NOAA is hosting a media teleconference today to discuss the unusual mortality event (UME) declared for the elevated bottlenose dolphin strandings in the Northern Gulf of Mexico including Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and the panhandle of Florida east through Franklin County.
More than 260 dolphins have stranded since February 1, 2019, through May, which is approximately 3 times higher than the average.
Media teleconference announcing UME for bottlenose dolphins in Northern Gulf of Mexico
Friday, June 14, Noon ET (11:00 a.m. CT)
- Dr. Teri Rowles, NOAA Fisheries Coordinator of the Marine Mammal Health and Stranding Response Program
- Dr. Erin Fougères, NOAA Fisheries Southeast Regional Marine Mammal Stranding Program Administrator
International: 1-312-470-7280 (toll free)
Allison Garrett, 727-551-5750