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  • Michael Stokesbury
    Post-doctoral fellow
    Department of Biological Sciences
    Dalhousie University
    Halifax, N.S., Canada
    B3H 4R2
    Phone: 902-494-2357
    Email: mstokesb-replace-dal.ca
    Movement, Migration, Homing, and Behaviour of Large Pelagic Predators
    My research includes examining movement, migration, homing, and behaviour in large pelagic predators as determined through satellite and acoustic tagging and tracking.


    Stokesbury, M.J.W., Cosgrove, R., Teo, S. L. H., Block, B.A. In Press. Movement of Atlantic bluefin tuna from the eastern Atlantic Ocean to the western Atlantic Ocean as determined with pop-up satellite archival tags. Hydrobiologia. Accepted October 2005.

    Gallant, J., Harvey-Clark, C., Myers, R.A. and Stokesbury, M. J. W. In Press. Sea lamprey (Petromyzon marinus) feeding on a Greenland shark (Somniosus microcephalus) in the St. Lawrence Estuary, Canada. Northeastern Naturalist. Accepted August 2005.

    Stokesbury, M. J. W., Harvey-Clark, C., Gallant, J., Block, B.A. and Myers, R. A. 2005. Movement and environmental preferences of Greenland sharks (Somniosus microcephalus) electronically tagged in the St. Lawrence Estuary, Canada. Marine Biology. 148: 159-165. Link to Paper

    Block, B.A., Teo, S.L.H., Walli, A., Boustany, A., Stokesbury, M.J.W., Farwell, C., Williams, T., Weng, K., and Dewar, H. 2005. Electronic Tagging and Population Structure of Atlantic Bluefin. Nature. 434: 1121-1127. pdf

    Lacroix, G.L., Knox, D., and Stokesbury, M.J.W. 2005. Influence of tidal flow on Atlantic salmon post-smolt migration and behaviour in coastal habitat. Journal of Fish Biology. 66: 485-498. pdf

    Stokesbury M.J., Teo, S.L.H., Seitz, A., O’Dor, R.K., Block, B.A. 2004. Movement of Atlantic bluefin tuna (Thunnus thynnus) as determined by satellite tagging experiments initiated off New England. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. 61: 1976-1987. pdf

    Lacroix, G.L. and Stokesbury, M.J.W. 2004. Adult return of farmed Atlantic salmon escaped as juveniles into freshwater. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society. 133: 484-490. pdf

    Stokesbury, M.J.W., Lacroix, G.L., Price, E.L., Knox, D. and Dadswell, M.J. 2001. Identification by scale analysis of farmed Atlantic salmon juveniles in southwestern New Brunswick rivers. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society. 130: 815-822. pdf

    Stokesbury, K.D.E., and Stokesbury, M. J. W. 1999. Subtidal fishes associated with gravel and bedrock in the Baie des Chaleurs, Quebec. Canadian Field-Naturalist. 113: 466-471.

    Stokesbury, M.J., and Lacroix, G.L. 1997. High Incidence of hatchery origin Atlantic salmon in the smolt output of a Canadian River. ICES Journal of Marine Science. 54: 1074-1081 pdf

    Stokesbury, M. J. W. and Stokesbury, K. D. E. 1993. Occurrence of juvenile Atlantic menhaden, Brevoortia tyrannus, in the Annapolis River, Nova Scotia. Estuaries. 16: 827-829. pdf

    Video of Greenland Sharks, filmed in natural conditions for the first time Download (7MB)

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