Resources

Websites of Interest

Sleeper Sharks: Awake and Hungry

Pacific Sleeper Sharks in the Gulf of Alaska: Studying an Elusive Species

Global Shark Tracker – Ocearch

Tagging of Pelagic Predators

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Sharks

Walter RP, Roy D, Hussey NE, et al. (2017) Origins of the Greenland shark (Somniosus microcephalus): Impacts of ice-olation and introgressionEcol Evol. 7: 8113 – 8125. doi: 10.1002/ece3.3325

Lydersen C, Fisk  A, Kovacs K. (2016) A review of Greenland shark (Somniosus microcephalus) studies in the Kongsfjorden area, Svalbard Norway. Polar Biol. 339(11): 2169 – 2176.  doi: 10.1007/s00300-016-1949

Nielsen J, Hedeholm RB, Heinemeier J, et al. (2016) Eye lens radiocarbon reveals centuries of longevity in the Greenland shark (Somniosus microcephalus). Science. 353(6300): 702 – 704. doi: 10.1126/science.aaf1703

Campana SE, Fisk AT, Klimley AP. (2015) Movements of Arctic and northwest Atlantic Greenland sharks (Somniosus microcephalus) monitored with archival satellite pop-up tags suggest long-range migrations. Deep Sea Res. 115: 109 – 115. doi:10.1016/j.dsr2.2013.11.001

Hussey NE, Cosandey-Godin A, Walter RP, et al. (2015) Juvenile Greenland sharks Somniosus microcephalus (Bloch & Schneider, 1801) in the Canadian Arctic. Polar Biol. 38(4): 493 – 504. doi: 10.1007/s00300-014-1610-y

Horning M, Mellish JAE (2014) In cold blood: evidence of Pacific sleeper shark (Somniosus pacificus) predation on Steller sea lions (Eumetopias jubatus) in the Gulf of Alaska. Fish B-NOAA 112(4): 297-310. doi:10.7755/FB.112.4.6

Orlov AM, Baitalyuk AA (2014) Spatial distribution and features of biology of Pacific Sleeper Shark Somniosus pacificus in the North Pacific. J Ichth 54(8): 526-546. doi.org/10.1134/S0032

Tribuzio CA, Hulson P, Echave K, Rodgveller C. (2014) Assessment of the Shark stock complex in the Gulf of Alaska. North Pacific Fishery Management Council, Anchorage, AK pp 931-948.

McMeans BC, Arts MT, Lydersen C, et al. (2013) The role of Greenland sharks (Somniosus microcephalus) in an Arctic ecosystem: assessed via stable isotopes and fatty acids. Mar Biol. 160: 1223 – 1238. doi:10.1007/s00227-013-2174-z

Courtney DL, Foy R. (2012) Pacific sleeper shark Somniosus pacificus trophic ecology in the eastern North Pacific Ocean inferred from nitrogen and carbon stable-isotope ratios and diet. J Fish Biol. 80: 1508 – 1545. doi:10.1111/j.1095-8649.2012.03261.x

Fisk AT, Lydersen C, Kovacs KM. (2012) Archival pop-off tag tracking of Greenland sharks Somniosus microcephalus in the High Arctic waters of Svalbard, NorwayMar Ecol Prog Ser. 468: 255 – 265. doi: /10.3354/meps09962

MacNeil MA, McMeans BC, Hussey NE, et al. (2012) Biology of the Greenland shark Somniosus microcephalusJ Fish Bio 80: 991 – 1018. doi:10.1111/j.1095-8649.2012.03257.x.

Watanabe YY, Lydersen C, Fisk AT, Kovacs KM. (2012) The slowest fish: Swim speed and tail-beat frequency of Greenland sharks. J Exp Mar Bio. 426-4275 – 11. doi: 10.1016/j.jembe.2012.04.021

Leclerc LM, Lydersen C, Haug T, et al. (2011) Greenland sharks (Somniosus microcephalus) scavenge offal from minke (Balaenoptera acutorostrata) whaling operations in Svalbard (Norway). Polar Res. 30(1): 7342. doi.org/10.3402/polar.v30i0.7342

Benfield MC, Thompson BA, Caruso JH. (2008) The second report of a sleeper shark (Somniosus (Somniosus) sp.) from the bathypelagic waters of the northern Gulf of MexicoBull Mar Sci. 82(2): 195 – 198.

