Journal Publications


Bayesian detection and tracking of odontocetes in 3-D from their echolocation clicks

Jang J, Meyer F, Snyder ER, Wiggins SM, Baumann-Pickering S, Hildebrand JA (2023). The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America. 10.1121/10.0017888

SoundScape learning: An automatic method for separating fish chorus in marine soundscapes

Kim EB, Frasier KE, McKenna MF, Kok ACM, Peavey Reeves LE, Oestreich WK, Arrieta G, Wiggins SM, Baumann-Pickering S (2023). The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America. 10.1121/10.0017432

Geographic differences in Blainville's beaked whale (Mesoplodon densirostris) echolocation clicks

Baumann-Pickering S, Trickey JS, Solsona-Berga A, Rice A, Oleson EM, Hildebrand JA, Frasier KE (2023). Diversity and Distributions. 10.1111/ddi.13673

Odontocete spatial patterns and temporal drivers of detection at sites in the Hawaiian islands

Ziegenhorn MA, Hildebrand JA, Oleson EM, Baird RW, Wiggins SM , Baumann-Pickering S (2023). Ecology and Evolution. 10.1002/ece3.9688


Ultrasonic antifouling devices negatively impact Cuvier’s beaked whales near Guadalupe Island, México

Trickey JS, Cárdenas-Hinojosa G, Rojas-Bracho L, Schorr GS, Rone BK, Hidalgo-Pla E, Rice A, Baumann-Pickering S (2022). Communications Biology. 10.1038/s42003-022-03959-9

Exploring marine mammal presence across seven US national marine sanctuaries

DeAngelis AI, Van Parijs SM, Barkowski J, Baumann-Pickering S, Burger K, Davis GE, Joseph J, Kok ACM, Kügler A, Lammers M, Margolina T, Pegg N, Rice A, Rowell TJ, Ryan JP, Stokoe A, Zang E, Hatch L (2022). Frontiers in Remote Sensing. 10.3389/frsen.2022.970401

The Deep Ocean Observing Strategy: addressing global challenges in the deep sea through collaboration

Smith LM, Cimoli L, LaScala-Gruenewald D, Pachiadaki M, Phillips B, Pillar H, Stopa JE, Baumann-Pickering S, Beaulieu SE, Bell KLC, Harden-Davies H, Heimbach P, Howe B, Janssen F, Levin LA, Ruhl HA, Soule A, Stocks K, Vardaro MF, Wright DJ (2022). Marine Technology Society. 10.4031/MTSJ.56.3.11

State of the California Current Ecosystem in 2021: Winter is coming?

Thompson AR, Bjorkstedt EP, Bograd SJ, Fisher JL, Hazen EL, Leising A, Santora JA, Satterthwaite EV, Sydeman WJ, Alksne M, Auth TD, Baumann-Pickering S, Bowlin NM, Burke BJ, Daly EA, Dewar H, Field JC, Garfield NT, Giddings A, Goericke R, Hildebrand JA, Horton CA, Jacobson KC, Jacox MG, Jahncke J, Johns M, Jones J, Kudela RM, Melin SR, Morgan CA, Nickels CF, Orben RA, Porquez JM, Portner EJ, Preti A, Robertson RR, Rudnick DL, Sakuma KM, Schroeder ID, Snodgrass OE, Thompson SA, Trickey JS, Warzybok P, Watson W, Weber ED (2022). Frontiers in Marine Science. 10.3389/fmars.2022.958727

Echolocation repetition rate as a proxy to monitor population structure and dynamics of sperm whales

Solsona-Berga A, Posdaljian N, Hildebrand, JA, Baumann-Pickering S (2022). Remote Sensing in Ecology and Conserv. 10.1002/rse2.278

Monthly to decadal variability of mesoscale stirring in the California Current System: Links To Upwelling, Climate Forcing, And Chlorophyll Transport

Giddings A, Franks PJ, Baumann-Pickering S (2022). Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 127, e2021JC018180. 10.1029/2021JC018180

Echolocation click discrimination for three killer whale ecotypes in the Northeastern Pacific

