[MARMAM] RFP for bottlenose dolphins in the Gulf of Mexico

Erin Fougeres erin.fougeres at noaa.gov
Tue Jan 8 14:10:39 PST 2008

Please note that the following funding that has become available:

The Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium, in partnership with the 
National Marine Fisheries Service, has announced a request for research 
proposals for projects aimed at enhancing conservation of bottlenose 
dolphins in the Gulf of Mexico.

Up to $80,000 is available through this funding opportunity. Proposals 
must focus on innovative and practical ways to help dolphins survive in 
the wild.

Research topics may include:

·         Characterizing various aspects of human interactions (i.e. 
dolphin tourism, feeding, harassment, etc.) with wild bottlenose dolphins;

·         Assessing dolphin depredation on recreational and commercial 
fisheries; or

·         Providing a comprehensive outreach strategy to inform the 
public of harmful interactions.

The full funding announcement, including priorities and submission 
guidelines, can be viewed at http://www.masgc.org/funding/dolphinRFP.pdf.

The deadline for proposals is Feb. 1.

For details, contact Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium Director 
LaDon Swann at (251) 648-5877 or swanndl at auburn.edu 
<mailto:swanndl at auburn.edu>.


Erin Fougères
Stranding Program Administrator
263 13^th Avenue South
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
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