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Project GloBAL (Global Bycatch Assessment of Long-lived Species) aims to characterize the bycatch of marine mammals, seabirds, and sea turtles by synthesizing existing information about bycatch from various sources and across different geographic regions.  We are analyzing bycatch information to 1) quantify spatial and temporal trends in bycatch using a cross-taxa, cross-gear approach, 2) identify oceanographic processes associated with high-risk areas of bycatch, and 3) assess population-level impacts of bycatch on long-lived marine vertebrates.  We are currently teaming with regional collaborators and projects to gain a more detailed perspective on local, as well as regional, bycatch issues.  We hope that our analyses will provide a multi-dimensional view of bycatch on a global scale, and will assist resource managers to create effective strategies to reduce bycatch of marine mammals, seabirds, and sea turtles.  The project is a joint venture between Duke University and Blue Ocean Institute.  In this section you will find further information about us, our objectives and how you can get involved.