Dolphins and Navy Marine Mammal Program

Daniel Schneider filed this request with the Department of the Navy, Naval Operations of the United States of America.
Tracking # DON-2014-01-0042
Est. Completion None
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From: Daniel Schneider

To Whom It May Concern:

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records related to sea mammals and the Navy Marine Mammal Program (or any other title the program has operated under since its inception):

-Any reports or memos generated between 1955 and 1965 regarding the establishment of the program
-any remaining documents pertaining to research performed at the Naval Ordnance Test Station at Pt. Mugu, California
-Proposals and reports related to dolphin and/or sea lion mine-detection training
-Any documents related to dolphins and Cam Ranh Bay in Vietnam
-Any reports generated between 2008 and 2014 that discuss ending the Marine Mammal Program

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 20 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Daniel Schneider

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Aug. 4, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: Daniel Schneider

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Aug. 4, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Aug. 4, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Aug. 4, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Aug. 4, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: VanHorn, Liz G CIV SPAWARSYSCEN-PACIFIC, 35200

Mr. Schnieder,

This is in response to your request for records under the Freedom of Information Act, specifically:

"...records related to sea mammals and the Navy Marine Mammal Program (or any other title the program has operated under since its inception):

-Any reports or memos generated between 1955 and 1965 regarding the establishment of the program -any remaining documents pertaining to research performed at the Naval Ordnance Test Station at Pt. Mugu, California -Proposals and reports related to dolphin and/or sea lion mine-detection training -Any documents related to dolphins and Cam Ranh Bay in Vietnam -Any reports generated between 2008 and 2014 that discuss ending the Marine Mammal Program."

Your request has been assigned to this office, Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific, as potentially having records responsive to your request. Your request was assigned FOIA Serial File number DON-2014-01-0042.

A search of SSC Pacific file repositories is being conducted and we will contact you as soon as our search is completed.

If you have any questions regarding your request, please feel free to call me.

Elizabeth G. VanHorn
Paralegal Specialist
Office of Counsel
Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific
(619) 553-4720

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Aug. 4, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #DON-2014-01-0042.

Thank you for your help.

From: James, Susan C CIV SPAWAR, 35000

Mr. Schneider,
I have contacted our SSC Pacific FOIA Specialist and will let you know what the status of your request is shortly. In the meantime if you have any additional question or concerns please let me know either by return email or at 619-524-7052.

V/r,
Susan James
Paralegal Specialist
Office of Counsel, Code 3.5

(619) 524-7052

From: James, Susan C CIV SPAWAR, 35000

Mr. Schneider,
This is a final response to your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request below in which you requested "Any reports or memos generated between 1955 and 1965 regarding the establishment of the program -any remaining documents pertaining to research performed at the Naval Ordnance Test Station at Pt. Mugu, California -Proposals and reports related to dolphin and/or sea lion mine-detection training -Any documents related to dolphins and Cam Ranh Bay in Vietnam -Any reports generated between 2008 and 2014 that discuss ending the Marine Mammal Program."

Please be advised that a check of records located in our Systems Center, Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center, Pacific (SSC PAC) found that there are no source documents responsive to that part of your request for "Any reports or memos generated between 1955 and
1965 regarding the establishment of the program -any remaining documents pertaining to research performed at the Naval Ordnance Test Station at Pt. Mugu, California -Proposals and reports related to dolphin and/or sea lion minedetection training -Any documents related to dolphins and Cam Ranh Bay in Vietnam". All of the information concerning this subject is available in the public domain in the form of technical reports and other published material.

The marine mammal annotated bibliography located at http://nmmf.org/resources/marine-mammal-annotated-bibliography/ for technical publications covering the period requested. And the two published works covering that period: Marine Mammals and Man, The Navy's Porpoises and Sea Lions, Forrest G. Wood; and Defender Dolphins, The Story of Project Short Time, Harold W. Goforth, Jr.

Regarding your request for "Any reports generated between 2008 and 2014 that discuss ending the Marine Mammal Program", there are no documents responsive to this request, as there were no Navy discussions regarding ending the Marine Mammal Program .

There are no fees associated with the processing of your request by this Command at this time.

Should you have any questions or concerns regarding this matter please feel free to contact me by return email or at (619) 524-7052 or Ms. Vanhorn who can be reached at liz.vanhorn@navy.mi, 619-553-4720.

V/r,
Susan James
Paralegal Specialist
Office of Counsel, Code 3.5

(619) 524-7052

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