Publications

Journal Articles

2016

Klinger, DH, JJ Dale, AC Gleiss, T Brandt, EE Estess, L Gardner, B Machado, A Norton, L Rodriguez, J Stiltner, C Farwell, BA Block. 2016. The effect of temperature on postprandial metabolism of yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares). Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology, Part A 195: 32-38. Link to Full Text.

2015

Cermeno, P, G Quilez-Badia, A Ospina-Alvarez, S Sainz-Trapaga, AM Boustany, AC Seitz, S Tudela, BA Block. 2015. Electronic tagging of Atlantic bluefin tuna (Thunnus thynnus, L.) reveals habitat use and behaviors in the Mediterranean Sea. PLoS ONE 10 (2): e0116638. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0116638. Link to Full Text.

Dale, JJ, MD Gray, AN Popper, PH Rogers, BA Block. 2015. Hearing thresholds of swimming Pacific bluefin tuna Thunnus orientalis. J Comp Physiol A 201: 441-454. Link to Full Text.

Klinger, DH, JJ Dale, BE Machado, JP Incardona, CJ Farwell, BA Block. 2015. Exposure to Deepwater Horizon weathered crude oil increases routine metabolic demand in chub mackerel, Scomber japonicus. Marine Pollution Bulletin 98: 259-266. Link to Full Text.

Lilly, LE, J Bonaventura, MS Lipnick, BA Block. 2015. Effect of temperature acclimation on red blood cell oxygen affinity in Pacific bluefin tuna (Thunnus orientalis) and yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares). Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology, Part A 181: 36-44. Link to Full Text.

Madigan, DJ, AB Carlisle, LD Gardner, N Jayasundara, F Micheli, KM Schaefer, DW Fuller, BA Block. Assessing niche width of endothermic fish from genes to ecosystem. www.pnas.org/cgi/doi/10.1073/pnas.1500524112. Link to Full Text.

Shiels, HA, GLJ Galli, BA Block. 2015. Cardiac function in an endothermic fish: cellular mechanisms for overcoming acute thermal challenges during diving. Proceedings of the Royal Society B. 282: 20141989. Link to Full Text.

Whitlock, RE, EL Hazen, A Walli, C Farwell, SJ Bograd, DG Foley, M Castleton, BA Block. Direct quantification of energy uptake in an apex marine predator suggests physiology is a key driver of migrations. Sci. Adv. 1:e1400270. Link to Full Text.

2014

Bradley, CJ, DJ Madigan, BA Block and BN PoPP. 2014. Amino Acid Isotope Incorporation and Enrichment Factors in Pacific Bluefin Tuna, Thunnus orientalis. PLoS ONE 9(1): e85818. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0085818. Link to Full Text.

Brette, F, B Machado, C Cros, JP Incardona, NL Scholz and BA Block. 2014. Crude Oil Impairs Cardiac Excitation-Contraction Coupling in Fish. Science 343. DOI: 10.1126/science.1242747. Link to Full Text. Link to Supplementary Materials.

Carlisle, AB, KJ Goldman, SY Litvin, DJ Madigan, JS Bigman, AM Swithenbank, TC Kline, BA Block. 2014. Stable isotope analysis of vertebrae reveals ontogenetic changes in habitat in an endothermic pelagic shark. Proceedings of the Royal Society B. DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2014.1446. Link to Full Text. Link to Supplement.

Estess, EE, DM Coffey, T Shimose, AC Seitz, L Rodriguez, A Norton, B Block, C Farwell. 2014. Bioenergetics of captive Pacific Bluefin tuna (Thunnus orientalis). Aquaculture 434, 137-144. Link to Full Text.

Incardona, JP, LD Gardner, TL Linbo, TL Brown, AG Esbaugh, EM Mager, JD Stieglitz, BL French, JS Labenia, CA Laetz, M Tagal, CA Sloan, A Elizur, DD Benetti, M Grosell, BA Block and NL Scholz. 2014. Deepwater Horizon crude oil impacts the developing hearts of large predatory pelagic fish. PNAS March 24, 2014, doi: 10.1073/pnas.1320950111. Link to Full Text. Link to Supplementary Materials.

Madigan, DJ, Z Baumann, AB Carlisle, DK Hoen, BN Popp, H Dewar, OE Snodgrass, BA Block, & NS Fisher. 2014. Reconstructing transoceanic migration patterns of Pacific bluefin tuna using a chemical tracer toolbox. Ecology, June 2014, DOI: 10.1890/13-1467.1

Roe, JH, SJ Morreale, FV Paladino, GL Shillinger, SR Benson, SA Eckert, H Bailey, P Santidrian Tomillo, SJ Bograd, T Eguchi, PH Dutton, JA Seminoff, BA Block, and JR Spotila. 2014. Predicting bycatch hotspots for endangered leatherback turtles on longlines in the Pacific Ocean. Proc. R. Soc. B, January 8, 2014, 281, 20132559.

2013

Incardona, JP, TL Swarts, RC Edmunds, TL Linbo, A Aquilina-Beck, CA Sloan, LD Gardner, BA Block, and N Scholz. 2013. Exxon Valdez to Deepwater Horizon: Comparable toxicity of both crude oils to fish early life stages. Aquatic Toxicology 142–143. DOI: 10.1016/j.aquatox.2013.08.011

Jayasundara, N, LD Gardner, and BA Block. 2013. Effects of temperature acclimation on Pacific bluefin tuna (Thunnus orientalis) cardiac transcriptome. American Journal of Physiology-Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology 305. DOI: 10.1152/ajpregu.00254.2013. Link to Full Text

Teo, SL, PT Sandstrom, ED Chapman, RE Null, K Brown, AP Klimley, and BA Block. 2013. Archival and acoustic tags reveal the post-spawning migrations, diving behavior, and thermal habitat of hatchery-origin Sacramento River steelhead kelts (Oncorhynchus mykiss). Environmental Biology of Fishes 96:(2-3). DOI:10.1007/s10641-011-9938-4. Link to Full Text

