UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION

In re: Proposed Waiver and Regulations Governing the Taking of
Eastern North Pacific Gray Whales by the Makah Indian Tribe
 
Administrative Law Judge
Hon. George J. Jordan
Docket No. 19-NMFS-0001
 
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1. 04/05/2019 NOAA Notice of Hearing

2.

04/05/2019 NOAA Proposed Waiver and Regulations
3. 04/05/2019 NOAA NMFS Declaration of  Chris Yates with exhibits
4. 04/05/2019 NOAA NMFS Declaration of Dr. Shannon Bettridge with exhibits
5. 04/05/2019 NOAA NMFS Declaration of Dr. David Weller with exhibits
6. 04/05/2019 NOAA NMFS Declaration of Dr. Jeffrey Moore with exhibits
7. 05/06/2019 Peninsula Citizens for the Protection of Whales                                                                  

Request by Peninsula Citizens for the Protection of Whales to Participate in Hearing

8. 05/03/2019 Makah Indian Tribe Request by Makah Indian Tribe to Participate in Hearing
9. 05/06/2019 Sea Shepherd Legal Request by Sea Shepherd Legal to Participate in Hearing
10. 05/06/2019 Jennifer Plombon Comment Letter
11. 05/08/2019 Inanna McCarty Request by Ianna McCarty to Participate in Hearing
12. 05/09/2019 Sea Shepherd Conservation Society Request by Sea Shepherd Conservation Society to Participate in Hearing                                                                                                
13. 05/09/2019 Animal Welfare Institute Request by Animal Welfare Institute to Participate in Hearing
14. 05/10/2019 Animal Welfare Institute Expedited Motion to Extend Wavier Proceedings Schedule
15. 05/10/2019 Animal Welfare Institute Declaration of DJ Schubert on Behalf of AWI Expedited Motion to Extend Wavier Proceedings Schedule
16. 05/10/2019 Animal Welfare Institute Declaration of Naomi Rose on Behalf of AWI Expedited Motion to Extend Wavier Proceedings Schedule
17. 05/10/2019 Sea Shepherd Legal & Sea Shepherd Conservation Society Expedited Motion for Extension of Time to Submit Initial Direct Testimony and For Continuance of Hearing
18. 05/10/2019 Sea Shepherd Legal & Sea Shepherd Conservation Society Exhibit A to Declaration of Catherine Pruett in Support of Sea Shepherd Expedited Motion for Extension of Time to Submit Initial Direct Testimony and For Continuance of Hearing
19. 05/10/2019 Sea Shepherd Legal & Sea Shepherd Conservation Society Declaration of Catherine Pruett in Support of Sea Shepherd Expedited Motion for Extension of Time to Submit Initial Direct Testimony and For Continuance of Hearing
20. 05/13/2019 NOAA Notice of Intent to Respond
21. 05/13/2019 NOAA Notice of Appearance
22. 05/15/2019 Makah Indian Tribe Makah Indian Tribe’s Response to Expedited Motions to Extend Waiver Proceedings Schedule
23. 05/15/2019 Makah Indian Tribe Declaration of Brian Gruber
24. 05/15/2019 Makah Indian Tribe Declaration of Patrick Depoe
25. 05/15/2019 NOAA NOAA Combined Response to the Animal Welfare Institute’s and Sea Shepherd’s Expedited Motions to Extend Wavier Proceeding Schedule
26. 05/15/2019 NOAA Second Declaration of Chris Yate
27. 05/17/2019 Sea Shepherd Legal & Sea Shepherd Conservation Society Reply in Support of Expedited Motion for Extension of Time to Submit Initial Direct Testimony and for Continuance of Hearing
28. 05/17/2019 Sea Shepherd Legal & Sea Shepherd Conservation Society Declaration of Brett Sommermeyer in Support of Expedited Motion for Extension of Time to Submit Initial Direct Testimony and for Continuance of Hearing
29. 05/17/2019 Animal Welfare Institute AWI’s Combined Reply to the NMFS’s and Makah Responses to AWI’s Expedited Motion to Extend Waiver Proceedings Schedule
30. 05/17/2019 Animal Welfare Institute Supplemental Declaration of DJ Schubert in Support of AWI’s Combined Reply to the NMFS’s and Makah Responses to AWI’s Expedited Motion to Extend Waiver Proceedings Schedule
31. 05/17/20019 Makah Indian Tribe

Initial Direct Testimony of Makah Indian Tribe to include:

  • Initial Direct Testimony of Jonathan Scordino
  • Initial Direct Testimony of John W. Bickham
  • Initial Direct Testimony of John R. Brandon
  • Certificate of Service
32. 05/20/2019 ALJ Jordan Order Denying Sea Shepherd’s and Animal Welfare Institute’s Expedited Motions to Extend Waiver Proceedings Schedule
33. 05/20/2019 Makah Indian Tribe

Additional Direct Testimony of Makah Indian Tribe to include and Proposed Issues of Fact:

