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Note: this list is not kept up to date. Last updated 2009. For a more up to date list of Hawai'i focused publications check here and for our general publications archive click here.

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Peer-reviewed publications

Baird, R.W., A.M. Gorgone, D.J. McSweeney, A.D. Ligon, M.H. Deakos, D.L. Webster, G.S. Schorr, K.K. Martien, D.R. Salden, and S.D. Mahaffy. 2009. Population structure of island-associated dolphins: evidence from photo-identification of common bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) in the main Hawaiian Islands. Marine Mammal Science 25:251-274. Download PDF copy The definitive version is available at Wiley InterScience

Hooker, S.K., R.W. Baird, and A. Fahlman. 2009. Could beaked whales get the bends? Effects of diving behaviour and physiology on modelled gas exchange for three species: Ziphius cavirostris, Mesoplodon densirostris and Hyperoodon ampullatus. Respiratory Physiology & Neurobiology. doi:10.1016/j.resp.2009.04.023.

Krahn, M.M., M.B. Hanson, G.S. Schorr, C.K. Emmons, D.G. Burrows, J.L. Bolton, R.W. Baird and G.M. Ylitalo. 2009. Effects of age, sex and reproductive status on persistent organic pollutant concentrations in "Southern Resident" killer whales. Marine Pollution Bulletin in press.

Reeves, R.R., S. Leatherwood and R.W. Baird. 2009. Evidence of a possible decline since 1989 in false killer whales (Pseudorca crassidens) around the main Hawaiian Islands. Pacific Science 63:253-261. Download PDF copy

Tezanos-Pinto, G., C.S. Baker, K. Russell, K. Martien, R.W. Baird, A. Hutt, G. Stone, A.A. Mignucci-Giannoni, S. Caballero, T. Endo, S. Lavery, M. Oremus, C. Olavarria and C. Garrigue. 2009. A worldwide perspective on the population structure and genetic diversity of bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) in New Zealand. Journal of Heredity 100:11-24. Download PDF copy

West, K.L., W.A. Walker, R.W. Baird, W. White, G. Levine, and E. Brown. 2009. Diet of pygmy sperm whales (Kogia breviceps) in the Hawaiian Archipelago. Marine Mammal Science. doi:10.1111/j.1748-7692.2009.00295.x.

Baird, R.W., D.L. Webster, G.S. Schorr, D.J. McSweeney and J. Barlow. 2008 Diel variation in beaked whale diving behavior. Marine Mammal Science 24:630-642. Download PDF copy The definitive version is available at Wiley InterScience

Baird, R.W., A.M. Gorgone, D.J. McSweeney, D.L. Webster, D.R. Salden, M.H. Deakos, A.D. Ligon, G.S. Schorr, J. Barlow and S.D. Mahaffy. 2008. False killer whales (Pseudorca crassidens) around the main Hawaiian Islands: long-term site fidelity, inter-island movements, and association patterns. Marine Mammal Science 24:591-612. Download PDF copy The definitive version is available at Wiley InterScience

Baird, R.W., D.L. Webster, S.D. Mahaffy, D.J. McSweeney, G.S. Schorr, and A.D. Ligon. 2008. Site fidelity and association patterns in a deep-water dolphin: rough-toothed dolphins (Steno bredanensis) in the Hawaiian Archipelago. Marine Mammal Science 24:535-553. Available at Wiley InterScience

McSweeney, D.J., R.W. Baird, S.D. Mahaffy, D.L. Webster, and G.S. Schorr. 2008. Site fidelity and association patterns of a rare species: pygmy killer whales (Feresa attenuata) in the main Hawaiian Islands. Marine Mammal Science DOI: 10.1111/j.1748-7692.00267.x.

