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Incidental Take Authorization: National Science Foundation Office of Polar Programs Geophysical Survey in the Ross Sea, Antarctica


Marine Mammal Protection Act
Action Status
Affected Species
Blue Whale
Fin Whale
Humpback Whale
Minke Whale
Sei Whale
Sperm Whale
Arnoux’s Beaked Whale
Strap-Toothed Whale
Southern Bottlenose Whale
Killer Whale
Long-Finned Pilot Whale
Hourglass Dolphin
Crabeater seal
Leopard Seal
Southern Elephant Seal
Ross Seal
Weddell Seal


NOAA Fisheries has issued an Incidental Harassment Authorization to the U.S. National Science Foundation to incidentally harass marine mammals during geophysical surveys in the Ross Sea, Antarctica.

Survey Area
Survey Area

Last updated by Office of Protected Resources on 05/09/2023