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Indicator: Marine Mammals

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Last Revision
2020-08-15 04:00:00
Release Date
2020-08-15 04:00:00
Start Date
2019-08-15 04:00:00
End Date
2021-08-15 04:00:00

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Rua Mordecai(Point of Contact), Amy Keister(Point of Contact), Hilary Morris(Point of Contact), U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service(Point of Contact), Southeast Conservation Adaptation Strategy (SECAS)(Point of Contact), 2020-08-15(lastRevision), 2020-08-15(Release), Indicator: Marine Mammals, http://www.southatlanticlcc.org/blueprint/, http://secassoutheast.org/blueprint

Summary

This indicator is a continuous index of dolphin and whale density based on monthly density predictions for ten species of cetaceans and yearly density predictions for three rarer cetacean species. Note: This indicator is at a 200 m resolution, which is coarser than other indicators used in the 2020 Blueprint.Reason for SelectionMarine mammals help identify key areas of ocean productivity and overall ocean health, are regularly monitored, and resonate with a variety of audiences. Marine mammals are often used as ocean health indicators due to their long life spans, feeding at a high trophic levels, and large blubber stores that can serve as repositories for anthropogenic chemicals and toxins (Bossart 2011).Input Data–Input data for [...]

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otherRestrictions - limitation not listed; This work is licensed under a [Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License](http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/). The blueprint data and maps provided are only intended for use as a reference tool for landscape-level conservation planning efforts.

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