Publications

  1. Lea, J.E, B.M. Wetherbee, L.L. Sousa, C. Aming, N. Burnie, N.E. Humphries, N. Queiroz, G.M. Harvey, D.W. Sims and M. S. Shivji. Submitted. Drivers of movement behaviour in an apex marine predator and the management implications of partial migration. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser.
  2. Haulsee, D.E. M.W. Breece, D.A. Fox, L.M. Brown, B.M. Wetherbee, and M.J. Oliver. Submitted. Spatial ecology of Carcharias taurus in the Mid-Atlantic Ocean. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser.
  3. Crow, G.L., B.M. Wetherbee, R. Humphreys and R. Young.   Distribution, diet and reproduction of the velvet dogfish Zameus squamulosus (Squaliformes:Somniosidae) based on captures in Hawaiian fisheries. Fish. Bull.
  4. Howey, L.A., B.M. Wetherbee, E.R. Tolentino and M.S. Shivji. Accepted. Environmental, biological, and geological factors influencing blue shark habitat use and behavior during coastal aggregations and ensuing Atlantic-wide migrations. Move. Ecol.
  5. Vaudo, J.J., M. Wetherbee, G.C.M. Harvey, J.C. Harvey, A.J.F. Prebble, M.J. Corcoran, M.D. Potenski, K. Bruni, R.T. Leaf, A.D. Henningsen, J.S. Collie, and M.S. Shivji. 2017. Characterization and monitoring of one of the world’s most valuable ecotourism animals, the southern stingray, Hypanus americanus, at Stingray City, Grand Cayman. Mar. Freshwater Res.
  6. Vaudo, J.J., M.E. Byrne, B.M. Wetherbee, G.M. Harvey, A. Mendillo Jr, M.S. Shivji. 2017. Horizontal and Vertical Movements of White Marlin, Kajikia albida, tagged off the Yucatán Peninsula. ICES J Mar. Sci.
  7. Byrne, M., E. Cortes, B. Wetherbee, J. Vaudo, and M. Shivji. Submitted. Using satellite telemetry to quantify survival and fisheries interactions of pelagic sharks. Proc. Roy. Soc. B.
  8. Rodriguez-Ferrer, G., B.M. Wetherbee, Schärer, C. Lilyestrom, J.P. Zegarra, and M. Shivji. 2017. First Record of the Megamouth Shark, Megachasma pelagios, (Family Megachasmidae) in the tropical Western North Atlantic Ocean. Mar. Biodiv. Rec.
  9. Kilfoil, J., D. Fox, B. Wetherbee, J. Carlson. 2017. Targeted catch-and-release of prohibited sharks: Sand Tigers in coastal Delaware waters. Fisheries 42:281-287.
  10. Ebert, D.A., Y.P.Papastamatiou, S.M. Kajiura and B.M. Wetherbee. Etmopterus lailae nov., a new lanternshark (Squaliformes: Etmopteridae) from the Northwestern Hawaii Islands. 2017. Zootaxa 4237 (2):371–382.
  11. Vaudo, J.J., M.E. Byrne, B.M. Wetherbee, G.M. Harvey, M.S. Shivji. 2017. Long-term satellite tracking reveals region-specific movements of a large pelagic predator, the shortfin mako shark, in the western North Atlantic Ocean. J Appl. Ecol. doi:10.1111/1365-2664.12852.
  12. Bernard, , K. Feldheim, M. Heithaus, S. Wintner, B. Wetherbee, and M. Shivji. 2016. Global population genetic dynamics of a highly migratory, apex predator shark. Mol. Ecol. DOI: 10.1111/mec.13845.
  13. Pickard, A.E., J.J. Vaudo, B.M. Wetherbee, R.S. Nemeth, J.B. Blondeau, E.A. Kadison and M.S. Shivji. 2016. Use of mesophotic reef and interactions with fish spawning aggregations by three species of apex predato PLoS ONE 11(5): e0151221. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0151221.
  14. Vaudo, J., B.M. Wetherbee, G. Harvey, A. Wood, L. Howey, M.S. Shivji. 2016. Vertical and horizontal movements of mako sharks are strongly linked to temperature: interactions with fisheries. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser.547:163-175.
