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Biological opinion on the issuance of Permit No. 20455 to Randall Wells for research on bottlenose and Atlantic spotted dolphins
  • Published Date:
    2017
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  • Corporate Authors:
    United States, National Marine Fisheries Service., Endangered Species Act Interagency Cooperation Division, ; United States, National Marine Fisheries Service., Office of Protected Resources, ;
  • Description:
    "The action agency for this consultation is NMFS, Office of Protected Resources, Permits and Conservation Division (hereafter the Permits Division). The Permits Division proposes to issue a scientific research permit (Appendix A) pursuant to section 104 of the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) of 1972, as amended (16 USC 1361 et seq.) to Randall Wells, Ph.D., Mote Marine Laboratory, 1600 Ken Thompson Parkway, Sarasota, Florida 34236. The purpose of the proposed permit is to allow an exception to the moratoria on takes established under the MMPA in order to allow the applicant to conduct scientific research on bottlenose (Tursiops truncatus) and Atlantic spotted dolphins (Stenella frontalis). While the proposed research is not directed at ESA-listed species, some aspects of the research may affect ESA-listed turtles and fishes (...) This document represents NMFS biological opinion on the effects of the proposed issuance of Permit No. 20455 on green (Chelonia mydas, North Atlantic Distinct Population Segment (DPS)), hawksbill (Eretmochelys imbricata), Kemp's ridley (Lepidochelys kempii), leatherback (Dermochelys coriacea), loggerhead (Caretta caretta, Northwest Atlantic DPS), and olive ridley turtles (Lepidochelys olivacea), and smalltooth sawfish (Pristis pectinate, U.S. DPS), and Gulf sturgeon (Acipenser oxyrinchus desotoi). A complete record of this consultation is on file at NMFS Office of Protected Resources in Silver Spring, Maryland"--Introduction. [doi:10.7289/V5319SZV (https://doi.org/10.7289/V5319SZV)]

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