Van den Hoff J, Morrice MG. (2008) Sleeper shark (Somniosus antarcticus) and other bite wounds observed on southern elephant seals (Mirounga leonina) at Macquarie Island. Mar Mamm Sci. 24(1): 239 – 247. doi: 10.1111/j.1748-7692.2007.00181.x

Benz GW, Hoffmayer ER, Driggers WB, et al. (2007) First record of a sleeper sh ark in the Western Gulf of Mexico and comments on taxonomic uncertainty within Somniosus (Somniosus)B Mar Sci. 80(2): 343 – 351

Courtney DL, Sigler MF. (2007) Trends in area-weighted CPUE of Pacific sleeper sharks Somniosus pacificus in the Northeast Pacific ocean determined from sablefish longline surveysAK Fish Res Bull. 12(2): 292 – 316

Yano K, Stephens JD, Compagno LJV. (2007) Distribution, reproduction and feeding of the Greenland Shark Somniosus (Somniosus) microcephalus, with notes on two other sleeper sharks, Somniosus (Somniosus) pacificus and Somniosus (Somniosus) antarcticus. J Fish Biol. 70:374-390. doi:10.1111/j.1095-8649.2007.01308.x

Hulbert LB, Sigler MF, Lunsford CR (2006) Depth and movement behaviour of the Pacific sleeper shark in the north‐east Pacific Ocean. J Fish Biol. 69: 406-425. doi:10.1111/j.1095-8649.2006.01175.x

Sigler MF, Hulbert LB, Lunsford CR et al. (2006) Diet of Pacific sleeper shark, a potential Steller sea lion predator, in the north-east Pacific Ocean. J Fish Biol. 69:392-405. doi:10.1111/j.1095-8649.2006.01096.x

Taggart SJ, Andrews AG, Mondragon J, Mathews EA (2005) Co-occurrence of Pacific sleeper sharks Somniosus pacificus and harbor seals Phoca vitulina in Glacier BayAK Fish Res Bull. 11(2): 113 – 117

Cherel Y, Duhamel G. (2004) Antarctic jaws: cephalopod prey of sharks in Kerguelen waters. Deep-Sea Res. 51(2004): 17 -31. doi:10.1016/j.dsr.2003.09.009.

Skomal GB, Benz GW. (2004) Ultrasonic tracking of Greenland sharks, Somniosus microcephalus, under Arctic iceMar Biol. 145: 489 – 498. doi:10.1007/s00227-004-1332-8.

Wang JY, Yang SC (2004) First records of Pacific sleeper sharks (Somniosus pacificus Bigelow and Schroeder, 1944) in the subtropical waters of eastern TaiwanB Mar Sci. 74(1): 229 – 235

Benz GW, Borucinksa JD, Lowry LF, Whiteley HE. (2002) Ocular lesions associated with attachment of the copepod Ommatokoita elongata (Lernaeopodidae: Siphonostomatoida) to corneas of Pacific sleeper sharks Somniosus pacificus captured off Alaska in Prince William Sound. J Parasitol. 88(3): 474-481. doi:10.1645/0022-3395(2002)088[0474:OLAWAO]2.0.CO;2

Orlov AM (1999) Capture of Especially Large Sleeper Shark Somniosus pacificus (Squalidae) with Some Notes on Its Ecology in Northwestern PacificJ Icth. 39(7): 548- 553.

Orlov AM, Moiseev SI (1999) Some biological features of Pacific sleeper shark, Somniosus pacificus (Bigelow et Schroeder 1944) (Squalidae) in the northwestern Pacific Ocean. Oceanological Studies. 28:3-16.

Yang MS, Page BN (1999) Diet of Pacific sleeper shark, Somniosus pacificus, in the Gulf of AlaskaFish B-NOAA. 97:406-409.