  15. Haulsee, D.E., M.W. Breece, D.C. Miller, B.M. Wetherbee, D.A. Fox and M.J. Oliver. 2015. Habitat selection of a coastal shark species estimated from an autonomous underwater vehicle. Ecol. Prog. Ser. Vol. 528: 277–288.
  16. Lea, J.E., B.M. Wetherbee, N. Queiroz, N. Burnie, C. Aming. L.L. Sousa, G.R. Mucientes, N.E. Humphries, G.M. Harvey, D.W. Sims and M.S. Shivji. 2015. Repeated long-distance migratory targeting of highly contrasting habitats and philopatry by a large marine predator. Sci. 5:11202 | doi: 10.1038/srep11202.
  17. Teter, S.M., B.M. Wetherbee, D.A. Fox, C.H. Lam, D. Kiefer, P. Howey and M. Shivji. 2015. Migratory patterns and habitat use of sand tiger sharks (Carcharias taurus) in the Western North Atlantic Ocean. Mar. Freshwat. Res. 66:158-169.
  18. Vaudo, J., B.M. Wetherbee, N. Burnie, C. Aming, G.M. Harvey, R. Nemeth and M.S. Shivji. 2014. Intraspecific variation in vertical habitat use by tiger sharks (Galeocerdo cuvier) in the western North Atlantic. Ecol. Evol. 4(10):1768-1786.
  19. Corcoran M.J., B.M. Wetherbee, M.S. Shivji, M.D. Potenski, D.D. Chapman and G.M. Harvey. 2013. Supplemental feeding for ecotourism reverses diel activity and alters movement patterns and spatial distribution of the southern stingray,Dasyatis americana. PLoS ONE 8(3): e59235. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0059235.
  20. Papastamatiou, Y., B.M. Wetherbee, K. Holland, C.G. Lowe, D. Cartimal and C.G. Meyer. 2011. Scales of orientation, directed walks, and patch use in sharks. J. Animal Ecol. 80:864-874.
  21. Papastamatiou, Y., B.M. Wetherbee. J.O. Sullivan, G. Goodmanlowe and C.G. Lowe. 2010. Foraging ecology of cookie cutter sharks (Isistius brasiliensis) on fishes in Hawaii, inferred from prey bite wounds. Environ. Biol. Fish. 88:361–368.
  22. Freitas, R.H.A., R.S. Rosa, B.M. Wetherbee and S.H. Gruber. 2009. Population size and survivorship for juvenile lemon sharks (Negaprion brevirostris) on their nursery grounds at a marine protected area in Brazil. Neotrop. Ichth.7(2):205-212.
  23. Wood, A.D., B.M. Wetherbee, N.E. Kohler, C. Wilga and F. Juanes. 2009. Recalculated diet and daily ration of the shortfin mako (Isurus oxyrinchus),with a focus on quantifying predation on bluefish (Pomatomus saltatrix) in the northwest Atlantic Ocean.   Bull. 107:76-88.
  24. Cortes, E., J. Carlson, Y. Papastamatiou, L., Ferry-Graham, and B. Wetherbee. 2008. An overview of the feeding ecology and physiology of elasmobranch fishes. In: Kapoor, B.G. (ed.) Feeding and digestive physiology of fishes. Science Publishers, Enfield, NH.
  25. Wetherbee, B.M., S.H. Gruber, and R. Rosa. 2007. Movement patterns and habitat use of juvenile lemon sharks at an atypical nursery – Atol das Rocas, Brazil. Ecol. Prog. Ser.343:283-293.
  26. Lowe, C.G., B.M. Wetherbee and C.G. Meyer. 2006. Using acoustic telemetry monitoring techniques to quantify movement patterns and site fidelity of sharks and giant trevally around French Frigate Shoals and Midway Atoll. Atoll Res. Bull. 543: 281-303.
