Monitoring Group: North Slope Borough

Full name: North Slope Borough’s Department of Wildlife Management, Marine Mammal Health Research Program

Geographic focus: Northern Arctic (Alaska)

Description of Activities 

  • Collection of feces/stomach content from subsistence harvested and found dead marine mammals (cetaceans; pinnipeds, birds)
  • Collaboration with Kathy Kathi Lefebvre, Ph.D. Wildlife Algal toxins Research & Response Network (WARRN-West)
  • Presentations to Co- management Groups at annual meetings; NSB DWM newsletter; NSB Fish and Game meetings ; North Slope communities

Primary contact person:

Dr. Raphaela Stimmelmayr,
Veterinary Surgeon, M.Sc. Ph.D., Wildlife Veterinarian/Research Biologist



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