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Marine Mammal and Sea Turtle Conservation, Recovery, and Monitoring Program Phase I

Implementing Organization

Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MS DEQ)


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Known Leveraged Funding


Funding Organization

National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF)

Funding Program

NFWF Gulf Environmental Benefit Fund GEBF


Project Category


Project Actions

Monitoring and Observations

Targeted Resources

Marine Mammals

Project Description

Engage state and federal agencies, academic institutions and conservation organizations to bolster the capacity of MississippiaTMs marine mammal and sea turtle stranding network. The overall goal is to improve response to injured or dead animals and develop a consistent scientific understanding of the causes of mortality to inform management actions in the state.


Melanie Green
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Project Partners

Mississippi Department of Marine Resources, Mississippi State University, Institute for Marine Mammal Studies, University of Southern Mississippi

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