Stranding Networks and Marine Mammal Management

by Dean M. Wilkinson, Natl Marine Fisheries Service, Silver Spring, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Coastal Zone '93


Marine Mammal Stranding Networks respond to a large number of marine mammal strandings each year. There is a potential to collect a variety of data that can be used for management purposes. Stranded animals can provide information to differentiate stocks, to define life history and population dynamics, and to gain information on human interactions

Subject Headings: Information management | Wildlife | Data collection | Lifeline systems | History | Population projection | Biological processes | Coastal management

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