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NMFS Compiles Navy SOCAL File
The Navy has requested that NMFS renew for the period 2012-2014 the Navy's Letter of Authorization under the MMPA for incidental harassment of marine mammals resulting from Navy research and training activities in the Southern California Range Complex. The NMFS file on this renewal request contains interesting information on sonar and marine mammal effects, including several monitoring reports. For the complete NMFS file, go to, and scroll down to "2012 U.S. Navy's Southern California Range Complex (SOCAL)."

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