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This section includes published articles written by individuals associated with the Commission.


Title: Marine Debris Entanglement and Ghost Fishing: A Cryptic and Significant Type of Bycatch?

Author: David W. Laist

Publication Information: Solving Bycatch: Considerations for Today and Tomorrow. Alaska Sea Grant College Program Report No. 96-03, University of Alaska Fairbanks, 1995.

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Title: Overview of the Biological Effects of Lost and Discarded Plastic Debris in the Marine Environment

Author: David W. Laist

Publication Information: Marine Pollution Bulletin, Vol. 18, No. 6B, pp. 319-326, 1987.

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Title: Impacts of Marine Debris: Entanglement of Marine Life in Marine Debris Including a Comprehensive List of Species with Entanglement and Ingestion Records

Author: David W. Laist

Publication Information: Coe, James, and Donald Rogers. Marine Debris: Sources, Impacts, and Solutions. New York: Springer-Verlag, 1997.

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Title: Effectiveness of mandatory vessel speed limits for protecting North Atlantic right whales

Author: David W. Laist , Amy R. Knowlton, Daniel Pendleton

Publication Information: Published February 28, 2014

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Title: Marine Mammal Science and Conservation Priorities for NMFS

Summary of key components of the Commission's report

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Title: Winter Habitat Preferences for Florida Manatees and Vulnerability to Cold

Author: David W. Laist , Cynthia Taylor, John E. Reynolds III

Publication Information:
Published March 20, 2013

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Title: Preliminary Evidence that Boat Speed Restrictions Reduce Deaths of Florida Manatees

Author: David W. Laist and Cameron Shaw

Publication Information:
Marine Mammal Science 22(2):472-479
(April 2006)
© 2006 Society for Marine Mammalogy

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Title: Influence of Power Plants and Other Warm-Water Refuges on Florida Manatees

Author: David W. Laist and John E. Reynolds, III

Publication Information:
Marine Mammal Science 21(4):739-764
(October 2005)
© 2005 Society for Marine Mammalogy

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Title: Florida Manatees, Warm-Water Refuges, and an Uncertain Future

Author: David W. Laist and John E. Reynolds, III

Publication Information:
Coastal Management 33 (2005) 279-295
© 2005 Taylor & Francis Inc.

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Title: Behavioral responses of bottlenose dolphins, Tursiops truncatus, to gillnets and acoustic alarms

Author: Tara M. Cox

Publication Information:
Biological Conservation 115 (2003) 203-212
© 2003 Elsevier Ltd.

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Title: Collisions Between Ships and Whales

Author: David W. Laist

Publication Information:
Marine Mammal Science 17(1):35-75
(January 2001)
© 2001 Society for Marine Mammalogy

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