Guimaraes, P.R., Jr., M.A. de Menezes, R.W. Baird, D. Lusseau, P. Guimaraes, and S.F. dos Reis. 2007. Vulnerability of a killer whale social network to disease outbreaks. Physical Review E 76: Download Adobe PDF copy

Krahn, M.M., M.B. Hanson, R.W. Baird, R.H. Boyer, D.G. Burrows, C.K. Emmons, J.K.B. Ford, L.L. Jones, D.P. Noren, P.S. Ross, G.S. Schorr, and T.K. Collier. 2007. Persistent organic pollutants and stable isotopes in biopsy samples (2004/2006) from Southern Resident killer whales. Marine Pollution Bulletin In press. Download Adobe PDF copy

Chivers, S.J., R.W. Baird, D.J. McSweeney, D.L. Webster, N.M. Hedrick, and J.C. Salinas. 2007. Genetic variation and evidence for population structure in eastern North Pacific false killer whales (Pseudorca crassidens). Canadian Journal of Zoology 85:783-794. Download PDF copy

McSweeney, D.J., R.W. Baird and S.D. Mahaffy. 2007. Site fidelity, associations and movements of Cuvier’s (Ziphius cavirostris) and Blainville’s (Mesoplodon densirostris) beaked whales off the island of Hawai‘i. Marine Mammal Science 23:666-687.

Baird, R.W., D.L. Webster, D.J. McSweeney, A.D. Ligon, G.S. Schorr, and J. Barlow. 2006. Diving behaviour of Cuvier's (Ziphius cavirostris) and Blainville's (Mesoplodon densirostris) beaked whales in Hawai'i. Canadian Journal of Zoology 84:1120-1128. Download PDF copy

Baird, R.W., D.J. McSweeney, C. Bane, J. Barlow, D.R. Salden, L.K. Antoine, R.G. LeDuc, and D.L. Webster. 2006. Killer whales in Hawaiian waters: information on population identity and feeding habits. Pacific Science 60: . Download PDF copy

Cox ,T.M., T.J. Ragen, A.J. Read, E. Vos, R.W. Baird, K. Balcomb, J. Barlow, J. Caldwell, T. Cranford, L. Crum, A. D’Amico, G. D’Spain, A. Fernández, J. Finneran, R. Gentry, W. Gerth, F. Gulland, J. Hildebrand, D. Houser, T. Hullar, P.D. Jepson, D. Ketten, C.D. MacLeod, P. Miller, S. Moore, D. Mountain, D. Palka, P. Ponganis, S. Rommel, T. Rowles, B. Taylor, P. Tyack, D. Wartzok, R. Gisiner, J. Mead, L. Benner. 2006. Understanding the impacts of anthropogenic sound on beaked whales. Journal of Cetacean Research and Management 7:177-187. Download PDF copy

Baird, R.W. 2005. Sightings of dwarf (Kogia sima) and pygmy (K. breviceps) sperm whales from the main Hawaiian Islands. Pacific Science 59:461-466. Download PDF copy

Baird, R.W., and A.M. Gorgone. 2005. False killer whale dorsal fin disfigurements as a possible indicator of long-line fishery interactions in Hawaiian waters. Pacific Science 59:593-601. Download PDF copy

Baird, R.W., M.B. Hanson and L.M. Dill. 2005. Factors influencing the diving behaviour of fish-eating killer whales: sex differences and diel and interannual variation in diving rates. Canadian Journal of Zoology 83:257-267. Download PDF copy

Gaydos, J.K., S. Raverty, R.W. Baird, and R.W. Osborne. 2005. Suspected surplus killing of harbor seal pups (Phoca vitulina) by killer whales (Orcinus orca). Northwestern Naturalist 86:150-154. Download PDF copy

Willis, P.M., B.J. Crespi, L.M. Dill, R.W. Baird and M.B. Hanson. 2004. Natural hybridization between Dall's porpoises (Phocoenoides dalli) and harbour porpoises (Phocoena phocoena). Canadian Journal of Zoology 82:828-834. Download PDF copy

Baird, R.W., P.J. Stacey, D.A. Duffus and K.M. Langelier. 2002. An evaluation of gray whale (Eschrichtius robustus) mortality incidental to fishing operations in British Columbia, Canada. Journal of Cetacean Research and Management 4:289-296. Download PDF copy