  27. Garla, R.C., D.D. Chapman, M. Shivji, B.M. Wetherbee and A.F. Amorim. 2006. Habitat of juvenile Caribbean reef sharks, Carcharhinus perezi, at two oceanic insular marine protected areas in the southwestern Atlantic Ocean: Fernando de Noronha Archipelago and Atol das Rocas, Brazil. Fish Res. 81:236-241.
  28. Papastamatiou, Y., B. M. Wetherbee, G.L. Crow and C.G. Lowe. 2006. Dietary and spatial overlap of four large coastal sharks in Hawaiian waters: evidence of niche separation. Ecol. Prog. Ser.  320:239-251.
  29. McElroy, W.D., B.M. Wetherbee, C.S. Mostello, C.G. Lowe, G.L. Crow and R. Wass. 2006. Food habits and ontogenetic changes in the diet of the sandbar shark (Carcharhinus plumbeus) in Hawaii. Biol. Fish. 76(1):81-92.
  30. Freitas, R.H.A., R.S. Rosa, S.H. Gruber and B.M. Wetherbee. 2006. Growth rates and population structure of juvenile lemon sharks, Negaprion brevirostris (Chondrichthyes, Carcharhinidae), in the Atol das Rocas Biological Reserve, off northeast Brazil. J Fish Biol. 68:1319-1332.
  31. Garla, R.C., D.D. Chapman, B.M. Wetherbee and M.S. Shivji. 2006. Movement patterns of young Caribbean reef sharks, Carcharhinus perezi, at Fernando de Noronha Archipelago, Brazil: the potential of marine protected areas for conservation of a nursery ground. Mar. Bio. 149(2):189-199.
  32. Wetherbee, B.M. and E. Cortes. 2004. Food consumption and feeding habits. p. 225-246 In: The biology of sharks. Carrier, J.C., J. M. Musick, and M. Heithaus eds. CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL.
  33. Wetherbee, B.M., K.N. Holland, C.M. Meyer and C.G. Lowe. 2004. Use of a marine reserve in Hawaii by the giant trevally, Caranx ignobilis. Res. 67(3):253-263.
  34. Rechisky, E.L. and B.M. Wetherbee. 2003. Short-term movements of juvenile sandbar sharks (Carcharhinus plumbeus) in Delaware Bay. Biol. Fish. 68:113-128.
  35. Cartimal, D., J. Vaudo, C.G. Lowe, B.M. Wetherbee and K.N. Holland. 2002. Activity patterns of the Hawaiian stingray: application to resource partitioning between elasmobranch species in Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii.  Bio. 142:841-847.
  36. Meyer, C.G., K.N. Holland, B.M. Wetherbee and C.G. Lowe. 2001. Diet, resource partitioning and capture vulnerability of Hawaiian jacks captured in fishing tournaments. Fish. Res. 53:105-113.
  37. Holland, K.N., A. Bush, S.M. Kajiura, C.G. Meyer, B.M. Wetherbee and C.G. Lowe. 2001. Five tags applied to a single species in a single location: The tiger shark experience. 230-245 In: Reviews: Methods and Technologies in Fish Biology and Fisheries. Vol. 1. J. Sibert and J. Nielson, eds. Kluwer Academic Press, Dordrecht, The Netherlands.
  38. Wetherbee, B.M., E. L. Rechisky, H.L. Pratt Jr., and C.T. McCandless. 2001. Use of ultrasonic telemetry for fishery management: sandbar sharks in Delaware Bay. P. 249-262 In: Electronic tagging and tracking in marine fisheries. Reviews: Methods and Technologies in Fish Biology and Fisheries. 1. J. Sibert and J. Nielson, eds., Kluwer Academic Press, Dordrecht, The Netherlands.
  39. Meyer, C.G., K.N. Holland, B.M. Wetherbee and C.G. Lowe. 2000. Movement patterns, habitat utilization, home range size and site fidelity of whitesaddle goatfish (Parupeneus porphyreus), in a marine reserve. Env. Biol. Fish. 59:235-242.
