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Congressional Briefing on Marine Mammal Health and Stranding


Congressional briefing on marine mammal health and stranding Congressional briefing on marine mammal health and stranding

On 1 August 2013 the Marine Mammal Commission and National Marine Fisheries Service, in partnership with the National Marine Mammal Stranding Network, hosted a Congressional briefing on marine mammal health and stranding. The purpose of the briefing was to provide an overview of the major trends and issues in strandings, the Marine Mammal Health and Stranding Response Program, and how partnerships between federal and private stakeholders help address challenges in marine mammal stranding response, research and conservation. The briefing was attended by a number of non-governmental organizations, federal agencies, and Congressional offices. Please see below for a summary of the briefing and presentations by the briefing panelists.

Congressional Briefing Flyer:

Congressional Briefing Announcement by MMC and NMFS

Congressional Briefing Summary:

Marine Mammal Health and Stranding Congressional Briefing Summary

Panelist Presentations:

Opening remarks (Dr. Daryl Boness)

Marine mammal strandings and implications for ecosystems and human health (Dr. Frances Gulland)

The Marine Mammal Health and Stranding Response Program (Ms. Nicole LeBoeuf)

Perspective from the National Marine Mammal Stranding Network (Mr. W. Mark Swingle)

The role of the Marine Mammal Health and Stranding Response Program in the recovery of Hawaiian Monk Seals (Dr. Charles Littnan)

Closing remarks (Dr. Daryl Boness)


 

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