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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      09/28/2012

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      NOAA-NMFS-2012-0158-3684
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    • Submitter Name:
      Adwitiya Pandey
    • 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-2012-0158-3685
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      PETA
    • Submitter Name:
      Dawn Mantei
    • The desire to create more financial profit at the expense of an already suffering population is completely in-humane and inexcusable. We as humans have taken enough from this earth...

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      10/19/2012

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      NOAA-NMFS-2012-0158-5691
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    • Submitter Name:
      Jennifer Martin
    • Please exercise sound judgment and your responsibility to reject the permit application by the Georgia Aquariumt for the importation of 18 beluga whales captured from the Russian...

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      10/26/2012

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      NOAA-NMFS-2012-0158-6666
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    • Submitter Name:
      Nancy Dix
    • Please do not take these beautiful creatures out of their natural environment. I have swum with Spooky at Sea World. He was beautiful, whistled and spoke to my heart to the depth...

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      10/19/2012

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      NOAA-NMFS-2012-0158-5693
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      Sharon Gremald
    • I do not think this should be approved!

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      09/07/2012

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      NOAA-NMFS-2012-0158-0796
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    • Submitter Name:
      Crystal H
    • 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 not...

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      10/26/2012

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      NOAA-NMFS-2012-0158-6584
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      P Hickey
    • The Georgia Aquarium has applied for a permit to import 18 beluga whales into the U.S. where they will be in captivity at various aquariums and zoological parks throughout the...

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      09/05/2012

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      NOAA-NMFS-2012-0158-0430
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      Madeleine Tremblay
    • Why are you so intent on ruining the lives of these intelligent, sensitive creatures? Please stop this madness. If you INSIST on having Marine mammals in captivity, why not...

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      10/30/2012

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      NOAA-NMFS-2012-0158-7955
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      3pupsinapopup.com
    • Submitter Name:
      Julie Fredrick
    • Dear Staff, 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...

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      09/25/2012

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      NOAA-NMFS-2012-0158-2157
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      Pilar Hernandez-Wolfe
    • Please deny the Georgia Aquarium's request for a permit to import belugas from Russia as it is cruel to keep, breed and trade cetaceans. The fact that the permit is for breeding...

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      09/05/2012

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      NOAA-NMFS-2012-0158-0520
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      Chrisitne Martin
    • 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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      10/01/2012

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      NOAA-NMFS-2012-0158-3981
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      Home
    • Submitter Name:
      Paul Marklew
    • would you like to be captured and thrown in a cage for life?away from your family? prison is for punishment not entertainment.

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      10/11/2012

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      NOAA-NMFS-2012-0158-4966
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      kim large
    • Dear Friend, The Georgia Aquarium has applied for a permit to import 18 beluga whales from Russia. Please tell the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to deny the...

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      10/26/2012

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      NOAA-NMFS-2012-0158-6608
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      James Toy
    • Please do not approve this permit. The entire process is inhumane and brutal – the capture, the handling, the transfer and the confinement. There is no education value for Georgia...

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      09/07/2012

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      NOAA-NMFS-2012-0158-0872
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      Scott Kowalski
    • Seriously??? Wake the f**** up, people. Seriously.

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      09/07/2012

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      NOAA-NMFS-2012-0158-0807
    • Organization:
      Rastaworks
    • Submitter Name:
      Kai Bernstein
    • 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 not...

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      10/26/2012

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      NOAA-NMFS-2012-0158-6585
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      Renee Wallace
    • •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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      10/26/2012

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      NOAA-NMFS-2012-0158-7180
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      Elisabeth Bechmann
    • I feel that the whales should just be released back into the wild. Because we keep pinning them up is causing the attacks. Like at Sea World, the killer whales have attacked and...

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      09/28/2012

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      NOAA-NMFS-2012-0158-3686
    • Organization:
      National College
    • Submitter Name:
      Brian DeLong
    • I am against the Beluga whales being held in captivity. If we are truly interested in these animals, then let's keep their habitat clean and available to them. There isn't any way...

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      10/11/2012

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      NOAA-NMFS-2012-0158-4969
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      Lorraine May
    • Such highly intelligent creatures as whales belong in the wild. To transport them hundreds of miles to go on public display is cruel, detrimental to the poor belugas invilved, and...

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      10/30/2012

    • ID:
      NOAA-NMFS-2012-0158-7422
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    • Submitter Name:
      Glynis Jennings
    • Let these animals go. They are not alive for our entertainment. Please let them go. Thank you.

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      09/25/2012

    • ID:
      NOAA-NMFS-2012-0158-2127
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    • Submitter Name:
      Bonnie Bennett
    • Dear committee/deciders, Please deny this application. The backward practice of capturing intelligent social animals and (ab)using them for profit should be a thing of the past...

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      10/30/2012

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      NOAA-NMFS-2012-0158-7956
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    • Submitter Name:
      Richard Prins
    • Please Do Not Approve Georgia Aquarium's Permit I am writing to ask that you deny the Georgia Aquarium a permit to import 18 wild-caught beluga whales from Russia for captive...

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      09/25/2012

    • ID:
      NOAA-NMFS-2012-0158-2159
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    • Submitter Name:
      Darlene Klingenberg
    • 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

    • ID:
      NOAA-NMFS-2012-0158-3934
    • Organization:
    • Submitter Name:
      Meghan MacDonald
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