Accession Number : ADA456126


Title :   Marine Mammals Ashore: A Field Guide for Strandings. Second Edition


Descriptive Note : Final rept.


Corporate Author : NATIONAL AQUARIUM BALTIMORE MD


Personal Author(s) : Geraci, Joseph R ; Lounsbury, Valerie J ; Yates, Nathan


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a456126.pdf


Report Date : Jan 2005


Pagination or Media Count : 382


Abstract : Marine Mammals Ashore: A Field Guide for Strandings, by Joseph R. Geraci and Valerie J. Lounsbury, was completed and published in 1993 by the Texas A&M University Sea Grant College Program. It has been used as a training tool for the U.S. regional stranding networks and by established and developing marine mammal stranding networks in more than 30 countries. The book was out of print by 1997. With support from the Office of Naval Research, NOAA Fisheries, and the Marine Mammal Commission, the project team prepared a second edition that contains updated information on a variety of topics relevant to stranding networks worldwide, with emphasis on those in the U.S. The updated text expands the topics of human-related and natural mortality and unusual mortality events. It also expands the geographic area of coverage to include more on Canada and Mexico, and provides additional protocols for necropsy and sample collection. The book was published by the National Aquarium in Baltimore in December 2005.


Descriptors :   *MAMMALS , *AQUATIC ANIMALS , RISK , PLANNING , TRANSPORT , SAFETY , ANIMAL DISEASES , DISPOSAL , DEATH , BEACHES , MASS MEDIA , AUTOPSY


Subject Categories : Biology
      Ecology
      Biological Oceanography


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE