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Incidental Take Authorization: Low-Energy Geophysical Survey in the Southwest Atlantic Ocean


Marine Mammal Protection Act
Action Status
Affected Species
Pygmy Right Whale
Arnoux’s Beaked Whale
Shepherd's Beaked Whale
Southern Bottlenose Whale
Gray’s Beaked Whale
Hector's Beaked Whale
Strap-Toothed Whale
Andrew's Beaked Whale
Spade-Toothed Whale
Dusky Dolphin
Southern Right Whale Dolphin
Hourglass Dolphin
Peale’s Dolphin
Commerson’s Dolphin
Spectacled Porpoise


NOAA Fisheries issued an incidental harassment authorization (IHA) to the Scripps Institute of Oceanography (SIO) to incidentally harass, by Level A and Level B harassment, marine mammals during a low-energy marine geophysical survey in the Southwest Atlantic Ocean.

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Last updated by Office of Protected Resources on 04/10/2024