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Louisiana Enhance Marine Mammal Stranding Network

Implementing Organization

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Overview

DWH Project Funding

$3,095,628

Known Leveraged Funding

$0

Funding Organization

Natural Resource Damage Assessment Trustees (NRDA)

Funding Program

Natural Resource Damage Assessment NRDA

Details

Project Category

Environmental

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 in 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 collected from stranded cetaceans to improve diagnosis of illness and cause of death of marine mammals in 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.

Contact

brittany Jensen
Not Defined
brittany.jensen@noaa.gov
Project Website
Project Partners

None

Affiliated Institutions

For official trustee information regarding the Deepwater Horizon NRDA, including information regarding the NRDA process and the status of projects, see https://www.gulfspillrestoration.noaa.gov/

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