Leu AA, Hildebrand JA, Rice A, Baumann-Pickering S, Frasier KE (2022). The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 151, 3197. 10.1121/10.0010450

Discriminating and classifying odontocete echolocation clicks in the Hawaiian Islands using machine learning methods

Ziegenhorn MA, Frasier KE, Hildebrand JA, Oleson EM, Baird RW, Wiggins SM, Baumann-Pickering S (2022). PLOS One. 10.1371/journal.pone.0266424

Update on frequency decline of Northeast Pacific blue whale (Balaenoptera musculus) calls

Rice A, Širović A, Hildebrand JA, Wood M, Carbaugh-Rutland A, Baumann-Pickering S (2022). PLOS One. 10.1371/journal.pone.0266469

Identification of western North Atlantic odontocete echolocation click types using machine learning and spatiotemporal correlates

Cohen RE, Frasier KE, Baumann-Pickering S, Wiggins SM, Rafter MA, Baggett LM, Hildebrand JA (2022). PLOS One. 10.1371/journal.pone.0264988

Changes in Sea Ice and Range Expansion of Sperm Whales in the Eclipse Sound Region of Baffin Bay, Canada

Posdaljian N, Soderstjerna C, Jones JM, Solsona-Berga A, Hildebrand JA, Westdal K, Ootoowak A, Baumann-Pickering S (2022). Global Change Biology. 10.1111/gcb.16166


Characterizing the Long-Term, Wide-Band and Deep-Water Soundscape Off Hawai’i

Merkens K, Baumann-Pickering S, Ziegenhorn MA , Trickey JS, Allen AN, Oleson EM (2021). Frontiers in Marine Science. 10.3389/fmars.2021.752231

Long-Term Patterns of Noise From Underwater Explosions and Their Relation to Fisheries in Southern California

Krumpel A, Rice A, Frasier KE, Reese F, Trickey JS, Simonis AE, Ryan JP, Wiggins SM, Denzinger A, Schnitzler H, Baumann-Pickering S (2021). Frontiers in Marine Science. 10.3389/fmars.2021.796849

Advancing the interpretation of shallow water marine soundscapes

McKenna MF, Baumann-Pickering S, Kok AC, Oestreich WK, Adams JD, Barkowski J, Fristrup K, Goldbogen JA, Joseph JE, Kim EB, Kügler A, Lammers MO, Margolina T, Peavey Reeves LE, Rowell TJ, Stanley JA, Stimpert AK, Zang EJ, Southall BL, Wall CC, Van Parijs S, Hatch LT (2021). Frontiers in Marine Science. 10.3389/fmars.2021.719258

Seal bomb explosion sound source characterization

Wiggins SM, Krumpel A, Dorman LM, Hildebrand JA, Baumann-Pickering S (2021). The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 150, 1821. 10.1121/10.0006101

State of the California Current 2019-2020: Back to the Future With Marine Heatwaves?

Weber ED, Auth TD, Baumann-Pickering S, Baumgartner TR, Bjorkstedt EP, Bograd SJ, Burke BJ, Cadena-Ramírez JL, Daly EA, de la Cruz M, Dewar H, Field JC, Fisher JL, Giddings A, Goericke R, Gomez-Ocampo E, Gomez-Valdes J, Hazen EL, Hildebrand JA, Horton CA, Jacobson KC, Jacox MG, Jahncke J, Kahru M, Kudela RM, Lavaniegos BE, Leising A, Melin SR, Miranda-Bojorquez LE, Morgan CA, Nickels CF, Orben RA, Porquez JM, Portner EJ, Robertson RR, Rudnick DL, Sakuma KM, Santora JA, Schroeder ID, Snodgrass OE, Sydeman WJ, Thompson AR, Thompson SA, Trickey JS, Villegas-Mendoza J, Warzybok P, Watson W, Zeman SM (2021). Frontiers in Marine Science, 8:1081. 10.3389/fmars.2019.00066

Cetacean occurrence offshore of Washington from long-term passive acoustic monitoring

Rice A, Debich AJ, Širović A, Oleson EM, Trickey JS, Varga LM, Wiggins SM, Hildebrand JA, Baumann-Pickering S (2021). Marine Biology, 168:136. 10.1007/s00227-021-03941-9