34. 05/21/2019 Animal Welfare Institute

Animal Welfare InstituteDirect Testimony and Exhibits

  1. Declaration of DJ Schubert
  2. Certificate of Service

Exhibits (Click to see detailed description of exhibits)

  1. Comments of the Animal Welfare Institute; w/8 attachments
  2. Article - Timing of the gray whale southbound migration
  3. Article - Gray whales born north of Mexico: indicator of recovery or consequence of regime shift?
  4. Article - A bioenergetics model to evaluate demographic consequences of disturbance in marine mammals applied to gray whales
  5. Article - Eastern North Pacific Gray Whale (Eschrichtius robustus) Unusual Mortality Event 1999-2000
  6. Article - High gray whale mortality and low recruitment in 1999: potential causes and implications
  7. Article - Sample articles about gray whale mortalities in 2019
  8. Article - Arctic Report Card 2018
  9. Article - The Impact of Climate Change on the World’s Marine Ecosystem
  10. Article - Arctic marine mammals and climate change: impacts and resilience
  11. Article - Gray whale distribution relative to forage habitat in the northern Bering Sea: current conditions and retrospective summary
  12. Article - Trends in benthic macrofaunal populations, seasonal sea ice persistence, and bottom water temperatures in the Bering Strait region. Oceanography
  13. Article - A Major Ecosystem Shift in the Northern Bering Sea
  14. Article - Biological impacts of the 2013-2015 warm-water anomaly in the Northeast Pacific: Winners, losers, and the future
  15. Article - The impact of El Niño events on the pelagic food chain in the northern California Current.
  16. Article - Emerging risks from marine heat waves
  17. Article -  The pelagic ecosystem in the northern California Current off Oregon during the 2014-2016 warm anomalies within the context of the past 20 years
  18. Article - The 2014–2015 warming anomaly in the Southern California Current System observed by underwater gliders
  19. Article - Fluctuating reproductive rates in Hawaii’s humpback whales, Megaptera novaeangliae, reflect recent climate anomalies in the North Pacific
  20. Article - Impacts of changing sea-ice conditions on Arctic marine mammals
  21. Article - The blob that cooked the Pacifi
  22. Article - Late-Feeding Season Movements of a Western North Pacific Gray Whale
  23. Article - Assessment of stock structure among gray whales utilizing feeding grounds in the Eastern North Pacific.
  24. Article - Association of PCFG gray whales on migration
  25. Article - Guidelines for Assessing Marine Mammal Stocks
  26. Article - Effects of climate change on Arctic marine mammal health. Ecological Applications
  27. Article - Destruction and opportunity on the sea floor: effects of gray whale feeding
  28. Article - Side-Scan Sonar Assessment of Gray Whale Feeding in the Bering Sea
  29. Article - The Whale Pump: Marine Mammals Enhance Primary Productivity in a Coastal Basin
  30. Article - Whales as marine ecosystem engineers
  31. Article - The Impact of Whaling on the Ocean Carbon Cycle: Why Bigger Was Better
  32. Article - Ecology of whale falls at the deep-sea floor
  33. Article - Whale-Fall Ecosystems
  34. Article - River Masters – Hippos are the nutrient kingpins of Africa’s waterways
  35. Article - Hippos (Hippopotamus amphibius): The animal silicon pump
  36. Article - Wolves and the Ecology of Fear
  37. Article - The Landscape of Fear: Ecological Implications of Being Afraid
  38. Article - Trophic cascades in Yellowstone: The first 15 years after wolf reintroduction
  39. Article - Using ecosystem engineers as tools in habitat restoration and rewilding: beaver and wetlands
  40. Article - Hunting intensity alters movement behavior of white-tailed deer.
35. 05/21/2019 Sea Shepherd Legal & Sea Shepherd Conservation Society

Sea Shepherd Legal & Sea Shepherd Conservation Society Direct Testimony and Exhibits

Exhibits

  1. CV of Brett Sommermeyer
2. Comments
36. 05/27/2019 Peninsula Citizens for the Protection of Whales

Peninsula Citizens for the Protection of Whales Declaration and Attachments

Attachments

  1. Comments
  2. Chart – Site Fidelity, Resident Whales, and Familial Recruitment
  3. Chart  - Whales, Campers and .50 Caliber Rife
  4. 4.Resident Gray Whales of Washington State
37. 06/03/2019 National Marine Fisheries Service
  1. Notice Updating the Court and the Parties on the Status of the Interagency Agreement Securing Coast Guard ALJ
  2. First Declaration of Steven  Stone
  3. Certificate of Service
38. 06/06/2019 National Marine Fisheries Service

1. Motion for Leave to File a Proposed Hearing Agenda with Attachments.

2. Certificate of Service

39. 06/10/2019 NOAA

1. Partial Stipulation Re Scope of Issues to Be Addressed at Hearing.

2. Certificate of Service.

40. 06/10/2019 ALJ Jordan

1. Notice and Agenda for June 17, 2019 Prehearing Conference

2. Certificate of Service