NMFS Solicits Comments on Research Permit Application from The Marine Mammal Center

The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) published notice that The Marine Mammal Center in Sausalito, California has applied for a permit to conduct research on six cetacean species, including endangered blue whales, fin whales, and humpback whales along the coast of California. The permit states, “the purpose of the research is to understand the distribution, movements, seasonality, habitat use, and behavior of cetaceans, and anthropogenic threats to these species.” NMFS is accepting public comments on the application through September 19, 2022.