The lack of transparency in the NMML
is apparent from the fact that the director, Dr Mukherjee, is currently away for three months and the place is actually being run by a hired consultant.
Inquiries revealed that the ministry had ordered an audit after several unsatisfactory reports about the modernisation project were received from NMML.
In 2008, a group of scholars and academicians wrote to the NMML chairman to arrest the decline as the original mandate of the institution to conduct quality research is eroded.
The delegates amended the NMML
municipal policy to add new language specifying that: "The municipal perspective should be well represented at the Congressional level whenever the reauthorizations of environmental mandates, affecting local governments, are being considered.
22) A review of the NMFS POP database, which included the NMML
pelagic fur seal, Callorhinus ursinus, program data, yielded 167 harbor porpoise (50 sightings total) north of 50[degrees] N, 135[degrees] W from 1958 to 1968, none of which occurred in Cook Inlet (Fig.
The decision was taken and approved allegedly by the executive council of NMML
headed by Karan Singh.
Photographs in the NMML
database are given two different ratings: one based on photographic quality (focus, angle, distance), and the other based on recognition quality (distinctive pattern, marks, or scars) (Mizroch et al.
data on file at Platforms of Opportunity Program, NMML
, NMFS, NOAA, 7600 Sand Pt.
In 1997, the NMML
began a series of surveys conducted over a 3-year period to estimate abundances of harbor porpoise, Dall's porpoise, Phocoenoides dalli, and Pacific white-sided dolphins, Lagenorhynchus obliquidens (Waite and Hobbs (14,15)).
The primary observers in this project were Robyn Angliss, Douglas DeMaster, Rod Hobbs, Laura Litzky, David Rugh, Kim Shelden, and Janice Waite from NMML
, and Barbara Mahoney from the NMFS Alaska Region.
To ensure that this occurred, the NMML
conducted similar tagging studies on the whales at the Susitna River delta (Fig.
In response to a need for an updated assessment of seal abundance, NMML
conducted aerial surveys in 1992 and 1993.