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2001-2002 Prescott Proposals Funded

2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008-2001

Finalized as of October 25, 2004.
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All 69 NMFS-recommended awards are finalized by NOAA's Grants Management Division.

2002 Prescott Proposals Funded

State Applicant Project Title Award Number Federal Funding
AK Alaska Sealife Center Alaska Sealife Center Rescue and Rehabilitation Program NA03NMF4390009
AK Aleut Community of St Paul Island Assessment of northern fur seal entanglement in marine debris on the Pribilof Islands NA03NMF4390034
AK Seward Association for the Advancement of Marine Science Improved rehabilitation techniques through monitoring of nutrition and growth rates in free-ranging and rehabilitated harbor seal pups NA03NMF4390036
AK University of Alaska Anchorage Cellular and subcellular structure of the adrenal medulla of the Atlantic bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops Ttruncatus) in relation to physiological stress. NA16FX2997
AK University of Alaska Fairbanks Marine mammal tissue and specimen archives - University of Alaska Museum NA17FX2046
AL Spring Hill College Enhancement of Data Collection NA03NMF4390026
CA Regents of the University of California, Santa Cruz Marine mammal pathology service for the central California coast NA03NMF4390050
CA Marine Animal Rescue Rehabilitation and Release Diagnostic and Surgery Center (at the Marine Mammal Care Center at Fort MacArthur) NA03NMF4390047
CA Marine Mammal Center Development of a biomonitoring program to detect novel diseases and changes in prevalence of known diseases in pinnipeds stranded along the central California coast NA16FX2003
CA Marine Mammal Center Advancement of clinical care of stranded marine mammals at the Marine Mammal Center NA17FX2002
CA Northcoast Marine Mammal Center Obtain operating funds to improve rehabilitation facility and provide more advanced and comprehensive diagnostic abilities. NA03NMF4390019
CA Regents of the University of California, Santa Cruz UCSC Long Marine Lab Stranding Network upgrade of Information Management Systems and capabilities to improve or allow access to the National Database. NA03NMF4390010
CA San Jose State Univ. Foundation Gray whale and other large whale stranding investigations: A collaboration of marine mammal stranding participants in central California NA17FX2004
CA San Jose State Univ. Foundation Movements, Dive Behavior and Survival of Post Release CA Sea Lions after Rehabilitation for Domoic Acid Toxicity NA17FX2029
CA Sea World, San Diego Improved care and monitoring of beached marine mammals in Southern California NA03NMF4390048
CT Sea Research Foundation, Inc. (Mystic Aquarium) Marine mammal stranding program support for Mystic Aquarium NA03NMF4390008
CT Sea Research Foundation, Inc. (Mystic Aquarium) Prognostic indicators for rehabilitation and survival of stranded harp and hooded seals NA03NMF4390020
DE Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation Renovation of a Seal Holding Facility NA03NMF4390006
FL Clearwater Marine Aquarium Transportation, rehabilitation facilities, and technology for marine mammal stranding events NA17FX2022
FL Dynamac Corporation Marine mammal rescue and stranding program on Florida's space coast NA03NMF4390016
FL Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Development of standardized protocols for stranding networks in Florida NA17FX2019
FL Florida Keys Marine Mammal Rescue Team South Florida cetacean rescue triage and necropsy facility and response enhancement project NA03NMF4390023
FL Gulf World Inc To upgrade the quality of Gulf World Marine Park's existing stranding facility, improve response time and capabilities. NA17FX2024
FL Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institution Marine Mammal Necropsy Facility Ehancement NA16FX2996
FL Hubbs-SeaWorld Research Institute Comprehensive stranding enhancement along the central east coast of Florida NA03NMF4390044
FL Hubbs-SeaWorld Research Institute Life history and stranding patterns of pygmy and dwarf sperm whales (genus Kogia) as critical tools in interpreting health assessment trends in wild populations NA17FX2006
FL Marine Animal Rescue Society Upgrade MARS from a Short-Term Critical Care Facility to a Long-Term Rehabilitation Center NA03NMF4390033
FL Mote Marine Laboratory Mortality Patterns of Cetaceans Stranded on the Central West Coast of Florida NA16FX2018
FL Mote Marine Laboratory Facility, staff and equipment upgrades for the dolphin and whale hospital NA17FX2023
FL Sea World Florida, Inc. Enhancement of live stranding response capabilities and necropsy of code 2 animals in Northeast and east-central Florida: SeaWorld Florida equipment upgrades NA03NMF4390004
FL University of Florida Marine Mammal Microbiology Diagnostic and Support Laboratory NA03NMF4390045
GA Georgia Department of Natural Resources Implement Marine Mammal Stranding Network in Georgia NA03NMF4390057
HI Hawaiian Islands Stranding Response Group Cooperative partnerships in Hawaii which upgrade the capacity of the region's stranding ntework, detect, and dtermine the cause of marine mammal morbidity/mortalities NA03NMF4390037
HI Robert C. Braun Incidence of disease and health evaluation of Hawaiian Monk Seals (Monachus schauinslandi)in the Main Hawaiian Islands NA03NMF4390011
