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Publications and Presentations
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Theses

Academic Publications (peer-reviewed)

Academic Presentations

Reports (unpublished, no review)

Other papers/second-author works

Public Presentations and Lectures/other media

Non-academic Publications

Theses

Todd, S.K. 1991. The acoustics of fishing gear; possible relationships to baleen whale entrapment. M.Sc Thesis Thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John's, Newfoundland, 213pp.

Todd, S.K. 1997. Feeding ecology of humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae) in the Northwest Atlantic: Evidence from 13C and 15N stable isotopes. Ph.D. Thesis, Biopsychology Programme, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John's, Newfoundland. Available on pdf format

Academic Publications (peer-reviewed)

Lien, J., Barney, W., Todd, S. K., Seton, R., and Guzzwell, J. 1992. The effects of adding sounds to codtraps on the probability of collisions by humpback whales. In Marine Mammal Sensory Systems. Edited by Thomas, J.A., Kastelein, R.A., and Supin, A.Y. Plenum Press, New York. pp. 701-708.

Lien, J., Todd, S. K., and Guigné, J.Y. 1991. Inferences about perception in large cetaceans, especially humpback whales, from incidental catches in fixed fishing gear, enhancement of nets by "alarm" devices, and the acoustics of fishing gear. In Sensory Abilities in Cetaceans; Laboratory and Field Evidence. Edited by Thomas, J., and Kastelein, R. Plenum, New York. pp. 347-362.

Todd, S. K., Lien, J., and Verhulst, A. 1992. Orientation of humpback (Megaptera novaeangliae) and minke (Balaenoptera acutorostrata) whales to acoustic alarm devices designed to reduce entrapment in fishing gear. In Marine Mammal Sensory Systems. Edited by Thomas, J.A., Kastelein, R.A., and Supin, A.Y. Plenum Press, New York. pp. 727-739.

Todd, S. K., Ostrom, P., Lien, J., and Abrajano, J. 1997. Use of biopsy samples of humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) skin for stable isotope (d13C) determination. J. Northw. Atl. Fish. Sci. 22:71-76. Manuscript available in pdf format.

Todd, S. K., Stevick, P., Lien, J., Marques, F., and Ketten, D. 1996. Behavioural effects of exposure to underwater explosions in humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae). Can. J. Zool. 74:1661-1672.

Todd, S. K., and Nelson, D.L. 1994. A review of modifications to the webbing and setting strategies of passive fishing gear to reduce incidental by-catch of cetaceans. In Annex F of Gillnets and Cetaceans. IWC Spec. Pub. 15. Edited by Donovan, G., Perrin, W.F., and Barlow, J. IWC, Cambridge. pp. 67-69.

 

Academic Presentations

Arnold, A., Todd, S. K., and Stone, G. 2001. Can harbor seals (Phoca vitulina) exploit lobster traps? (abstr. in) the Proceedings of the 14th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals, Vancouver, BC, Canada, Dec. 2001. Poster available in pdf format.

Lien, J., Todd, S. K., Stevick, P., Marques, F., and Ketten, D. 1993. The reaction of humpback whales to underwater explosions: Orientation, movements, and behavior. (abstr. in) J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 94:1849. Abstract available as pdf.

Seton, R. E., Allen, J., and Todd, S. K. 2001. Status of the North Atlantic Humpback Whale Catalogue. (abstr. in) the Proceedings of the 14th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals, Vancouver, BC, Canada, Dec. 2001. Poster available in pdf format.

Seton, R.E., Allen, J., DenDanto, D., Duval, J., Jakush, G., Todd, S. K, and Vashro, C. 2001. Marine mammal strandings in Maine, 2000. Presentation to NMFS Protected Resources Division, NE Region: Marine Mammal Stranding Network, May 2001.

Seton, R.E., Allen, J., DenDanto, D., Duval, J., Todd, S., and Vashro, C. 2001. Photo-Identification of Stranded and Dead Humpback Whales (Megaptera novaeangliae) and Finback Whales (Balaenoptera physalus). Presentation to NMFS Protected Resources Division, NE Region: Marine Mammal Stranding Network, May 2001.

Seton, R.E., Jakush, G., and Todd, S. K. 2002. Marine mammal strandings in Maine, 2001. Presentation to NMFS Protected Resources Division, NE Region: Marine Mammal Stranding Network, May 2002.

Sweeney, J., Barco, S., and Todd, S. K. 2003. Developing a Protocol for Live Single Stranding Cetaceans for the Virginia Marine Science Museum's Stranding Program. Poster presentation to NMFS Protected Resources Division, NE Region: Marine Mammal Stranding Network, April 2002.

