Bowhead whale (Balaena mysticetus)

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Listing Status:   


  • States/US Territories in which the Bowhead whale, Wherever found is known to or is believed to occur:  Alaska
  • US Counties in which the Bowhead whale, Wherever found is known to or is believed to occur:  View All
  • USFWS Refuges in which the Bowhead whale, Wherever found is known to occur:  Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge, Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
Current Listing Status Summary
Status Date Listed Lead Region Where Listed
1970-06-02 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) Wherever found

» Federal Register Documents

Federal Register Documents
Date Citation Page Title
1970-06-02 00:00:00.0 35 FR 8491 8498 Part 17 - Conservation of Endangered Species and Other Fish or Wildlife (First List of Endangered Foreign Fish and Wildlife as Appendix A)
1970-04-14 00:00:00.0 35 FR 6069 Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (Endangered Species Conservation); 35 FR 6069
2001-05-22 00:00:00.0 66 FR 28141 28142 NOAA/NMFS;Endangered and Threatened Species; Finding for a Petition to Designate Critical Habitat for the Bering Sea Stock of Bowhead Whales

» Recovery

No recovery information is available for the Bowhead whale.

» Critical Habitat

No critical habitat rules have been published for the Bowhead whale.

» Conservation Plans

No conservation plans have been created for Bowhead whale.

» Petitions

» Life History

No Life History information has been entered into this system for this species.

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