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Incidental Take Authorization: Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory Marine Geophysical Survey in the Northeast Pacific Ocean (2021)


Marine Mammal Protection Act
Action Status
Affected Species
Humpback Whale
Blue Whale
Fin Whale
Sei Whale
Minke Whale
Gray Whale
Sperm Whale
Baird’s Beaked Whale
Cuvier's Beaked Whale
Stejneger's Beaked Whale
Blainville's Beaked Whale
Hubb's Beaked Whale
Common Bottlenose Dolphin
Striped Dolphin
Short-Beaked Common Dolphin
Pacific White-Sided Dolphin
Northern Right Whale Dolphin
Risso’s Dolphin
False Killer Whale
Killer Whale
Short-Finned Pilot Whale
Pygmy Sperm Whale
Dwarf Sperm Whale
Dall’s Porpoise
Harbor Porpoise
Northern Fur Seal
Guadalupe Fur Seal
California Sea Lion
Steller Sea Lion
Northern Elephant Seal
Harbor Seal


NOAA Fisheries has issued an incidental harassment authorization (IHA) to Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University to incidentally harass, by Level A and Level B harassment, marine mammals during a marine geophysical survey in the northeast Pacific Ocean.

Survey Area

Last updated by Office of Protected Resources on 05/19/2022