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Recent Submissions

  • Marine Mammal Mass Strandings 

    Moore, Katie; Srinivasan, Mridula; Simeone, Claire; Sharp, Brian; Moore, Michael J. (2017-03-28)
    The folder provides additional reference materials and resources about dealing with marine mammal mass strandings.
  • Stranding Response Reference Materials 

    Srinivasan, Mridula; Moore, Michael J.; Moore, Katie; Simeone, Claire; Wilkin, Sarah; Sharp, Brian (2015)
    This folder provides reference materials for training and educational use only related to marine mammal stranding and entanglement response.
  • Marine Mammal Human Interactions Resources 

    Moore, Katie; Simeone, Claire; Wilkin, Sarah; Moore, Michael J.; Sharp, Brian; Srinivasan, Mridula (2017-03-15)
    This folder provides additional resources about understanding types and effects of human interactions (e.g., from ship strikes, entanglement in fisheries gear) on marine mammals.
  • Sample storage and transport 

    Srinivasan, Mridula; Moore, Michael J.; Simeone, Claire; Wilkin, Sarah; Sharp, Brian; Moore, Katie (2017-03-15)
    This folder provides some information about USAID's sample storage and transport best practices.
  • Marine Mammal Entanglement Response 

    Moore, Michael J.; Moore, Katie; Srinivasan, Mridula; Simeone, Claire; Wilkin, Sarah; Sharp, Brian (2017-03-15)
    This folder provides additional resources on marine mammal entanglement response.
  • Euthanasia Resources 

    Simeone, Claire; Moore, Katie; Sharp, Brian; Wilkin, Sarah; Moore, Michael J.; Srinivasan, Mridula (2017-03-15)
    This folder provides a variety of informational resources on marine mammal euthanasia
  • Marine Mammal Stranding Response Introductory Resources 

    Moore, Katie; Moore, Michael J.; Simeone, Claire; Sharp, Brian; Wilkin, Sarah; Srinivasan, Mridula (2017-03-15)
    This folder contains introductory information on why stranding response activities are important for marine mammal research and conservation. Additional introductory species information for pinnipeds is also provided.
  • Cetacean Stranding Response Resources 

    Srinivasan, Mridula; Simeone, Claire; Moore, Katie; Sharp, Brian; Moore, Michael J.; Wilkin, Sarah (2017-03-15)
    The folder provides additional resources related to cetacean stranding response.
  • Pinniped Stranding Response Resources 

    Srinivasan, Mridula; Moore, Michael J.; Moore, Katie; Wilkin, Sarah; Sharp, Brian; Simeone, Claire (2017-03-15)
    The folder provides additional resources for pinniped stranding response training (both live and dead)
  • Stranding Response Forms 

    Srinivasan, Mridula; Moore, Katie; Simeone, Claire; Moore, Michael J.; Wilkin, Sarah; Sharp, Brian (2017-03-15)
    The folder provides sample stranding response forms for data collection from cetaceans and pinnipeds. Forms can be modified to suit regional purposes.