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South Carolina

Threatened and Endangered Species and Critical Habitats Under NOAA Fisheries Jurisdiction

Species Listing Status Recovery Plan Critical Habitat 
Green sea turtle  Threatened - North and South Atlantic Distinct Population Segment (81 FR 20057; April 6, 2016) October 1991 63 FR 46693; September 2, 1998
Kemp’s ridley sea turtle

Endangered (35 FR 18319; December 2, 1970)

September 2011 None
Leatherback sea turtle

Endangered (35 FR 8491; June 2, 1970)

April 1992 44 FR 17710; March 23, 1979
Loggerhead sea turtle

Threatened - Northwest Atlantic Ocean Distinct Population Segment

(76 FR 58868; September 22, 2011)
December 2008

79 FR 39856July 10, 2014

Hawksbill sea turtle

Endangered (35 FR 8491; June 2, 1970)

December 1993

63 FR 46693September 2, 1998

Shortnose sturgeon

Endangered (32 FR 4001; March 11, 1967)

December 1998 None
Atlantic sturgeon 

Endangered - South Atlantic and Carolina Distinct Population Segment  (77 FR 5914; February 6, 2012)

2018 Recovery Outline

82 FR 39160; August 10, 2017

Oceanic whitetip shark

Threatened (83 FR 4153; January 30, 2018)

2018 Recovery Outline None
Giant manta ray

Threatened (83 FR 2916; January 22, 2018)

December 2019 Recovery Outline None

Fin whale

Endangered (35 FR 18319/ December 2, 1970)

August 2010 None
Sperm whale

Endangered (35 FR 18319; December 2, 1970)

December 2010 None
Sei whale

Endangered (35 FR 12222/ December 2, 1970)

December 2011 None
Blue whale

Endangered (35 FR 18319/ December 2, 1970)

July 1998 None
North Atlantic right whale

Endangered (35 FR 18319; December 2, 1970)

June 2005

81 FR 4837; January 27, 2016

Last updated by Southeast Regional Office on February 05, 2020