Berrow, S.D., B. McHugh, D. Glynn, E. McGovern, K.M. Parsons, R.W. Baird and S.K. Hooker. 2002. Organochlorine concentrations in resident bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) in the Shannon estuary, Ireland. Marine Pollution Bulletin 44:1296-1313. Download PDF copy

Baird, R.W., J.F. Borsani, M.B. Hanson, and P.L. Tyack. 2002. Diving and night-time behaviour of long-finned pilot whales in the Ligurian Sea. Marine Ecology Progress Series 237:301-305. Download PDF copy

Hoelzel, A.R., A. Nataoli, M.E. Dahlheim, C. Olavarria, R.W. Baird, and N.A. Black. 2002. Low world-wide genetic diversity in the killer whale (Orcinus orca): implications for demographic history. Proceedings of the Royal Society, London 269:1467-1473. Download PDF copy

Hooker, S.K., H. Whitehead, S. Gowans and R.W. Baird. 2002. Fluctuations in distribution and patterns of individual range use of northern bottlenose whalesMarine Ecology Progress Series 225:287-297. Download PDF copy

Baird, R.W. 2001. Status of killer whales, Orcinus orca, in Canada. Canadian Field-Naturalist 115:676-701. Download PDF copy

Baird, R.W. 2001. Status of harbour seals, Phoca vitulina, in Canada. Canadian Field-Naturalist 115:663-675. Download PDF copy

Baird, R.W., A.D. Ligon, S.K. Hooker, and A.M. Gorgone. 2001.Sub-surface and night-time behaviour of pantropical spotted dolphins in Hawaii. Canadian Journal of Zoology 79: 988-996. Download PDF copy

Hooker, S.K., R.W. Baird, S. Al-Omari, S. Gowans and H. Whitehead. 2001. Behavioral reactions of northern bottlenose whales to biopsy and tagging procedures. Fishery Bulletin, U.S. 99:303-308. Download PDF copy

Hooker, S.K., and R.W. Baird. 2001. Diving and ranging behaviour of odontocetes: a methodological review and critique. Mammal Review 31:81-105. Download PDF copy

Baird, R.W., and H. Whitehead. 2000. Social organization of mammal-eating killer whales: group stability and dispersal patterns. Canadian Journal of Zoology 78:2096-2105. Download PDF copy

Baird, R.W., and S.K. Hooker. 2000. Ingestion of plastic and unusual prey by a juvenile harbour porpoise. Marine Pollution Bulletin 40:719-720. Download PDF copy

Hooker, S.K., and R.W. Baird. 1999. Deep-diving behaviour of the northern bottlenose whale, Hyperoodon ampullatus (Cetacea: Ziiphidae). Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B. 266:671-676.Download PDF copy

Hooker, S.K., and R.W. Baird. 1999. Observations of Sowerby's beaked whales (Mesoplodon bidens) in the Gully, Nova Scotia. Canadian Field-Naturalist 113:273-277.Download PDF copy

Baird, R.W. 1998. An interaction between Pacific white-sided dolphins and a neonatal harbor porpoise. Mammalia 62:129-134. Download PDF copy

Baird, R.W., P.M. Willis, T.J. Guenther, P.J. Wilson and B.N. White. 1998. An intergeneric hybrid in the family Phocoenidae. Canadian Journal of Zoology 76:198-204.Download PDF copy

Hanson, M.B., and R.W. Baird. 1998. Dall’s porpoise reactions to tagging attempts using a remotely-deployed suction-cup attached tag. Marine Technology Society Journal 32(2):18-23. Download PDF copy

Schneider, K., R.W. Baird, S. Dawson, I. Visser and S. Childerhouse. 1998. Reactions of bottlenose dolphins to tagging attempts using a remotely-deployed suction-cup tag. Marine Mammal Science 14:316-324. Download PDF copy

Willis, P.M., and R.W. Baird. 1998. Status of the dwarf sperm whale (Kogia simus) in Canada. Canadian Field-Naturalist 112:114-125. Download PDF copy

Willis, P.M., and R.W. Baird. 1998. Sightings and strandings of beaked whales on the west coast of Canada. Aquatic Mammals 24:21-25. Download PDF copy

Baird, R.W., and M.B. Hanson. 1997. Status of the northern fur seal, Callorhinus ursinus, in Canada. Canadian Field-Naturalist 111:263-269. Download PDF copy

Hooker, S.K., and R.W. Baird. 1997. A Fea's Petrel (Pterodroma feae) off Nova Scotia: the first record for Canada. Birders Journal 6:245-248.

