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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    • 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-2012-0158-1745
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      citizen
    • Submitter Name:
      Czerny Auyang
    • •Belugas are highly intelligent and social animals with large brains and complex family structures. It is unconscionable to pull these creatures from their podmates and home waters...

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      09/25/2012

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      NOAA-NMFS-2012-0158-1748
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    • Submitter Name:
      dinda evans
    • Lasciateli liberi.......

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      10/15/2012

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      NOAA-NMFS-2012-0158-5266
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    • Submitter Name:
      Federica Pedarra
    • 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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      09/28/2012

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      NOAA-NMFS-2012-0158-3589
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    • Submitter Name:
      Tracy Sanford
    • I am asking that you deny the GA aquarium's application to import 18 beluga whales. The environment inside an artificial aquarium does not suit the needs of these creatures. They...

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      10/11/2012

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      NOAA-NMFS-2012-0158-5108
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      Julie Orr
    • • Belugas are highly intelligent and social animals with large brains and complex family structures. It is unconscionable to pull these creatures from their podmates and home...

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      09/25/2012

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      NOAA-NMFS-2012-0158-1733
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    • Submitter Name:
      Colleen Linseman
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    • In the name of the innocent and high social living people of the sea: Please have mercy and do not import Beluga Whales! Give them their freedom back.

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      09/25/2012

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      NOAA-NMFS-2012-0158-1749
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      Marion Meier
    • Please stop the importation of beluga Whales, animals are not for entertainment and these wonderful Whales are already endangered There is no need for this so PLEASE DO NOT ALLOW...

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      10/11/2012

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      NOAA-NMFS-2012-0158-4690
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      Renee Peel
    • Beluga (and all animals) must live free. Live in an aquarium is not acceptable, it is only esclavagisme.

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      10/30/2012

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      NOAA-NMFS-2012-0158-7675
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      Nathalie Girardin
    • 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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      09/28/2012

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      NOAA-NMFS-2012-0158-3590
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    • Submitter Name:
      Gabriela Moreira
    • 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-2012-0158-2084
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      SUSAN POSNER
    • 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 exibition at marine parks and aquariums...

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      10/11/2012

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      NOAA-NMFS-2012-0158-4696
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      Georgia Aquarium
    • Submitter Name:
      Pia Hachem
    • The Georgia Aquarium is trying to skirt our laws and acquire wild-caught Beluga whales from Russia. I don’t want the Georgia Aquarium’s permit to be approved, and I don’t support...

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      09/05/2012

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      NOAA-NMFS-2012-0158-0352
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      Mark Lowentrout
    • It saddens me to hear that the Georgia Aquarium has stated that they plan to use beluga whales captured from the wild to educate the public. As Ric O'Barry has stated (and I am...

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      10/05/2012

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      NOAA-NMFS-2012-0158-4129
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      M. P.
    • Removing the belugas from the wild and transporting them thousands of miles to the US for public display is unnecessary, cruel and likely to threaten wild beluga populations. It is...

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      10/30/2012

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      NOAA-NMFS-2012-0158-7277
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      Elisabeth Williams
    • These Whales or any other Mammals, or Animals, need NOT be placed in captivity as though they have done something wrong! They should NOT be treated as though they are in prison...

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      10/11/2012

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      NOAA-NMFS-2012-0158-4508
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      Lisa Evans
    • 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

    • ID:
      NOAA-NMFS-2012-0158-2659
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    • Submitter Name:
      Ryan Cianfarani
    • 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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      09/27/2012

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      NOAA-NMFS-2012-0158-3100
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      John Teevan
    • The only species that need to be regulated are us - humans and perhaps rats.

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      09/07/2012

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      NOAA-NMFS-2012-0158-0718
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    • Submitter Name:
      Adriana Itschner
    • 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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      09/25/2012

    • ID:
      NOAA-NMFS-2012-0158-1918
    • Organization:
      individual
    • Submitter Name:
      mark maez
    • 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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      09/28/2012

    • ID:
      NOAA-NMFS-2012-0158-3799
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    • Submitter Name:
      Sara Fontani
    • I respectfully ask that you not issue the permit for the importation of 18 beluga whales captured from the Russian Sea of Okhotsk to the Georgia Aquarium. Beluga whales should...

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      10/25/2012

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      NOAA-NMFS-2012-0158-6303
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      anna blumen
    • Please deny this indenect application from Georigia Aquarium. Face and say NO to this present form of hedious slavery. Animals have consciouness and, as such, should not be...

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      10/16/2012

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      NOAA-NMFS-2012-0158-5484
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      Alexandra Chevrand
    • I do not support the importing of 18 beluga whales. In fact, I am vehemently against it. It is backed up by experience and research that cetaceans do not do well in captivity...

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      10/15/2012

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      NOAA-NMFS-2012-0158-5268
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      Patricia Avila
    • Let's remember history of whaling. How are we better now? Either some are being killed via loopholes of IWF laws by so called scientific research, or in captivity. Please do not...

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      10/05/2012

    • ID:
      NOAA-NMFS-2012-0158-4130
    • Organization:
    • Submitter Name:
      Haleh Näther
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