Maxwell, S.M., EL Hazen, SJ Bograd, BS Halpern, GA Breed, B Nickel, NM Teutschel, LB Crowder, S Benson, PH Dutton, H Bailey, M Kappes, CE Kuhn, MJ Weise, B Mate, SA Shaffer, JL Hassrick, RW Henry, L Irvine, BI McDonald, PW Robinson, BA Block, and DP Costa. 2013. Cumulative human impacts on marine predators. Nature communications 4. DOI:10.1038/ncomms3688. Link to Full Text

Clark, TD, CJ Farwell, LE Rodriguez, WT Brandt, and BA Block. 2013. Heart rate responses to temperature in free-swimming Pacific bluefin tuna (Thunnus orientalis). The Journal of Experimental Biology. DOI: 10.1242/ jeb.086546. Link to Full Text

Whitlock, RA, A Walli, P Cermeño, LE Rodriguez, C Farwell, and BA Block. 2013. Quantifying energy intake in Pacific bluefin tuna (Thunnus orientalis) using the heat increment of feeding. The Journal of Experimental Biology 216. DOI: 10.1242/ jeb.084335. Link to Full Text

Del Raye, G, SJ Jorgensen, K Krumhansl, JM Ezcurra and BA Block. 2013. Travelling light: white sharks (Carcharodon carcharias) rely on body lipid stores to power ocean-basin scale migration. Proc R Soc B 280: 20130836. Link to Full Text.

2012

Bailey H, S Fossette, SJ Bograd, GL Shillinger, AM Swithenbank, Jean-Yves Georges, P Gaspar, KH Patrik Strömberg, FV Paladino, JR Spotila, BA Block, GC. Hays. 2012 Movement Patterns for a Critically Endangered Species, the Leatherback Turtle (Dermochelys coriacea), Linked to Foraging Success and Population Status. PLoS ONE 7(5): e36401. DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0036401. Link to Full Text

Bailey H, SR Benson, GL Shillinger, SJ Bograd, PH Dutton, SA Eckert, SJ Morreale, Frank V. Paladino, T Eguchi, DG Foley, BA Block, R Piedra, C Hitipeuw, RF Tapilatu, and JR Spotila. 2012. Identification of distinct movement patterns in Pacific leatherback turtle populations influenced by ocean conditions. Ecological Applications 22:735–747. DOI: 10.1890/11-0633. Link to Full Text

Carlisle, AB, SL Kim, BX Semmens, DJ Madigan, SJ Jorgensen, CR Perle, SD Anderson, TK Chapple, PE Kanive, and BA Block. 2012. Using Stable Isotope Analysis to Understand the Migration and Trophic Ecology of Northeastern Pacific White Sharks (Carcharodon carcharias).PLoS ONE 7(2): e30492. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0030492. Link to Full Text

Gardner, LD, N Jayasundara, PC Castilho, and B Block. 2012. Microarray gene expression profiles from mature gonad tissues of Atlantic bluefin tuna, Thunnus thynnus, in the Gulf of Mexico. BMC Genomics 13:530. Link to Full Text

Hazen, EL, S Jorgensen, RR Rykaczewski, SJ Bograd, DG Foley, ID Jonsen, SA Shaffer, JP Dunne, DP Costa, LB Crowder and BA Block. 2012. Predicted habitat shifts of Pacific top predators in a changing climate. Nature Climate Change 3:234-238. DOI:10.1038/nclimate168. Link to Full Text

Jorgensen, SJ, NS Arnoldi, EE Estess, TK Chapple, M Ruckert, SD Anderson and BA Block. 2012. Eating or Meeting? Cluster Analysis Reveals Intricacies of White Shark (Carcharodon carcharias) Migration and Offshore Behavior. PLoS ONE 7(10): e47819. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0047819. Link to Full Text.

Landeira-Fernandez, AM, PC Castilho, and BA Block. 2012. Thermal dependence of cardiac SR CA2+-ATPase from fish and mammals. Journal of Thermal Biology 37: 217-223. Link to Full Text.

Madigan, DJ,  SY Litvin, BN Popp, AB Carlisle, CJ Farwell, and BA Block. 2012. Tissue Turnover Rates and Isotopic Trophic Discrimination Factors in the Endothermic Teleost, Pacific Bluefin Tuna (Thunnus orientalis). PLOS One 7(11): e49220. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0049220

Madigan, DJ, AB Carlisle, H Dewar, OE Snodgrass, SY Litvin, F Micheli and BA Block. 2012. Stable Isotope Analysis Challenges Wasp-Waist Food Web Assumptions in an Upwelling Pelagic Ecosystem. Scientific Reports 2:654: DOI: 10.1038/srep00654. Link to Full Text.

Pleizier, NK, SE Campana, RJ Schallert, SG Wilson and BA Block. 2012. Atlantic bluefin tuna (Thunnus thynnus) diet in the Gulf of St. Lawrence and on the Eastern Scotian Shelf. J. Northw. Atl. Fish. Sci. 44: 67-76. Link to Full Text.

Whitlock, RE, MK McAllister, and BA Block. 2012. Estimating fishing and natural mortality rates for Pacific bluefin tuna (Thunnus orientalis) using electronic tagging data. Fisheries Research 119-120: 115-127. Link to Full Text.

2011

Taylor, NG, MK McAllister, GL Lawson, T Carruthers, and BA Block. 2011. Atlantic Bluefin Tuna: A Novel Multistock Spatial Model for Assessing Population Biomass. PLoS ONE 6(12): e27693. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0027693. Link to Full Text.

