Nicole Nasby Lucas

Nicole Nasby Lucas
Research Biologist


    • M.S. Marine Resource Management, with a minor in Earth Information Science and Technology – Oregon State University, College of Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences
    • B.A. Biology – St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN


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Lam, C.H., Nasby-Lucas, N., Ortega-Garcia, S., Offield, P. and Domeier, M.L., 2022. Depth-based geolocation processing of multi-year striped marlin archival tag data reveals residency in the Eastern Pacific Ocean. Animal Biotelemetry, 10(1), p.23.

Andrzejaczek, S., Lucas, T.C., Goodman, M.C., Hussey, N.E., Armstrong, A.J., … Nasby-Lucas, N., … and Curnick, D.J., 2022. Diving into the vertical dimension of elasmobranch movement ecology. Science Advances, 8(33), p.eabo1754


Nasby-Lucas, N. and Domeier, M.L., 2020. Impact of satellite linked radio transmitting (SLRT) tags on the dorsal fin of subadult and adult white sharks (Carcharodon carcharias). Bulletin of Marine Science, 96(1), pp.23-3


Nasby-Lucas, N., H. Dewar, O. Sosa-Nishizaki, C. Wilson., J.R. Hyde, R.D. Vetter, J. Wraith,, B.A. Block, M.J. Kinney, T. Sippel and D.B. Holts,. 2019. Movements of electronically tagged shortfin mako sharks (Isurus oxyrinchus) in the eastern North Pacific Ocean. Animal Biotelemetry, 7(1), pp.1-26.


Domeier, M.L., Ortega-Garcia, S., Nasby-Lucas, N. and Offield, P., 2018. First marlin archival tagging
study suggests new direction for research. Marine and Freshwater Research, 70(4), pp.603-608.


Horton, T.W, N. Hauser, A.N. Zerbini, M.P. Francis, M.L. Domeier, A. Andriolo, D.P. Costa, P.W. Robinson, C.A. Duffy, N. Nasby-Lucas, and R.N. Holdaway. 2017. Route fidelity during marine megafauna migration. Frontiers in Marine Science, 4, p.422.


Domeier M. L. and N. Nasby-Lucas. 2013. Two-year migration of adult female white sharks (Carcharodon carcharias) reveals widely separated nursery areas and conservation concerns. Animal Biotelemetry 1:2


Domeier, M.L., N. Nasby-Lucas, and C.H. Lam. 2012. Fine scale habitat use by white sharks at Guadalupe Island, Mexico. In Global Perspectives on the Biology and Life History of the Great White Shark, ed, Domeier, M. L., Ch. 10. Boca Raton: CRC Press.

Domeier M. L. and N. Nasby-Lucas. 2012. Sex specific migration patterns and sexual segregation for adult white sharks in the northeastern Pacific. In Global Perspectives on the Biology and Life History of the Great White Shark, ed, Domeier, M. L., Ch. 11. Boca Raton: CRC Press.

Domeier, M.L., N. Nasby-Lucas, and D.M. Palacios. 2012. The Eastern Pacific White Shark “Shared Offshore Foraging Area” (SOFA): A First Examination and Description from Ship Observations and Remote Sensing. In Global Perspectives on the Biology and Life History of the Great White Shark, ed, Domeier, M. L., Ch. 12. Boca Raton: CRC Press.

Nasby-Lucas, N. and M.L. Domeier. 2012. Use of photo identification to describe a white shark aggregation at Guadalupe Island, Mexico. In Global Perspectives on the Biology and Life History of the Great White Shark, ed, Domeier, M. L., Ch. 25. Boca Raton: CRC Press.

Sosa-Nishizaki, O., E. Morales-Bojóquez, N. Nasby-Lucas, M. L. Domeier, and E. C. Oñate-Gonzáles. 2012. Problems with photo-identification as a method of estimating abundance of white sharks (Carcharodon carcharias): an example from Guadalupe Island, Mexico. In Global Perspectives on the Biology and Life History of the Great White Shark (Carcharodon carcharias), ed, Domeier, M. L., Ch. 26. Boca Raton: CRC Press.


Dewar, H., ED Prince, MK Musly, RW Brill, C. Sepulveda, J. Luo, D. Foley, ES Orbesen, ML Domeier, N Nasby-Lucas, D. Snodgrass, RM Laures, JP Hoolihan, BA Block, and LM McNaughton. 2111. Movements and behaviors of swordfish in the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans examined using pop‐up satellite archival tags. Fish. Oceanog. 20(3): 219–241.

Musyl, M. K. , M. L. Domeier, N. Nasby-Lucas, R. W. Brill, L. M. McNaughton, J. Y. Swimmer, M. S. Lutcavage, S. G. Wilson, B. Galuardi, J. B. Liddle. 2011. Performance of pop-up satellite archival tags. Mar Ecol Prog Ser. 433: 1–28.


Sepulveda C.A., A. Knight, N. Nasby-Lucas, and M. L. Domeier. 2010. Fine-scale movements of the swordfish Xiphias gladius in the Southern California Bight. Fisheries Oceanography 19:279-289.


Nasby-Lucas N., H. Dewar, C.H. Lam, K.J. Goldman, and M.L. Domeier. 2009. White Shark Offshore Habitat: A Behavioral and Environmental Characterization of the Eastern Pacific Shared Offshore Foraging Area. PLoS ONE 4(12): e8163. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0008163


Domeier, M.L and N. Nasby-Lucas. 2008. Migration Patterns of White Sharks (Carcharodon carcharias) Tagged at Guadalupe Island, Mexico, and Identification of an Eastern Pacific Shared Offshore Foraging Area. Mar Ecol Prog Ser 370: 221–237.


Domeier, M.L. and N. Nasby-Lucas. 2007. Annual re-sightings of photographically identified white sharks (Carcharodon carcharias) at an eastern Pacific aggregation site (Guadalupe Island, Mexico). Marine Biology 150:977-984.


Domeier, M.L., D. DeMaria, and N. Nasby-Lucas. 2006. Behavior and habitat use of goliath grouper (Epinephelus itajara) based upon acoustic telemetry. Proc. 10th Int. Coral Reef Symp. 1314-1325.


Domeier, M.L., D. Kiefer, N. Nasby-Lucas, A. Wagschal, and F. O’Brien. 2005. Tracking Pacific bluefin tuna (Thunnus thynnus orientalis) in the northeastern Pacific with an automated algorithm that estimates latitude by matching sea-surface-temperature data from satellites with temperature data from tags on fish. Fishery Bulletin 103:292-306.


Dewar, H., M.L. Domeier, and N. Nasby-Lucas. 2004. Insights into young of the year white shark, Carcharodon carcharias, behavior in the Southern California Bight. Environmental Biology of Fishes 70:133-143.


Domeier, M.L., H. Dewar, and N. Nasby-Lucas. 2003. Mortality rate of striped marlin (Tetrapturus audax) caught with recreational tackle. Marine and Freshwater Research 54:435-445.

Cochrane, G.R., N.M. Nasby, J.A. Reid, B. Waltenberger, K.M. Lee. Nearshore Benthic Habitat GIS for the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary and Southern California State Fisheries Reserves Volume 1. U.S. Geological Survey, Open-file Report 03-85, March 10, 2003


Nasby-Lucas, N.M., S.G. Merle, B.W. Embley, B.N. Tissot, M.A. Hixon, and D.J. Wright. 2002. Integration of Submersible Transect Data and High-Resolution Imagery for a Habitat-Based Ground Fish Assessment of Heceta Bank, Oregon. Fishery Bulletin 100:739-751.