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Integrating Visual and Acoustic Data on Cetacean Abundance and Habitat in Gulf of Mexico Deepwater

Implementing Organization

Scripps Institution of Oceanography

Overview

DWH Project Funding

$451,000

Known Leveraged Funding

$0

Funding Organization

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine – Gulf Research Program (NASEM - GRP)

Funding Program

NASEM Gulf Research Program – Grants

Details

Project Category

Science

Project Actions

Environmental Research

Targeted Resources

Marine Mammals

Project Description

Protected species in the deep ocean, such as dolphins and whales, require monitoring for management and conservation purposes. In response to the need for improved monitoring, the project team will integrate temporally rich acoustic survey data and spatially rich visual survey data of whales and dolphins from the Gulf of Mexico and develop habitat models. These models could inform the development of new conservation and management strategies — particularly after events such as the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

Contact

John A. Hildebrand
None
jahildebrand@ucsd.edu
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Project Partners

None

Affiliated Institutions

None

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