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Assessment of Marine Mammal Physiological Responses to Low Salinity Exposures

Implementing Organization

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


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Known Leveraged Funding


Funding Organization

Natural Resource Damage Assessment Trustees (NRDA)

Funding Program

Natural Resource Damage Assessment NRDA


Project Category


Project Actions

Species Restoration

Targeted Resources

Marine Mammals

Project Description

This project will support understanding and restoration of bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) through the synthesis of existing data to describe the physiological and biological responses to low salinity exposures. Activities are to compile and evaluate data, develop and implement models, conduct expert analysis, and complete a report of findings from this effort.


Mel Landry
(225) 778-7380
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