NMFS Publishes Proposed Habitat Designation for Pacific Humpback Whales
The federal government this week published a proposed rule designating 302,961 square nautical miles as critical habitat for three populations of humpback whales off the West Coast and Alaska.
The NMFS announcement follows a court-approved agreement with the Center for Biological Diversity, Turtle Island Restoration Network and Wishtoyo Foundation to issue new protections. The groups sued the Trump administration for failing to protect two Pacific Ocean humpback populations listed as endangered and a third as threatened ...
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