Louisiana Enhance Marine Mammal Stranding Network
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
DWH Project Funding
Known Leveraged Funding
Natural Resource Damage Assessment Trustees (NRDA)
Natural Resource Damage Assessment NRDA
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.
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