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Initiation of a Status Review of the Humpback Whale


Status review of the humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae)
Endangered Species Act
Action Status
Information Gathering
Affected Species


NOAA Fisheries announces a status review of the humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) under the Endangered Species Act of 1973 (ESA). A status review is a periodic undertaking conducted to ensure that the listing classification of a species is accurate. A status review is based on the best scientific and commercial data available at the time of the review; therefore, we are requesting submission of any such information on the all humpback whale populations in all waters worldwide that has become available since the last humpback whale status review in 1999. Based on the results of this review, we will make the requisite findings under the ESA.

Last updated by Office of Protected Resources on 10/31/2019

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