre-recruit abundance index to improve forecasts of ocean shrimp (Pandalus jordani) recruitment from environmental models.  CalCOFI Rep. Vol. 51:119-127.

  • Thompson, J. E. and R. W. Hannah. 2010.  Using cross-dating techniques to validate ages of aurora rockfish (Sebastes aurora): estimates of age, growth and female maturity.  Env. Biol. Fishes 88:377-388.

  • Hannah, R.W., S.A. Jones, W. Miller, J. S. Knight.  2010.  Effects of trawling for ocean shrimp (Pandalus jordani) on macroinvertebrate abundance and diversity at four sites near Nehalem Bank, Oregon.  Fish. Bull. 108:30-38.

  • Hannah, R. W., M. T. O. Blume and J. E. Thompson. 2009. Length and age at maturity of female yelloweye rockfish (Sebastes rubberimus) and cabezon (Scorpaenichthys marmoratus) from Oregon waters based on histological evaluation of maturity (pdf). Oregon Dept. Fish Wildl., Information Rept. Ser., Fish. No. 2009-04.  29 p.

  • Hannah, R. W., T. V. Buell and M. T. O. Blume. 2008. Reducing bycatch in Oregon's recreational groundfish fishery: experimental results with angling gear configured to increase bait height above bottom (pdf). Oregon Dept. Fish Wildl., Information Rept. Ser., Fish. No. 2008-03. 26 pp.

  • Hannah, R. W., P. S. Rankin, A. N. Penny and S. J. Parker. 2008. Physical model of the development of external signs of barotrauma in Pacific rockfish. Aquatic Biology 3:291-296

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