Marine Mammal Stranding Response Capacity Building

Michael Moore, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Capacity building and training programs in foreign countries is a tested mechanism to tackle
various marine mammal conservation challenges such as (1) bycatch of marine mammals; (2)
climate change and/or (3) prey depletion on marine mammals; (4) marine debris, (5) vessel
strikes, (6) habitat degradation/loss, (7) disturbance (including impacts of noise); (8) disease, (9) pollution/contaminants, and (10) harmful algal blooms. This project will develop materials and for training large whale necropsy and a national stranding and entanglement response tool kit. The vehicle will be a workshop to these ends.