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Zooplankton Research Reveals a Glimpse of the Potential Future Northern Bering Sea Ecosystem

Climate change may mean less nutritious food available to Arctic fish, seabirds, and marine mammals, new research suggests.
February 09, 2023 - Feature Story ,
Several zooplankton in a close up shot Zooplankton are a diverse community of animals and a critical link in the Bering Sea food web. Credit: NOAA Fisheries.

Predicting Winners and Losers in a Warming Arctic

Habitat for key prey species may shrink dramatically if climate change continues on its current trajectory, new research shows.
November 15, 2022 - Feature Story ,
Photo of a cream-colored basket star with delicate, lacy arms extended over a rock encrusted with colorful orange and purple animals on the Alaska seafloor. A basket star on the Alaska seafloor. Credit: NOAA Fisheries.

Bearded Seals and Ringed Seals: Critical Habitat Under the Endangered Species Act

Answers to some frequently asked questions about ringed seal and bearded seal critical habitat.
July 13, 2022 - Document ,

Designation of Critical Habitat for the Beringia Distinct Population Segment of the Bearded Seal

We, NOAA Fisheries, issue this final rule to designate critical habitat for the Beringia distinct population segment (DPS) of the Pacific bearded seal subspecies Erignathus barbatus nauticus under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). The critical habitat…
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Published
05/21/2024

Designation of Critical Habitat for the Arctic Subspecies of the Ringed Seal

We, NOAA Fisheries, issue this final rule to designate critical habitat for the Arctic subspecies of the ringed seal (Pusa hispida hispida) under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). The critical habitat designation comprises an area of marine habitat in…
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Published
05/21/2024

NOAA Fisheries Designates Critical Habitat for Ringed and Bearded Seals in U.S. Arctic

Designation of critical habitat is required for species listed under the Endangered Species Act.
March 31, 2022 - Feature Story ,
A bearded seal pup A bearded seal pup resting on sea ice. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Shawn Dahle

References Cited Endangered and Threatened Species; Designation of Critical Habitat for the Arctic Subspecies of the Ringed Seal (Final Rule)

References Cited for the designation of critical habitat for the Arctic subspecies of the ringed seal.
March 30, 2022 - Other Reports ,

Arctic Ringed Seal Critical Habitat Map and GIS Data

Map and GIS data representing critical habitat for the Arctic subspecies of ringed seals.
March 30, 2022 - Map ,

References Cited Endangered and Threatened Species; Designation of Critical Habitat for the Arctic Subspecies of the Ringed Seal (Final Rule)

References Cited for the Designation of Critical Habitat for the Arctic Subspecies of the Ringed Seal.
March 29, 2022 - Other Reports ,

Final RIR/ESA Section 4(b)(2) Preparatory Assessment/IRFA of Critical Habitat Designation for the Arctic Ringed Seal

Analysis of the designation of critical habitat (CH) for Arctic ringed seals in waters of the northern Bering Sea, Chukchi Sea, and Beaufort Sea, adjacent to the coast of Alaska, under the Endangered Species Act of 1973.
March 29, 2022 - Analyses (non-NEPA) ,