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Report of the Workshop to Review Current Knowledge of the Status of Humpback Whales (Megaptera novaeangliae) in the Eastern Caribbean and to Discuss, Plan, and Coordinate Future Research
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    "The United States National Marine Fisheries Service's (NOAA Fisheries), Southeast Fisheries Science Center (SEFSC) convened a workshop from 9-11 January 2001 in Miami, Florida to discuss the general issue of the current status of humpback whale that winter in the Eastern Caribbean. The objectives of the workshop included: 1) review of the findings of surveys for humpback whales conducted in 2000 in the Eastern Caribbean; 2) discuss plans for future surveys and how best to coordinate them among interested parties; and 3) encourage participation by International Whaling Commission (IWC) and IOCARIBE member nations to foster cooperative research among the Eastern Caribbean nations who share interest in the status of humpback whales in the region. The workshop was attended by 24 scientists and fisheries managers with broad expertise in whale survey methods and the current state of information concerning cetaceans in the Eastern Caribbean"--Summary.
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