An empirical model for wind-generated ocean noise

Hildebrand JA, Frasier KE, Baumann-Pickering S, Wiggins SM (2021). The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 149, 4516. 10.1121/10.0005430

Reduction of Low-Frequency Vessel Noise in Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Ryan JP, Joseph JE, Margolina T, Hatch LT, Azzara A, Reyes A, Southall BL, DeVogelaere A, Peavey Reeves LE, Zhang Y, Cline DE, Jones B, McGill P, Baumann-Pickering S, Stimpert AK (2021). Frontiers in Marine Science 8:587. 10.3389/fmars.2021.656566

Monitoring the acoustic ecology of the shelf break of Georges Bank, Northwestern Atlantic Ocean: New approaches to visualizing complex acoustic data

Weiss SG, Cholewiak D, Frasier KE, Trickey JS, Baumann-Pickering S, Hildebrand JA, Van Parijs S (2021). Marine Policy Vol. 130. 10.1016/j.marpol.2021.104570

Using context to train time-domain echolocation click detectors

Roch MA, Lindeneau S, Aurora GS, Frasier KE, Hildebrand JA, Glotin H, Baumann-Pickering S (2021). Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 149:3301. 10.1121/10.0004992

Cetacean occurrence in the Gulf of Alaska from long-term passive acoustic monitoring

Rice A, Širović A, Trickey JS, Debich AJ, Gottlieb RS, Wiggins SM, Hildebrand JA, Baumann-Pickering S (2021). Mar Biol 168:72. 10.1007/s00227-021-03884-1


Detections of Whale Vocalizations by Simultaneously Deployed Bottom-Moored and Deep-Water Mobile Autonomous Hydrophones

Fregosi S, Harris DV, Matsumoto H, Mellinger DK, Barlow J, Baumann-Pickering S, Klinck H (2020). Frontiers in Marine Science 7:721. 10.3389/fmars.2020.00721

Seal bomb noise as a potential threat to Monterey Bay harbor porpoise

Simonis AE, Forney KA, Rankin S, Ryan J, Zhang Y, DeVogelaere A, Joseph JE, Margolina T, Krumpel A, Baumann-Pickering S (2020). Frontiers in Marine Science 7:142. 10.3389/fmars.2020.00142

Co-occurrence of beaked whale strandings and naval sonar in the Mariana Islands, Western Pacific

Simonis AE, Brownell Jr RL, Thayre BJ, Trickey JS, Oleson EM, Huntington R, Baumann-Pickering S (2020). Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 287(20200070). 10.1098/rspb.2020.0070

DetEdit: A graphical user interface for annotating and editing events detected in long-term acoustic monitoring data

Solsona-Berga A, Frasier KE, Baumann-Pickering S, Wiggins SM, Hildebrand JA (2020). PLoS Computational Biology 16:e1007598. 10.1371/journal.pcbi.1007598


Global observing needs in the deep ocean. Frontiers in Marine Science

Levin LA, Bett BJ, Gates AR, Heimbach P, Howe BM, Janssen F, McCurdy A, Ruhl HA, Snelgrove P, Stocks KI, Bailey D, Baumann-Pickering S,… Weller RA (2019). 6(241). 10.3389/fmars.2019.00241

Assessing seasonality and density from passive acoustic monitoring of signals presumed to be from pygmy and dwarf sperm whales in the Gulf of Mexico

Hildebrand JA, Frasier KE, Baumann-Pickering S, Wiggins SM, Merkens KP, Garrison LP, Soldevilla MS, McDonald MA (2019). Frontiers in Marine Science, 6(66). 10.3389/fmars.2019.00066


A description of echolocation clicks recorded in the presence of True's beaked whale (Mesoplodon mirus)

DeAngelis, A. I., Stanistreet, J. E., Baumann-Pickering, S., & Cholewiak, D. M. (2018). Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 144(5), 2691-2700. 10.1121/1.5067379

Heard but not seen: Occurrence of Kogia spp. along the western North Atlantic shelf break