Stacey, P.J., and R.W. Baird. 1997. Birth of a "resident" killer whale off Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. Marine Mammal Science 13:504-508. Download PDF copy

Stacey, P.J., D.A. Duffus and R.W. Baird. 1997. A preliminary evaluation of incidental mortality of small cetaceans in coastal fisheries in British Columbia, Canada. Marine Mammal Science 13:321-326.

Baird, R.W. 1996. Yellow-footed gull (Larus livens) preys on a black storm-petrel (Oceanodroma melania). Colonial Waterbirds 19:260-261. Download PDF copy

Baird, R.W., and L.M. Dill. 1996. Ecological and social determinants of group size in transient killer whales. Behavioral Ecology 7:408-416.Download PDF copy

Baird, R.W., D. Nelson, J. Lien and D.W. Nagorsen. 1996. The status of the pygmy sperm whale, Kogia breviceps, in Canada. Canadian Field-Naturalist 110:525-532. Download PDF copy

Jarman, W.M., R.J. Norstrom, D.C.G. Muir, B. Rosenburg, M. Simon and R.W. Baird. 1996. Levels of organochlorine compounds, including PCDDs and PCDFs, in the blubber of cetaceans from the west coast of North America. Marine Pollution Bulletin 32:426-436. Download PDF copy

Baird, R.W., and L.M. Dill. 1995. Occurrence and behaviour of transient killer whales: seasonal and pod-specific variability, foraging behaviour and prey handling Canadian Journal of Zoology 73:1300-1311. Download PDF copy

Baird, R.W., and T.J. Guenther. 1995. Account of harbour porpoise (Phocoena phocoena) strandings and bycatches along the coast of British Columbia. Reports of the International Whaling Commission Special Issue 16:159-168. Download PDF copy

Barlow, J., R.W. Baird, J.E. Heyning, K. Wynne, A.M. Manville, L.F. Lowry, D. Hanan, J. Sease and V.N. Burkanov. 1994. A review of cetacean and pinniped mortality in coastal fisheries alongthe west coast of the USA and Canada and the east coast of the Russian Federation.Reports of the International Whaling Commission Special Issue 15:405-426. Download PDF copy

Stacey, P.J., S. Leatherwood and R.W. Baird. 1994. Pseudorca crassidens. Mammalian Species 456:1-6. Download PDF copy

Baird, R.W., and P.J. Stacey. 1993. Sightings, strandings and incidental catches of short-finned pilot whales, Globicephala macrorhynchus, off the British Columbia coast. Reports of the International Whaling Commission Special Issue 14:475-479. Download PDF copy

Baird, R.W., P.J. Stacey and H. Whitehead. 1993. Status of the striped dolphin, Stenella coeruleoalba, in Canada. Canadian Field-Naturalist 107:455-465. Download PDF copy

Baird, R.W., E.L. Walters and P.J. Stacey. 1993. Status of the bottlenose dolphin, Tursiops truncatus, with special reference to Canada. Canadian Field-Naturalist 107:466-480. Download PDF copy

Stacey, P.J., and R.W. Baird. 1993. Status of the short-finned pilot whale, Globicephala macrorhynchus, in Canada. Canadian Field-Naturalist 107:481-489. Download PDF copy

Baird, R.W., P.A. Abrams and L.M. Dill. 1992. Possible indirect interactions between transient and resident killer whales: implications for the evolution of foraging specializations in the genus OrcinusOecologia 89:125-132. Download PDF copy

