Virtual Panel on Best Practices to Estimate Marine Mammal Bycatch

In 2016, NOAA issued a new rule under the U.S. Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) requiring nations with fisheries that export seafood to the U.S. to adhere to bycatch standards comparable to those of the U.S. The Ocean Modeling Forum’s Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) Bycatch Working Group has developed an array of products and […]

When elephant seals become animal oceanographers

Antarctic Ocean: On Kerguelen Island, elephant seals are being fitted with sophisticated data collection devices to gather vital ocean information only they can obtain that helps scientists predict climate change and the future of our oceans, and study the seals themselves. Around 40 elephant seals are painlessly fitted with the devices in moulting season, which […]