MA Cape Cod Stranding Network, Inc. Health assessment of stranded marine mammals: Interpretation and field applications of blood and tissue analyses NA16FX2053
MA Cape Cod Stranding Network, Inc. Enhanced mass stranding response on Cape Cod: Success through preparation, protocols and cooperation NA17FX2054
MA New England Aquarium Corporation An Analysis of the Spacial Patterns and Genetic Characteristics of the Harp and Hooded Seals Along the United States Eastern Coast NA03NMF4390035
MA New England Aquarium Corporation Marine Mammal Stranding Response, Rescue and Rehabilitation at the New England Aquarium in Support of the National Marine Fisheries Service under the Marine Protection Act NA17FX2050
MA Whale Center of New England A Program to Respond to Stranded Marine Mammals in Northeastern Massachusetts-Evaluation, Rescue, Data Collection, and Public Education NA03NMF4390021
MA Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Necropsy enhancement for stranded marine mammals on Cape Cod NA03NMF4390046
MD Maryland Department of Natural Resources Marine Mammal Stranding Response in Maryland NA17FX2041
MD National Aquarium in Baltimore Stranded Marine Animal Education and Outreach for professionals and the Public Marine Animal Rescue Program of the National Aquarium in Baltimore NA03NMF4390014
MD National Aquarium in Baltimore Enhanced Operations: Hospital pool restoration and satellite tags. Marine animal rescue program of the National Aquarium in Baltimore NA17FX2005
ME College of the Atlantic Enhancement of the marine mammal stranding response and rescue program for the Maine coastal region, Rockland (ME) east, by creation of a new personnel position, network expansion, equipment upgrades, and acquisitions, and facility improvements NA03NMF4390003
ME College of the Atlantic Use of stable isotope analysis to determine individual population and ecosystem health of Gulf of Maine Balaenopterids NA16FX2027
ME Marine Animal Lifeline Enhancing seal rehabilitation care through improved isolation and the implementation of dedicated areas for veterinary treatments and necropsy NA17FX2047
ME Marine Animal Lifeline Development and use of a Geographic Information System for analysis of harp, hooded and harbor seal sightings/stranding locations: Adding a spatial dimension to strandings NA17FX2040
MS Institute for Marine Mammal Studies, Inc. Enhancement and Refurbishment of a Pre-Existing Stranding Facility and Development of First Response Capability Including Equipment and Training for Marine Mammal Live Response NA03NMF4390052
NC University of North Carolina Wilmington Enhanced evaluation of human interaction with bottlenose dolphins ( Tursiops truncatus ) in North Carolina and Virginia NA03NMF4390007
NC University of North Carolina Wilmington Enhance tissue collection and health monitoring of stranded of marine mammals in NC NA03NMF4390043
NJ Marine Mammal Stranding Center Operational expenses to support and enhance marine mammal and sea turtle rehabilitation NA03NMF4390039
NJ Marine Mammal Stranding Center To provide safe water and land transport of marine mammals NA03NMF4390042
NY Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research and Preservation Characterization of ice seal movements and evaluation of existing treatment protocols employed in the rehabilitation and field assessment through the uses of satellite telemetry and video documentation of stranded pinnipeds NA03NMF4390049
NY Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research and Preservation Request for operational support to upgrade facilities for the New York State Marine Mammal and Sea Turtle Stranding Program NA17FX2052
OK Oklahoma State University A comprehensive two-year study of the viral, bacterial, mycologic and toxicologic conditions associated with marine mammal strandings in the Gulf coast of the US NA03NMF4390051
OR Oregon State University Enhancing the capabilities of the Oregon Marine Mammal Stranding Network NA17FX2058
PA Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania Toxicological and Pathoanatomic Stranding response and post-mortem evaluation of stranded marine mammals in San Juan Couny Washington NA03NMF4390032
TX Texas Marine Mammal Stranding Network Improved data collection from living and dead marine mammal strandings NA16FX2016
TX Texas Marine Mammal Stranding Network Improved recovery and rehabilitation of stranded marine mammals NA17FX2999
VA Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center Foundation Improving Triage and Treatment of Live Stranded Marine Mammals in Virginia NA03NMF4390002
VA Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center Foundation Improving response to and assessments of dead marine mammal stranding in Virginia NA03NMF4390038
WA Cascadia Research Collective Trends, spatial distribution, health effects of contaminants in Washington harbor seals from stranded animals NA03NMF4390055
WA Cascadia Research Collective Strandings of large whales in Washington state and examination of contaminant accumulation NA04NMF4390116
WA The Whale Museum Stranding response and post-mortem evaluation of stranded marine mammals in San Juan Couny Washington NA03NMF4390027
WA Wolf Hollow Wildlife Rehabilitation Center Enhancement and Support of Marine Mammal Treatment Facility NA17FX2028
WA Wolf Hollow Wildlife Rehabilitation Center Upgrade of Life Support System for Marine Mammal Holding Pools NA17FX2036

Updated: November 18, 2011

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