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Listing North Pacific Right Whale Under the ESA


Endangered Species Act
Action Status
Final Rule
Affected Species


We, NOAA Fisheries, completed a status review of right whales in the North Pacific and North Atlantic Oceans under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) in December 2006 and are listing the currently endangered northern right whale (Eubalaena spp.) as two separate, endangered species, North Pacific right whale (E. japonica) and North Atlantic right whale (E. glacialis).

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