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Marine Species Monitoring

Baseline Monitoring for Marine Mammals in the East Coast Range Complexes (aerial surveys)

Introduction & Objectives

Technical Approach

Progress & Results

Aerial survey baseline data collection has been discontinued. Surveys were conducted from 2009 through 2019 across multiple study areas as follows:

VACAPES offshore - 2015-2019
VACAPES shelf - 2016-2017
Hatteras - 2011-2017
Onslow Bay - 2007-2011
Jacksonville - 2009-2017

Visual Survey Data available on OBIS-SEAMAP

2018-19 Technical Reports - Foley et al. 2019, Cotter et al. 2019
2017 Technical Reports - Mallette et al. 2018, McAlarney et al. 2018a, McAlarney et al. 2018b, Cummings et al. 2018
2016 Technical Reports - Mallette et al. 2017, Cummings et al. 2017a, Cummings et al. 2017b, McAlarney et al. 2017
2015 Technical Reports - Cummings et al. 2016, McAlarney et al. 2016
2014 Technical Reports - Cummings et al. 2015, McAlarney et al 2015
2013 Technical Report - McAlarney et al 2014