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Marine Mammal Life History

Data collected from stranded and bycaught marine mammals are critical to understanding their life history

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A pair of vaquita swimming south of the town of San Felipe, Baja California. Note the nick in the dorsal fin of the larger individual in the foreground. This was likely caused by past interactions with gillnets, from which the animal successfully escaped. Photo: Copyright Todd Pusser.  A pair of vaquita swimming south of the town of San Felipe, Baja California. Note the nick in the dorsal fin of the larger individual in the foreground. This was likely caused by past interactions with gillnets, from which the animal successfully escaped. Photo: Copyright Todd Pusser.
Large woody debris in a creek in a forested area The Fivemile-Bell habitat restoration project in the Siuslaw watershed in Oregon. Credit: Siuslaw Watershed Council.
NOAA Ship Bell M. Shimada during 2010 Pacific Hake Inter-Vessel Calibration off Eureka, CA NOAA Ship Bell M. Shimada during 2010 Pacific Hake Inter-Vessel Calibration off Eureka, California. Credit: NOAA