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NOAA Technical Memorandum NMFS-NE-205

U.S. Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico Marine Mammal Stock Assessments -- 2007

Gordon T. Waring1, Elizabeth Josephson1, Carol P. Fairfield-Walsh2, and Katherine Maze-Foley3, Editors, with contributions from (listed alphabetically): Dana Belden1, Timothy V.N. Cole1, Lance P. Garrison2, Keith D. Mullin3, Christopher Orphanides1, Richard M. Pace1, Debra L. Palka1, Marjorie C. Rossman1, and Fredrick W. Wenzel1
1National Marine Fisheries Serv., 166 Water St., Woods Hole, MA 02543
2National Marine Fisheries Serv., 75 Virginia Beach Dr., Miami, FL 33149
3National Marine Fisheries Serv., 3209 Frederic St., Pascagoula, MS 39567

Web version posted April 17, 2008

Citation: Waring GT, Josephson E, Fairfield-Walsh CP, Maze-Foley K, editors. 2007. U.S. Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico Marine Mammal Stock Assessments -- 2007. NOAA Tech Memo NMFS NE 205; 415 p.

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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ERRATUM: The original pdf and print version of this technical memorandum incorrectly lists January 2008 as the publication date. The correct publication date is November 2007, and the above citation information should be used.

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TABLE 1. A summary 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

  • Harbor Seal (Phoca vitulina):  Western North Atlantic Stock
  • Gray Seal (Halichoerus grypus): Western North Atlantic Stock
  • Harp Seal (Pagophilus groenlandicus): Western North Atlantic Stock
  • Hooded Seal (Cystophora cristata): Western North Atlantic Stock

Gulf of Mexico Cetacean Species

APPENDIX I. Estimated serious injury and mortality (SI&M) of Western North Atlantic marine mammals listed by U.S. observed fisheries for 2001-2005
APPENDIX II. Summary of the confirmed human-caused mortality and serious injury ("SI") events involving baleen whales
APPENDIX III. Fisheries Descriptions -- LARGE PDF (11MB+) -- smaller sections linked below:

APPENDIX IV. Marine Mammal stock assessment reports not updated in 2007:
  • BLUE WHALE (Balaenoptera musculus): Western North Atlantic Stock
  • KILLER WHALE (Orcinus orca): Western North Atlantic Stock
APPENDIX V. West Indian manatees stock assessment: Florida (Trichechus manatus latirostris) and Antillean (Trichechus manatus manatus) stocks
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