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:

31.A. 05/18/2019 Makah Indian Tribe

1. Initial Testimony of Joshua L. Reid (Pt. I)

2. Initial Testimony of Joshua L. Reid (Pt. II)

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.
3635.. 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. 06/07/2019 Makah Indian Tribe

1 Makah Tribe's Proposed Hearing Agenda

2. Certificate of Service for Makah Tribe's Proposed Hearing Agenda.

40. 06/10/2019 NOAA

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

2. Certificate of Service.

41. 06/10/2019 ALJ Jordan

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

2. Certificate of Service

42. 06/24/2019 National Marine Fisheries Service

1. Position Statement Regarding the Hearing Date

2. Certificate of Service

43. 06/24/2019 Makah Indian Tribe

1. Supplemental Submission re Request to Postpone Hearing

2. Certificate of Service

44. 06/24/2019 Marine Mammal Commission

1. Brief on Rescheduling the Hearing Date

2. Certificate of Service

45.. 06/24/2019 Animal Welfare Institute

1. Request to Move the Hearing Date in the Waive r Proceeding

2. Declaration of Donald John Schubert

3. Certificate of Service

46. 06/24/2019 Sea Shepherd

1. Request to Move Hearing Date and Certificate of Service

2. Declaration of Catherine Pruett

47. 06/24/2019 Peninsula Citizens for the Protection of Whales  Request to Change the Date for Hearing
58.. 07/09/2019 NOAA

1. Partial Stipulation Re Extension of Prehearing Dates

2. Certificate of Service

49.0 07/08/2019 ALJ Jordan

1. Order Granting Request to Change Hearing Date

2. Certificate of Service

50. 06/17/2019 ALJ Jordan Transcript of Pre-Hearing Conference
51. 08/09/2019 Makah Tribe

1. Motion re Issues to be Addressed at the Hearing

2. Certificate of Service

52. 08/09/2019 Animal Welfare Institute

1. Motion to Exclude Testimony and Evidence

2. Certificate of Service

53. 08/09/2019 National Marine Fisheries Service

1. Motion to Limit Issues and Testimony

2. Certificate of Service

54. 08/09/2019 Animal Welfare Institute

1. Motion to Exclude Testimony and Evidence

2. Certificate of Service

55. 08/12/2019 Animal Welfare Institute

1. Exhibit 3- Rebuttal Testimony

2. Exhibit 19- Rebuttal Testimony

56. 08/07/2019 Sea Shepherd

1. Rebuttal Testimony of Dr. Stella Villegas-Amtmann

2. Rebuttal Testimony of Carrie Newell, M.S.

3. Exhibit 2

4. Exhibit 3

5. Exhibit 4

6.  Certificate of Service

57. 08/06/2017 Makah Tribe

1. Initial Direct Testimony of John R. Brandon

2. Exhibit M-0562

3. Exhibit M-0563

4. Exhibit M-0564

5. Exhibit M-0565

6. Exhibit M-0568

7. Exhibit M-0569

8. Exhibit M-0570

9. Exhibit M-0571

10. Exhibit M-0572

11. Exhibit  M0573

12. Exhibit M-0574

13. Exhibit M-0575

14. Certificate of Service

58. 08/07/2019 Sea Shepherd

1.  CV for Dr. Stella Villegas-Amtmann

2. Braithwaite, J.E., Meeuwig, J.J. and Hipsey, M.R. (2015). Optimal migration energetics of humpback whales and the implications of disturbance.

3. Villegas-Amtmann, S., Schwarz L.K., Sumich, J.L., Costa, D.P. (2015). A bioenergetics model to evaluate demographic consequences of disturbance in marine mammals applied to gray whales.

4. Villegas-Amtmann, S., Schwarz, L.K. and Costa, D.P. (2017). East or West: The energetic cost of being a gray whale and the consequence of losing energy to disturbance.

