As part of the NOAA Cetacean Density and Distribution Mapping Working Group, MGEL is developing a cetacean data gap analysis to spatially and temporally determine where data needed to build distribution models are lacking.  This analysis will be used to build new cetacean density models for the US East Coast and Gulf of Mexico and builds on models already developed by MGEL and NOAA under the SERDP program.  These data products and models will help NOAA and other stakeholders better understand the interaction between cetacean species and anthropogenic sound.

For more information see http://cetsound.noaa.gov/

Funded by NOAAIn collaboration with Sofie Van Parijs (NEFSC), Jolie Harrison (NMFS Protected Species), Jay Barlow, Karin Forney (SWFSC)