Marine Mammals; File Nos. 455-1760, 116-1786, 898-1764
Notice is hereby given that permits to conduct research and/or enhancement activities on captive Hawaiian monk seals (Monachus schauinslandi) have been issued to the following organizations: File No. 455-1760: The Waikiki Aquarium, 2777 Kalakaua Avenue, Honolulu, HI 96815 (Dr. Andrew Rossiter, Responsible Party). File No. 116-1786: Sea World, Inc., 7007 Sea World Dr., Orlando, FL 32821 (Brad Andrews, Responsible Party). File No. 898-1764: Sea Life Park Hawaii, 41-202 Kalanianaole Highway, Waimanalo, HI 96795 (Dr. Renato Lenzi, Responsible Party).
Marine Mammals and Endangered Species; National Marine Fisheries Service File No. 1008-1637; U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service File No. MA100875
Notice is hereby given that John Wise, Ph.D., Maine Center for Toxicology and Environmental Health, University of Southern Maine, P.O. Box 9300, Portland, ME 04104, has been issued an amendment to Permit No. 1008-1637-01 to receive, import, and export marine mammals parts for purposes of scientific research.
Small Takes of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities; Seismic Surveys in the Beaufort and Chukchi Seas off Alaska
NMFS has received an application from GX Technologies, Inc of Houston, TX (GXT) for an Incidental Harassment Authorization (IHA) to take small numbers of marine mammals, by harassment, incidental to conducting a marine geophysical program, including deep seismic surveys, on oil and gas lease blocks located on Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) waters in the Chukchi Sea. Under the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA), NMFS is requesting comments on its proposal to issue an IHA to GXT to incidentally take, by harassment, small numbers of several species of marine mammals between June and November, 2006 incidental to conducting seismic surveys.
Endangered and Threatened Species: Final Listing Determinations for Elkhorn Coral and Staghorn Coral; Correction
We, the National Marine Fisheries Service, are correcting a previously published Federal Register rule that contained inadequate data. The citations were inadvertently omitted from the table in this rule that published in the Federal Register on May 9, 2006.