5. NRC. (2003). Ocean noise and marine mammals.

6. NRC. (2005). Marine mammal populations and ocean noise: Determining when noise causes biologically significant effects.

59. 08/07/2019 Sea Shepherd

1. SVA-11: Williams, R., Bain, D.E., Smith, J.C. and Lusseau, D. (2009). Effects of vessels on behaviour patterns of individual southern resident killer whales Orcinus orca.

2. SVA-12: Würsig, B. and Evans, P.G.H. (2001). Cetaceans and humans: Influence of noise.

3. SVA-13: Moore, S.E., Grebmeier, J.M., Davies, J.R. (2003). Gray whale distribution relative to forage habitat in the northern Bering Sea: current conditions and retrospective summary.

4. SVA-14: Calambokidis, J., Steiger, G. H., Curtice, C., Harrison, J., Ferguson, M. C., Becker, E., . . . Parijs, S. M. (2015). 4. Biologically Important Areas for Selected Cetaceans Within U.S. Waters – West Coast Region.

60. 08/07/2019 Sea Shepherd

1. SVA-7: Gailey, G., McDonald, T., Racca, R., Sychenko, O., Hornsby, F., Rutenko A, . . . Würsig, B. (2011). Western Gray Whale Movement, Respiration, and Abundance during Pipeline Construction off Sakhalin Island, Summer 2006.

2. SVA-8: Gailey, G., Würsig, B. and McDonald, T. (2007a). Abundance, behavior, and movement patterns of western gray whales in relation to a 3-D seismic survey, Northeast Sakhalin Island, Russia.

3. SVA-9: Gailey, G., McDonald T., Racca, R., Sychenko, O., Rutenko, A. and Würsig, B. (2007b). Influences of Underwater Sound and Nearshore Vessel Activity on Western Gray Whale Behavior during the Installation of a Concrete Gravity Based Structure off Sakhalin Island, Summer 2005.

4. SVA-10: Malme, C.I., Würsig, B., Bird, J.E. and Tyack, P. (1986). Behavioral responses of gray whales to industrial noise: feeding observations and predictive modeling. Outer Continental Shelf Environmental Assessment Program, Final report of Principal Investigators, NOAA.

61.

08/07/2019 Sea Shepherd

1. Exhibit 16

2. Exhibit 18

62. 08/07/2019 Animal Welfare Institute

1. Rebuttal Testimony of DJ Schubert

2. Certificate of Service

3. List of Exhibits

63. 08/07/2019 Animal Welfare Institute

1.Exibit 35

2. Exhibit 36

3. Exhibit 37

4. Exhibit 38

64. 08/07/2019 Animal Welfare Institute

1. Exhibit 1

2. Exhibit 2

65. 08/07/2019 Animal Welfare Institute

1. Exhibit 4

2. Exhibit 5

3. Exhibit 6

4. Exhibit 7

5. Exhibit 8

6. Exhibit 9

67. 08/07/2019 Animal Welfare Institute

Rebuttal Testimony and Exhibits (DJ Schubert)

1. Exhibit 10

2. Exhibit 11

3. Exhibit 12

4.Exhibit 13

5. Exhibit 14

6. Exhibit 15

68. 08/07/2019 Animal Welfare Institute

Rebuttal Testimony and Exhibits (DJ Schubert)

1. Exhibit 16

2. Exhibit 17

3. Exhibit 18

69. 08/7/2019 Animal Welfare Institute

Rebuttal Testimony and Exhibits (DJ Schubert)

1. Exhibit 21

2. Exhibit 22

3. Exhibit 23

4. Exhibit 24

5. Exhibit 25

70. 08/07/2019 Animal Welfare Institute

Rebuttal Testimony and Exhibits (DJ Schubert)

1. Exhibit 20

71. 08/07/2019 Animal Welfare Institute

Rebuttal Testimony and Exhibits (DJ Schubert)

