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2011 Prescott Grant Proposals

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2011 Funded | 2011 Received
Federal Register 2011 Notice of Solicitation [pdf] (75 FR 41640)
2011 Full Funding Opportunity [pdf]

2011 Prescott Proposals Received

State Applicant Project Title Federal Funding Requested
AK Alaska Department of Fish and Game Establishing marine mammal stranding response and reporting - Bering Strait, Alaska
AK Seward Association for the Advancement of Marine Science Alaska Region Stranding Network Enhancement
AK Seward Association for the Advancement of Marine Science Basic Operations and Medical Care of Rehabilitation Patients
AL MESC/Dauphin Island Sea Lab Establishing a regionally cooperative dolphin stranding network for Alabama
CA Northcoast Marine Mammal Center Basic operational needs for stranding response, health assessment, rehabilitation, and long-term data collection of stranded marine mammals in Northern California (Humboldt and Del Norte Counties)
CA The Marine Mammal Center Enhancement of The Marine Mammal Center's pathology program to improve training of marine mammal pathologists with a focus on novel
CA The Regents of the University of California, Santa Cruz Continued Prescott Program Enhancement of Stranding Response at University of California Santa Cruz Long Marine Lab 98,808
CA San Jose State University Research Foundation A comparison of wild harbor seal (Phoca vitulina) survival during the first and second years of life: San Francisco and Tomales Bay, California 48,736
CA San Jose State University Research Foundation Epizootic Risk Assessment: Genotypic characterization, antimicrobial susceptibility, and seasonal diversity of Vibrio spp. isolated from live stranded and wild caught Pacific harbor seals 74,334
CA Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History Enhancement of Cetacean Bio-Monitoring in Central and Southern California 80,548
CA Channel Islands Marine and Wildlife Institute Basic and Enhancement Needs for Response, Treatment, and Data Collection from Stranded Marine Mammals 97,107
CA California Wildlife Center Marine Mammal Stranding Response and Data Collection in northern Los Angeles County 79,330
CA Friends of Animals Friends of Animals Marine Animal Rescue Program Capacity Improvement Plan 83,000
CA Marine Mammal Care Center at Fort MacArthur Staffing Support at the Marine Mammal Care Center at Fort MacArthur 100,000
CA SeaWorld San Diego Pathology of Stranded Cetaceans from SanDiego County, California 98,450
CT Sea Research Foundation, Inc. Support and enhancement for the marine mammal stranding program at Sea Research Foundation's Mystic Aquarium 99,999
CT Sea Research Foundation, Inc. Arbovirus (West Nile Virus (WNV) and Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE)) Serology of Stranded Northeast Phocids 32,949
CT University of Connecticut Assessing the potential for shedding of the zoonotic pathogen Giardia intestinalis as a consequence of infection with Phocine Distemper Virus in seals in the Northeast 100,000
DE Delware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control Support essential staffing and operational needs for comprehensive stranding response, data collection, and health assessment for stranded marine mammals occurring in Delaware 100,000
DE Delware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control Provide comprehensive stranding response and data collection for large whales occurring along the Delaware coast and neighboring states 63,950
FL Hubbs-SeaWorld Research Institute Enhancing marine mammal stranding response and preparedness while providing consistent guidance and enhanced public education for marine mammal strandings along the central east coast of Florida 99,988
FL Hubbs-SeaWorld Research Institute Linking health, demography and stock structure of east Florida bottlenose dolphins 95,892
FL Florida Atlantic University Enhance and Provide a Rapid Response Capability for the Rescue and Intervention of Entangled or Out of Habitat Marine Mammals within the Southeast United States (SEUS) Region 100,000
FL Florida Atlantic University Potential Neurotoxic Effects of Methlymercury on Bottlenose Dolphins: Implications for Stranding and Population Health 76,960
FL Marine Animal Rescue Society Enhanced MARS' Stranding Response and Necropsy Capabilities within the Southeast Region 99,800
FL Marine Mammal Conservancy Enhance and Provide Ready Response and Necropsy Capability within the Southeast United States Region (SEUS MMSN) 52,241
FL Mote Marine Laboratory Enhanced diagnostics, operational support and rescue of live stranded cetaceans in West Central Florida by Mote Marine Laboratory’s Dolphin and Whale Hospital. 99,283
FL Mote Marine Laboratory Rapid detection and response to cetacean mortalities in west central florida and collaborative life history sample analyses 98,865
FL Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Florida Marine Mammal Stranding Network Coordination and Response in Southwest Florida 76,055
FL Clearwater Marine Aquarium Assistance to construct a marine mammal stranding pool at Clearwater Marine Aquarium to increase rehabilitation efforts along the west coast of Florida. 100,000
FL Emerald Coast Wildlife Refuge Building marine mammal stranding response capability and improving public awareness about marine mammal entanglement along the North Central Gulf Coast. 57,130
GA Georgia Department of Natural Resources Maintain the Georgia Marine Mammal Stranding Network 63,750
GA Georgia Aquarium Provide for Specimen Preservation for Marine Mammal Stranding Cases and Enhance Response Capabilities within the Southeast United States region (SEUS). 70,073
HI Hawaii Pacific University Maximizing Quality and Quantity of Biological Data from Cetacean Strandings in Hawaii and the Greater Pacific 100,000
HI Hawaii Pacific University Characterizing the Prevalence of Morbillivirus and other Emerging Diseases in the Hawaii and the Greater Pacific 100,000