Block, BA, ID Jonsen, SJ Jorgensen, AJ Winship, SA Shaffer, SJ Bograd, EL Hazen, DG Foley, GA. Breed, A-L Harrison, JE Ganong, A Swithenbank, M Castleton, H Dewar, BR Mate, GL Shillinger, KM Schaefer, SR Benson, MJ Weise, RW Henry and DP Costa. 2011. Tracking apex marine predator movements in a dynamic ocean. Nature, DOI:10.1038/nature10082. Link to Full Text.

Winship, AJ, SJ Jorgensen, SA Shaffer, ID Jonsen, PW Robinson, DP Costa, and BA Block. 2011. State-space framework for estimating measurement error from double-tagging telemetry experiments. Methods in Ecology and Evolution. doi: 10.1111/j.2041-210X.2011.00161.x. Link to Full Text.

Galli GLJ, MS Lipnick, HA Shiels and BA Block. 2011. Temperature effects on Ca2+ cycling in scombrid cardiomyocytes: a phylogenetic comparison. Journal of Experimental Biology 214:1068-1076. Link to Full Text.

2010

Shiels HA, A Di Maio, S Thompson and BA Block. 2010. Warm fish with cold hearts: thermal plasticity of excitation-contraction coupling in bluefin tuna. Proceedings of the Royal Society B. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2010.1274. Link to Full Text.

Mladineo I and BA Block. 2010. Expression of cytokines IL-1β and TNF-α in tissues and cysts surroundingDidymocystis wedli (Digenea, Didymozoidae) in the Pacific bluefin tuna (Thunnus orientalis). Fish & Shellfish Immunology 29:487-493. Link to Full Text.

Clark, TD, WT Brandt, J Nogueira, LE Rodriguez, M Price, CJ Farwell and BA Block. 2010. Postprandial metabolism of Pacific bluefin tuna (Thunnus orientalis). Journal of Experimental Biology 213:2379-2385. Link toFull Text.

Boustany, AM, R Matteson, M Castleton, C Farwell, and BA Block. 2010. Movements of pacific bluefin tuna (Thunnus orientalis) in the Eastern North Pacific revealed with archival tags. Progress in Oceanography 86:94–104. Link to Summary or Full Text.

Teo, SLH and BA Block. 2010. Comparative influence of ocean conditions on yellowfin and Atlantic bluefin tuna catch from longlines in the Gulf of Mexico. PLoS ONE 5: e10756. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0010756. Link toSummaryFull Text or PDF.

Lawson GL, Castleton MR, and BA Block. 2010. Movements and diving behavior of Atlantic bluefin tuna (Thunnus thynnus) in relation to water column structure in the Northwestern Atlantic. Marine Ecology Progress Series 400: 245–265. Link to Full Text.

Reeb, CA. 2010. Genetic discontinuity of big fish in a small sea. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 107: 2377–2378. Link to Full Text.

Armsworth, P.R., Block, B.A., Eagle, J., Roughgarden, J.E. 2010. The economic efficiency of a time–area closure to protect spawning bluefin tuna. Journal of Applied Ecology 47:36-46. Link to Summary or Full Text.

2009

Wilson SG and Block BA. 2009. Habitat use in Atlantic bluefin tuna (Thunnus thynnus) inferred from diving behavior. Endangered Species Research 10:355-367. Link to Full Text.

Teo, SLH, RM Kudela, A Rais, C Perle, DP Costa and BA Block. 2009. Estimating chlorophyll profiles from electronic tags deployed on pelagic animals. Aquatic Biology 5:197–207. Link to Full Text.

Galli, G., Lipnick, M. and B. A. Block.  2009. The effect of thermal acclimation on action potentials and sarcolemmal K+ channels from Pacific bluefin tuna cardiomyocytes. American Journal of Physiology - Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology 297(2):R502-509. Link to Full Text.

Powers, J.E. and S. M. Abeare. 2009. Fishing effort redistribution in response to area closures. Fisheries Research 99: 216–225. Link to Full Text.

Walli A, SLH Teo, A Boustany, CJ Farwell, T Williams, H Dewar, E Prince, and BA Block. 2009. Seasonal movements, aggregations and diving behavior of Atlantic bluefin tuna (Thunnus thynnus) revealed with archival tags. PLoS ONE 4:1-18. Link to Full Text.

Mladineo I and BA Block. 2009. Expression of Hsp70, Na+/K+ ATP-ase, HIF-1α, IL-1β and TNF-α in captive Pacific bluefin tuna (Thunnus orientalis) after chronic warm and cold exposure. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 374:51–57. Link to Full Text.

Castilho PC, BA Buckley, G Somero, and BA Block. 2009. Heterologous hybridization to a complementary DNA microarray reveals the effect of thermal acclimation in the endothermic bluefin tuna (Thunnus orientalis). Molecular Ecology 18:2092-2102. Link to Full Text.

Greene CH, BA Block, D Welch, G Jackson, GL Lawson, and EL Rechisky. 2009. Advances in Conservation Oceanography: New Tagging and Tracking Technologies and Their Potential for Transforming the Science Underlying Fisheries Management. Oceanography 22:210-223. Link to Full Text.

Kurota H, MK McAllister, GL Lawson, JI Nogueira, SLH Teo, and BA Block. 2009. A sequential Bayesian methodology to estimate movement and exploitation rates using electronic and conventional tag data: application to Atlantic bluefin tuna (Thunnus thynnus). Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 66:321-342. Link to Full Text or Supplement.

2008

Boustany, AM, CA Reeb, and BA Block. 2008. Mitochondrial DNA and electronic tracking reveal population structure of Atlantic bluefin tuna (Thunnus thynnus). Marine Biology 156:13-24. Link to Summary or Full Text.

Di Maio, A and BA Block. 2008. Ultrastructure of the sarcoplasmic reticulum in cardiac myocytes from Pacific bluefin tuna. Cell and Tissue Research 334:121-34. Link to Full Text.

