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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    • Please deny the Georgia Aquarium's request to import Beluga Whales from Russia. The Aquarium does not in any way need more whales for display. Although they are hoping to breed the...

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      09/05/2012

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      NOAA-NMFS-2012-0158-0552
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      none
    • Submitter Name:
      Cathy Roth
    • Simply put, no living creature should be in captivity, especially such self-conscious and intelligently capable beings such as cetaceans (whales and dolphins). The wild-caught...

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      09/05/2012

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      NOAA-NMFS-2012-0158-0551
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      Kristina Polk
    • Please leave these animals in the wild with their families where they belong. It is selfish for humans to want to take them from their large homes to a swimming pool just so that...

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      09/07/2012

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      NOAA-NMFS-2012-0158-0911
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      Jona Johnson
    • 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-2012-0158-2845
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      Fallon Hume
    • No trading of live animals that should be free. How many have to die before this stops?

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      09/07/2012

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      NOAA-NMFS-2012-0158-0912
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      Antonia Klohr
    • Please give due respect to other living beings, thank you.

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      10/30/2012

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      NOAA-NMFS-2012-0158-7369
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      WDC
    • Submitter Name:
      Claudia Banzhaf
    • 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-2012-0158-5046
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      PETA
    • Submitter Name:
      Catalina Beltran
    • 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-2012-0158-2846
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      Marissa Taylor
    • 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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      09/20/2012

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      NOAA-NMFS-2012-0158-1507
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      Chelsea Giberson
    • Taking wild beluga's out of wild populations will harm social families and does not contribute to a sustainable conservation program. It is money making and exploits animals for an...

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      10/30/2012

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      NOAA-NMFS-2012-0158-7370
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      Lucy Coventry
    • It is imperative that the whales are left at sea and not become a victim of captivity. It is not there purpose to be entertainment. It is wrong to make money on behalf those...

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      10/11/2012

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      NOAA-NMFS-2012-0158-5048
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      dawn gounden
    • 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-2012-0158-2847
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      elenag
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      elena gudenburg
    • Please stop that! Animals have the right to live free same as humans. Who gave us the right to capture and kill? I wish that animals could speak!

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      09/11/2012

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      NOAA-NMFS-2012-0158-1070
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    • Submitter Name:
      Alain Eid
    • 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-2012-0158-2643
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      Kirk Rhoads
    • Please reconsider shipping and confining these Beluga whales for their own safety and their lives. Thank you

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      10/16/2012

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      NOAA-NMFS-2012-0158-5419
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      Deborah Buehler
    • 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-2012-0158-3544
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      Peta2
    • Submitter Name:
      Ashley Gordon
    • In a time and age where the consciousness is growing of our duty to restore all the damage done to our planet and to preserve whatever is still left, it seems surprising that this...

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      10/19/2012

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      NOAA-NMFS-2012-0158-5584
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      PUC-Rio
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      Patricia Österreicher-Cunha
    • Please do not allow this to go on any more. Whales belong in the ocean.

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      10/15/2012

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      NOAA-NMFS-2012-0158-5173
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      mike garrett
    • Please take the time to reconsider the application for the Georgia Aquarium to receive more Beluga Whales. Whales, as with all Marine Mamals, do not belong in captivity. They are...

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      09/05/2012

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      NOAA-NMFS-2012-0158-0150
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      Tiffany Smith
    • The Georgia Aquarium has applied for a permit to import 18 beluga whales from Russia. Please deny the aquarium's exploitative request. Beluga whales are protected by the Marine...

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      10/26/2012

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      NOAA-NMFS-2012-0158-6703
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      Candi Ausman
    • Beluga whales need space and you can't provide it . The natural life of these sensitive whales will be distorted and what good your research then? We all k ow what whales need to...

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      10/11/2012

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      NOAA-NMFS-2012-0158-4575
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      amanda kennedy
    • Belugas, like all other marine animals, belong in the wild. Only those with the guts to brave arctic weather are worthy of seeing them in person. Everyone else can watch them on TV...

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      10/30/2012

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      NOAA-NMFS-2012-0158-7371
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      Annelies Haussler
    • Do not allow them to import beluga whales.

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      10/11/2012

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      NOAA-NMFS-2012-0158-5082
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      Florencia Viola
    • This is wrong! God put animals, or mamals in the wild and free for a reason- that's where they are suppossed to be! It is wrong to take something that is wild and put in a captive...

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      10/11/2012

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      NOAA-NMFS-2012-0158-4594
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      Misty Critz
    • I am appalled that a permit to import Beluga Whales, captured from the wild, is even being considered. An aquarium cannot provide a living situation that would be suitable for an...

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      09/19/2012

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      NOAA-NMFS-2012-0158-1332
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    • Submitter Name:
      Michael Essi
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