Judge: NMFS Erred in Beluga Whale Estimates, Maybe the 18 Beluga’s waiting for import permit approval would give them a benchmark!

JUNEAU- A federal judge says the National Marine Fisheries Service made mathematical errors in estimating how many endangered beluga whales in Cook Inlet could be harmed or harassed by seismic testing. continued  The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS),  is the agency responsible for approving the beluga permit to import 18 Beluga’s from Russia, captured in Russia’s Sea of Okhotsk.