Herdendorf CE, Berra TM. (1995) A Greenland shark from the Wreck of the SS Central America at 2,200 meters. Trans Amer Fish Soc. 124(6): 950 – 953. doi.org/10.1577/1548-8659(1995)124<0950:AGSFTW>2.3.CO;2

Ebert DA, Compagno LJV, Natanson LJ (1987) Biological notes on the Pacific sleeper shark, Somniosus pacificus (Chondrichthyes: Squalidae)Calif Fish and Game. 73(2): 117 – 123

LHX and Telemetry

Horning M, Haulena M, Tuomi PA, Mellish JE, Goertz CE, Woodie K, Berngartt RK, Johnson S, Shuert CR, Walker KA, Skinner JP, Boveng PL (2017) Best practice recommendations for the use of fully implanted telemetry devices in pinnipedsAnimal Biotelemetry 5:13.

Horning M, Haulena M, Rosenberg JF, Nordstrom C (2017) Intraperitoneal implantation of life-long telemetry transmitters in three rehabilitated harbor seal pupsBMC Vet Res. 13: 139.

Horning M, Haulena M, Tuomi PA, Mellish JE (2008) Intraperitoneal implantation of life-long telemetry transmitters in otariids. BMC Vet Res. 4(5). doi:10.1186/1746-6148-4-51

Horning M, Hill RD (2005) Designing an archival satellite transmitter for life-long deployments on oceanic vertebrates: The Life History TransmitterIEEE J Oceanic Eng (4): 807-817.

Sea Lions and other Pinnipeds

Bishop A, Brown C, Rehberg M, Torres L, Horning M (2018) Juvenile Steller sea lion (Eumetopias jubatus) utilization distributions in the Gulf of AlaskaMovement Ecology 6:6.

Shuert C, Horning M, Mellish JE (2015) The Effect of Novel Research Activities on Long-term Survival of Temporarily Captive Steller Sea Lions (Eumetopias jubatus)PLoS ONE 10(11): e0141948.

Shuert C, Mellish J, Horning M (2015) Physiological predictors of long-term survival in juvenile Steller sea lions ( Eumetopias jubatus ) Conserv Physiol 3:1(1),cov043.

Skinner JP, Tuomi PA, Mellish JE (2015) The influence of time in captivity, food intake and acute trauma on blood analytes of juvenile Steller sea lions, Eumetopias jubatusConserv Physiol 3:1(1),cov008.

Horning M, Mellish JE (2012) Predation on an Upper Trophic Marine Predator, the Steller Sea Lion: Evaluating High Juvenile Mortality in a Density Dependent Conceptual FrameworkPLoS ONE 7(1): e30173. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0030173.

Walker K, Horning M, Mellish J, Weary D (2011) The effects of two analgesic regimes on behaviour after abdominal surgery in Steller sea lions. Vet J 190:160-164.

Horning M, Mellish JE (2009) Spatially explicit detection of predation on individual pinnipeds from implanted post-mortem satellite data transmitters. Endanger Species Res 10:135-143. doi:10.3354/esr00220

Walker KA, Horning M, Mellish JE, Weary DM (2009) Behavioural responses of juvenile Steller sea lions to abdominal surgery: Developing an assessment of post-operative painAppl Anim Behav Sci. 120: 201-207.

Thomton J, Mellish J, Hennen D, Horning M (2008) Juvenile Steller sea lion dive behavior following temporary captivityEndanger Species Res 4: 195-203.
http://www.int-res.com/articles/esr2008/4/n004p195.pdf

Petrauskas L, Atkinson S, Gulland F, Mellish J, Horning M (2008) Monitoring glucocorticoid response to rehabilitation and research procedures in California and Steller sea lions. J Exp Zool 309A: 73-82.

Mellish JE, Thomton J, Horning M (2007) Physiological and behavioral response to intra-abdominal transmitter implantation in Steller sea lionsJ Exp Mar Biol Ecol. 351: 283-293.

Mellish JE, Calkins DG, Christen DR, Horning M, Rea LD, Atkinson SK (2006) Temporary Captivity as a Research Tool: Comprehensive Study of Wild Pinnipeds Under Controlled ConditionsAquat Mamm. 32 (1): 58-65.