Di Maio, A and I Mladineo. 2008. Ultrastructure of Didymocystis semiglobularis (Didymozoidae, Digenea) cysts in the gills of Pacific bluefin tuna (Thunnus orientalis). Parasitology Research 103:641–647. Link to Full Text.

Rooker, JR, DH Secor, G DeMetrio, R Schloesser, BA Block, and JD Neilson. 2008. Natal Homing and Connectivity in Atlantic Bluefin Tuna Populations. Science 322:742-744. Link to Summary or Full Text.

2007

Blank, JM, JM Morrissette, CJ Farwell, M Price, RJ Schallert, and BA Block. 2007. Temperature effects on metabolic rate of juvenile Pacific bluefin tuna Thunnus orientalis. Journal of Experimental Biology 210:4254-4261. Link to Full Text.

Rooker, JR, JR Alvarado Bremer, BA Block, H Dewar, G DeMetrio, A Corriero, RT Kraus, ED Prince, E Rodr´iguez-Mar´in, DH Secor. 2007. Life History and Stock Structure of Atlantic Bluefin Tuna (Thunnus thynnus). Reviews in Fisheries Science 15:265–310. Link to Full Text.

Castilho, PC, AM Landeira-Fernandez, J Morrissette, BA Block. 2007. Elevated Ca2+ ATPase (SERCA2) activity in tuna hearts: Comparative aspects of temperature dependence. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology, Part A 148:124–132. Link to Summary or Full Text.

Kitagawa, T, AM Boustany, CJ Farwell, TD Williams, MR Castleton, and BA Block. 2007. Horizontal and vertical movements of juvenile bluefin tuna (Thunnus orientalis) in relation to seasons and oceanographic conditions in the eastern Pacific Ocean. Fisheries Oceanography 16(5):409–421. Link to Summary or Full Text.

Teo, SLH, A Boustany, and BA Block. 2007. Oceanographic preferences of Atlantic bluefin tuna, Thunnus thynnus, on their Gulf of Mexico breeding grounds. Marine Biology 152:1105–1119. Link to Summary or Full Text.

Blank, JM, CJ Farwell, JM Morrissette, RJ Schallert, and BA Block. 2007. Influence of swimming speed on metabolic rates of juvenile Pacific bluefin tuna and yellowfin tuna. Physiological and Biochemical Zoology 80(2):167–177. Link to Summary or Full Text.

Stokesbury, MJW; Cosgrove, R; Boustany, A; Browne, D; Teo, SLH; O’Dor, RK; Block, BA. 2007. Results of satellite tagging of Atlantic bluefin tuna, Thunnus thynnus, off the coast of Ireland. Hydrobiologia 582:91–97. Link to Summary or Full Text.

Teo S.L.H., Boustany, A. Dewar, H., Stokesbury, M.J.W., Weng, K.C., Beemer, S., Seitz, A.C., Farwell, C.J., Prince, E.D. and B. A. Block. 2007. Annual migrations, diving behavior, and thermal biology of Atlantic bluefin tuna,Thunnus thynnus, on their Gulf of Mexico breeding grounds. Marine Biology 151:1-18. Link to Summary or Full Text.

2005

Block, BA, SLH Teo, A Walli, A Boustany, MJW Stokesbury, CJ Farwell, KC Weng, H Dewar & TD Williams. 2005. Electronic tagging and population structure of Atlantic Bluefin Tuna. Nature 434: 1121-1127. Link to Summary, Full Text, or Supplement.

Block B.A. 2005. Physiological Ecology in the 21st Century: Advancements in Biologging Science. Integrative and Comparative Biology 45:305–320. Link to PDF

2004

Stokesbury, M. J. W., S. L. H. Teo, A. Seitz, R. K. O’Dor. & B. A. Block. 2004. Movement of Atlantic bluefin tuna (Thunnus thynnus) as determined by satellite tagging experiments initiated off New England. Can. J. Fish. Aquat. Sci. 61: 1976-1987. Link to PDF

Teo, S. L. H., S. Blackwell, A. Boustany, A. Walli, K. Weng, & B. A. Block. 2004. Validation of geolocation estimates based on light level and sea surface temperature from electronic tags. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 283, 81-98. Link to PDF

Landeira-Fernandez, A. M., J. M. Morrissette, J.M. Blank, & B. A. Block. 2004. Temperature dependence of the Ca2+ -ATPase (SERCA2) in the ventricles of tuna and mackerel. American J. Physiology 286: R398-R404. Link to PDF

Shiels, H. A., J. M. Blank, A. P. Farrell, & B. A. Block. 2004. Electrophysiological properties of the L-type Ca2+ current in cardiomyocytes from bluefin tuna and Pacific mackerel. American J. Physiology 286: R659-R668. Link to PDF

Blank, J. M., J. M. Morrissette, A. M. Landeira-Fernandez, S. B. Blackwell, T. D. Williams & B. A. Block. 2004. In situ cardiac performance of Pacific bluefin tuna hearts in response to acute temperature change. J. Experimental Biology 207: 881-890. Link to PDF

Williams, T.D., Rollins, M. & B. A. Block. 2004. Intramuscular anesthesia of bonito and Pacific mackerel with ketamine and medetomidine and reversal of anesthesia with atipamezole. J Am Vet Med Assoc 225:417–421. Link to PDF

2003

Block, B. A., D. P. Costa, G. W. Boehlert, & R. E. Kochevar. 2003. Revealing pelagic habitat use: the tagging of Pacific pelagics program. Oceanologica Acta 25:255-266. Link to PDF

2001

Block, B. A., H. Dewar, S. B. Blackwell, T. D. Williams, E. D. Prince, C. J. Farwell, A. Boustany, S. L. H. Teo, A. Seitz, A. Walli, & D. Fudge. 2001. Migratory movements, depth preferences, and thermal biology of Atlantic bluefin tuna. Science 293: 1310-1314. Link to Summary, Full Text, or Supplement.

Marcinek, D., S. Blackwell, H. Dewar, E. Freund, C. Farwell, D. Dau & A. Seitz. 2001. Depth and muscle temperature of Pacific bluefin tuna examined with acoustic and pop-up satellite archival tags. Marine Biology 138: 869-885. Link to PDF

Marcinek, D., J. Bonaventura, B. Wittenberg, & B. A. Block. 2001. Oxygen affinity and amino acid sequence of myoglobins from endothermic and ectothermic fish. American J. Physiology 280: R1123-1133. Link to PDF

Pre-2000

Block, BA; Dewar, H; Blackwell, SB; Boustany, A. 1999. Archival and pop-off satellite tags reveal new information about Atlantic bluefin tuna thermal biology and feeding behaviors. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part A Molecular and Integrative Physiology v.124, SUPPL., p.S21.

Dewar, H., M. Deffenbaugh, G. Thurmond, K. Lashkari, & B.A. Block. 1999. Development of an acoustic telemetry tag for monitoring electromyograms in free-swimming fish. J. Experimental Biology 202, 2693-2699. Link to PDF

Block, B.A., H. Dewar, T. Williams, E. D. Prince, C. Farwell, & D. Fudge. 1998. A new satellite technology for tracking the movements of Atlantic bluefin tuna. Proceedings of the National Academy. 95: 9384-9389. Link to PDF

Block, B. A., H. Dewar, T. Williams, E. Prince, & C. Farwell. 1998. Archival tagging of Atlantic bluefin tuna (Thunnus thynnus thynnus). Marine Technological Society Journal. 32: 37-46. Link to PDF

Altringham, J.D. & B. A. Block. 1997. Why do tuna maintain elevated temperatures? Power output of muscle isolated from endothermic and ectothermic fish. J. Experimental Biology. 199: 2617-2627. Link to PDF

Block, B. A. 1994. Thermogenesis in Muscle,. Annu. Rev. Physiol. 56:535-77. Link to PDF

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Technical Reports

Whitlock, RE, MK McAllister, and BA Block. 2010. Estimating fishing mortality rates and evaluating the plausibility of assumptions about M for Pacific bluefin tuna using electronic tagging data. ISC Pacific Bluefin Working Group, July 6-9, 2010, Nanaimo, Canada.

Wilson SG, GL Lawson, MJW Stokesbury, A Spares, AM Boustany, JD Neilson, and BA Block. 2010. Movements of Atlantic bluefin tuna from the Gulf of St. Lawrence, Canada to their spawning grounds. SCRS/2010/077. Link to PDF

Taylor, N., M. McAllister, G. Lawson and B. Block. 2009. Review and Refinement of the Multistock Age-Structured Assessment Tag Integrated Model for Atlantic Bluefin Tuna. SCRS/2009/182.

Block, B.A., G. L. Lawson, A. M. Boustany, M. J.W. Stokesbury, M. Castleton, A. Spares, and J. D. Neilson. 2008. Preliminary results from electronic tagging of bluefin tuna (Thunnus thynnus) in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, Canada. SCRS/2008/092. Link to PDF

Taylor, N., M. McAllister, B. Block and G. Lawson. 2008. A Multi Stock Tag Integrated Age Structured Assessment of Atlantic Bluefin Tuna. SCRS/2008/097. Link to PDF

Boustany, AM, CA Reeb, SLH Teo, G DeMetrio, and BA Block. 2006. Genetic data and electronic tagging indicate that the Gulf of Mexico and Mediterranean Sea are reproductively isolated stocks of bluefin tuna (Thunnus thynnus). ICCAT Coll. Vol. Sci. Pap. 60(4), 1154-1159. Link to PDF

de Metrio, G., G.P. Arnold, J.M. de la Serna, B.A. Block, P. Megalofonou, M. Lutcavage, I. Oray, M. Deflorio. 2005. Movements of bluefin tuna (Thunnus thynnus L.) tagged in the Mediterranean Sea with pop-up satellite tags. ICCAT Coll. Vol. Sci. Pap. 58(4), 1337-1340. Link to PDF

Block, B., A. Boustany, S. Teo, A. Walli, C. Farwell, T. Williams, E. Prince, M. Stokesbury, H. Dewar, A. Seitz, K. Weng. 2003. Distribution of western tagged Atlantic bluefin tuna determined from archival and pop-up satellite tags. ICCAT Coll. Vol. Sci. Pap. 55, 1127-1139. Link to PDF

de Metrio, G., G. P. Arnold, B. A. Block, J.M. de la Serna, N. Deflorio, M. Cataldo, C. Yannopoulos, P. Megalofonou, S. Beemer, C. Farwell, A. Seitz. 2002. Behaviour of post-spawning Atlantic bluefin tuna tagged with pop-up satellite tags in the Mediterranean and eastern Atlantic. ICCAT Coll. Vol. Sci. Pap. 54, 415–424. Link to PDF

Block, BA, A Boustany, S Teo, A Walli, CJ Farwell, T Williams, ED Prince, M Stokesbury, A Seitz and K Weng. 2002. Distribution of Western Tagged Atlantic Bluefin Tuna Determined from Archival and Pop-Up Satellite Tags. SCRS/02/092, ICCAT. Link to PDF

Block, B. A., H. Dewar, S. Blackwell, T. D. Williams, A. Boustany, E. D. Prince, C. Farwell, & A. Seitz. 2000. Archival and Pop-Up Satellite Tagging of Bluefin Tuna in the Western North Atlantic. ICCAT Coll. Vol. Sci. Pap. Madrid, Spain.

