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
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 Methods
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE