Accession Number : ADA531181


Title :   Establishing a Marine Mammal Stranding Network in the Bahamas


Descriptive Note : Annual rept.


Corporate Author : BAHAMAS MARINE MAMMAL RESEARCH ORGANISATION ABACO (BAHAMAS)


Personal Author(s) : Claridge, Diane ; Dunn, Charlotte


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/get-tr-doc/pdf?AD=ADA531181


Report Date : 30 SEP 2009


Pagination or Media Count : 6


Abstract : The long-term goals of this project are to establish a marine mammal stranding network to address conservation of marine mammals in the Bahamas and potential impacts of naval operations on local populations. Capacity building through multiple training workshops, established communication trees, stranding kits on major islands in the archipelago and a national stranding hotline will ensure more effective response during stranding events to better determine the cause of strandings as well as increase our understanding of the biology of marine mammals. The stranding network is to become self-sufficient and continue into the future with local support.


Descriptors :   *SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH , *BIOACOUSTICS , *FIRST RESPONDERS , UNDERWATER ACOUSTICS , CETACEA , BAHAMA ISLANDS , RESEARCH MANAGEMENT , COMMUNICATIONS NETWORKS , TRAINING , WORKSHOPS


Subject Categories : BIOLOGICAL OCEANOGRAPHY
      TEST FACILITIES, EQUIPMENT AND METEORS
      ACOUSTICS


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE