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Southern Resident Killer Whale Critical Habitat Maps and GIS Data

Maps and GIS data representing critical habitat for the Southern Resident killer whale distinct population segment (DPS).

Under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, critical habitat may be designated by NOAA Fisheries for the conservation of threatened and endangered species under its jurisdiction.

These maps and corresponding Geographic Information Systems (GIS) shapefile data represent specific critical habitat areas for the endangered Southern Resident killer whale distinct population segment (DPS). The final rule (see link below) should be consulted for the precise legal definition of critical habitat and geographic coordinates. Esri's ArcGIS software or Google Earth can be used to open GIS shapefiles.

Southern Resident Killer Whale Critical Habitat Final Rule

Last updated by West Coast Regional Office on 07/30/2021

Critical Habitat