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Glenn Gailey, Ph.D.

Journal Articles

Villegas-Amtmann S., Schwarz L.K., Gailey G, Sychenko O, Costa D.P. (2017).  East or West: The energetic consequences of losing energy to disturbance. Endangered Species Research. DOI 10.3354/esr00843


Gailey G, McDonald TL, Racca R, Sychenko O, Rutenko A, Bröker K (2016).  Behavioral responses of western gray whales to a 4-D seismic survey off northeastern Sakhalin Island, Russia. Special Section in Endangered Species Research. DOI 10.3354/esr00713

Chang W-L, Karczmarski, L, Huang S-L, Gailey G, Chou L-S (2016).  Reproductive parameters of the Taiwanese humpback dolphin (Sousa chinensis taiwanensis).  Regional Studies in Marine Science 8: 459–465.  DOI: 10.1016/j.rsma.2016.08.001


Muir JE, Ainsworth L, Racca R, Bychkov Y, Gailey G, Vladimirov V, Starodymov S, Bröker K (2016).  Gray whale densities during a seismic survey off Sakhalin Island, Russia. Endangered Species Research 29, 211–227.


Karczmarski L, Huang SL, OR CKM, Gui D, Chan SCY, Lin W, Porter L, Wong WH, Zheng R, Ho YW, Chui SYS, Tiongson AJC, Mo Y, Chang WL, Kwok JHW, Tang RWK, Lee ATL, Yiu SW, Keith M, Gailey G, Wu Y. (2016).  Humpback dolphins in Hong Kong and the Pearl River Delta: Status, threats and conservation challenges.  Advances in Marine Biology 73: 27–64.  DOI: 10.1016/bs.amb.2015.09.003


Bröker K, Gailey G, Muir J, Racca R (2015).  Monitoring and impact mitigation during a 4D seismic survey near a population of gray whales off Sakhalin Island, Russia. Special Section in Endangered Species Research 28(3):187-208 DOI 10.3354/esr00670


Muir JE, Racca R, Vladimorov A, Gailey G, Bröker K (2015).  Delineation of a coastal gray whale feeding area using opportunistic and systematic survey effort. Special Section in Endangered Species Research. DOI 10.3354/esr00705


Muir JE, Ainsworth L, Joy R, Racca A, Bychkov Y, Gailey G, Vladimirov V, Starodymov S, Bröker K (2015).  Examination of distance from shore as an indicator of disturbance of gray whales during a seismic survey off Sakhalin Island, Russia. Special Section in Endangered Species Research. DOI 10.3354/esr00701


Stimpert A, DeRuiter SL, Falcone EA, Joseph J, Annie B Douglas AB, David J Moretti DJ, Friedlaender AS, Calambokidis J, Gailey G, Tyack PL, Goldbogen JA (2015).  Sound production and associated behavior of tagged fin whales (Balaenoptera physalus) in the Southern California Bight. Animal Biotelemetry 23(3):1-12 DOI 10.1186/s40317-015-0058-3


Nowacek, D.P., Bröker, K., Donovan, G., Gailey, G., Racca, R., Reeves, R.R., Vedenev, A.I., Weller, D.W., Southall, B.L. (2013). Responsible practices for minimizing and monitoring environmental impacts of marine seismic surveys with an emphasis on marine mammals. Aquatic Mammals 39(4): 356-377.  


Gailey, G., Würsig, B. and T.L. McDonald. (2007). Abundance, behaviour, and movement patterns of western gray whales in relation to a 3-D seismic survey, Northeast Sakhalin Island, Russia. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 134: 75-91.


S. R. Johnson, Richardson, W. J., Yazvenko, S. B., Blokhin, S. A., Gailey, G., Jenkerson, M. R., Meier, S. K., Melton, H.R., Newcomer, M.W., Perlov, S.A., Rutenko, A., Würsig, B., Martin, C.R. and D. E. Egging. (2007). A western gray whale mitigation and monitoring program for a 3-D seismic survey, Sakhalin Island, Russia. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 134:1-19.


Karczmarski, L., Würsig, B, Gailey, G., Larson, K.W. and Vanderlip, C. (2005).  Spinner dolphins in a remote Hawaiian atoll: social grouping and population structure.  Behavioral Ecology 16: 675-685.


Hillman, G., Würsig, B., Gailey, G., Kehtarnavaz, N., Drobyshevsky, A., Araabi, B.N., Weller, D. and H.D. Tagare. (2003). Computer-assisted photo-identification of individual marine vertebrates: a multi-species system. Aquatic Mammals 29: 117-123.


Gailey, G. and J.G. Ortega-Ortiz. (2002). A computer-based system for cetacean theodolite tracking. Journal of Cetacean Research and Management 4: 213-218.

Book Chapters

Würsig, B. and G. Gailey. (2002). Marine mammals and aquaculture: conflicts and potential resolutions. Pages 45-59 in R.R. Stickney and J.P. McVey (Eds.). Responsible Aquaculture. CABI Publishers, London.


© Glenn Gailey

Academic Record
  • Ph.D. Wildlife & Fisheries Sciences, Texas A&M University (2013)

  • M.Sc. Wildlife & Fisheries Sciences, Texas A&M University (2001)

  • B.Sc. Marine Biology, Texas A&M University at Galveston (1998)

Recent Projects

Anthropogenic Impacts

Behavioural Ecology

Conservation Biology

Methodological Research


Research Interests

2014 - ongoing: SOCAL_BRS – Controlled Exposure Experiment (CEE) to examine behavioral response of blue whales, fin whales, beaked whales and Risso’s dolphins to Navy sonar exposure.

2001 - ongoing: Population, behaviour, abundance and spatial ecology of the critically endangered population of western gray whales (Eschrichtius robustus) on their summer feeding grounds off the northeastern coast of Sakhalin Island, Russia. Examine potential influences of anthropogenic activity primarily related to oil and gas construction and exploration activities.


2010 - ongoing: Research geared to monitor and understand the population biology, social dynamics, and behavioural ecology of the Indo-Pacific humpback dolphins (Sousa chinensis) in Hong Kong. This research also examines the potential impacts of anthropogenic activity relative to eco-tourism, vessel traffic, bridge construction, and airport expansion.


2004 - ongoing: Assess acoustic, abundance, movement, and behavioural data as well as review documents, presentations and reports and present findings to a scientific panel of marine mammal scientist (WGWAP, convened by the IUCN) who's objective is to provide scientific advice and recommendations on how an oil & gas company can minimize risks associated with its operations on the western gray whales and their habitat.


2004 - 2005: Sperm Whale Seismic Survey (SWSS) project that was primarily focused on satellite tagging of sperm whales in the Gulf of Mexico.


2003 - 2004: Population ecology, social organization and ecotourism impacts on dusky dolphins (Lagenoryhncus obscurus) off the coast of Kaikoura, New Zealand.


Research Scientist

Quantitative Ecology

Cetacean Ecosystem Research

E-mail: GGailey(AT)

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