Block, B. A., H. Dewar, S. Blackwell, T.D. Williams, E. D. Prince, C. Farwell, A. Boustany, & A. Seitz. 1999. Archival Tagging of Atlantic Bluefin Tuna. ICCAT Coll. Vol. Sci. Pap. Madrid, Spain. SCRS/99/103: 26 pp.

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Ph.D. Theses

Boustany, Andre M. 2006. An examination of population structure, movement patterns and environmental preferences in northern bluefin tuna. Stanford University. Dept. of Biological Sciences. Ph.D Thesis.

Rosenwaks, Gaelin. 2004. Oceanographic implications for the management of Atlantic bluefin tuna, Thunnus thynnus. Duke University. Master's Thesis. Link to PDF

Marcinek, David J. 2000. The physiological ecology of myoglobin in scombrid fish. Stanford University. Dept. of Biological Sciences. Ph.D Thesis.

Freund, Ellen V. 1999. Comparisons of metabolic and cardiac performance in scombrid fishes: insights into the evolution of endothermy. Stanford University. Dept. of Biological Sciences. Ph.D Thesis.

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Book

Block, B.A. and Stevens, E.D. (eds.)  2001. Tuna: Physiology, Ecology and Evolution. Academic Press. San Diego.Order a copy.

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Book Chapters

Jorgensen, S., T. K. Chapple, S. Anderson, M. Hoyos, C Reeb, & B.A. Block. 2012. Connectivity among White Shark Coastal Aggregation Areas in the Northeastern Pacific. In: M.L. Domier (ed.) Global Perspectives on the Biology and Life History of the White Shark. CRC press. Link to Full Text

Collette, B.B., C. Reeb, & B. A. Block. 2001. Systematics of the Tunas and Mackerels (Scombridae). In: B.A. Block & E. D. Stevens. Tuna: Physiology, Ecology and Evolution. Academic Press.

Gunn, J. & B. A. Block. 2001. Advances in Acoustic, Archival and Satellite telemetry. In: B.A. Block & E. D. Stevens. Tuna: Physiology, Ecology and Evolution. Academic Press.

Farwell, C. 2001. Tunas in Captivity. In: B.A. Block & E. D. Stevens. Tuna: Physiology, Ecology and Evolution. Academic Press.

Block, B.A., H. Dewar, S. Blackwell, T. Williams, E. Prince, A. Boustany, C. Farwell, D. Dau, & A. Seitz. 2001. Archival and Pop-up Satellite Tagging of Atlantic Bluefin Tuna. Methods and Technologies in Fish Biology and Fisheries, Vol 1. J. Sibert and J. Nielsen (eds.) Kluwer Academic Press, Dordrecht, The Netherlands.

Boustany, A.M., D. Marcinek, J. Keen., H. Dewar, & B. A. Block. 2001. Movements and temperature preferences of Atlantic bluefin tuna (Thunnus thynnus) off North Carolina: A comparison of acoustic, archival and pop-up satellite tags. Methods and Technologies in Fish Biology and Fisheries, Vol 1. J. Sibert and J. Nielsen (eds.) Kluwer Academic Press, Dordrecht, The Netherlands.

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Conference Presentations/Abstracts

Block, B.A., Costa, D. and Bograd, S. 2008. Building a Marine Life Observation System: Lessons from the Tagging of Pacific Pelagics (TOPP). Conference: Third International Biologging Science Symposium; September 1-5, 2008; Pacific Grove, CA. Link to PDF

Boustany, A.M., Block, B.A., and Halpin, P. 2008. Modelling Movements of Pacific Bluefin Tuna in the California Current Ecosystem. Conference: Third International Biologging Science Symposium; September 1-5, 2008; Pacific Grove, CA. Link to PDF

Madigan, D.J., Schaefer, K., and Block, B.A. 2008. Tagging Data and Stable Isotope Analysis Suggest Vertical Niche Partitioning Between Pacific Tuna Species. Conference: Third International Biologging Science Symposium; September 1-5, 2008; Pacific Grove, CA. Link to PDF

Perle, C., Castleton, M., Farwell, C., and Block. B.A. 2008. Horizontal and Vertical Habitat Suitability for Migrating Pacific Bluefin Tuna. Conference: Third International Biologging Science Symposium; September 1-5, 2008; Pacific Grove, CA. Link to PDF

Reeb, C., Boustany, A., Jorgensen, S., Dewar, H., Polovina, J., and Block, B.A. 2008. Electronic Tagging and Molecular Genetics: Two Technologies, One Powerful Voice for Conservation. Conference: Third International Biologging Science Symposium; September 1-5, 2008; Pacific Grove, CA. Link to PDF

Taylor, N., McAllister, M., Block, B.A. and Lawson, G. 2008. Biologging and Fisheries Stock Assessment. Conference: Third International Biologging Science Symposium; September 1-5, 2008; Pacific Grove, CA. Link to PDF

Teo, S.L.H. and Block, B.A. 2008. Oceanographic Preferences of Atlantic Bluefin Tuna (Thunnus thynnus) on their Gulf of Mexico breeding grounds. Conference: Third International Biologging Science Symposium; September 1-5, 2008; Pacific Grove, CA. Link to PDF

Wilson S.G., Lawson G.L., and Block B.A. 2008. Pelagic Habitat Use in Atlantic Bluefin Tuna (Thunnus thynnus). Conference: Third International Biologging Science Symposium; September 1-5, 2008; Pacific Grove, CA. Link to PDF

Block, BA. 2008. Ecophysiology In The 21st Century: Probing Genomes, Oceans And Climate Change With Bluefin Tuna. Experimental Biology Meeting – American Physiological Society; April 2008; San Diego, CA.

Lawson, GL, J Nogueira, A Walli, M Castleton, and BA Block. 2008. Hotspots in the Distribution of Northern Bluefin Tuna in the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. American Society of Limnology and Oceanography/American GeophysicalUnion Ocean Sciences Meeting; March 2008; Orlando, FL.

