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NOAA Technical Memorandum NMFS-NE-228

U.S. Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico Marine Mammal Stock Assessments -- 2013

Gordon T. Waring1, Elizabeth Josephson1, Katherine Maze-Foley2, and Patricia E. Rosel3, Editors, with contributions from (listed alphabetically): Timothy V.N. Cole1, Laura Engleby4, Lance P. Garrison5, Allison Henry1, Keith D. Mullin2, Christopher Orphanides1, Richard M. Pace1, Debra L. Palka1, Marjorie Lyssikatos1, Carrie Sinclair2, and Fredrick W. Wenzel1
1National Marine Fisheries Service, 166 Water St., Woods Hole, MA 02543
2National Marine Fisheries Service, 3209 Frederic St., Pascagoula, MS 39567
3National Marine Fisheries Service, 646 Cajundome Blvd. Suite 234, Lafayette, LA 70506
4National Marine Fisheries Service, 263 13th Ave. South, St. Petersburg, FL 33701
5National Marine Fisheries Service, 75 Virginia Beach Dr., Miami, FL 33149

Web version posted August 18, 2014

Citation: Waring GT, Josephson E, Maze-Foley K, Rosel, PE, editors. 2014. U.S. Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico Marine Mammal Stock Assessments -- 2013. NOAA Tech Memo NMFS NE 228; 464 p. Available from: National Marine Fisheries Service, 166 Water Street, Woods Hole, MA 02543-1026, or online at

Information Quality Act Compliance: In accordance with section 515 of Public Law 106-554, the Northeast Fisheries Science Center completed both technical and policy reviews for this report. These predissemination reviews are on file at the NEFSC Editorial Office.

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An error was discovered in Table 1 after posting. The PBR for Southern North Carolina Estuarine Stock of bottlenose dolphin was entered as 16 rather than 1.6. The original (erroneous) Table 1 may be accessed here.

Table 1. A Summary (including footnotes) of Atlantic Marine Mammal Stock Assessment Reports for Stocks of Marine Mammals under NMFS Authority that Occupy Waters under USA Jurisdiction

Stocks Assessed in 2013

North Atlantic Cetacean Species

North Atlantic Pinniped Species

  • Harbor Seal (Phoca vitulina concolor): Western North Atlantic Stock
  • Gray Seal (Halichoerus grypus grypus): Western North Atlantic Stock
  • Harp Seal (Pagophilus groenlandicus): Western North Atlantic Stock

Gulf of Mexico Cetacean Species


APPENDIX I. Estimated serious injury and mortality (SI&M) of Western North Atlantic marine mammals listed by U.S. observed fisheries

APPENDIX II. Summary of confirmed human-caused mortality and serious injury (SI) events for baleen whales

APPENDIX III. Fishery Descriptions

APPENDIX IV. Summary of surveys and abundance estimates

APPENDIX V. Reports not updated in 2013

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