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NOAA Technical Memorandum NMFS-NE-213

U.S. Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico Marine Mammal Stock Assessments -- 2009

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, Carlos Dias8, Laura Engleby5, Carol Fairfield6, Lance P. Garrison6, Allison Glass1, Larry Hansen4, Jenny Litz6, Christopher Orphanides1, Richard M. Pace1, Debra L. Palka1, Marelisa Rivera8, Marjorie C. Rossman1, Carrie Sinclair2, Jim Valade7, and Fredrick W. Wenzel1
1National Marine Fisheries Serv., 166 Water St., Woods Hole, MA 02543
2National Marine Fisheries Serv., P.O. Drawer 1207, 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 Drive, Miami, FL 33149
7 US Fish and Wildlife Service, 7915 Baymeadows Way, Suite 200, Jacksonville, FL 32256
8US Fish and Wildlife Service, P.O. Box 491 Boquerón PR 00622

Web version posted March 10, 2010

Citation: Waring GT, Josephson E, Maze-Foley K, and Rosel PE, editors. 2009. U.S. Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico Marine Mammal Stock Assessments -- 2009. NOAA Tech Memo NMFS NE 213; 528 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. Summary of Surveys and Abundance Estimates

APPENDIX V. Marine mammal stock assessment reports not updated in 2009:
APPENDIX VI. West Indian manatees stock assessment: Florida (Trichechus manatus latirostris) and Antillean (Trichechus manatus manatus) stocks
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