Baird, R.W., and P.J. Stacey. 1991. Status of the Risso's dolphin, Grampus griseus, in Canada. Canadian Field-Naturalist 105:233-242. Download PDF copy

Baird, R.W., and P.J. Stacey. 1991. Status of the northern right whale dolphin, Lissodelphis borealis, in Canada. Canadian Field-Naturalist 105:243-250. Download PDF copy

Jefferson, T.A., P.J. Stacey and R.W. Baird. 1991. A review of killer whale interactions with other marine mammals: predation to co-existence. Mammal Review 21:151-180. Download PDF copy

Stacey, P.J., and R.W. Baird. 1991. Status of the false killer whale, Pseudorca crassidens, in Canada. Canadian Field-Naturalist 105:189-197. Download PDF copy

Stacey, P.J., and R.W. Baird. 1991. Status of the Pacific white-sided dolphin, Lagenorhynchus obliquidens, in Canada. Canadian Field-Naturalist 105:219-232. Download PDF copy

Baird, R.W., and P.J. Stacey. 1989. Observations on the reactions of sea lions, Zalophus californianus and Eumetopias jubatus, to killer whales, Orcinus orca, evidence of "prey" having a "search image" for predators. Canadian Field-Naturalist 103:426-428. Download PDF copy

Baird, R.W., K.M. Langelier and P.J. Stacey. 1989. First records of false killer whales, Pseudorca crassidens, in Canada. Canadian Field-Naturalist 103:368-371. Download PDF copy

Baird, R.W., and P.J. Stacey. 1988. Variation in saddle patch pigmentation in populations of killer whales (Orcinus orca) from British Columbia, Alaska, and Washington State. Canadian Journal of Zoology 66:2582-2585. Download PDF copy

Conference proceedings

Baird, R.W. 1994. A program to monitor the status of small cetaceans in British Columbia. Pages 122-130 in Proceedings of the Pacific Ecozone Workshop, February 1-3, 1994, Institute of Ocean Sciences, Sidney, B.C. Canadian Wildlife Service Technical Report Series No. 222. Download PDF copy

Calambokidis, J., and R.W. Baird. 1994. Status of marine mammals in the Strait of Georgia, Puget Sound, and the Juan de Fuca Strait, and potential human impacts. Canadian Technical Report of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 1948:282-300. Download PDF copy

Langelier, K.M., P.J. Stacey, R.W. Baird and R. Marchetti. 1988. 1987 cetacean strandings in British Columbia. Pages 79-82 in Proceedings of the Joint Conference of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians and American Association of Wildlife Veterinarians, November 6-10, 1988. Toronto.

Books or book chapters

Baird, R.W. 2002. Killer whales of the world: natural history and conservation. Voyageur Press, Stillwater, MN 132 pp.

Baird, R.W. 2002. False killer whale Pseudorca crassidens. Pages 411-412 in Encyclopedia Of Marine Mammals. Edited by W.F. Perrin, B. Wursig and J.G.M. Thewissen. Academic Press, San Diego, CA. Download PDF copy

Baird, R.W. 2002. Risso's dolphin Grampus griseus Pages 1037-1039 in Encyclopedia Of Marine Mammals. Edited by W.F. Perrin, B. Wursig and J.G.M. Thewissen. Academic Press, San Diego, CA. Download PDF copy

Baird, R.W. 2000. The killer whale - foraging specializations and group hunting. Pages 127-153 in Cetacean societies: field studies of dolphins and whales. Edited by J. Mann, R.C. Connor, P.L. Tyack and H. Whitehead. University of Chicago Press. Download PDF copy

Some other publications and reports

Baird, R.W. 2006. Hawai‘i’s other cetaceans. Whale and Dolphin Magazine 11:28-31. Download PDF copy

Baird, R.W., G.S. Schorr, D.L. Webster, D.J. McSweeney, and S.D. Mahaffy. 2006. Studies of beaked whale diving behavior and odontocete stock structure in Hawai'i in March/April 2006. Report prepared under contract No. AB133F-06-CN-0053 to Cascadia Research from the Southwest Fisheries Science Center, NMFS, La Jolla, CA. Download PDF copy

