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Posted December 08. 2017 12:12PM

Permission sought to kill, harm seals, dolphins with noise of Portsmouth Naval Shipyard drydock upgrade

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Five marine mammal species, including one cetacean and four pinnipeds, may inhabit or transit the waters near the Shipyard in the lower Piscataqua River during the specified activity. These include the harbor porpoise (Phocoena phocoena), gray seal (Halichoerus grypus), harbor seal (Phoca vitulina), hooded seal (Cystophora cristata), and harp seal (Pagophilus groenlandicus).