NMFS Issues L-DEO IHA for Seismic in the South Atlantic

The U.S. National Marine Fisheries Service has issued an Incidental Harassment Authorization to Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, a component of Columbia University, in collaboration with the National Science Foundation, to take marine mammals, by harassment, in the South Atlantic Ocean, January through March 2016. This IHA was issued under the U.S. Marine Mammal Protection Act. The U.S. Marine Mammal commission commented on the proposed IHA.  NMFS’ response to comments and details about the IHA are available here.

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