Hodge LEW, Baumann‐Pickering S, Hildebrand JA, Bell JT, Cummings EW, Foley HJ, McAlarney RJ, McLellan WA, Pabst DA,Swaim ZT, Waples DM, Read AJ. Marine Mammal Science. 10.1111/mms.12498


Geographic variation in Risso’s dolphin echolocation click spectra

Soldevilla MS, Baumann-Pickering S, Cholewiak D, Hodge LJW, Oleson EM, Rankin S. 2017. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 142:599-617. 10.1121/1.4996002

Lunar cycles affect common dolphin (Delphinus delphis) foraging in the Southern California Bight

Simonis AE, Roch MA, Baily B, Barlow J, Clemesha RES, Iacobellis S, Hildebrand, JA, Baumann-Pickering S. 2017. Marine Ecology Progress Series 577:221-235. 10.3354/meps12247

Limited trophic partitioning among sympatric delphinids off a tropical oceanic atoll

Young HS, Nigro K, McCauley D, Ballance L, Oleson EM, Baumann-Pickering S. 2017. PLOS ONE 12:e0181526,1-16. 10.1371/journal.pone.0181526

High-frequency modulated signals recorded off the Antarctic Peninsula area: are killer whales emitting them?

Reyes Reyes MV, Baumann-Pickering S, Simonis AE, Trickey JS, Melcón M, Hildebrand JA, Iñíguez M. 2017. Acoustics Australia. 10.1007/s40857-017-0103-x

Using passive acoustic monitoring to document the distribution of beaked whale species in the western North Atlantic Ocean

Stanistreet JE, Nowacek DP, Baumann-Pickering S, Bell JT, Cholewiak DM, Hildebrand JA, Hodge LEW, Moors-Murphy HB, Van Parijs SM, Read AJ. 2017. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. 10.1139/cjfas-2016-0503

Acoustically Monitoring the Hawai‘i Longline Fishery for Interactions with False Killer Whales

Bayless AR, Oleson EM, Baumann-Pickering S, Simonis AE, Marchetti J, Martin S, Wiggins SM. 2017. Fisheries Research 190:122-131. 10.1016/j.fishres.2017.02.006


Effects of duty-cycled passive acoustic recordings on detecting the presence of beaked whales in the northwest Atlantic.

Stanistreet JE, Nowacek DP, Read AJ, Baumann-Pickering S, Moors-Murphy HB, Van Parijs SM. 2016. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 140:EL31-EL37. 10.1121/1.4955009

Management of acoustic metadata for bioacoustics

Roch MA, Batchelor H, Baumann-Pickering S, Berchok CL, Cholewiak D, Fujioka E, Garland EC, Herbert S, Hildebrand JA, Oleson EM, Van Parijs S, Risch D, Širović A, Soldevilla MS. 2016. Ecological Informatics. 31:122-136. 10.1016/j.ecoinf.2015.12.002

Odontocete occurrence in relation to changes in oceanography at a remote equatorial Pacific seamount

Baumann-Pickering S, Trickey JS, Wiggins SM, Oleson EM. 2016. Marine Mammal Science. 10.1111/mms.12299


Passive acoustic monitoring of beaked whale densities in the Gulf of Mexico

Hildebrand JA, Baumann-Pickering S, Frasier KE, Trickey JS, Merkens KP, Wiggins SM, McDonald MA, Garrison LP, Harris D, Marques TA, Thomas L. 2015. Scientific Reports. 5:16343. 10.1038/srep16343

Differences in oscillatory whistles produced by spinner (Stenella longirostris) and pantropical spotted (Stenella attenuata) dolphins

Gruden P, White PR, Oswald JN, Barkley Y, Cerchio S, Lammers M, Baumann-Pickering S. 2015. Marine Mammal Science.  10.1111/mms.12280

Acoustic behavior of melon-headed whales varies on a diel cycle

Baumann-Pickering S, Roch MA, Wiggins SM, Schnitzler H-U, Hildebrand JA. 2015. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology. 10.1007/s00265-015-1967-0

False killer whale and short-finned pilot whale acoustic identification

Baumann-Pickering S, Simonis AE, Oleson EM, Baird RW, Roch MA, Wiggins S. 2015. Endangered Species Research 28:97-108. 10.3354/esr00685