1. Exhibit 27

2. Exhibit 28

3. Exhibit 29

4. Exhibit 30

5. Exhibit 31

6. Exhibit 32

7. Exhibit 33

8. Exhibit 34

72. 08/07/2019 Animal Welfare Institute

Rebuttal Testimony and Exhibits (DJ Schubert)

1. Exhibit 26

73. 08/06/2019 National Marine Fisheries Service

1.  2019.08.06 NMFS 3rd Decl. of Chris Yates and Exhibits

2.  2019.08.06 NMFS 4th Decl. of Chris Yates and Exhibits

3. Certificate of Service

74. 08/06/2019 National Marine Fisheries Service

1. 2019.08.06 NMFS 2nd Decl. of Dr. David Weller and Exhibits

2.  2019.08.06 NMFS 2nd Decl. of Dr. Jeffrey Moore and Exhibits

75. 08/06/2019 National Marine Fisheries Service 1. 2019.08.06 NMFS 2nd Decl. of Dr. Shannon Bettridge and Exhibits
76. 08/06/2019 Peninsula Citizens for the Protection of Whales

1. PCPW Rebuttal Testimony of Jonathan Scordino

2. PCPW Rebuttal Testimony of Chris Yates

3. Exhibit 1

4. Exhibit 2

5. Exhibit 3

6. Exhibit 4

7. Exhibit 5

8. Exhibit 6

93 Exhibit 7

10. Exhibit 8

11. Exhibit 9

12. Exhibit 10

77. 08/06/2019 Marine Mammal Commission

1. Rebuttal Testimony of Michael F. Tillman

2. Certificate of Service

78. 08/06/2019 Makah Tribe

1. Rebuttal Testimony of Jonathan Scordino

2. Certificate of Service

79. 08/13/2019 Sea Shepherd 1. Exhibit CN-1- CV of Carrie Newell
80. 08/16/2019 Animal Welfare Institute

1. Motion to Exclude Rebuttal Testimony and Evidence

2. Certificate of Service

81. 08/16/2019 Makah Tribe
  1. Motion to Exclude Certain Portions of the Rebuttal Testimony of Margaret Owens.

2. Certificate of Service

82. 08/16/2019 National Marine Fisheries Service

1. Motion to Limit Rebuttal Issues and Testimony

2. Certificate of Service

83. 08/19/2019 Sea Shepherd

1.Response to NMFS's Motion to Limit Issues and Testimony

2. Certificate of Service

84. 08/19/2019 Sea Shepherd

1. Response to Makah Tribe's Motion re Issues to be Addressed at the Hearing

2. Certificate of Service

85. 08/19/2019 Makah Tribe

1. Combined Response to Motions to Exclude Testimony  and Issues for the Hearing

2. Certificate of Service

86. 08/19/2019 National Marine Fisheries Service

1. Combined Response to Parties' Motions to Exclude

2. Certificate of Service

87. 08/27/2019 Peninsula Citizens for the Protection of Whales 1. Response to NMFS's Motion to Limit Rebuttal Issues and Testimony
88. 08/26/2019 Sea Shepherd

1. Response to NMFG's Motion to Limit Rebuttal Issues and Testimony

2. Certificate of Service

89. 09/11/2019 National Marine Fisheries Service

1. Faith Declaration of Chris Yates

2. Second Declaration of Dr. David Weller

3. Exhibit 3-92

4. Exhibit 3-94

5. Exhibit 3-95

6. Exhibit 3-96

7. Exhibit 3-97

8. Exhibit 3-98

9. Exhibit 3-99

10. Exhibit 3-100

11. Certificate of Service

90. 09/11/2019 Animal Welfare Institute

1. Rebuttal Testimony in Response to Direct Testimony

2. Certificate of Service

91. 09/27/2019 ALJ Jordan

1. Scheduling Order for 9/30/19- PreHearing Conference

2. Certificate of Service

92. 09/26/2019 National Marine Fisheries

1. Partial Stipulation re Hearing Management Proposal

2. Certificate of Service