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Marine Mammal Stock Assessment Reports (SARs) by Species/Stock

Overview | Draft Reports | Reports by Region | Reports by Species/Stock | Guidelines

Reports by Species/Stock

To view a stock assessment report, click on the year you wish to view for each stock. Note: Individual reports are only posted when they are revised from a previous year. All documents are in PDF format. Reports are also available by Region.

Reports for ten stocks of marine mammals in the Atlantic region [pdf] have been updated with revised abundance estimates and some corrections to bycatch estimates (78 FR 32377). Those reports are also listed below.

The reports are grouped as follows:

Cetaceans (Whales and Dolphins)

Large Whales
  1. Blue Whale
  2. Bowhead Whale
  3. Bryde's Whale
  4. Fin Whale
  5. Gray Whale
  6.   Humpback Whale
  7. Minke Whale
  8. Right Whale, North Pacific (formerly "Northern Right Whale")
  9. Right Whale, North Atlantic (formerly "Northern Right Whale")
  10. Sei Whale
  11. Sperm Whale

    Small Cetaceans

    Dolphins

  12. Bottlenose Dolphin
    Stocks that are not currently recognized are noted in gray italics.

    Pacific - Bottlenose Dolphin

    • California Coastal: 2008   2006   2003   2001   2000
    • California-Oregon-Washington Offshore: 2010   2007   2003   2000
    • Hawaiian Islands Stock Complex (Kauai/ Niiahu, Oahu, 4-island, Hawaii Island, Hawaii Pelagic): 2010   2006   2004   2000


    Atlantic - Bottlenose Dolphin
    Stocks that are not currently recognized are noted in gray italics.

    • Biscayne Bay: 2009
    • Charleston Estuarine System: 2009
    • Florida Bay: 2009
    • Indian River Lagoon Estuarine System: 2009
    • Jacksonville Estuarine System: 2009
    • Northern Georgia/Southern South Carolina Estuarine System: 2009
    • Northern North Carolina Estuarine System: 2012   2010   2009
    • Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands: 2011
    • Southern Georgia Estuarine System: 2009
    • Southern North Carolina Estuarine System: 2010   2009
    • W.N. Atlantic Central Florida Coastal:* 2010
    • W.N. Atlantic Northern Florida Coastal:* 2010
    • W.N. Atlantic Northern Migratory Coastal:* 2010
    • W.N. Atlantic South Carolina-Georgia Coastal:* 2010
    • W.N. Atlantic Southern Migratory Coastal:* 2010
    • W.N. Atlantic Offshore: 2008   2007   2005   2003   2002   2000   1999   1998   1997   1995
    • Western North (W.N.) Atlantic Coastal (in 2009, split into multiple stocks): 2008   2007   2006   2005   2002   2001   2000   1999   1997   1995

      * (formerly part of Western North Atlantic Coastal stock)

    Gulf of Mexico - Bottlenose Dolphin
    Stocks that are not currently recognized are noted in gray italics.

    • Gulf of Mexico Bay, Sound, and Estuarine: 2012   2011   2010   2009   2008   2007   2005   1999   1995
      Note: NMFS is in the process of writing individual stock assessment reports for each of the 32 bay, sound, and estuary stocks. Until this effort is completed, some of the information presented in the individual reports will also be included in the Bay, Sound, and Estuarine report.
    • Gulf of Mexico Continental Shelf: 2012   2009   2008   2007   2005   1995
    • Gulf of Mexico Eastern Coastal Stock (formerly part of Northern Gulf of Mexico Coastal (2005-2009) and Eastern Gulf of Mexico Coastal (1995-1997)): 2012   2010
    • Gulf of Mexico Northern Coastal Stock (formerly part of Northern Gulf of Mexico Coastal): 2012   2010
    • Gulf of Mexico Western Coastal Stock (formerly part of Northern Gulf of Mexico Coastal (2005-2009) and Western Gulf of Mexico Coastal (1995-1997)): 2012   2010
    • Northern Gulf of Mexico Oceanic Stock (formerly Outer Continental Shelf): 2012   2011   2009   2008   2007   2005   2003   1995
    • Eastern Gulf of Mexico Coastal: 1997  1995
    • Northern Gulf of Mexico Coastal: 2009  2008  2007  2005  1997  1995
    • Western Gulf of Mexico Coastal: 1997  1995

  13. Clymene Dolphin
  14. Common Dolphin
  15. Common Dolphin, Long-Beaked
  16. Common Dolphin, Short-Beaked
  17. Fraser's Dolphin
  18. Northern Right Whale Dolphin
  19. Risso's Dolphin
  20. Rough-Toothed Dolphin
  21. Spinner Dolphin
  22. Spotted Dolphin, Atlantic
  23. Spotted Dolphin, Pantropical
  24. Striped Dolphin
  25. White-Beaked Dolphin
  26. White-Sided Dolphin, Atlantic
  27. White-Sided Dolphin, Pacific

    Porpoises

  28. Dall's Porpoise
  29. Harbor Porpoise
    Stocks that are not currently recognized are noted in gray italics.

    Small Whales

  30. Beaked Whale, Baird's
  31. Beaked Whale, Blainville's
  32. Beaked Whale, Cuvier's
  33. Beaked Whale, Gervais'
  34. Beaked Whale, Longman's
  35. Beaked Whale, Mesoplodont
  36. Beaked Whale, Sowerby's
  37. Beaked Whale, Stejneger's
  38. Beaked Whale, True's
  39. Beluga Whale
  40. Dwarf Sperm Whale
  41. False Killer Whale
  42. Killer Whale

Pinnipeds (Seals and Sea Lions)

Phocids (earless seals or true seals)
  1. Bearded Seal
  2. Gray Seal
  3. Harbor Seal
  4. Harp Seal
  5. Hawaiian Monk Seal
  6. Hooded Seal
  7. Northern Elephant Seal
  8. Ribbon Seal
  9. Ringed Seal
  10. Spotted Seal

    Otariids (eared seals or fur seals and sea lions)

  11. Guadalupe Fur Seal
  12. Northern Fur Seal
  13. California Sea Lion
  14. Steller Sea Lion

Marine Mammals Under the Jurisdiction of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS)

  1. West Indian Manatee
  2. Polar Bear
  3. Sea Otter
  4. Pacific Walrus

Updated: May 13, 2014