Antarctic beaked whale echolocation signals near South Scotia Ridge

Trickey JS, Baumann-Pickering S, Hildebrand JA, Reyes Reyes MV, Melcón M, Iñíguez M. 2015. Marine Mammal Science 31:1265-1274. 10.1111/mms.12216

Compensating for the effects of site and equipment variation on delphinid species identification from their echolocation clicks

Roch MA, Stinner-Sloan J, Baumann-Pickering S, Wiggins SM. 2015. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America. 137:22-29.  10.1121/1.4904507


Spatio-temporal patterns of beaked whale echolocation signals in the North Pacific

Baumann-Pickering S, Roch MA, Brownell Jr RL, Simonis AE, McDonald MA, Solsona-Berga A, Oleson EM, Wiggins SM, Hildebrand JA. 2014. PLoS ONE. 9(1):e86072.  10.1371/journal.pone.0086072


Description of sounds associated with Sowerby's beaked whales (Mesoplodon bidens) in the western North Atlantic Ocean

Cholewiak D, Baumann-Pickering S, Van Parijs S. 2013. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America. 134:3905-3912. 10.1121/1.4823843

Species-specific beaked whale echolocation signals

Baumann-Pickering S, McDonald MA, Simonis AE, Berga AS, Merkens KPB, Oleson EM, Roch MA, Wiggins SM, Rankin S, Yack TM, Hildebrand JA. 2013. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America. 134:2293-2301. 10.1121/1.4817832

Baird's beaked whale echolocation signals

Baumann-Pickering S, Yack TM, Barlow J, Wiggins SM, Hildebrand JA. 2013. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America. 133:4321-4331. 10.1121/1.4804316

Aleutian Islands beaked whale echolocation signals

Baumann-Pickering S, Simonis AE, Wiggins SM, Brownell RL, Hildebrand JA. 2012. Marine Mammal Science. 29(1):221-227. 10.1111/j.1748-7692.2011.00550.x


High-frequency modulated signals of killer whales (Orcinus orca) in the North Pacific

Simonis, AE, Baumann-Pickering S, Oleson E, Melcon ML, Gassmann M, Wiggins SM, Hildebrand JA. 2012. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America. 131:EL295-EL301. 10.1121/1.3690963

Bryde's whale seasonal range expansion and increasing presence in the Southern California Bight from 2000 to 2010

Kerosky, SM, Širović A, Roche LK, Baumann-Pickering S, Wiggins SM, Hildebrand JA. 2012. Deep Sea Research Part I: Oceanographic Research Papers. 65:125-132.  10.1016/j.dsr.2012.03.013


Classification of echolocation clicks from odontocetes in the Southern California Bight

Roch, MA, Klinck H, Baumann-Pickering S, Mellinger DK, Qui S, Soldevilla MS, Hildebrand JA. 2011. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America. 129:467-475. 10.1121/1.3514383

Automated extraction of odontocete whistle contours

Roch, MA, Brandes ST, Patel B, Barkley Y, Baumann-Pickering S, Soldevilla MS. 2011. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America. 130:2212-2223. 10.1121/1.3624821

Description of sounds recorded from Longman's beaked whale, Indopacetus pacificus

Rankin, S, Baumann-Pickering S, Yack T, Barlow J. 2011. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America. 130:EL339-EL344. 10.1121/1.3646026

Auditory masking of a 10 kHz tone with environmental, comodulated, and Gaussian noise in bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus)

Trickey, JT, Branstetter, BK, Finneran JJ. 2011. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America. 128:3799-3804. 10.1121/1.3506367


Echolocation signals of a beaked whale at Palmyra Atoll

Baumann-Pickering, S, Wiggins SM, Roth EH, Roch MA, Schnitzler H-U, Hildebrand JA. 2010. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America. 127:3790-3799. 10.1121/1.3409478


Behavior of melon-headed whales, Peponocephala electra, near oceanic islands

Brownell, Robert L., J, Ralls K, Baumann-Pickering S, Poole MM. 2009. Marine Mammal Science. 25:639-658.  10.1111/j.1748-7692.2009.00281.x