  40. Wetherbee, B.M. 2000. Assemblage of deep-sea sharks on the Chatham Rise, New Zealand. U.S. Fish. Bull. 98:189-198.
  41. Wetherbee, B.M. and S.M. Kajiura. 2000. Occurrence of a rare squaloid shark, Trigonognathus kabeyai, from the Hawaiian Islands. Pac. Sci. 54(4):389-394.
  42. Wetherbee, B.M. and P.N. Nichols. 2000. Lipid composition of the liver oil of deep-sea sharks from the Chatham Rise, New Zealand. Comp. Biochem. Physiol. 125(B):511-521.
  43. Holland, K.N., B.M. Wetherbee, C.G. Lowe and C. Meyer. 1999. Movements of tiger sharks along shorelines of Oahu, Hawaii. Mar. Biol. 134:665-673.
  44. Wetherbee, B.M., C.G. Lowe and G.L. Crow. 1997. Distribution, reproduction and diet of the gray reef shark Carcharhinus amblyrhynchos in Hawaii. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 151:181-189.
  45. Wetherbee, B.M. 1996. Distribution and reproduction of the southern lanternshark Etmopterus granulosus from New Zealand. J. Fish Biol. 49:1186-1196.
  46. Wetherbee, B.M. and G.L. Crow. 1996. First record of the squaloid shark Scymnodon squamulosus from the Hawaiian Islands. Ichthyol. Res. 43:334-339.
  47. Wetherbee, B.M., G.L. Crow and C.G. Lowe. 1996. Biology of the Galapagos shark Carcharhinus galapagensis in Hawaii. Env. Biol. Fish. 45:299-310.
  48. Crow, G.L., C.G. Lowe and B.M. Wetherbee. 1996. Shark records from longline fishing programs in Hawaii with comments on Pacific Ocean distributions. Pac. Sci. 50:382-392.
  49. Holland, K.N., C.G. Lowe and B.M. Wetherbee. 1996. Movements and dispersal patterns of blue trevally (Caranx melampygus) in a fisheries conservation zone. Fish. Res. 25:279-292.
  50. Lowe, C.G., B.M. Wetherbee and G.L. Crow. 1996. Ontogenetic dietary shifts and feeding behavior of the tiger shark, Galeocerdo cuvier in Hawaii. Env. Biol. Fish. 45:203-211.
  51. Wetherbee, B.M., C.G. Lowe and G.L. Crow. 1994. A review of shark control in Hawaii with recommendations for future research. Pac. Sci. 48:95-115.
  52. Wetherbee, B.M and S.H. Gruber. 1993. Absorption efficiency of the lemon shark Negaprion brevirostris at varying rates of energy intake. Copeia 1993:416-425.
  53. Wetherbee, B.M. and S.H. Gruber. 1993. Use of acid-insoluble ash as a marker in absorption efficiency studies with the lemon shark. Prog. Fish-Cult. 55:270-274.
  54. Holland, K.N., J.D. Peterson Jr., C.G. Lowe and B.M. Wetherbee. 1993. Movements and growth rates of the white goatfish Mulloides flavolineatus in a fisheries conservation zone. Bull. Mar. Sci. 52:982-992.
  55. Holland, K.N., B.M. Wetherbee, J.D. Peterson Jr. and C.G. Lowe. 1993. Movements and distribution of hammerhead shark pups on their natal grounds. Copeia 1193:495-502.
  56. Wetherbee, B.M. and S.H. Gruber. 1990. The effects of ration level on food retention time in juvenile lemon sharks Negaprion brevirostris. Env. Biol. Fish. 29:59-65.
  57. Wetherbee, B.M., S.H. Gruber and E. Cortes. 1990. Diet, feeding habits, digestion and consumption in sharks, with special reference to the lemon shark, Negaprion brevirostris. pp. 29-47 In: Elasmobranchs as living resources: advances in the biology, ecology, systematics, and the status of the fisheries. H.L. Pratt Jr., S.H. Gruber and T. Taniuchi, eds. NOAA Tech. Rep. NMFS 90.
  58. Wetherbee, B.M., S.H. Gruber and A.L. Ramsey. 1987. X-radiographic observations of food passage through the digestive tracts of lemon sharks. Trans. Amer. Fish. Soc. 116:763-767.