Occurrence of Endangered Species Act Listed Humpback Whales off Alaska
This document provides Section 7 guidance for humpback whale consultations.
This document provides information on the occurrence of three Distinct Population Segments of humpback whales in waters off the coast of Alaska. This guidance will help Federal agencies meet their obligations to consult with NOAA Fisheries under section 7 of the ESA. It will also be useful for assessing potential impacts of NOAA Fisheries-authorized research and stranding response activities on ESA-listed humpback whales.