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Mr. John R. Twiss, Jr.

Executive Director
Marine Mammal Commission
1825 Connecticut Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20009
Dear Mr. Twiss:
UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NATIONAL MARINE FISHERIES SERVICE
Silver Spring. Maryland 2091 0
Public Display Permit No. 774 has been issued to Sea World, Inc.,
(P2W). Enclosed are copies of the Permit and the Federal
Register notice announcing its issuance.
Enclosures
Sincerely,
Ann D. Terbush
Chief, Permits Division
Office of Protectd Resources
Dr. Richard L. Crawford
UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
National Ocaanlc and Atrnoapharic Adrninlstration
NATIONAL MARINE FISHERIES SERVICE
Silver Spr1ng. I'\.1Aryland 20910
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Animal Care Staff\Veterinary Services
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
u.s. Department of Agriculture
6505 Belcrest Road, Federal Building
Hyattsville, Maryland 20782
Dear Dr. Crawford:
Public Display Permit No. 774 has been issued to Sea World, Inc.,
(P2W). Enclosed are copies of the Permit and the Federal
Register notice announcing its issuance.
Enclosures
Sincerely,
Ann D. Terbush
Chief, Permits Division
Office of Protected Resources
Dr. Richard L. Crawford
U='!I";EL. S"T.AT'5 OF
Nationd! ace ante ar.d A ti"T1nepheric
JAN -6 1992
Animal Care Staff/Veterinary Services
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
u.s. Department of Agriculture
6505 Belcrest Road, Federal Building
Hyattsville, Maryland 20782
Dear Dr. Crawford:
Enclosed are the Notice of Receipt of Applications and the
applications submitted by Sea World, Inc. (P2W and P2X}. Sea
World is applying for two public display permits under the
authority of the Marine Animal Protection Act. The first
application (P2W} requests to import one (1} male and two (2}
female killer whales (Orcinus orca}. They are requesting that
the male be imported as soon as possible. However, since one
female has given birth and Sea World believes the other is
pregnant and may give birth soon, it is requested that the calves
be imported with their mothers at 12 months of age and as
prescribed by the Sea World veterinary staff. These animals will
be imported from Sealand of the Pacific Ltd., 1327 Beach Drive,
Victoria, B.c. vas 2N4.
The second application (P2X} requests the importation of one male
captive-born killer whale from Marineland of Canada, Inc., 7657
Portage Road, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada L2E 6X8.
Please review the applications for consistency with the Animal
Welfare Act. I would appreciate any comments on these
applications within 30 days of receipt of this letter. If you
have any questions regarding these applications or require
additional information please contact Pat Bradley (713-2289}.
Enclosures
Sincerely,
Ann D. Terbush
Chief, Permits Division
Office of Protected Resources
Mr. John R. Twiss, Jr.
Executive Director
Marine Mammal Commission
1825 Connecticut Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20009
Dear Mr. Twiss:
UNITED OEP.t'.RTMENT OF
Nattone; Oce:anic and A tn"'OS9he.rlc:::
JAN -3 !992
Enclosed are the Notice of Receipt of Applications and the
applications submitted by Sea World, Inc. (P2W and P2X}. A copy
of both Reviewer's Checklist are also enclosed.
The applicant seeks two public display permits under the
authority of the Marine Mammal Protection Act. The first
application (P2W) requests the importation of one (1) male and
two (2) female killer whales (Orcinus orca) and possibly two
calves. Sea World is requesting that the male be imported to Sea
World of Florida as soon as possible. However, since one female
has recently given birth and Sea World believes the other is
pregnant and may give birth soon, it is requested that the calves
be imported with their mothers at 12 months of age and as
prescribed by the Sea World veterinary staff. These animals will
be imported from Sealand of the Pacific Ltd., 1327 Beach Drive,
Victoria, B.C. V8S 2N4.
The second application (P2X) requests the importation of one male
captive-born killer whale from Marineland of Canada, Inc., 7657
Portage Road, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada L2E 6X8.
Please provide your comments within 30 days from the date of
receipt of the applications.
