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Florida manatee swims in shallow water toward camera.
The John H. Prescott Marine Mammal Rescue Assistance Grant Program provides grants or cooperative agreements to eligible stranding network participants for: (1) recovery and treatment (i.e., rehabilitation) of stranded marine mammals; (2) data collection from living or dead stranded marine mammals...
Manatee mother and calf in crystal clear water, split shot inside and outside of the water
One of the goals of the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) is to ensure that stocks of marine mammals occurring in waters under the jurisdiction of the United States do not have a level of human-caused mortality and serious injury that is likely to cause the stock to be reduced below its optimum...