Biological Opinion on the Issuance of Permit No. 13545 for Research on Cetaceans within U.S. Waters and on the High Seas
NOAA Fisheries' evaluation of the proposed research activities and considers the effects on endangered and threatened species and designated critical habitat.
NOAA Fisheries' Office of Protected Resources—Permits, Conservation and Education Division proposes to issue a permit for passive recording, acoustic tracking, close approaches, photography, videography, close pursuit and following (focal follows), biopsy sampling and the collection of sloughed skin and feces from cetaceans within U.S. waters and on the high seas, pursuant to the Marine Mammal Protection Act and the Endangered Species Act.