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Bearded Seals and Ringed Seals: Critical Habitat under the Endangered Species Act

July 13, 2022

Answers to some frequently asked questions about ringed seal and bearded seal critical habitat.

NOAA Fisheries designated critical habitat for Arctic ringed seals and Beringia DPS bearded seals on April 1, 2022. These species were listed as threatened under the ESA in December 2012.

Last updated by Alaska Regional Office on 07/13/2022

Critical Habitat Ice Seals Arctic