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Reevaluation of the Distinct Population Segment Designation for Hawaiian Insular False Killer Whales

September 18, 2012

Reevaluation for the Main Hawaiian Islands Insular False Killer Whale Distinct Population Segment.

This 2012 report summarizes new scientific information that has become available since the completion of the Status Review Report in 2010.  This report—about a previously unrecognized Northwestern Hawaiian Islands population of false killer whales, as well as updated satellite tagging information of the insular population—may be relevant to the final determination of whether the main Hawaiian Islands insular false killer whale is a DPS that qualifies for listing as endangered under the Endangered Species Act.

Last updated by Pacific Islands Regional Office on 09/21/2021