HI University of Hawaii at Hilo UHH: Programmatic Support for the Hawaii Cetacean Rehabilitation Facility 99,947
IL Chicago Zoological Society Post-Release Monitoring of Injured or Stranded Cetaceans in the Southeastern United States 99,820
MA Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution 2011 Health Assessment of Mass Stranded Offshore Odontocetes in the Context of Body Condition 99,522
MA International Fund for Animal Welfare Improving Data Collection and Human Safety in Live Marine Mammal Stranding Response 99,365
MA International Fund for Animal Welfare Enhancing sample and data collection and analysis from dead stranded marine mammals 99,835
MA The Whale Center of New England Marine mammal stranding response on Massachusetts’ North Shore: Data collection and humane response 62,550
MA National Marine Life Center Marine Mammal Morphological Parasite Identification Program 99,628
MD Maryland Department of Natural Resources Enhancement of Marine Mammal Sample Collection, Tissue Analysis and Educational Outreach in Maryland 80,091
MD National Aquarium in Baltimore Creating Partnerships to Develop a State-Wide Emergency Response Plan for Stranded Marine Mammals in the Event of a Natural or Man-Made Disaster 42,950
ME College of the Atlantic Maintenance and Enhancement of the Marine Mammal Stranding Response Program (MMSRP) for the Midcoast/Downeast Region of Maine, 2011-2012 99,940
ME Maine Department of Marine Resources Advancing Marine Mammal Stranding Response and Data Collection in Maine 100,000
ME University of New England Operational Support and Diagnostic Enhancement 99,998
ME University of New England Pathogenic associations between rehabilitated and wild harbor seals, Phoca vitulinaand potential linkages to terrestrial mammals 99,997
ME University of New England Pharmacokinetics of commonly used drugs in harbor seals (Phoca vitulina)at UNE/MARC 99,999
MS Institute for Marine Mammal Studies, Inc Enhancement of the quality of marine stranding response, data collection, and tissue analysis in Mississippi, Alabama, Southeastern Louisiana, and adjacent waters of the North Central Gulf of Mexico. 99,812
NC University of North Carolina at Wilmington Response to and coordination of Marine Mammal Strandings in North Carolina 95,745
NC North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources Central and northern North Carolina Stranding Response Program through the North Carolina Division of Marine Fisheries 99,981
NJ Marine Mammal Stranding Center Support, enhance and expand operational support services and needs of the MMSC for the rapid response, treatment and data collection from living and dead stranded marine mammals in the State of NJ. 98,080
NY Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research and Preservation Support for Rescue Program Operations and Data Collection Enhancement 100,000
NY Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research and Preservation Regional Response Coordination: Development of a Specially Trained Animal Response Team (START) 99,160
OR Portland State University Strengthening Area-Specific Stranding Response, Data Analysis and Community Involvement in the Northern Oregon/Southern Washington Marine Mammal Stranding Program (NOSWSP) 99,954
OR Oregon State University Enhancing the Capabilities of the Oregon Marine Mammal Stranding Network 99,850
PR Puerto Rico Department of Natural and Environmental Resources Response Enhancement and Increase Capability of the Puerto Rico Department of Natural and Environmental Resources' Marine Mammal Rescue Program 91,064
SC Coastal Carolina University The South Carolina Marine Mammal Stranding Network: Enhancing and Supporting Stranding Response, Necropsies, Sample Analysis, and Outreach 88,080
TX Texas A&M Research Foundation Ink and Inking in Pygmy Sperm Whales: The Function of Kogia Digestive Physiology, and Chemical Composition of Ink 81,738
TX Texas Marine Mammal Stranding Network Support of Operations and Increased Capability for Response, Treatment, and Data Collection from Living and Dead Marine Mammal Stranded Along the Texas Coast. 100,000
VA Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center Foundation, Inc. Analysis of archived stomach contents sampled from stranded Tursiops in Virginia 84,995
VA Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center Foundation, Inc. Supporting Expert Response to Stranded Marine Mammals in Virginia and Beyond in 2012 100,000
WA Makah Tribe Investigations of Marine Mammal Strandings on the Makah Indian Reservation 59,841
WA Whatcom Marine Mammal Stranding Network Whatcom Marine Mammal Stranding Network provides basic needs for the response, treatment and data collection of living and dead marine mammals. 99,525
WA Port Townsend Marine Science Society Enhancing Network Response and Building Public Awareness of Marine Mammal Strandings in East Jefferson County, Washington 39,840
WA The Whale Musuem Marine mammal strandings and disease in San Juan County, Washington: implications for marine mammals, domestic animals and humans 79,593
WA Wolf Hollow Wildlife Rehabilitation Center Advancement of Stranded Pinniped Rehabilitation Program: treatment, facility improvements, training, data & tissue collection and assessment 88,634
WA Orca Network Enhanced stranding response, post-mortem examination, and diagnostics of stranded marine mammals in Central Puget Sound, Washington 97,200
WA Progressive Animal Welfare Society, Inc. Advancement in Rehabilitative Care of Live Stranded Pinnipeds in the Southern Salish Sea: Treatment-Data Collection and Compilation, Facility Upgrades, Continuing Education and Training 40,200
WA Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Enhanced response to stranded marine mammals and investigating causes of mortality in Washington waters by WDFW 100,000
WA Cascadia Research Collective Stranding response in 2011-2013 as primary responders in Southern Puget Sound and Central Washington Outer Coast, and for large cetaceans in all Washington 99,954

Updated: September 1, 2011

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