Oil Spills Impact Marine Mammal Health

This Technical Memorandum from NOAA Fisheries provides updated information and practical guidance to authorities charged with protecting, assessing and restoring marine mammals injured by oil spills. These guidelines help officials conduct Natural Resources Damage Assessments so that the health of populations and ecosystems can be restored following a catastrophic event like a spill.

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Sullivan, L., Brosnan, T., Rowles, T., Schwacke, L., Simeone, C. and Collier, T.K., 2019. Guidelines for Assessing Exposure and Impacts of Oil Spills on Marine Mammals. NOAA Technical Memorandum NMFS-OPR-62.