U.S. Pacific Marine Mammal Stock Assessments - 2009
Published Date: 2010
This report presents revised stock assessments for 11 Pacific marine mammal stocks under NMFS jurisdiction, including six “strategic” and five “non-strategic” stocks (see summary table in Appendix 3). A new stock assessment for humpback whales in American Samoa waters is included in the Pacific reports for the first time. New or revised abundance estimates are available for nine stocks, including Eastern North Pacific blue whales, American Samoa humpback whales, five U.S. West Coast harbor porpoise stocks, the Hawaiian monk seal, and southern resident killer whales.