Baird, R.W., G.S. Schorr, D.L. Webster, S.D. Mahaffy, A.B. Douglas, A.M. Gorgone, and D.J. McSweeney. 2006. A survey for odontocete cetaceans off Kaua'i and Ni'ihau, Hawai'i, during October and November 2005: evidence for population structure and site fidelity. Report to Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, NOAA Fisheries, under Order No. AB133F05SE5197 with additional support from the Marine Mammal Commission and Dolphin Quest. Download PDF copy

Southall, B.L., R. Braun, F.M.D. Gulland, A.D. Heard, R.W. Baird, S.M. Wilkin, and T.K. Rowles. 2006. Hawaiian melon-headed whale (Peponocephala electra) mass stranding event of July 3-4, 2004. NOAA Technical Memorandum NMFS-OPR-31. Download PDF copy

Baird, R.W., A.M. Gorgone, D.L. Webster, D.J. McSweeney, J.W. Durban, A.D. Ligon, D.R. Salden, and M.H. Deakos. 2005. False killer whales around the main Hawaiian islands: an assessment of inter-island movements and population size using individual photo-identification. Report prepared under Order No. JJ133F04SE0120 from the Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, National Marine Fisheries Service. Download PDF copy

Baird, R.W., D.J. McSweeney, A.D. Ligon and D.L. Webster. 2004. Tagging feasibility and diving of Cuvier's beaked whales (Ziphius cavirostris) and Blainville's beaked whales (Mesoplodon densirostris) in Hawai'i. Report prepared under Order No. AB133F-03-SE-0986 to the Southwest Fisheries Science Center, National Marine Fisheries Service, La Jolla. Download PDF copy

Baird, R.W. 2003. Update COSEWIC status report on the harbour porpoise Phocoena phocoena (Pacific Ocean population) in Canada. In COSEWIC assessment and update status report on the harbour porpoise Phocoena phocoena (Pacific Ocean population) in Canada. Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada. Ottawa. pp. 1-22. Download PDF copy

Baird, R.W. 2003. Update COSEWIC status report on the humpback whale Megaptera novaeangliae in Canada. In COSEWIC assessment and update status report on the humpback whale Megaptera novaeangliae in Canada. Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada. Ottawa. pp 1-25. Download PDF copy

Baird, R.W., M.B. Hanson, E.E. Ashe, M.R. Heithaus and G.J. Marshall. 2003. Studies of foraging in "southern resident" killer whales during July 2002: dive depths, bursts in speed, and the use of a "Crittercam" system for examining sub-surface behavior. Report prepared under Order Number AB133F-02-SE-1744 for the National Marine Mammal Laboratory, National Marine Fisheries Service, Seattle, WA. Download PDF copy

Baird, R.W., A.M. Gorgone, and D.L. Webster. 2002. An examination of movements of bottlenose dolphins between islands in the Hawaiian Island chain. Report prepared under contract #40JGNF110270 to the Southwest Fisheries Science Center, National Marine Fisheries Service, La Jolla, CA. Download PDF copy

Baird, R.W., A.M. Gorgone, A.D. Ligon, and S.K. Hooker. 2001. Mark-recapture abundance estimate of bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus around Maui and Lana'i, Hawai'i, during the winter of 2000/2001. Report prepared under contract #40JGNF0-00262 to the Southwest Fisheries Science Center, National Marine Fisheries Service, La Jolla, CA. Download PDF copy

Baird, R.W. 2000. High levels of human interaction with a Hawaiian monk seal on the island of Maui. The Monachus Guardian 3(1).

