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Listing the Southern DPS of Spotted Seal Under the ESA


Listing of the Southern DPS of Spotted Seal
Endangered Species Act
Action Status
Final Rule
Affected Species


We, NOAA Fisheries, issue a final determination to list the southern distinct population segment (DPS) of the spotted seal (Phoca largha) as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). Because the southern DPS occurs outside the United States, no critical habitat is proposed for designation.

Last updated by Office of Protected Resources on 04/13/2020

Spotted Seal