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Incidental Take Authorization: Office of Naval Research Arctic Research Activities in the Beaufort and Chukchi Seas Year 5 (2022-2023)


Marine Mammal Protection Act
Action Status
Affected Species


NOAA Fisheries has issued an incidental harassment authorization (IHA) to the Office of Naval Research (ONR) to incidentally harass, by Level B harassment only, marine mammals during active acoustic testing associated with Arctic Research Activities in the Beaufort Sea and eastern Chukchi Sea. The ONR’s activities are considered military readiness activities pursuant to the Marine Mammal Protection Act, as amended by the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2004.

Study Area

Last updated by Office of Protected Resources on 09/27/2022