Baird, R.W., and S.M. Burkhart. 2000. Bias and variability in distance estimation on the water: implications for the management of whale watching. IWC Meeting Document SC/52/WW1. Download PDF copy

Baird, R.W., A.D. Ligon and S.K. Hooker. 2000. Sub-surface and night-time behavior of humpback whales off Maui, Hawaii: a preliminary report.(####) Report prepared under Contract #40ABNC050729 from the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary, Kihei, HI, to the Hawaii Wildlife Fund, Paia, HI. Download PDF copy

Baird, R.W., A.M. Gorgone, A.D. Ligon and S.K. Hooker. 2000. Odontocete population assessment in the four-island area, Hawaii: a preliminary summary of results from 1999. Presentation to the National Marine Fisheries Service Scientific Review Group, Kihei, Hawaii. Download PDF copy

Baird, R.W. 1999. Status of killer whales in Canada. Contract report to the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada. Ottawa. Download PDF copy

Baird, R.W. 1998. Studying diving behavior of whales and dolphins using suction-cup attached tags. Whalewatcher 32(1):3-7.Download PDF copy

Baird, R.W., and M.B. Hanson. 1998. A preliminary analysis of the diving behavior of Dall’s porpoise in the transboundary waters of British Columbia and Washington. Pages 99-110 in Marine Mammal Protection Act and Endangered Species Act Implementation Program 1997. AFSC Processed Report 98-10.

Hanson, M.B., R.W. Baird and R.L. DeLong. 1998. Movements of tagged Dall’s porpoise in Haro Strait, Washington. Pages 111-119 in Marine Mammal Protection Act and Endangered Species Act Implementation Program 1997. AFSC Processed Report 98-10.

Ginneken, A.M. van, D.K. Ellifrit, and R.W. Baird. 1998. Orca Survey field guide to transients of the Haro Strait area. Center for Whale Research, Friday Harbor, WA.

Webster, S.M., and R.W. Baird. 1998. Aquatic interactions between a northern elephant seal and humans at Isla Los Islotes, B.C.S., Mexico. Marine Mammal Science 14:202-203.

Walker, W.A., M.B. Hanson, R.W. Baird and T.J. Guenther. 1998. Food habits of the harbor porpoise, Phocoena phocoena, and Dall's porpoise, Phocoenoides dalli, in the inland waters of British Columbia and Washington. Pages 63-75 in Marine Mammal Protection Act and Endangered Species Act Implementation Program 1997. AFSC Processed Report 98-10.Download PDF copy

Baird, R.W., S.K. Hooker, H. Whitehead and R. Etcheberry. 1997. A review of records of striped dolphins (Stenella coeruleoalba) from Canadian waters. Document SC/49/SM4 submitted to the International Whaling Commission Scientific Committee, September 1997.

Hanson, M.B., and R.W. Baird. 1997. Dall’s porpoise reactions to tagging attempts using a remotely-deployed suction-cup tag. Document SC/49/SM8 submitted to the International Whaling Commission Scientific Committee, September 1997.

Hooker, S.K., R.W. Baird and M.A. Showell. 1997. Cetacean strandings and bycatches in Nova Scotia, eastern Canada, 1991-1996. Document SC/49/O5 submitted to the International Whaling Commission Scientific Committee, September 1997.

Baird, R.W., and M.B. Hanson. 1996. Dall's porpoise diving behaviour and reactions to tagging attempts using a remotely-deployed suction-cup tag. Report prepared under Contract No. 43ABNF601492 to the National Marine Mammal Laboratory, National Marine Fisheries Service, Seattle, WA.

Willis, P.M., T.J. Guenther, R.L. Bates, R.W. Baird and M.L. McAdie. 1996. Strandings and fishing gear entanglements of cetaceans off the west coast of Canada in 1995. International Whaling Commission Meeting Document SC/48/O2. Download PDF copy

Duffus, D.A., and R.W. Baird. 1995. Killer whales, whalewatching and management: a status report. Whalewatcher 29(2):14-17.

