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On October 10, 2007, notice was published in the
The permit authorizes the permit holder to closely approach and collect fecal samples from southern resident killer whales. The purpose of the research is to investigate the impacts of prey availability, toxins, and vessel traffic on killer whales using hormone fecal analysis.
In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321
Issuance of this permit, as required by the ESA, was based on a finding that such permit: (1) Was applied for in good faith; (2) will not operate to the disadvantage of such endangered species; and (3) is consistent with the purposes and policies set forth in section 2 of the ESA.