Southern Right Whale

Southern right whale swimming in the ocean.

About The Species

The Southern right whale is found throughout the Southern hemisphere. Under the Endangered Species Act, NOAA Fisheries must list threatened and endangered marine species regardless of where they are found. The Southern right whale is listed as endangered under the Endangered Species Act and depleted under the Marine Mammal Protection Act.

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ESA Endangered - Foreign

throughout its range

CITES Appendix I

throughout its range

MMPA Depleted

throughout its range

Scientific Classification