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Louisiana Marine Mammal Abundance, Distribution, and Density

Implementing Organization

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


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Funding Organization

Natural Resource Damage Assessment Trustees (NRDA)

Funding Program

Natural Resource Damage Assessment NRDA


Project Category


Project Actions

Monitoring and Observations

Targeted Resources


Project Description

This project conducted vessel-based photo-identification surveys for abundance, distribution, density, and survival of marine mammals in Barataria Bay, Louisiana. This effort supports the understanding of baseline population conditions that will be used to evaluate the effects of implementing DWH Natural Resource Damage Assessment and other restoration projects.


Mel Landry
(225) 778-7380
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