Related publications and references

Baseline monitoring for marine mammals

Bailey, H., Fandel, A. D., Silva, K., Gryzb, E., McDonald, E., Hoover, A. L., Ogburn, M. B., & Rice, A. N. (2021). Identifying and predicting occurrence and abundance of a vocal animal species based on individually specific calls. Ecosphere, 12(8).

Bailey, Helen, Aaron N. Rice, Jessica E. Wingfield, Kristin B. Hodge, BJ Estabrook, Dean Hawthorne, Aran Garrod, et al. (2019). Determining Habitat Use by Marine Mammals and Ambient Noise Levels Using Passive Acoustic Monitoring Offshore of Maryland. Sterling (VA): US Department of the Interior, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management

Bailey, H., Lyubchich, V., Wingfield, J., Fandel, A., Garrod, A., and Rice, A.N. (2019) Empirical evidence that large marine predator foraging behavior is consistent with area-restricted search theory. Ecology, 100: e02743.

Garrod, A., Fandel, A. D., Wingfield, J. E., Fouda, L., Rice, A. N., and Bailey, H. (2018) Validating automated click detector dolphin detection rates and investigating factors affecting performance. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 144: 931-939.

Fouda, L., Wingfield, J. E., Fandel, A. D., Garrod, A., Hodge, K. B., Rice, A. N., and Bailey, H. (2018) Dolphins simplify their vocal calls in response to increased ambient noise. Biology letters, 14: 20180484.

Wingfield, J.E., O’Brien, M., Lyubchich, V., Roberts, J.J., Halpin, P.N., Rice, A.N. and Bailey, H., 2017. Year-round spatiotemporal distribution of harbour porpoises within and around the Maryland wind energy area. PLOS ONE, 12(5), p.e0176653

Bailey, H., Brookes, K.L. and Thompson, P.M. (2014) Assessing environmental impacts of offshore wind farms: Lessons learned and recommendations for the future. Aquatic Biosystems, 10: 8.

Baseline monitoring for migratory fishes

Rothermel, E.R., O’Brien M.H.P., Best, J.E., Fox, D.A., Gahagan, B.I., Higgs, A.L., Park, I.A., Wippelhauser, G., Secor, D.H., 2024. An Eulerian perspective on habitat models of striped bass occurrence in an offshore wind development area. ICES Journal of Marine Science, fsad212.

O’Brien, M.H.P., Secor, D.H., 2021. Influence of thermal stratification and storms on acoustic telemetry detection efficiency: a year-long test in the US Southern Mid-Atlantic Bight. Animal Biotelemetry 9, 8.

Bangley, C.W., T.H. Curtis, D.H. Secor, M.B. Ogburn. 2020. Search for important habitat for juvenile dusky sharks (Carcharhinus obscurus) in the Northwest Atlantic Ocean using acoustic telemetry and spatial modeling. Marine and Coastal Fisheries 12:348-363.

Fandel, A.D., A. Garrod, A.L. Hoover, J.E. Wingfield, V. Lyubchich, D.H. Secor, K.B. Hodge, A.N. Rice, And H. Bailey. 2020. Effects of intense storm events on dolphin occurrence and foraging behavior. Scientific Reports (2020) 10:19247

Rothermel, E.R., Balazik, M.T., Best, J.E., Fox, D.A., Gahagan, B.I., Haulsee, D.E., Higgs, A.L., O’Brien, M.H.P., Oliver, M.J., Park, I.A., and Secor, D.H. 2020. Comparative migration ecology of striped bass and Atlantic sturgeon in the US Southern Mid-Atlantic Bight flyway. PLOS ONE 15(6): e0234442.

Secor, D, M O’Brien, E Rothermel, C Wiernicki, and H Bailey. (2020). Movement and Habitat Selection by Migratory Fishes within the Maryland Wind Energy Area and Adjacent Reference Sites. Sterling (VA): U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Office of Renewable Energy Programs. URL:

Baseline monitoring for reef fishes

Secor, D.H., Bailey, H., Carroll, A., Lyubchich, V., O’Brien, M.H.P., Wiernicki, C.J., 2021. Diurnal vertical movements in black sea bass (Centropristis striata): Endogenous, facultative, or something else? Ecosphere 12, e03616.

Wiernicki, C.J., O’Brien, M.H.P., Zhang F, Lyubchich V, Li M, Secor, D.H., 2020. The recurring impact of storm disturbance on black sea bass (Centropristis striata) movement behaviors in the Mid-Atlantic Bight. PLOS ONE 15(12): e0239919.

Secor, D.H., Zhang, F., O’Brien, M.H.P. and Li, M. 2019. Ocean destratification and fish evacuation caused by a Mid-Atlantic tropical storm. ICES Journal of Marine Science, 76(2).

Guidance for offshore impacts on resource species

Responsible Offshore Science Alliance. 2021. Offshore Wind Project Monitoring Framework and Guidelines. URL:

Hutchison, Z.L., D.H. Secor, and A.B Gill. 2020. The interaction between resource species and electromagnetic fields associated with electricity production by offshore wind farms. Oceanography 33(4):96-107.

Wiernicki, CJ, D Liang, H Bailey, and DH Secor. 2020. The effect of swim bladder presence and morphology on sound frequency detection for fishes. Reviews in Fisheries Science and Aquaculture 28:459-477.