Gulf of Mexico Marine Mammal NRDA Workshop

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Gulf of Mexico Marine Mammal NRDA Workshop

Monday, June 7, 2021 to Wednesday, June 9, 2021
A Virtual Event


The workshop will provide the opportunity for all NOAA offices to develop a common understanding of the process, hurdles, and possibilities for injury assessment for marine mammals in Gulf of Mexico prior to the next oil spill. The workshop will use two Gulf of Mexico-based spill scenarios as examples for participants to use as they develop approaches for NRDA exposure and injury assessments. Potential baseline information that might be available, species to address, platforms for assessments, and overarching collaboration between the potential NOAA offices will be identified. The workshop will document the process for the injury assessment in the form of inputs to specific work plan templates (which the planning team has developed for this workshop).


June 7, 8 & 9 2021 (each day will be 3-hour virtual interactive session)

9 -12 CT (10 - 1 pm EDT)

AGENDA: here>>


NRDA 101(~1/2 hour) Open powerpoint in presentation mode for the audio portion of this webinar.

Marine Mammal Assessment Guidelines (~20 min)

Recent Marine Mammal Cases and Challenges (~15 min)

Long term impactsof DWH oil on Barataria Bay dolphins (~20 min)



Scenario 1 (Tampa Bay)  Overview

Presentations for Day 1

Scenario 2 (Offshore) Overview

Presentations for Day 2

Presentations for Day 3


15 CFR 990 - OPA NRD Regs

2019 NMFS CookInlet Kodiak Marine Mammal Disaster Response Guidelines

2019 CIKMMDRG_Appendices

Alaska 2020 Wildlife Protection Guidelines for oil spill response

NMFS-OPR-52 Pinniped and Cetacean Oil Spill Response Guidelines

NRDA Marine Mammal Guidelines

Water, water everywhere: envrionmental DNA can unlock population structure in elusive marine species, Parsons KM, et al, 2018, Royal Society Open Science.

Whales from Space: Counting Southern Right Whales by Satellite, Peter Fretwell et al, 2014, PLoS One 9(2).

Whales from space: Four mysticete species described using new VHR satellite imagery, Hannah Cubaynes et al, 2019, Marine Mammal Science 35(2):466-491.



Steering Committee:

Nancy Kinner, CRRC, UNH

Laurie Sullivan, NOAA OR&R ARD

Elizabeth Stratton, NOAA

Teri Rowles, NOAA NMFS

Susan Snyder, NOAA OR&R ARD

Sarah Wilkin, NOAA Fisheries, Office of Protected Resources, Marine Mammal Health and Stranding Response Program

Daniel Hahn, NOAA OR&R ARD

Bryand Duke, NOAA OR&R ARD


Questions? Please contact Kathy Mandsager