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NOAA Technical Memorandum NMFS-NE-162

U.S. Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico Marine Mammal Stock Assessments -- 2000

Gordon T. Waring1, Janeen M. Quintal1, and Steven L. Swartz2, Editors
with contributions from (listed alphabetically): Neilo B. Barros3, Phillip J. Clapham1, Timothy V.N. Cole1, Carol P. Fairfield3, Larry J. Hansen4, Keith D. Mullin5, Daniel K. Odell3, Debra L. Palka1, Marjorie C. Rossman1, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service6, Randall S. Wells7, and Cynthia Yeung2
1National Marine Fisheries Service, 166 Water St., Woods Hole, MA 02543-1026
2National Marine Fisheries Service, 75 Virginia Beach Dr., Miami, FL 33149-1003
3Sea World, Inc., 7007 Sea World Dr., Orlando, FL 32821-8097
4National Marine Fisheries Service, 219 Ft. Johnson Rd., Charleston, SC 29412
5National Marine Fisheries Service, P.O. Drawer 1207, Pascagoula, MS 39568-1207
6U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 6620 Southpoint Dr., S., Jacksonville, FL 32399-3000
7Mote Marine laboratory, 1600 Ken Thompson Hwy., Sarasota, FL 34236

Web version posted November 2000

Citation: Waring GT, Quintal JM, Swartz SL, Editors. 2000. US Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico marine mammal stock assessments -- 2000. US Dep Commer, NOAA Tech Memo NMFS NE 162; 298 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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Stock Assessments for 2000
NORTHERN RIGHT WHALE (Eubalaena glacialis): Western North Atlantic Stock
HUMPBACK WHALE (Megaptera novaeangliae): Gulf of Maine Stock
FIN WHALE (Balaenoptera physalus): Western North Atlantic Stock
SEI WHALE (Balaenoptera borealis): Nova Scotia Stock
BLUE WHALE (Balaenoptera musculus): Western North Atlantic Stock
MINKE WHALE (Balaenoptera acutorostrata): Canadian East Coast Stock
DWARF SPERM WHALE (Kogia simus): Western North Atlantic Stock
PYGMY SPERM WHALE (Kogia breviceps): Western North Atlantic Stock
SPERM WHALE (Physeter macrocephalus): North Atlantic Stock
CUVIER'S BEAKED WHALE (Ziphius cavirostris): Western North Atlantic Stock
MESOPLODON BEAKED WHALES (Mesoplodon spp.): Western North Atlantic Stock
RISSO'S DOLPHIN (Grampus griseus): Western North Atlantic Stock
LONG-FINNED PILOT WHALE (Globicephala melas): Western North Atlantic Stock
SHORT-FINNED PILOT WHALE (Globicephala macrorhynchus): Western North Atlantic Stock
WHITE-SIDED DOLPHIN (Lagenorhynchus acutus): Western North Atlantic Stock
COMMON DOLPHIN (Delphinus delphis): Western North Atlantic Stock
ATLANTIC SPOTTED DOLPHIN (Stenella frontalis): Western North Atlantic Stock
PANTROPICAL SPOTTED DOLPHIN (Stenella attenuata): Western North Atlantic Stock
STRIPED DOLPHIN (Stenella coeruleoalba): Western North Atlantic Stock
BOTTLENOSE DOLPHIN (Tursiops truncatus): Western North Atlantic Offshore Stock
BOTTLENOSE DOLPHIN (Tursiops truncatus): Western North Atlantic Coastal Stock
HARBOR PORPOISE (Phocoena phocoena): Gulf of Maine/Bay of Fundy Stock
HARBOR SEAL (Phoca vitulina): Western North Atlantic Stock
GRAY SEAL (Halichoerus grypus): Western North Atlantic Stock
HARP SEAL (Phoca groenlandica): Western North Atlantic Stock
BOTTLENOSE DOLPHIN (Tursiops truncatus): Gulf of Mexico Bay, Sound, and Estuarine Stocks
DWARF SPERM WHALE (Kogia simus): Northern Gulf of Mexico Stock
PYGMY SPERM WHALE (Kogia breviceps): Northern Gulf of Mexico Stock
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