The Marine Mammal Health and Stranding Response Program

by Ted I. Lillestolen, Natl Marine Fisheries Service, Silver Spring, United States,
Paul Becker, Natl Marine Fisheries Service, Silver Spring, United States,
Dean Wilkinson, Natl Marine Fisheries Service, Silver Spring, United States,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Coastal Zone '93

Abstract: A National Marine Mammal Tissue Bank (NMMTB) has been established as part of a comprehensive effort to obtain reliable information on contaminant levels in marine mammal tissues. A four component program consisting of the NMMTB, stranding networks, monitoring, and quality assurance has been developed. The development and current status of the NMMTB and its relationship to the other three components will be described.

Subject Headings: Information management | Pollutants | Quality control | Environmental issues | Pollution | River bank stabilization

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