Our Publications This is an up-to-date list of our publications from work in the Arctic. Links to the publication on the publisher website are provided when available. We have uploaded PDF copies of the publication for any open access publications. If you need a copy of any of the other publications, email William Halliday (email@example.com). We have also written plain language summaries of our publications (click here to access these). Authors from WCS Canada are listed in bold font.
2023 Martin MJ, Halliday WD, Citta JJ, Quakenbush L, Harwood L, Lea EV, Dawson J, Nicoll A, Insley SJ (in press) Exposure and behavioural responses of tagged bowhead whales (Balaena mysticetus) to vessels in the Pacific Arctic. Arctic Science. https://doi.org/10.1139/AS-2022-0052
Diogou N, Halliday WD, Dosso SE, Mouy X, Niemi A, Insley SJ (2023) Bowhead whale year-round acoustic presence and habitat associations in the Amundsen Gulf, Western Canadian Arctic, 2018-2019. Progress in Oceanography 213: 103004.https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pocean.2023.103004PDF
Jardine AM, Provencher JF, Insley SJ, Tauzer L, Halliday WD, Bourdages M, Houde M, Muir D, Vermaire JC (2023) No accumulation of microplastics detected in western Canadian ringed seals (Pusa hispida). Marine Pollution Bulletin 188: 114692. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marpolbul.2023.114692
Halliday WD, Le Baron N, Citta J, Dawson J, Doniol-Valcroze T, Ferguson M, Ferguson SH, Fortune S, Harwood LA, Heide-Jorgensen MP, Lea E, Quakenbush L, Young B, Yurkowski D, Insley SJ (2022) Overlap between bowhead whales (Balaena mysticetus) and vessel traffic in the North American Arctic and implications for conservation and management. Biological Conservation 276: 109820.https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biocon.2022.109820PDFStory Map
Martin MJ, Halliday WD, Storrie L, Citta JJ, Dawson J, Hussey NE, Juanes F, Loseto LL, MacPhee S, Moore L, Nicoll A, Moore L, O’Corry-Crowe G, Insley SJ (in press) Exposure and behavioral responses of tagged beluga whales (Delphinapterus leucas) to ships in the Pacific Arctic. Marine Mammal Science. https://doi.org/10.1111/mms.12978PDF
Halliday WD, Brittain SA, Niemi A, Majewski AR, Mouy X, Insley SJ (2022) The underwater soundscape of Minto Inlet, Northwest Territories, Canada. Arctic 75: 462-479.https://doi.org/10.14430/arctic76400
Halliday WD, Kortsalo P, Pine MK, Dawson J (2022) Vessel Traffic Patterns and Underwater Noise in Ninginganiq National Wildlife Area. Report written for Canadian Wildlife Service.
Halliday WD, Dawson J, Yurkowski DJ, Doniol-Valcroze T, Ferguson SH, Gjerdrum C, Hussey NE, Kochanowicz Z, Mallory ML, Marcoux M, Watt CW, Wong SNP (2022). Vessel risks to marine wildlife in the Tallurutiup Imanga National Marine Conservation Area and the eastern entrance to the Northwest Passage. Environmental Science & Policy 127: 181-195. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envsci.2021.10.026
Kochanowicz Z, Dawson J, Halliday WD, Sawada M, Copland L, Carter NA, Nicoll A, Ferguson SH, Heide-Jørgensen MP, Marcoux M, Watt C, Yurkowski D (2021) Using western science and Inuit knowledge to model ship-source noise exposure for cetaceans (marine mammals) in Tallurutiup Imanga (Lancaster Sound), Nunavut, Canada. Marine Policy 130: 104557. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marpol.2021.104557PDF
Halliday WD, Barclay D, Barkley AN, Cook E, Dawson J, Hilliard RC, Hussey N, Jones J, Juanes F, Marcoux M, Niemi A, Nudds S, Pine MK, Richards C, Scharffenberg K, Westdal K, Insley SJ (2021) Underwater Sound Levels in the Canadian Arctic, 2014–2019. Marine Pollution Bulletin 168: 112437. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marpolbul.2021.112437
Insley SJ, Halliday WD, Mouy X, Diogou N (2021) Bowhead whales overwinter in the Amundsen Gulf and Eastern Beaufort Sea. Royal Society Open Science 8: 202268. https://doi.org/10.1098/rsos.202268PDF
Halliday WD, Dawson J (2021) Ship-Source Noise Modeling from 2015-2018 in the Kitikmeot Region and Lancaster Sound (Northwest Passage), Nunavut. Report written for the Nunavut General Monitoring Plan, March 2021.
Halliday WD (2021) Underwater noise from ship traffic near Cambridge Bay, Nunavut in 2017 and 2018. Report written for Transport Canada, 5 February 2021. PDF
Dawson J, Carter NA, Holloway J, van Luijk N, Halliday WD (2021) Infusing Arctic Corridors and Northern Voices research into the Inuvialuit Settlement Region Safe Waterway Strategy. Report written for the Inuvialuit Regional Corporation, January 2021.
Insley SJ, Tauzer L, Halliday WD, Illasiak J, Green R, Kudlak A, Kuptana J (2021) Ringed seal diet and condition in the Amundsen Gulf region, eastern Beaufort Sea. Arctic74: 127-138. https://doi.org/10.14430/arctic72447 Halliday WD, Pine MK, Citta J, Harwood L, Hauser DDW, Hilliard RC, Lea E, Loseto LL, Quakenbush L, Insley SJ (2021) Potential exposure of beluga and bowhead whales to underwater noise from ship traffic in the Beaufort and Chukchi Seas. Ocean and Coastal Management 204: 105473. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ocecoaman.2020.105473
Heimrich AF, Halliday WD, Frouin-Mouy H, Pine MK, Juanes F, Insley SJ (2021) Vocalizations of bearded seals (Erignathus barbatus) and their influence on the soundscape of the western Canadian Arctic. Marine Mammal Science 37: 173-192. https://doi.org/10.1111/mms.12732
Halliday WD, Pine MK, Insley SJ (2020) Underwater noise and Arctic marine mammals: review and policy recommendations. Environmental Reviews 28: 438-448. https://doi.org/10.1139/er-2019-0033
Halliday WD, Pine MK, Mouy X, Kortsalo P, Hilliard RC, Insley SJ (2020) The coastal Arctic marine soundscape near Ulukhaktok, Northwest Territories, Canada. Polar Biology 43: 623-636. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00300-020-02665-8
Halliday WD, Scharffenberg K, Whalen D, MacPhee S, Loseto LL, Insley SJ (2020) The summer soundscape of a shallow-water estuary used by beluga whales in the western Canadian Arctic. Arctic Science 6: 361-383. https://doi.org/10.1139/AS-2019-0022 PDF
Halliday WD (2020) Literature review of ship strike risk to whales. Report written for Fisheries and Oceans Canada, 28 February 2020. PDF
Halliday WD (2020) Vessel traffic trends in the Arctic and overlap with important marine mammal areas. Report written for PAME [Protection of the Arctic Marine Environment working group of the Arctic Council]. PDFPresentation of the report
2019 Halliday WD, Scharffenberg K, MacPhee S, Hilliard RC, Mouy X, Whalen D, Loseto L, Insley SJ (2019) Beluga vocalizations decrease in response to vessel traffic in the Mackenzie River estuary. Arctic 72: 337-346. https://doi.org/10.14430/arctic69294
Protection of the Arctic Marine Environment (PAME)* (2019) Underwater Noise in the Arctic: A State of Knowledge Report. Rovaniemi, May 2019. PAME Secretariat, Akureyri. *Report written by Halliday WD, Pine MK, and Insley SJ. PDF Halliday WD, Pine MK, Insley SJ, Soares RN, Kortsalo P, Mouy X (2019) Acoustic detections of Arctic marine mammals near Ulukhaktok, Northwest Territories. Canadian Journal of Zoology 97: 72-80. https://doi.org/10.1139/cjz-2018-0077
Halliday WD, Têtu P-L, Dawson J, Insley SJ, Hilliard RC (2018) Tourist vessel traffic in important whale areas in the western Canadian Arctic: risks and possible management solutions. Marine Policy 97: 72-81. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marpol.2018.08.035
Pine MK, Hannay DE, Insley SJ, Halliday WD, Juanes F (2018) Assessing vessel slowdown for reducing auditory masking for marine mammals and fish of the western Canadian Arctic. Marine Pollution Bulletin 135: 290-302. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marpolbul.2018.07.031
McWhinnie L, Halliday WD, Hilliard C, Insley SJ, Canessa R (2018) Vessel traffic in the Canadian Arctic: management solutions for minimizing impacts on whales in a changing Northern region. Ocean and Coastal Management 160: 1-17. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ocecoaman.2018.03.042
2017 Halliday WD, Insley SJ, Hilliard RC, de Jong T, Pine MK (2017) Potential impacts of shipping noise on marine mammals in the western Canadian Arctic. Marine Pollution Bulletin 123: 73-82. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marpolbul.2017.09.027