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Incidental Take Authorization: Office of Naval Research Arctic Research Activities in the Beaufort and Chukchi Seas


Marine Mammal Protection Act
Action Status


In accordance with the regulations implementing the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) as amended, notification is hereby given that NOAA Fisheries has issued an incidental harassment authorization (IHA) to the U.S. Navy's Office of Naval Research (ONR) to incidentally harass, by Level B harassment only, marine mammals during research activities associated with the Arctic Research Activities project in the Beaufort and Chukchi Seas. The Navy's activities are considered military readiness activities pursuant to the MMPA, as amended by the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2004 (NDAA).

Map of Project Area and activities

Map of Project Area and activities

Last updated by Office of Protected Resources on 03/02/2021