The U.S. National Marine Fisheries Service has published its 90-day finding on a petition to list the Gulf of Mexico Bryde’s whale (Balaenoptera edeni) as an endangered distinct population segment under the Endangered Species Act. NMFS found that that the petition presents substantial scientific or commercial information indicating that the petitioned action may be warranted. Accordingly, NMFS will conduct a review of the status of this species to determine if the petitioned action is warranted. INMFS must receive information and comments on this action by June 5, 2015.
Click here to read NMFS’ Federal Register notice of this action.