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NOAA Technical Memorandum NMFS-NE-210

U.S. Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico Marine Mammal
Stock Assessments -- 2008

Gordon T. Waring1, Elizabeth Josephson1, Carol P. Fairfield-Walsh2, and Katherine Maze-Foley3, Editors, with contributions from (listed alphabetically): 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 24, 2009

Citation: Waring GT, Josephson E, Fairfield-Walsh CP, Maze-Foley K, editors. 2009. U.S. Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico Marine Mammal Stock Assessments -- 2008. NOAA Tech Memo NMFS NE 210; 440 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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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

  • Harbor Seal (Phoca vitulina): Western North Atlantic Stock
  • Gray Seal (Halichoerus grypus): Western North Atlantic Stock
  • Harp Seal (Pagophilus groenlandicus): 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 2002-2006
APPENDIX II. Summary of the confirmed human-caused mortality and serious injury ("SI") events involving baleen whales
APPENDIX III. Fisheries Descriptions -- LARGE PDF (11MB+)

APPENDIX IV. Marine mammal stock assessment reports not updated in 2008:
APPENDIX V. West Indian manatees stock assessment: Florida (Trichechus manatus latirostris) and Antillean (Trichechus manatus manatus) stocks
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