Notice; receipt of application for a permit to import marine mammals for public display purposes (File No. 17324)

 
Docket ID: NOAA-NMFS-2012-0158
Agency: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Parent Agency: Department of Commerce (DOC)
Summary:
Notice is hereby given that the Georgia Aquarium Inc., 225 Baker Street, Atlanta, GA 30313, has applied in due form for a permit to import eighteen (18) beluga whales (Delphinapterus leucas) for public display purposes.

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    • Ja no hi ha motius per continuar duent a terme pràctiques com la vostra, de deteriorament de la vida marina; ni que sigui mirant-vos-ho per la part més egoista, l'econòmica, es...

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      09/05/2012

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      NOAA-NMFS-2012-0158-0558
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      Anna Riera Carol
    • I am writing to ask that you deny the Georgia Aquarium a permit to import 18 wild-caught beluga whales from Russia for captive breeding and exhibition at marine parks and aquariums...

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      10/11/2012

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      NOAA-NMFS-2012-0158-5021
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      Silvia Veverova
    • Georgia Aquarium, Sea World Florida, Sea World California, Sea World Texas, Shedd Aquarium, and Mystic Aquarium want to import 18 Beluga Whales from the wild off of the coast of...

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      10/11/2012

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      NOAA-NMFS-2012-0158-5022
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      Rodrigo Behar
    • Oh please... respect their lives!

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      09/05/2012

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      NOAA-NMFS-2012-0158-0687
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      claudia villela
    • I oppose import of wild-caught belugas to US. Please do not do this to these animals.

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      10/15/2012

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      NOAA-NMFS-2012-0158-5181
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      Deborah Degnan
    • FOR GODS SAKE THESE ARE WILD FREE ANIMALS WHO BELONG IN THE SEA AND BELONG TO NO ONE ! WHO IS MAN TO THINK HE CAN PLAY GOD ?????

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      09/05/2012

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      NOAA-NMFS-2012-0158-0559
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      NONE
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      LINDA BADHAM
    • I am writing to ask that you deny the Georgia Aquarium a permit to import 18 wild-caught beluga whales from Russia for captive breeding and exhibition at marine parks and aquariums...

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      09/25/2012

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      NOAA-NMFS-2012-0158-2954
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      Claudia Busuttil
    • Do not subject these beautiful animals to a lifetime of imprisonment!!!!

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      09/20/2012

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      NOAA-NMFS-2012-0158-1521
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      Linda Barkley
    • Oh come on....this just is not right for so many reasons. Leave them be! Listen to the public...simple as that! Shame on you for even trying to take these creatures out of their...

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      10/15/2012

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      NOAA-NMFS-2012-0158-5227
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      Janice Horley
    • Not only are artificial environments not suitable for marine life to thrive, our oceans are already being exploited to the point of destruction. Wild marine life is an extremely...

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      10/15/2012

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      NOAA-NMFS-2012-0158-5183
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      Sarah Donnelly
    • It has been proven that all cetacean species are highly intelligent and social. Keeping them in captivity is equal to putting them in jail. In addition, all whales need a certain...

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      09/05/2012

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      NOAA-NMFS-2012-0158-0567
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      Lisa Mintz Kavas
    • •Brutally removing the belugas from the wild and transporting them thousands of miles into the US for public display is unnecessary, inhumane and threatens wild beluga populations...

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      10/30/2012

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      NOAA-NMFS-2012-0158-7337
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      Lauren B
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    • I am writing to ask that you deny the Georgia Aquarium a permit to import 18 wild-caught beluga whales from Russia for captive breeding and exhibition at marine parks and aquariums...

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      10/11/2012

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      NOAA-NMFS-2012-0158-5031
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      Jemina Ahamed
    • Captivity kills! Belugas belong to the oceans!

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      09/25/2012

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      NOAA-NMFS-2012-0158-2956
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      peta
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      bodhi kohler
    • Whales should stay free in the wild and not be exploited to make money!

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      10/26/2012

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      NOAA-NMFS-2012-0158-6913
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      Gabriella Pigozzi
    • Beluga Whales & Orca Whales are supremely intelligent creatures of a DIFFERENT DIMENSION- the Ocean! They belong as social wild animals in THEIR environment, not as plaything...

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      09/19/2012

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      NOAA-NMFS-2012-0158-1262
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      Ocean Defenders, EARTH
    • Submitter Name:
      Bee Evans
    • Georgia Aquarium's history has shown that beluga whales do not do well in captivity. Sadly, moving a beluga whale to the Georgia Aquarium is tantamount to a death sentence for that...

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      09/05/2012

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      NOAA-NMFS-2012-0158-0333
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      Jessica Gullett
    • As a decent human being, well informed about the threats to wild life and about the extreme suffering of captive animals, mainly the marine ones, I wish to express my disgust about...

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      10/26/2012

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      NOAA-NMFS-2012-0158-6727
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      Ana Fattori
    • I strongly oppose the plans to import 18 beluga whales into the United States. This will set a precedent that wild capture of marine mammals for display purposes is sanctioned in...

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      10/30/2012

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      NOAA-NMFS-2012-0158-7339
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      Rosalind Goodfellow
    • Please deny the application to importing Beluga whales

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      10/11/2012

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      NOAA-NMFS-2012-0158-4606
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      kevin huang
    • I am writing to ask that you deny the Georgia Aquarium or any other aquarium a permit to import 18 wild-caught beluga whales from Russia for captive breeding and exhibition at...

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      09/25/2012

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      NOAA-NMFS-2012-0158-2957
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      Kait A
    • The Georgia Aquarium has requested a permit to import 18 wild-caught belugas from Russia. This is not only illegal but imoral. No holding tank is big enough to permit cetaceans an...

    • Public Submission
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      09/05/2012

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      NOAA-NMFS-2012-0158-0568
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      Anne Woods
    • Please deny the request for a permit to import these 18 whales. No animal should be held in captivity if it is capable of surviving on its own in the wild, and holding cetaceans...

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      11/02/2012

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      NOAA-NMFS-2012-0158-8540
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      Matthew Levine
    • I vehemently oppose the request by the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta to import beluga whales from Russia.

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      10/26/2012

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      NOAA-NMFS-2012-0158-6915
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    • Submitter Name:
      Pamela Hyskiw
    • I am writing to ask that you deny the Georgia Aquarium a permit to import 18 wild-caught beluga whales from Russia for captive breeding and exhibition at marine parks and aquariums...

    • Public Submission
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      10/11/2012

    • ID:
      NOAA-NMFS-2012-0158-5024
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    • Submitter Name:
      Brittany Caruso
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