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Project and Workshop Reports

On numerous occasions, the Marine Mammal Commission, working either independently or in cooperation with other federal agencies or organizations, has organized and sponsored workshops on issues of current concern or interest. In most instances, these workshops result in a formal report that is made available to government and scientific communities and the public.

Selected reports resulting from these Commission-sponsored workshops and related activities are provided here.


Alaska Native Consultation and Co-Management Meeting

Anchorage, Alaska, 10-12 December 2012

Prepared by Environmental Law Institute

Alaska Native Consultation and Co-Management Meeting Report


Mariculture and Harbor Seals in Drakes Estero, California

22 November 2011

Prepared by the Marine Mammal Commission

The report of the Mariculture and Harbor Seals in Drakes Estero, California


The Effects of Climate Change and the Antarctic Toothfish Fishery on the Ross Sea Marine Ecosystem


Assessing the Long-term Effects of the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill on Marine Mammals in the Gulf of Mexico: A Statement of Research Needs

August 2011

Prepared by Victoria R. Cornish and Timothy J. Ragen The Marine Mammal Commission

Download a copy: PDF ( 1.5MB)

Assessing the Long-term Effects of the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill on Marine Mammals in the Gulf of Mexico: A Statement of Research Needs


Workshop on Attaining Marine Biodiversity Observations

Washington, DC, 27–27 May 2010

2011

Linda Amaral-Zettler, J. Emmett Duffy, Daphne Fautin, Gustav Paulay, Tatiana Rynearson, Heidi Sosik, and John Stachowicz

Download a copy: PDF ( 1.4MB)

Workshop on Attaining Marine Biodiversity Observations


Establishing protected areas for Asian freshwater cetaceans

Samarinda, 19-24 October 2009

Edited by Danielle Kreb, Randall R. Reeves, Peter O. Thomas,

2010

Download a copy: PDF (4.30MB)

Establishing protected areas for Asian freshwater cetaceans


Regional Workshop for Effective Implementation of Marine Mammal Stranding Response in the Dutch Caribbean

5 - 7 November 2009
Curacao, Netherland Antilles
Submitted by
Paul Hoetjes (SCCN) and Nathalie Ward, Phd (ECCN)

Download a copy: PDF (743KB)

Regional Workshop for Effective Implementation of Marine Mammal Stranding Response in the Dutch Caribbean


A Review of False Killer Whales in Hawaiian Waters

December 23, 2009

Robin W. Baird
Cascadia Research Collective
218 ½ West Fourth Avenue
Olympia, WA 98501
rwbaird@cascadiaresearch

Download a copy: PDF (1.1MB)

A Review of False Killer Whales in Hawaiian Waters


A Framework for Monitoring Arctic Marine Mammals


Review of Co-management Efforts in Alaska

6 - 8 February 2008
Anchorage, Alaska

Download a copy: PDF (645KB)

Review of Co-management Efforts in Alaska


Report of the Large Whale Tagging Workshop

July 2008

David W. Weller
NOAA Fisheries
Southwest Fisheries Science Center
La Jolla, California USA
dave.weller@noaa.gov

Download a copy: PDF (237KB)

Report of the Large Whale Tagging Workshop


Underwater Sound and the Marine Mammal Acoustic Environment: A Guide to Fundamental Principles

July 2008

By David L. Bradley, Ph.D.
Richard Stern, Ph.D.

Download a copy: PDF (3.4 MB)

Underwater Sound and the Marine Mammal Acoustic Environment: A Guide to Fundamental Principles


Reports in Response to Congressional Directives


THE BIOLOGICAL VIABILITY OF THE MOST ENDANGERED MARINE MAMMALS AND THE COST-EFFECTIVENESS OF PROTECTION PROGRAMS

Endangered, Threatened, and Depleted Marine Mammals in U.S. Waters
A Review of Species Classification Systems and Listed Species

Sponsored by
The Marine Mammal Commission

2007

Download a copy: PDF (748 KB)

Endangered, Threatened, and Depleted Marine Mammals in U.S. Waters

The Status of Protection Programs for Endangered, Threatened, and Depleted Marine Mammals in U.S. Waters

Report of the Workshop on Assessing the Population Viability of Endangered Marine Mammals in U.S. Waters
September 13-15, 2005

Savannah, Georgia

Prepared by
The Marine Mammal Commission

Download a copy: PDF (305 KB)

