Peer-reviewed publications

Williams, R., J. Grand, S.K. Hooker, S.T. Buckland, R.R. Reeves, L. Rojas-Bracho, D. Sandilands, K. Kaschner. 2013. Prioritizing global marine mammal habitats using density maps in place of range maps. Ecography 36: in press.
doi: 10.1111/j.1600-0587.2013.00479.x (Open Access)
New, L.F., D.J. Moretti, S.K. Hooker, D.P. Costa and S.E. Simmons. 2013. Using energetic models to investigate the survival and reproduction of beaked whales (family Ziphiidae). PLoS ONE 8(7): e68725.
doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0068725& (Open Access)
Whitehead, H. & S.K. Hooker 2012. Uncertain status of the northern bottlenose whale Hyperoodon ampullatus: population fragmentation, legacy of whaling and current threats. Endangered Species Research 19:47-61.
doi: 10.3354/esr00458 (Open Access)
Hooker, S.K., A. Fahlman, M.J. Moore, N. Aguilar de Soto, Y. Bernaldo de Quiros, A.O. Brubakk, D.P. Costa, A.M. Costidis, S. Dennison, K.J. Falke, A. Fernandez, M. Ferrigno, J.R. Fitz-Clarke, M.M. Garner, D.S. Houser, P.D. Jepson, D.R. Ketten, P.H. Kvadsheim, P.T. Madsen, N.W. Pollock, D.S. Rotstein, T.K. Rowles, S.E. Simmons, W. Van Bonn, P.K. Weathersby, M.J. Weise, T.M. Williams, P.L. Tyack. 2012. Deadly diving? Physiological and behavioural management of decompression stress in diving mammals. Proceedings of the Royal Society, London - Biological Sciences. 279: 1041-1050.
doi: 10.1098/rspb.2011.2088 (Open Access) with Online Data Supplement
Hooker, S.K., A. Canadas, K.D. Hyrenbach, C. Corrigan, J.J. Polovina, and R.R. Reeves. 2011. AS WE SEE IT: Making protected area networks effective for marine top predators. Endangered Species Research 13: 203-218.
doi: 10.3354/esr00322 (Open Access)
Fuller, W.J., A.C. Broderick, S.K. Hooker, M.J. Witt, and B.J. Godley. 2009. Insights into habitat utilization by green turtles (Chelonia mydas) during the inter-nesting period using animal-borne digital cameras. MTS Journal 43(3): 1-9.
Fahlman, A., S.K. Hooker, A. Olszowka, B.L. Bostrom, and D.R. Jones. 2009. Estimating the effect of lung collapse and pulmonary shunt on gas exchange during breath-hold diving: the Scholander and Kooyman legacy. Respiratory Physiology & Neurobiology 165: 28-39.
Hooker, S.K., R.W. Baird, and A. Fahlman. 2009. Could beaked whales get the bends? Effect of diving behaviour and physiology on modelled gas exchange for three species: Ziphius cavirostris, Mesoplodon densirostris and Hyperoodon ampullatus. Respiratory Physiology & Neurobiology 167: 235-246.
Heaslip, S.G. & S.K. Hooker. 2008. Effect of animal-borne camera and flash on the diving behaviour of the female Antarctic fur seal (Arctocephalus gazella). Deep-Sea Research I 55: 1179-1192.
Hooker, S.K., S.G. Heaslip, J. Matthiopoulos, O. Cox, & I.L. Boyd. 2008. Data sampling options for animal-borne video cameras: Considerations based on deployments with Antarctic fur seals. Marine Technology Society Journal 42(2): 65-75.
Hooker, S.K., T.L. Metcalfe, C.D. Metcalfe, C. M. Angell, J.Y. Wilson , M.J. Moore, and H. Whitehead. 2008. Changes in persistent contaminant concentration and CYP1A1 protein expression in biopsy samples from northern bottlenose whales, Hyperoodon ampullatus, following the onset of nearby oil and gas development Environmental Pollution 152: 205-216.
DOI 10.1016/j.envpol.2007.05.027
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Compton, R., A. Banks, L. Goodwin, and S.K. Hooker. 2007. Pilot cetacean survey of the Sub-Arctic North Atlantic utilising a cruise-ship platform. Journal of the Marine Biological Association, UK. 87: 321-325.