Shiels, H, SH Thompson, and BA Block. 2007. The effect of temperature on cellular Ca2+ flux in ventricular myocytes from bluefin tuna. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part A Molecular & Integrative Physiology; Aug 2007; v.148, no.Suppl. 1, p.S149; Conference: 7th International Congress of Comparative Physiology and Biochemistry; August 12 -16, 2007; Salvador, Brazil.

Galli, G, HA Shiels, W Gilly, and BA Block. 2007. Thermal acclimation confers no tolerance to acute temperature change in cardiac myocytes from the bluefin tuna. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part A Molecular & Integrative Physiology; Aug 2007; v.148, no.Suppl. 1, p.S4-S5; Conference: 7th International Congress of Comparative Physiology and Biochemistry; August 12 -16, 2007; Salvador, Brazil. Link to PDF

Boustany, AMB; Reeb CA; Teo, SLH; DeMetrio, G; Block, BA.  Genetic data and electronic tagging indicate that the Gulf of Mexico and Mediterranean Sea are reproductively isolated stocks of bluefin tuna (Thunnus thynnus). ICCAT Bluefin Tuna Stock Assessment Meeting. Madrid, Spain, June 2006.

Teo, S.L.H, Boustany, A., Walli, A., and Block, B.A. Electronic Tags Reveal the Biophysical Interactions of Breeding Atlantic Bluefin Tuna. 13th Ocean Sciences Meeting, Honolulu, Hawaii. February 2006.

Teo, S. L. H., A. Walli, A. Boustany, M. J. W. Stokesbury, S. Blackwell, C. J. Farwell, K. C. Weng, H. Dewar, T. D. Williams, and B. A. Block. 2005. Movement patterns, diving behavior and thermal biology of the Atlantic bluefin tuna on their spawning grounds. 2nd International Bio-logging Science Symposium. 13-16 June 2005, University of St Andrews, Scotland.

Walli, A., Block, B., Teo, S. L. H., Boustany, A., Weng, K. C., Dewar, H., Farwell, C. and Williams,T.2005. Movement patterns and population structure of Atlantic bluefin tuna (Thunnus thynnus) as revealed by electronic tags. 56th International Tuna Conference. Lake Arrowhead, California. South West Fisheries Center, NMFS, USA.

Boustany, AM; Teo, SLH; Walli, A; Farwell, CJ; Williams, T; Block, BA.  Electronic tracking of Atlantic bluefin tuna. International Tuna Conference, Lake Arrowhead, CA,May 2004.

Teo, S. L. H., A. Boustany, S. Blackwell, A. Walli, K. C. Weng, and B. A. Block. 2004. Validation of geolocation estimates based on light level and sea surface temperature electronic tags. ASLO/TOS 2004 Ocean Research Conference. 15-20 February 2004, Honolulu, Hawaii.

Walli, A., Block, B. A., Teo, S. L.H., Boustany, A., Dewar, H., Farwell, C., Williams, T.,Prince, E.. 2004. Electronic tagging of adolescent and mature west Atlantic bluefin tuna (Thunnus thynnus).ASLO/TOS Ocean Research Conference, Honolulu, Hawaii. February, 2004.

Block, BA. 2003. Hot tunas in cold seas: Ecological physiology of endothermic fish. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology A. 134A: S2-S3.

Stokesbury, MJW., Seitz, A., Teo, S.L.H., O’Dor, R.K., and B.A. Block. 2003. Western residency of satellite tagged Atlantic bluefin tuna (Thunnus thynnus) tagged off New England . 133rd Annual meeting, American Fisheries Society, August 10-14, Quebec City , P.Q. Canada .

Blank, JM; Morrissette, JM; Block, BA. 2003. Cold induced bradycardia in bluefin tuna hearts. Faseb J. 17: A935.

Morrissette, JM; Blank, JM; Block, BA. 2003. Comparison of cardiac performance in endothermic and ectothermic fish of the family Scombridae. Faseb J. 17: A935.

Landeira-Fernandez, AM; Block, BA. 2003. Temperature dependence of Sarcoplasmic Reticulum Ca2+ ATPase (SERCA) from endothermic tuna and ectothermic mackerel hearts. Faseb J. 17: A935.

Block, B. A., S. L. H. Teo, J. Blank, J. Morrisette, A. Landeira, A. Walli, C. Farwell, A. Boustany, and T. Williams. 2002. Feeding and breeding migrations of Atlantic bluefin tuna. 53rd Tuna Conference. 20-23 May 2002, Lake Arrowhead, California.

Block, BA, Costa DP, Boehlert, GW, and Kochevar, R. 2002. Tagging of Pacific pelagics. AAAS 168: A32.

Shiels, HA; Blank, JM; Farrell, AP; Block, BA. 2002. Electrophysiological properties of the L-type Ca2+ current in cardiomyocytes from Pacific mackerel and bluefin tuna. J. Physiology - London 544: 57P.

Block, B. A., S. L. H. Teo, S. Beemer, A. Boustany, M. Stokesbury, H. Dewar, S. Blackwell, T. Williams, E. D. Prince, C. J. Farwell, and A. Walli. 2001. Migratory movements, depth preferences and thermal biology of Atlantic bluefin tuna on their spawning grounds. 52nd Tuna Conference. 21-24 May 2001, Lake Arrowhead, California.

Farwell, C. J., Boustany, A., Weng, K., Walli, A., Sippel,T. Teo, S., Block, B. A. 2001. Pop-Up Satellite Archival Tagging of Pacific Bluefin Tuna. 52nd Annual Tuna Conference. Lake Arrowhead, CA. May 2001. South West Fisheries Center, NMFS, USA.

Blank, JM; Morrissette, JM; Massaroti, H; Blackwell, SB; Block, BA. 2001. Physiology & biochemical characteristics of Pacific & Atlantic bluefin tuna hearts. American Zoologist 41: 1394.

