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Incidental Take Authorization: THwaites Offshore Research (THOR) Project in the Amundsen Sea, Antartica


Marine Mammal Protection Act
Action Status
Affected Species
Arnoux’s Beaked Whale
Southern Bottlenose Whale
Gray’s Beaked Whale
Ross Seal
Crabeater seal
Leopard Seal
Southern Elephant Seal
Weddell Seal


NOAA Fisheries has issued an incidental harassment authorization (IHA) to the National Science Foundation (NSF) Office of Polar Programs on behalf of the University of Houston to incidentally harass, by Level B harassment only, marine mammals during a low-energy marine geophysical survey in the Amundsen Sea, Antarctica.

Map of Project Location

Project Location

Last updated by Office of Protected Resources on 05/20/2024