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Hooker, S.K., M. Biuw, B.J. McConnell, P.J.O. Miller, C.E. Sparling. 2007. Bio-logging science: logging and relaying physical and biological data using animal-attached tags. Editorial. Deep-Sea Research II 54: 177-182.
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Woodside, J.M., L. David, A. Frantzis, and S.K., Hooker. 2006. Gouge marks on deep sea mud volcanoes in the eastern Mediterranean: Caused by Cuvier's beaked whales? Deep-Sea Research I 53: 1762-1771.
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Hooker, S.K., P.J.O. Miller, M.P. Johnson, O.P. Cox, and I.L. Boyd. 2005. Ascent exhalations of Antarctic fur seals: a behavioural adaptation for breath-hold diving? Proceedings of the Royal Society, London, B 272: 355-363.
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Hooker, S.K., and L.R. Gerber. 2004. Marine reserves as a tool for ecosystem-based management: the potential importance of megafauna BioScience 54: 27-39.
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Hooker, S.K., and I.L. Boyd. 2003. Salinity sensors on seals: use of marine predators to carry CTD dataloggers. Deep-Sea Research (Part 1) 50: 927-939 (New techniques).
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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: 1296-1303.
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Hooker, S.K., I.L. Boyd, M. Jessopp, O. Cox, J. Blackwell, P.L. Boveng, J.L. Bengtson. 2002. Monitoring the prey-field of marine predators: combining digital imaging with datalogging tags. Marine Mammal Science 18: 680-697.
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Hooker, S.K., H. Whitehead, and S. Gowans. 2002. Ecosystem consideration in conservation planning: energy demand of foraging bottlenose whales (Hyperoodon ampullatus) in a marine protected area. Biological Conservation 104: 51-58.
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Hooker, S.K., H. Whitehead, S. Gowans, and R.W. Baird. 2002. Fluctuations in distribution and patterns of individual range use of northern bottlenose whales. Marine Ecology Progress Series 225: 287-297
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Hooker, S.K., and H. Whitehead. 2002. Click characteristics of northern bottlenose whales (Hyperoodon ampullatus). Marine Mammal Science 18: 69-80.
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Hooker, S.K., S.J. Iverson, P. Ostrom, and S.C. Smith. 2001. Diet of northern bottlenose whales inferred from fatty-acid and stable-isotope analyses of biopsy samples. Canadian Journal of Zoology 79: 1442-1454.
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Baird, R.W., A.D. Ligon, S.K. Hooker, and A.M. Gorgone. 2001. Subsurface and nighttime behaviour of pantropical spotted dolphins in Hawai'i. Canadian Journal of Zoology 79: 988-996.
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Dalebout, M.L., S.K. Hooker, and I. Christensen. 2001. Genetic diversity and population structure among northern bottlenose whales, Hyperoodon ampullatus, in the western North Atlantic Ocean. Canadian Journal of Zoology 79: 478-484.
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Gowans, S., H. Whitehead, and S.K. Hooker. 2001. Social organization in northern bottlenose whales (Hyperoodon ampullatus): not driven by deep water foraging? Animal Behaviour 62: 369-377.
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Hooker, S.K., R.W. Baird, S. Al-Omari, S. Gowans, and H. Whitehead. 2001. Behavioral reactions of northern bottlenose whales to biopsy darting and tag attachment procedures. Fishery Bulletin 99(2): 303-308.
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Hooker, S.K., and R.W. Baird. 2001. Diving and ranging behaviour of odontocetes: a methodological review and critique. Mammal Review 31(1): 81-105.
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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.
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Gowans, S., M.L. Dalebout, S.K. Hooker, and H. Whitehead. 2000. Reliability of photographic and molecular techniques for sexing northern bottlenose whales (Hyperoodon ampullatus). Canadian Journal of Zoology 78: 1224-1229.
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Gowans, S., H. Whitehead, J. Arch, and S.K. Hooker. 2000. Population size and residency patterns of northern bottlenose whales (Hyperoodon ampullatus) using the Gully. Journal of Cetacean Research and Management 2: 201-210.