Blackwell, S. B., Marcinek, D. J., Dewar, H., Farwell, C., Seitz, A., Boustany, A. and Block, B. A. 2000. Depth, Thermal Preference and Body Temperature of Pacific Bluefin Tuna from Acoustic and Pop-Up Satellite Archival Tags. Proceedings of the Symposium on Tagging and Tracking Marine Fish With Electronic Devices. University of Hawaii, February 2000.

Block, B.A., Dewar, H., Blackwell, S., Boustany, A. 2000. Archival and pop-off satellite tags reveal new information about Atlantic bluefin tuna thermal biology and feeding behaviors. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part A Molecular & Integrative Physiology ; Aug. 1999; v.124, no.SUPPL., p.S21.

Block, B. A., Dewar, H., Blackwell, S. B., Williams, T., Boustany, A. M., Prince, E., Farwell, C. and Seitz, A. 2000. Archival and Pop-Up Satellite Tags Reveal New Information About Atlantic Bluefin Tuna Migrations, Biology and Oceanographic Preference. Proceedings of the Symposium on Tagging and Tracking Marine Fish With Electronic Devices. University of Hawaii, February 2000.

Boustany, AM; Dewar, H; Farwell, C; Prince, ED; Marcinek, DJ; Block, BA. Tracking of Atlantic bluefin tuna using electronic tags. Annual Meeting of the American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists, La Paz, Mexico, June 2000.

Boustany, A. M., Marcinek, D. J., Dewar, H., Keen, J., Seitz, A., Kade, T. and Block, B. A. 2000. Behavior and Environmental Preference of Bluefin Tuna off the Coast of North Carolina Inferred form Acoustic, Archival and Pop-Up Satellite Tags. Proceedings of the Symposium on Tagging and Tracking Marine Fish With Electronic Devices. University of Hawaii, February 2000.

Block, B.A., Dewar, H., Williams, T., Blackwell, S.B., Boustany, A., Dau, D., Prince, E., and Farwell, C. 1999. Comparison of acoustic archival and pop-off satellite tag data and the movements of Atlantic bluefin tuna. Proceedings of the 50th Annual Tuna Conference. La Jolla, California.

Boustany, AM; Farwell, CJ; Blackwell, SB; Marcinek, DJ; Dau, D; Seitz, A; Block, BA. 1999. Habitat preferences of Atlantic bluefin tuna revealed by electronic tags. International Tuna Conference, Lake Arrowhead, CA.

Freund, E.V. and Block, B.A. 1999. A comparison of tissue aerobic activity in endothermic and ectothermic scombrids. FASEB 13(4): A383.

Marcinek, D.J., Bonaventura, J., and Block, B.A. 1999. The role of temperature in the relationship between myglobin and aerobic capacity in endothermic tunas. American Zoologist. 38(5): 92A.

Marcinek, D.J., Bonaventura, J., Wittenberg, J.B. and Block, B.A. 1999. Characterization of myoglobins from fish with different thermoregulatory strategies. FASEB Journal. 13(4 Part 1): A383.

Block, B.A., Dewar, H., Farwell, C. and Prince, E. 1998. Movements of Atlantic bluefin tuna and blue marlin examined with pop up satellite tags. Proceedings of the 49th Annual Tuna Conference. Lake Arrowhead, California.

Freund, E.V. and Block, B.A. 1998. Increased temperature causes decreased force production in ventricular strips of endothermic and ectothermic scombrids. Am. Zool. 37: 187A.

Marcinek, D.J. and Block, B.A. 1998. The relationship between myoglobin and aerobic capacity along a thermal gradient in an endothermic scombrid. FASEB Journal. 12(5): A679.

Block, B.A., Dewar, H., Williams, T., Prince, E., Farwell, C., and Fudge, D. 1997. Archival and pop-up satellite tagging of Atlantic bluefin tuna, Thunnus thynnus. Proceedings of the 48th Annual Tuna Conference. La Jolla, California.

Farwell, C., Block, B.A, Freund, E. and Dewar, H. 1997. Scientific investigations concerning tunas at the Tuna Research and Conservation Center of Monterey Bay Aquarium and Hopkins Marine Station. Proceedings of the 4th International Congress on Marine Sciences, Havana, Cuba, September 1997.

Farwell, C., Phillips, R. and Holland, S. 1997. Life support system design and water quality observations for tunas at the Tuna Research and Conservation Center of Monterey Bay Aquarium and Hopkins Marine Station. Proceedings of the 4th International Congress on Marine Sciences, Havana, Cuba, September 1997.

Freund, E.V., Harwood, C.L., Altringham, J.D. and Block, B.A. 1996. Force- frequency relationships in ventricular strips of three scombrid fishes and effects of changes in extracellular Ca and temperature. Am Zool. 36: 66A.

Dewar, H., Deffenbaugh, M., Marcinek, D., and Block, B.A. 1996. Development of acoustic EMG tags and use of archival techniques on captive tuna. Proceedings of the 47th Annual Tuna Conference. Lake Arrowhead, California.

Farwell, C., Marcinek, D., Perla, B., and Block, B.A. 1996. Feeding and growth observations in captive tuna. Proceedings of the 47th Annual Tuna Conference. Lake Arrowhead, California.

Marcinek, D.J., Wittenberg, J.B. and Block, B.A. 1996. Functional studies of myoglobins from endothermic ectothermic fishes. American Zoologist. 36(5): 39A.

Farwell, C. and O’Sullivan, J.B. 1993. Collection, transportation and observations on the keeping of tuna, family Scombridae, at the Monterey Bay Aquarium. Proceedings of the 44th Annual Tuna Conference. La Jolla, California.

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Book Reviews

Block, B.A. 2000. Of Tuna and Tonnarti. Science 289: 876-877.