Report of the Workshop on Assessing the Population Viability of Endangered Marine Mammals in U.S. Waters

Report of the North Atlantic Right Whale Program Review
March 13-17, 2006

Woods Hole, Massachusetts

Sponsored by
The Marine Mammal Commission

Download a copy: PDF (349 KB)

Report of the North Atlantic Right Whale Program Review

Marine Mammals and Noise:
A Sound Approach to Research and Management
March 2007

Sponsored by
The Marine Mammal Commission

Download a copy: PDF (6 MB)

A Sound Approach to Research and Management

The Advisory Committee on Acoustic Impacts on Marine Mammals Report
February 1, 2006

Sponsored by
The Marine Mammal Commission

Download a copy: PDF (820 KB)

The Advisory Committee on Acoustic Impacts on Marine Mammals Report

Policy on Sound and Marine Mammals
September 28-30, 2004

London,England

Sponsored by
The Marine Mammal Commission

Download a copy: PDF (742 KB)

Policy on Sound and Marine Mammals

Consultation on Future Directions in Marine Mammal Research
August 4-7, 2003

Portland, Oregon

Sponsored by
The Marine Mammal Commission

Download a copy: PDF (506 KB)

 

Killer whale, manatee, walrus, and sea otter

Other Workshop Reports


Hawaiian Monk Seal Workshop
October 29-31, 2002

Kauai Sheraton Resort
Koloa, Kauai, Hawaii

Co-sponsored by
Marine Mammal Commission
National Marine Fisheries Service
Hawaii Division of Aquatic Resources

Download a copy: PDF (321 KB)

Workshop Background Papers (PDF)

Hawaiian monk seal

Impacts of Changes In Sea Ice and Other Environmental Parameters In the Arctic
February 15-17, 2000

Girdwood, Alaska

Co-convened by
Robert H. Mattlin, Ph.D.
John E. Reynolds, III, Ph.D.
Henry P. Huntington, Ph.D.
Caleb Pungowiyi

Download a copy: PDF (1.6 MB)

Arctic sea ice

Marine Mammals and Persistent Ocean Contaminants
October 12-15, 1998

Keystone, Colorado

Co-sponsored by
Marine Mammal Commission
U.S. Geological Survey
National Marine Fisheries Service
Environmental Protection Agency
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation

Download a copy: PDF (913 KB)

 

ocean contamination

Contract Reports


Development of a Conceptual Design for a Non- Industry Dependent Warm-Water Refuge for Florida Manatees in Brevard County, Florida

Prepared by Lixing Gu
Florida Solar Energy Center
1679 Clearlake Road
Cocoa, Florida 32922

Date Prepared: December 27, 2007

Download a copy: PDF (1.6 MB)

Development of a Conceptual Design for a Non-
Industry Dependent Warm-Water Refuge for Florida
Manatees in Brevard County, Florida

A Survey of Florida Springs to Determine Accessibility to Florida Manatees (Trichechus manatus latirostris): Developing a Sustainable Thermal Network

Prepared by Cynthia R. Taylor
Wildlife Trust
1601 3rd St. South, Suite F
St. Petersburg, Florida 33701 USA

Date Prepared: October 2006

Download a copy: PDF (4 MB)

A Survey of Florida Springs to Determine Accessibility to Florida Manatees (Trichechus manatus latirostris): Developing a Sustainable Thermal Network

Assessment of Thermal Heating Requirements for Non-Industry Dependent Warm-Water Refuges for Florida Manatees

Prepared by Lixing Gu
Florida Solar Energy Center
1679 Clearlake Road
Cocoa, Florida 32922

Date Prepared: February 2005

Download a copy: PDF (2.5 MB)

Assessment of Thermal Heating Requirements for Non-Industry Dependent Warm-Water Refuges for Florida Manatees

A Review of the Literature Pertaining to Swimming with Wild Dolphins

Prepared by Amy Samuels, Lars Bejder, and Sonja Heinrich

Date Prepared: April 2000

Download a copy: PDF (528 KB)

Bottlenose dolphins

The Value of Sanctuaries, Parks, and Reserves (Protected Areas) As Tools for Conserving Marine Mammals

Prepared by
Randall R. Reeves
Okapi Wildlife Associates
27 Chandler Lane
Hudson, Quebec J0P 1H0, Canada

Date Prepared: December 2000

Download a copy: PDF (585 KB)

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