Listing of Sperm Whale Under the ESA

Overview

Authority
Endangered Species Act
Affected Species
Action Status
Final Rule
Published
11/13/2013

Summary

By notice of proposed rulemaking published in the Federal Register on July 30, 1970 (35FR12222), notice was given that it was proposed to amend Appendix A to Part 17 of Title 50 of the Code of Federal Regulations by adding additional names to the list of foreign endangered species, including sperm whales.

Findings on a petition to list a Gulf of Mexico Distinct Population Segment of sperm whales can be found below, resulting in a "not warranted" finding.

Last updated by Office of Protected Resources on 05/29/2019