Todd, S. K., Bass, A., and Introne, D. 2001. Within-tissue variability of d15N stable isotope signal in harbor seal (Phoca vitulina) skin. (abstr. in) the Proceedings of the 14th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals, Vancouver, BC, Canada, Dec. 2001. Poster available in pdf format.

Todd, S. K., and Damon, J. 1999. Modeling the effects of high-speed vessels in critical cetacean habitat. (abstr. in) the Proceedings of the 13th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals, Maui, HW Dec. 1999. Available in pdf format.

Todd, S. K., and Damon, J. 2002. An acoustically-mediated shipstrike avoidance model for the North Atlantic Right Whale, Eubalaena glacialis, in the Gulf of Maine. Right Whale Consortium, New Bedford, MA, Oct. 2002.

Todd, S. K., Meijler, F.L., Lien, J., and Brennen, K. 1993. A comparison of ECGs taken from selected cetaceans. (abstr. in) the Proceedings of the 10th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals, Galveston, TX, Dec. 1993. Poster available in pdf format (warning: large file! ~25 Mb)

Todd, S. K., Ostrom, P., and Lien, J. 1995. The use of isotope ratios in foraging studies of humpback whales. (abstr. in) in the Proceedings of the 11th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals, Orlando, FL, Dec. 1995. Abstract available in pdf format.

Todd, S. K., Ostrom, P., and Lien, J. 1996. Carbon and nitrogen stable isotope ratios suggest potential seasonal and annual diet changes in humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae). (abstr. in) the Proceedings of the 35th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Society of Zoologists, St. John's, NF, May 1996. Unpublished manuscript available in pdf format.

Todd, S. K., Lien, J., and Guigné, J.Y. 1991. The acoustics of fishing gear; implications for humpback whale net entrapments in Newfoundland and Labrador. (abstr. in) the Proceedings of the 9th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals, Chicago, IL, Dec. 1991. Poster available in pdf format. (warning: large file! ~25 Mb)

Uz, O. and Todd, S. K. 1999. Correlations between cetaceans and biological oceanography in the northern Gulf of Maine. (abstr. in) the Proceedings of the 13th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals, Maui, HW Dec. 1999. Abstract available in pdf format.

 

Reports (unpublished, no review)

Lien, J., Barney, W., Ledwell, W., Todd, S. K., Stevick, P., Huntingdon, J., Seton, R., and Curren, K. 1993. Incidental entrapments of marine mammals by inshore fishing gear reported in 1992, some results of by-catch monitoring and tests of acoustic deterrents to prevent whale collisions in fishing gear. A Report to Fisheries and Oceans, Canada: Newfoundland Region, and the Newfoundland and Labrador Department of Fisheries, St. John's, Newfoundland, 28pp.

Lien, J., Barney, W., Todd, S. K., Seton, R., and Guzzwell, J. 1992. Field tests of acoustic devices for codtraps designed to minimize collisions by large whales. Whale Research Group: A report to the Centre for Fisheries Innovation, St. John’s, Canada.

Lien, J., Barney, W., Verhulst, A., Seton, R., and Todd, S. K. 1991. Entrapments and strandings reported to the Entrapment Assistance Program during 1991. A Report to the Department of Fisheries and Oceans and the Newfoundland and Labrador Department of Fisheries, St. John's, Newfoundland.

Lien, J., Pittman, D., Hood, C., Richter, C., Borggaard, D., Marques, F., and Todd, S. 1995. Entrapments in fishing gear and strandings in Newfoundland and Labrador reported to the Entrapment Assistance Program during 1994. Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John's. A Report to the Department of Fisheries and Oceans and the Atlantic Fisheries Adjustment Program, St. John's, Newfoundland.

Lien, J., Todd, S. K., and Pittman, D. 1996. Entrapments in fishing gear and strandings in Newfoundland and Labrador reported to the Entrapment Assistance Program during 1995. Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John's, Newfoundland. A Report to the Department of Fisheries and Oceans and the Newfoundland and Labrador Department of Food, Fisheries and Agriculture, St. John's, NF.

Lien, J., Todd, S. K., and Seton, R. 1992. Impact of tour boats on birds, whales and people in the Witless Bay Ecological Reserve, Newfoundland. Whale Research Group: A Report to ACOA, Nfld/Lab. Department of Development, Nfld/Lab. Parks Division and the Marine Adventures Association.

