Sue E. Moore
Office of Science and Technology
OceanographySea iceWhaleFisheryArctic
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#1Sue E. Moore (Office of Science and Technology)H-Index: 38
#2Tore HaugH-Index: 34
Last. Garry B. Stenson (Fisheries and Oceans Canada)H-Index: 24
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Abstract Biophysical changes in marine ecosystems of the Arctic and subarctic sectors of the Atlantic and Pacific are now evident, driven primarily by sea ice loss, ocean warming and increases in primary productivity. As upper trophic species, baleen whales can serve as sentinels of ecosystem reorganization in response to these biophysical alterations, via changes in their ecology and physiological condition. This paper is the first to review baleen whale ecology in high-latitude marine ecosyste...
#1Sue E. Moore (NMFS: National Marine Fisheries Service)H-Index: 38
#2Kathy J. Kuletz (FWS: United States Fish and Wildlife Service)H-Index: 13
Abstract Marine birds and mammals can act as sentinels to shifts in ocean ecosystems, due to their (i) reliance on finding aggregated prey for efficient foraging, (ii) need to respond to biophysical signals in support of successful seasonal migrations, and (iii) capacity to reflect changes in marine food webs. Here we present an abbreviated review of recent published accounts of marine bird and mammal responses to biophysical features of the ocean ecosystem in and near sampling regions of the Di...
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#1Jacqueline M. Grebmeier (UMCES: University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science)H-Index: 39
#2Sue E. Moore (NMFS: National Marine Fisheries Service)H-Index: 38
Last. Karen E. Frey (Clark University)H-Index: 25
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Abstract The Distributed Biological Observatory (DBO) is a change detection array for select ecosystem variables along eight sampling transects in the Pacific Arctic Region (PAR). The overall objective of the DBO is to provide for the detection and consistent monitoring of the biophysical responses to major reductions in seasonal sea ice and concomitant increases in seawater temperatures observed across the region. A key uncertainty is how the PAR marine ecosystem is responding to these shifts i...
#1Sue E. Moore (NOAA: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration)H-Index: 38
#2Randall R. ReevesH-Index: 27
Global warming is significantly altering arctic marine ecosystems. Specifically, the precipitous loss of sea ice is creating a dichotomy between ice-dependent polar bears and pinnipeds that are losing habitat and some cetaceans that are gaining habitat. While final outcomes are hard to predict for the many and varied marine mammal populations that rely on arctic habitats, we suggest a simplified framework to assess status, based upon ranking a population’s size, range, behavior, and health. This...
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#1Catherine L. Berchok (NOAA: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration)H-Index: 10
#2Eric K. Braen (Joint Institute for the Study of the Atmosphere and Ocean)
Last. Sue E. Moore (NOAA: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration)H-Index: 38
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The Distributed Biological Observatory (DBO) is a set of eight biological hotspot areas spanning latitudinally from the Northern Bering Sea to the Canadian Beaufort Sea. The DBO is an international collaboration between researchers from the United States, Japan, Canada, China, South Korea, and Russia that work in the Alaskan Bering, Chukchi, and Beaufort Seas; all research vessels passing through one of the DBO regions collect biophysical data (i.e., temperature, salinity, sea ice concentration ...
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#1Sue E. Moore (Office of Science and Technology)H-Index: 38
#2Jacqueline M. Grebmeier (Chesapeake Energy)H-Index: 39
In response to dramatic seasonal sea ice loss and other physical changes influencing biological communities, a Distributed Biological Observatory (DBO) was proposed in 2009 as a “change detection array” to measure biological responses to physical variability along a latitudinal gradient extending from the northern Bering Sea to the Beaufort Sea in the Pacific Arctic sector. In 2010, the Pacific Arctic Group (PAG) initiated a pilot program, focused on developing standardized sampling protocols in...
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#1Samara M. Haver (PMEL: Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory)H-Index: 4
#2Jason Gedamke (Office of Science and Technology)H-Index: 9
Last. Holger Klinck (Cornell University)H-Index: 11
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Abstract The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)/National Park Service (NPS) Ocean Noise Reference Station (NRS) Network is an array of currently twelve calibrated autonomous passive acoustic recorders. The first NRS was deployed in June 2014, and eleven additional stations were added to the network during the following two years. The twelve stations record data that can be used to quantify baseline levels and multi-year trends in ocean ambient sound across the continental Uni...
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#1Donna D. W. Hauser (UW: University of Washington)H-Index: 9
#2Kristin L. Laidre (UW: University of Washington)H-Index: 32
Last. Pierre R Richard (Fisheries and Oceans Canada)H-Index: 7
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There has been extensive sea ice loss in the Chukchi and Beaufort seas where two beluga whale (Delphinapterus leucas) populations occur between July-November. Our goal was to develop population-specific beluga habitat selection models that quantify relative use of sea ice and bathymetric features related to oceanographic processes, which can provide context to the importance of changing sea ice conditions. We established habitat selection models that incorporated daily sea ice measures (sea ice ...
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