Stranding Database



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Mozambique Strainding

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) were once only found in the privileged domain of universities and government agencies. With the introduction of “Google Earth” and “Google Ocean” everyone can be a geographer.

The Marine Mammal Stranding Database uses layers in the Google GIS application for world citizens and stakeholders to log and comment on the 4000+ marine mammal strandings that occur every year. Through the GIS these strandings can be correlated to shipping lanes, fishing grounds, military and industrial operations, and other spatial/temporal circumstances to help determine the cause.

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