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NOAA lists North Pacific and North Atlantic Right Whales as endangered; and corrects critical habitat designation for threatened Elkhorn and Staghorn corals

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73 Fed. Reg. 12024 (Mar. 6, 2008)(National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration; Endangered and Threatened Species; Endangered Status for North Pacific and North Atlantic Right Whales).  
 
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SUMMARY: We, NMFS, completed a status review of right whales in the North Pacific and North Atlantic Oceans under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) in December 2006 and are listing the currently endangered northern right whale (Eubalaena spp.) as two separate, endangered species, North Pacific right whale (E. japonica) and North Atlantic right whale (E. glacialis).

COMMENTARY: These rules adopt much of the analysis in the previous proposed rules: 71 FR 77694 - North Pacific and 71 FR 77704 - North Atlantic

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73 Fed. Reg. 12068 (Mar. 6, 2008)(National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration; Endangered and Threatened Species; Critical Habitat for Threatened Elkhorn and Staghorn Corals)

SUMMARY: This document corrects a map in the regulatory language of a proposed rule published in the Federal Register of February 6, 2008. This correction makes the map of the Florida area of critical habitat for elkhorn and staghorn corals consistent with the  textual description.

OTHER RESOURCES:

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