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Lucas, Z.N., and S.K. Hooker. 2000. Cetacean strandings on Sable Island, Nova Scotia, 1970-1998. Canadian Field-Naturalist 114: 45-61.
Hooker, S.K., I.L. Boyd, M.A. Brandon and E.J. Hawker. 2000. A living window into the marine environment - apex predators as oceanographic platforms. Ocean Challenge 10(2): 25-32.
Hooker, S.K., H. Whitehead and S. Gowans. 1999. Marine protected area design and the spatial and temporal distribution of cetaceans in a submarine canyon. Conservation Biology 13: 592-602.
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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.
Hooker, S.K., and R.W. Baird. 1999. Deep-diving behaviour of northern bottlenose whales, Hyperoodon ampullatus (Cetacea: Ziphiidae). Proceedings of the Royal Society, London B. 266: 671-676.
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Hooker, S.K. 1998. Extensive scarring observed on female or juvenile male sperm whales off the Galápagos Islands. Mammalia 62: 134-139.
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.
Hooker, S., and J. Innes. 1995. Ranging behaviour of forest-dwelling ship rats, Rattus rattus, and effects of poisoning with brodifacoum. New Zealand Journal of Zoology 22: 291-304.
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Book chapters and contributions

Hooker, S.K. In press. Marine mammals: Sperm whales and beaked whales. In: The encylopedia of ocean sciences Online Update 1. (Eds. Steele, J., S. Thorpe, and K. Turekian) Elsevier, Oxford.
McConnell, B., M. Fedak, S. Hooker and T. Patterson. In press. Telemetry. In: Marine mammal ecology and conservation: a handbook of techniques. (Eds. I. Boyd, D. Bowen and S. Iverson)
Hooker, S.K. 2009. Marine mammals. In: Encyclopedia of the Applied Animal Behaviour & Welfare. (Ed. D. Mills.) CABI Publishing, Wallingford. ISBN: 9780851997247
Hooker, S.K. 2008. Toothed whales, Overview. Pages 1173-1179 In: The encyclopedia of marine mammals, second edition. (Eds: Perrin, W.F., B. Wursig, and H.G.M. Thewissen) Elsevier, San Diego.
Hooker, S.K. 2008. Hooker, S.K. 2008. Living at high pressure: how do animals adapt to the deep? Pages 210-213 In: The seventy great mysteries of the natural world. (Ed. M.J. Benton). ISBN: 0500251436
Hooker, S.K., S. Gowans and P.G.H. Evans. 2008. Northern bottlenose whale. Pages 685-690 In: Mammals of the British Isles: handbook, 4th edition. (Eds: Harris, S. & D. W. Yalden). The Mammal Society, Southampton, UK. ISBN: 978-0-906282-65-6.
Biuw, M.,S.K. Hooker B.J. McConnell, P.J.O. Miller, C.E. Sparling. Guest Editors (listed alphabetically). 2007. Bio-logging Science: Logging and Relaying Physical and Biological Data Using Animal-Attached Tags. Proceedings of the 2005 International Symposium on Bio-logging Science. Deep-Sea Research II Volume 54, Issues 3-4.
Hooker, S.K. 2007. Beaked whales. In: Encyclopedia of the Antarctic, 2 vols. (Ed. B. Riffenburgh.) Routledge, New York. Pp 131-136. ISBN 0415970245
Hooker, S.K. 2006. Chapter 23: Marine reserves and higher predators. In: Top predators in marine ecosystems. Eds. I. L. Boyd, S. Wanless and C. J. Camphuysen. Zoological Society Symposium Proceedings. Cambridge University Press. Pp 347-360.
Hooker, S.K. 2002. Toothed whales, overview. Pages 1252 - 1260. In: The encyclopedia of marine mammals. (Eds. Perrin, W.F., B. Wursig, and H.G.M. Thewissen) Academic Press, San Diego.
Hooker, S.K. 2001. Marine mammals: Sperm whales and beaked whales. Pages 2863- 2870. In: The encyclopedia of ocean sciences. (Eds. Steele, J., S. Thorpe, and K. Turekian) Academic Press, London.


Hooker, S.K., R.W. Baird, M.A. Showell. 1997. Cetacean strandings and bycatches in Nova Scotia, Eastern Canada, 1991-1996. IWC Document SC/49/05.
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