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Louisiana Enhanced Marine Mammal Stranding Network

Implementing Organization

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


DWH Project Funding


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

The project will address personnel and data gaps, expand partnerships, and enhance capacity in the current capabilities of the Marine Mammal Stranding Network (MMSN) in the state of Louisiana. Personnel, equipment, trainings, and resources will be provided to enhance capabilities to quickly respond to and investigate strandings, and to collect, store, and analyze samples from stranded cetaceans to improve diagnosis of illness and cause of death of marine mammals in the state of Louisiana. These activities will increase understanding of natural and anthropogenic threats to marine mammals in Louisiana waters, which will inform restoration planning, monitoring, and adaptive management.


Andy Millett
(601) 568-2107
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