NOAA Fisheries recently awarded 39 grants to participants of the Marine Mammal Stranding Network to respond to sick, injured, or stranded marine mammals and to investigate health concerns for marine mammal populations in the wild.
The John H. Prescott Marine Mammal Rescue Assistance Grant Program provided $3.45 million dollars for the 2012 grant competition and awarded additional funds ($250,000) to the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation for emergency awards as needed for the stranding network.
To enhance stranding response and investigations nationally, the program distributed the grants proportionally across six regions of the country, including 19 states.
For a complete list of the award recipients, visit the 2012 Prescott Grant Program at:
source: NOAA FishNews