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One focus of my research is to identify, describe, and monitor the oceanic habitats that large pelagic animals use for foraging, migrating, and spawning. My colleagues and I at the Honolulu Laboratory have developed analytical methods to use satellite remotely sensed oceanographic data to identify and monitor ocean features. We've used the satellite-derived ocean data together with long term movement data from Argos-linked transmitters attached to loggerhead and olive ridley sea turtles to describe forage and migration habitats of these animals in North Pacific. We are now deploying pop-up archival transmitting tags on a range of pelagic fishes around Hawaii including bigeye tuna, moon fish (opah), and mako shark.

Contact Information:
2570 Dole St. Room 216
Honolulu, Hawaii USA 96822-2396
Phone: (808) 983-5390

Title
Chief, Ecosystem & Environment Investigations
Selected Publications

Polovina, J. J., G. H. Balazs, E. A Howell, D. M. Parker,and M. P. Seki. In Press. Dive-depth distribution of loggerhead (Carretta carretta) and olive ridley ((Lepidochelys olivacea) sea turtles in the central North Pacific Ocean: Might deep longline sets catch fewer turtles? Fish. Bull.

Polovina, J. J., G. H. Balazs, E. A Howell, D. M. Parker, M. P. Seki, and P. H. Dutton. In Press. Forage and migration habitat of loggerhead (Caretta caretta)and olive ridley (Lepidochelys olivacea) sea turtles in the central North Pacific Ocean. Fish. Oceanogr.

Seki, M.P., J. J. Polovina, D. R. Kobayashi, R. R. Bidigare, and G. T. Mitchum.In Press. An oceanographic characterization of swordfish longline fishing grounds in the Subtropical North Pacific. Fish. Oceanogr.

Polovina, J.J.,E. Howell, D.R.Kobayashi, and M.P.Seki 2001. The Transition Zone chlorophyll front, a dynamic global feature defining migration and forage habitat for marine resources. Progress in Oceanography(49)1-4:469-483.

Affiliations
Southwest Fisheries Center