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August 19, 2018

Grants to conserve and recovery protected marine species awarded

News Source: San Juan Islander

The Whale Museum and  Wolf Hollow Wildlife Rehabilitation Center on San Juan Island received two of the 36 competitive Prescott Grants totaling $2,808,513 awarded to recipients from 19 states, representing marine mammal stranding network partners from every Fisheries Region.

Prescott Grants support a core mission of NOAA Fisheries – the conservation and recovery of protected marine species – by helping to improve our national marine mammal stranding response capabilities.

Through this program over the past 17 years $53.7 million has been provided, and NOAA stranding network partners have brought an additional $19.1 million, to build a strong network of over 100 trained, professional partners. These trained professionals and volunteers provide valuable environmental intelligence as they respond to marine mammals in distress, helping NOAA establish links among the health of marine mammals, coastal ecosystems, and coastal communities.

A table, organized by the State where the recipient is located, list the applicant name, project title, and funding amount awarded for fiscal year 2018 is posted here.

Washington: 

Cascadia Research Collective Cascadia Research Response Activities in Washington State: Coverage of Primary Response Areas and Statewide Effort for Large Whales, 2018-2020 (NA18NMF4390032) $99,713

SR3 Sealife Response, Rehab and Research Enhancing Large Whale Entanglement Response in the Pacific Northwest (NA18NMF4390052) $96,828

State of Washington, Department of Fish and Wildlife Ongoing Response and Investigating Causes of Mortality in Washington Marine Mammals (NA18NMF4390038) $99,999

The Whale Museum Continued Stranding Response and Disease Surveillance in San Juan County, WA, and Improved Pinniped Entanglement Response for the West Coast Region (NA18NMF4390063) $90,570

Wolf Hollow Wildlife Rehabilitation Center Multiple Year Support for Rehabilitation of Live Stranded Pinnipeds and Education in San Juan County and WA State and Facilities Upgrades to Meet and Exceed NMFS Policies and Best Practices (NA18NMF4390060) $41,635