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NOAA Technical Memorandum NMFS-NE-219

U.S. Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico Marine Mammal Stock Assessments -- 2010

edited by Gordon T. Waring1, Elizabeth Josephson1, Katherine Maze-Foley2, and Patricia E. Rosel3, Editors, with contributions from (listed alphabetically): Kevin Barry2, Barbie Byrd4, Timothy V.N. Cole1, Laura Engleby5, Carol Fairfield6, Lance P. Garrison6, Larry Hansen4, Allison Henry1, Jenny Litz6, Christopher Orphanides1, Richard M. Pace1, Debra L. Palka1, Marjorie C. Rossman1, Carrie Sinclair2, and Fredrick W. Wenzel1

1National Marine Fisheries Service, 166 Water St., Woods Hole, MA 02543
2National Marine Fisheries Service, 3209 Frederic St., Pascagoula, MS 39567
3National Marine Fisheries Service, 646 Cajundome Blvd. Suite 234, Lafayette, LA 70506
4National Marine Fisheries Service, 101 Pivers Island, Beaufort, NC 28516
5National Marine Fisheries Service , 263 13th Ave. South, St. Petersburg, FL 33701
6National Marine Fisheries Service, 75 Virginia Beach Dr., Miami, FL 33149

Web version posted June 7, 2011

Citation: Waring GT, Josephson E, Maze-Foley K, Rosel, PE, editors. 2011. U.S. Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico Marine Mammal Stock Assessments -- 2010. NOAA Tech Memo NMFS NE 219; 595 p. Available from: National Marine Fisheries Service, 166 Water Street, Woods Hole, MA 02543-1026, or online at

Information Quality Act Compliance: In accordance with section 515 of Public Law 106-554, the Northeast Fisheries Science Center completed both technical and policy reviews for this report. These predissemination reviews are on file at the NEFSC Editorial Office.

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TABLE 1.  A Summary (including footnotes) of Atlantic Marine Mammal Stock Assessment Reports for Stocks of Marine Mammals under NMFS Authority that Occupy Waters under USA Jurisdiction

North Atlantic Cetacean Species

North Atlantic Pinniped Species

Gulf of Mexico Cetacean Species

Caribbean Cetacean Species


APPENDIX I. Estimated serious injury and mortality (SI&M) of Western North Atlantic marine mammals listed by U.S. observed fisheries for 2004-2008.

APPENDIX II. Summary of confirmed human-caused mortality and serious injury (SI) events

APPENDIX III. Fishery Descriptions

APPENDIX IV. Summary of surveys and abundance estimates

APPENDIX V. Reports not updated in 2010

APPENDIX VI. Indian Manatee Stock Assessments – Florida and Antilles stocks
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