Enclosures
Sincerely,
,Li c__
Ann D. Terbush
Chief, Permits Division
Office of Protected Resources
Mr. James Beckett
Fisheries Research Branch
Department of Fisheries & Oceans
200 Kent
Ottawa, Canada K1T1W5
Dear Mr. Beckett:
UN:TED :.:i\7
Nat:ional and Atrnusphe(ic
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January 17, 1992
Thank you for your call today regarding the Sea World
applications to import killer whales from Canada. Enclosed are
copies of the applications. The 30-day comment period began
January 14, 1992. We welcome any further questions, or comments
you may have.
Enclosures
Sincerely,
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Chief, Permits Division
Office of Protected Resources
United States Department of Commerce
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
National Marine Fisheries Service
Office of Protected Resources
Permits Division - SSMC1, Room 7324
1335 East-West Highway
Silver Spring, Maryland 20910
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Marine Mammals
AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries
Service, NOAA. Commerce.
ACTION: Application for Pennit; Sea
World. Inc. (P2W}.
Notice is hereby given that an
Applicant has applied in due form for a
Pennit to take marine mammals as
authorized by the Marine Mammal
Protection Act of1972 (16 U.S.C.1361-
1407), the Regulations Governing
the Takmg and Importing of Marine
Mammals {50 CFR part 216).
1. Applicant: Sea World. lnc .. 7001 Sea
World Drive. Orlando. Florida 32.821.
2. Type of Permit Requested: ?ublic
display.
3. Name and Number of Marine
Mammals: Killer whale (Orclitus orca) 5.
One (1) adult male. two (2) adult
females. and possibly two calves. One
calf was born on December 24, 1991, and
the other adult female is believed to be
pregnant If the births are successful, the
fer.1ales would be imported with their
calves some time after at least twelve
months of age.
4. Requested Activity: Import from
Sea land of the Pacific. Ltd.. 1321 Beach
Drive, Victoria. B.C. V6S 2N4.
5. Daration of Acthity: The
will be imported within two years after
issuance of a pennil
Concurrent with the publication of
this notice in the Federal Register, the
Secretary of Commerce is forwarding
copies of this application to the Marine
Mammal Commission and its Committee
of Scientific Advisors.
Written data or views, or requests for
a public hearing on this application
should be submitted to the Assistant
Administrator for Fisheries. National
Marine Fisheries Service, U.S.

Maryland. within 30 day& of the
publication of this notice. Those
individuals requesting a hearing should
set forth the specific reasons why a
hearing on this particular application
would be appropriate. The holding of
such hearing is at the discretion of the
Assistant Administrator for Fisheries.
All statements and opinion contained
in this application are summaries of
those of the Applicant and do not
necessarily reflect the views of the
National Marine Fisheries Service.
Documents submitted in connection
v.;th the above application are available
for review by appoL'1tment in the
follo"'ing offices:
Office of Protected Resow-ces. National
Marine Fisheries Service, NOAA. 1335
East-West Highway. room 7324. Silver
Spring, Maryland 20910 {301/713-
Z269}; and
Director, Southeast Region. National
Marine Fisheries Service. NOAA. 9450
Koger Boulevard, St. Petersburg.
Florida 33702.(813/893-3!41}.
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DEPARTMENT OF Cot1MERCE
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Marine Mammals
AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service, NOAA, Commerce
ACTION: Application for Permit; Sea World, Inc. (P2W}
Notice is hereby given that an Applicant has applied in due form
for a Permit to take marine m ~ ~ l s as authorized by the Marine
Mammal Protection Act of 1972 (16 U.S.C. 1361-1407}, and the
Regulations Governing the Taking and Importing of Marine Mammals
(50 CFR Part 216).
1. Applicant: Sea World, Inc.
7007 Sea World Drive
Orlando, Florida 32821
2. Type of Permit Requested: Public display
3. Name and Number of Marine Mammals:
Killer whale (Orcinus orca) 5
One (1} adult male, two (2) adult females, and possibly two
calves. One calf was born on December 24, 1991, and the
other adult female is believed to be pregnant. If the
births are successful, the females would be imported with
their calves some time after at least twelve months of age.
4. Requested Activity: Import from Sealand of the Pacific,
Ltd. 13:;:>7 Ber1ch Drive
VicLoria, B.C. V8S 2N4
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:; . Duration of Activity: The be imported within
two years after issuance of a
permit.
Concurrent with the publication of this notice in the FEDERAL
REGISTER, the Secretary of Commerce is forwarding copies of this
application to the Marine Mammal Commission and its Committee of
Scientific Advisors.
