Determination on Petition to List Gulf of Mexico Sperm Whale as a Distinct Population Segment Under the ESA

Overview

Description
Based on the best available scientific and commercial information, we find that the petitioned action is not warranted.
Authority
Endangered Species Act
Action Status
Notice
Published
11/13/2013
Affected Species

Summary

NOAA Fisheries was petitioned to list sperm whale in the Gulf of Mexico as an endangered or threatened distinct population segment under the Endangered Species Act. A review of the status of this population was conducted and based on the best available scientific and commercial information, it was found that the petitioned action was not warranted.

Last updated by Office of Protected Resources on 01/14/2020

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