Guenther, T.J., R.W. Baird, R.L. Bates, P.M. Willis, R.L. Hahn and S.G. Wischniowski. 1995. Strandings and fishing gear entanglement of cetaceans off the west coast of Canada in 1994. International Whaling Commission Meeting Document SC/47/06. Download PDF

Baird, R.W., and T.J. Guenther. 1994. Status of porpoises in the British Columbia/Washington trans-boundary area: a Canadian perspective. Puget Sound Notes 34:5-8. Download PDF copy

Baird, R.W., S.G. Wischniowski, T.J. Guenther, M.L. McAdie, and T.E. Cornish. 1994. Strandings and fishing gear entanglements of cetaceans on the west coast of Canada in 1993. International Whaling Commission Meeting Document SC/46/O5. Download PDF copy

Baird, R.W., T.J Guenther, R.J. Lewis, M.L. McAdie, and T.E. Cornish. 1994. An investigation into the causes of an unusual porpoise (Phocoena phocoena and Phocoenoides dalli) mortality event in southern British Columbia. Final report to the Department of Fisheries and Oceans under Contract No. IIHS3-050. Download PDF copy

Guenther, T.J., R.W. Baird, J.K.B. Ford, K.M. Langelier, M.L. McAdie, S.G. Wishniowski and T.E. Cornish. 1993. Cetacean strandings and entanglement in fishing gear on the west coast of Canada during 1992. International Whaling Commission Meeting Document SC/45/O 4.Download PDF copy

Phillips, N.E., and R.W. Baird. 1993. Are killer whales harassed by boats? The Victoria Naturalist 50(3):10-11.

Guenther, T.J., R.W. Baird, K.M. Langelier, J.K.B. Ford, G.M. Ellis, P.J. Stacey, and T.E. Cornish. 1992. Cetacean strandings and entanglement in fishing gear on the Canadian west coast during 1991. International Whaling Commission Meeting Document SC/44/O15.

Walters, E.L., R.W. Baird and T.J. Guenther. 1992. New killer whale "pod" discovered near Victoria. The Victoria Naturalist 49(3):7-8. Download PDF copy

Baird, R.W., P.J. Stacey and K.M. Langelier. 1991. Strandings and incidental mortality of cetaceans on the B.C. coast, 1990. International Whaling Commission Meeting Document SC/43/O 1. Download PDF copy

Baird, R.W. 1990. Elephant seals around southern Vancouver Island. The Victoria Naturalist 47(2):6-7.

Langelier, K.M., P.J. Stacey and R.W. Baird. 1990. Stranded whale and dolphin program of B.C.-1989 report. Wildlife Veterinary Report 3(1):10-11. Download PDF copy

Stacey, P.J., R.W. Baird, and A.B. Hubbard-Morton. 1990. Transient killer whale (Orcinus orca) harassment, predation, and "surplus killing" of marine birds in British Columbia. Pacific Seabird Group Bulletin 17(1):38.

Baird, R.W. 1989. Whales in Georgia Strait and nearby waters: their presence and relative abundance. Discovery 18:131-132.

Baird, R.W., and P.J. Stacey. 1989. An annotated list of the marine mammals of British Columbia. The Victoria Naturalist 46(2):12-14. Download PDF copy

Leatherwood, S., D. McDonald, R.W. Baird and M.D. Scott. 1989. The false killer whale, Pseudorca crassidens (OWEN, 1846): a summary of information available through 1988. Oceans Unlimited Technical Report 89-001. 114 p. Download PDF copy

Stacey, P.J., and R.W. Baird. 1989. Harbour seal reactions to killer whales. The Victoria Naturalist 45(4):16-17.

Stacey, P.J., and R.W. Baird. 1989. Interactions between seabirds and marine mammals. The Victoria Naturalist 45(7):9-10.

Stacey, P.J., R.W. Baird and K.M. Langelier. 1989. Stranded whale and dolphin program 1988 report. Wildlife Veterinary Report (1):10-11.

Baird, R.W., and P.J. Stacey. 1988. Foraging and feeding behavior of transient killer whales. Whalewatcher 22(1):11-15. Download PDF copy

Baird, R.W., K. Langelier and P.J. Stacey. 1988. Stranded whale and dolphin program of B.C. - 1987 report. Wildlife Veterinary Report 1(1):9-12. Download PDF copy