Written data or views, or requests for a public hearing on this
application should be submitted to the Assistant Administrator
for Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service, u.s. Department
of Commerce, Silver Spring, Maryland, within 30 days of the
publication of this notice. Those individuals requesting a
hearing should set forth the specific reasons why a hearing on
this particular application would be appropriate. The holding of
such hearing is at the discretion of the Assistant Administrator
for Fisheries.
All statements and opinions contained in this application are
summaries of those of the Applicant and do not necessarily
reflect the views of the Marine Fisheries Service.
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Documents submitted in connection with the above application are
available for review by appointment in the following offices:
Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service,
NOAA, 1335 East-West Highway, Room 7324, Silver Spring, Maryland
20910 (301/713-2289); and
Director, Southeast Region, National Marine fisheries Servict,
NOAA, 9450 Koger Boulevard, St. Petersburg, Florida 33702
(813/893-3141).
Ph.D.
Di r;tor
Office of Protected Resources
JAN 6 t992
Date
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47840 Federal Register I Vol. 57, No. 203 I 'I\lesday, October 20, I Notices
National Oceanic and Atmospheric _
Administration
Marine Mammals
AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries
Service (NMFS), NOAA, Commerce.
ACTION: Issuance of Public Display
Permit No. 774.
On January 14,1992. notice was
published in the Federal Register (57 FR
1458) that an application had been filed
by sea World, Inc. for a permit to import
killer whales (Orcinus orca), one (1)
adult male, two (2) adult females and
possibly two (2) calves, for public
display at Sea World facilities in Florida
and Texas.
Notice is hereby given that on
October 7, 1992, as authorized by the
Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972
(16 U.S.C. 1361-1407} the National
Marine Fisheries Service issued a Permit
for the above importation subject to
certain conditions set forth therein.
Issuance of this permit is based on a
finding that the proposed taking is
consistent with the purposes and policy
of the Marine Mammal Protection Act.
The National Marine Fisheries Service
has determined that Sea World. Inc.
offers an acceptable program for
education or conservation purposes. Sea
World, Inc. facilities are open to the
public on a scheduled basis
and /iccess to these facilities is not
limited or restricted other than by the
charging of an admission fee.
The Permit is available for review by
interested persons by appointment in
the following offices:
Office of Protected Resources,
National Marine Fisheries Service,
NOAA, 1335 East-West Highway. room
7324, Silver Spring. MD 20910 (301/713-
2289); and
Director. Southeast Region, National
Marine Fisheries Service. NOAA. 9450
Koger Blvd., St. Petersburg, FL 33702
(813/893-3141).
October 7, 1992.
Nancy Foster,
Director, Office of Protected Resources.
National Manne Fisheries Service.
(FR Doc. 92_:25381 Filed 1{}-19-92; 8:45am)
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Marine Mammals
AGENCY:
ACTION:
National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), NOAA,
Commerce.
Issuance of Public Display Permit No. 774.
on January 14, 1992, notice was published in the FEDERAL REGISTER
(57 FR 1458) that an application had been filed by Sea World,
Inc. for a permit to import killer whales (Orcinus orca), one (1)
adult male, two (2) adult females and possibly two (2) calves,
for public display at Sea World facilities in Florida and Texas.
OCT -7 !992
Notice is hereby given that on -----------------' as authorized by
the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972 (16 u.s.c. 1361-1407)
the National Marine Fisheries Service issued a Permit for the
above importation subject to certain conditions set forth
therein.
Issuance of this permit is based on a finding that the proposed
taking is consistent with the purposes and policy of the Marine
Mammal Protection Act. The National Marine Fisheries Service has
determined that Sea World, Inc. offers an acceptable program for
education or conservation purposes. Sea World, Inc. facilities
are open to the public on a regularly scheduled basis and access
to these facilities is not limited or restricted other than by
the charging of an admission fee.
t
The Permit is available for review by interested persons by
appointment in the following offices:
Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service,
NOAA, 1335 East-West Highway, Room 7324, Silver Spring, MD 20910
(301/713-2289); and
Director, Southeast Region, National Marine Fisheries Service,
NOAA, 9450 Koger Blvd., St. Petersburg, FL 33702 (813/893-3141).
Nancy F
Direc r, Office of Protected Resources
National Marine Fisheries Service
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