• Smultea, M.A., and T.A. Jefferson. 2013 (In press). Changes in Relative Occurrence of Cetaceans in the Southern California Bight: A Comparison of Recent Aerial Survey Results with Historical Data Sources. Aquatic Mammals.


  • Smultea, M.A., C.E. Bacon, K. Lomac-MacNair, and J. Bredvik. 2014. Rare Mixed-Species Associations Between Sperm Whales and Risso's and Northern Right Whale Dolphins Off the Southern California Bight: Kleptoparasitism and Social Parasitism? Northwestern Naturalist 95(1): 43-49.


  • Smultea, M.A., A B. Douglas, C.E. Bacon, T.A. Jefferson, and L. Mazzuca. 2012. Bryde's whale (Balaenoptera brydei/edeni) sightings in the Southern California Bight. Aquatic Mammals 38 (1) 2012.


  • Smultea, M.A., T.A. Jefferson, and A.M. Zoidis. 2010. Rare Sightings of a Bryde’s Whale (Balaenoptera edeni) and Sei Whales (B. borealis) (Cetacea: Balaenopteridae) Northeast of Oahu. Pacific Science 64(3): 449-457.


  • Smultea, M.A., J.R. Mobley, G.L. Fulling, and D. Fertl. 2008. An unusual reaction and other observations of sperm whales near fixed-wing aircraft. Gulf and Caribbean Research 20:75-80.


  • Smultea, M.A., and B. Würsig. 1995. Behavioral reactions of bottlenose dolphins to the Mega Borg II oil spill, Gulf of Mexico 1990. Aquatic Mammals 21.3:171-181.


  • Smultea, M.A. 1994. Segregation by humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) cows with a calf in coastal habitat near the island of Hawaii. Canadian Journal of Zoology 72:805-811.


  • Zoidis, A.M., M.A. Smultea, A.S. Frankel, J.L. Hopkins, A.D. Whitt, and D. Fertl. 2008. Vocalizations produced by humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) calves recorded in Hawaii. J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 123(3):1737-1746.


  • Mobley, J.R., M. Smultea, T. Norris, and D. Weller. 1996. Fin whale sighting north of Kauai’i, Hawaii. Pacific Science 50(2):230-233.


  • Acevedo, A., and M.A. Smultea. 1995. First records of humpback whales including calves at Golfo Dulce and Isla del Coco, Costa Rica, suggesting geographical overlap of northern and southern hemisphere populations. Marine Mammal Science 11(4).


  • Bowles, A.E., M.A. Smultea, B. Würsig, D. DeMaster, and D. Palka. 1994. Biological survey effort and findings from the Heard Island Feasibility Test 19 January - 3 February, 1991. Journal of the Acoustic Society of America 96(4):2469-2484.


  • Silber, G.K. and M.A. Smultea. 1990. Harbor porpoises utilize tidally induced waves. Bulletin of the Southern California Academy of Sciences 89(3):139142.


  • Kaufman, G.D., M.A. Smultea, and P. Forestell. 1987. The use of lateral body coloration for photographic identification of east Australian (Area V) humpback whales. Cetus, Spring 1987.


  • Rankin. S., T.F. Norris, M.A. Smultea, C. Oedekoven, E. Silva, A.M. Zoidis, and J. Rivers. 2007. A visual sighting and acoustic detections of minke whales, Balaenoptera acutorostrata, in nearshore Hawaiian waters. Pacific Science.


  • Patenaude, N.J., W J. Richardson, M.A. Smultea, W.R. Koski, G.W. Miller, B. Würsig, and C.R. Greene, Jr. 2002. Aircraft sounds and disturbance to bowhead and beluga whales during spring migration in the Alaskan Beaufort Sea. Marine Mammal Science 18(2):309-335.


  • Rowlett, R.A., G.A. Green, C.E. Bowlby, and M.A. Smultea. 1994. The first photographic documentation of a northern right whale off Washington State. Northwestern Naturalist 75:102-104.


  • Perkins, J.S., K.C. Balcomb, G. Nichols, Jr., A.T. Hall, M. Smultea and N. Thumser. 1985. Status of the West Greenland humpback whale feeding aggregation, 1981-1983. Reports of the International Whaling Commission 35:379383.


  • Smultea, M. 1989: Humpback whales off West Hawaii. Whalewatcher 23:11-14.


  • Jefferson, T.A., M.A. Smultea, and C.E. Bacon. 2013 (In prep.). Density and Abundance of Marine Mammals in the Southern California Bight from Aerial Surveys, 2008-2013.


  • Smultea, M.A., C.E. Bacon, K. Lomac-MacNair, and D. Fertl (In prep.). Behavior of Risso’s dolphins near San Clemente Island, CA.


  • Smultea, M.A., J. Brueggeman, D. Fertl, C.E. Bacon, R. Rowlett, and G.A. Green. (In prep.). Behavior of polar bears near ice-breaking operations in the Chukchi Sea.


  • Smultea, M. A., C.E. Bacon, D. Fertl, and K. Lomac-MacNair. (In prep.). Behavior and social characteristics of marine mammals in the Southern California Bight 2008-2010.


  • Smultea, M.A., C.E. Bacon, B. Würsig, M. Moore, and V. James. (In prep). Whale and dolphin calf nursing and back riding: Observations from an aerial platform.


  • Bacon, C.E., M.A. Smultea, B. Würsig, C. Goertz, and S. Hawks-Johnson.  (In prep). Mixed-species associations in the Southern California Bight during Aerial Surveys, 2008-2012.

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