Seton, R.E., Allen, J.M., and Todd, S. 1999. Curation of the North Atlantic Humpback Whale Catalogue and associated databases. Final report to Northeast Fisheries Science Center (NEFSC), Sept. 26, 1998 - Sept. 25, 1999: National Marine Fisheries Service, Woods Hole, MA 02543, USA.

Seton, R.E., Allen, J.M., and Todd, S. 2000. Curation of the North Atlantic Humpback Whale Catalogue and associated databases. Final report to Northeast Fisheries Science Center (NEFSC), Sept. 26, 1999 - Sept. 25, 2000: National Marine Fisheries Service, Woods Hole, MA 02543, USA.

Seton, R.E., Allen, J.M., and Todd, S. 2001. Curation of the North Atlantic Humpback Whale Catalogue and associated databases. Final report to Northeast Fisheries Science Center (NEFSC), Sept. 26, 2000 - Sept. 25, 2001: National Marine Fisheries Service, Woods Hole, MA 02543, USA.

Seton, R.E., Allen, J.M., and Todd, S. 2002. Curation of the North Atlantic Humpback Whale Catalogue and associated databases. Final report to Northeast Fisheries Science Center (NEFSC), Sept. 26, 2001 - Sept. 25, 2002: National Marine Fisheries Service, Woods Hole, MA 02543, USA.

 

Other papers/second-author works

Borggaard, D., Lien, J., Todd, S. K., Stevick, P., and Hennenbury, P. 1995. Long-term effects of underwater noise associated with industrial activity on cetaceans in Trinity Bay, Newfoundland. (abstr. in) the Proceedings of the NAFO/ICES Symposium on the Role of Marine Mammals in the Ecosystem, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Sept. 1995.

Ketten, D.R., Lien, J., and Todd, S. K. 1993. Blast injury in humpback whale ears: Evidence and implications. (abstr. in) J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 94:1849-1850.

Lien, J., Stenson, G.B., Todd, S. K., and Ni, I.-S. 1989. Incidental catches of marine mammals in inshore waters of Newfoundland and Labrador. (abstr. in) the Proceedings of the 8th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals, Pacific Grove CA, Dec. 1989.

Lien, J., Todd, S. K., Guigné, J., and Guzzwell, J. 1991. Reactions of humpback whales to novel sounds and the use of these sounds to enhance the detectability of passive fishing gear. (abstr. in) the Proceedings of the 2nd Conference on the Sensory Abilities of Cetaceans, Moscow.

Seton, R.E., Allen, J.M., and Todd, S. 1999. Curation of the North Atlantic humpback whale catalogue and associated databases. Final report to Northeast Fisheries Science Center (NEFSC), Sept. 26, 1998 - Sept. 25, 1999: National Marine Fisheries Service, Woods Hole, MA 02543, USA.

Seton, R.E., Allen, J.M., and Todd, S. 2000. Curation of the North Atlantic humpback whale catalogue and associated databases. Progress report to Northeast Fisheries Science Center (NEFSC), Sept. 26, 1999 - March 31, 2000: National Marine Fisheries Service, Woods Hole, MA 02543, USA.

Seton, R.E., Allen, J.M., and Todd, S. 2001. Curation of the North Atlantic humpback whale catalogue and associated databases. Final report to Northeast Fisheries Science Center (NEFSC), Sept. 26, 1999 - Sept. 25, 2000: National Marine Fisheries Service, Woods Hole, MA 02543, USA.

 

Public Presentations and Lectures/other media

Television/Film: Articles and interviews in Scientific American Frontiers, National Geographic, PBS Nature, Outdoor Living, CBC The National, CBC News, NTV News, BBC Wildlife.

Radio: Interviews with CBC Morning Show, CBC Morning Side, CBC Quirks and Quarks, CBC Afternoon, WERU Wildlife Journal.

Print: New York Times, Saturday Telegram (St. John's), The Telegram (St. John's), The Globe and Mail (Toronto), Canadian Geographic, Clarenville Packet, Bar Harbor Times.

Video: Identifying the Whales of Newfoundland and Labrador; Whale entrapment and release; Ice Entrapment of a Humpback whale.

Public speaking: Various invited lectures at Memorial University of Newfoundland, University of Maine (Orono), Maine Society for Humanities, other secondary and elementary schools.

 

Non-academic Publications 

Todd, S. K. 1996. Blue whale in Newfoundland. In Whale Tales. Edited by Fromm, P.J. Whale Tales Press, Friday Harbor, WA.

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