[MARMAM] 5-yr Review of sperm whale status under Endangered Species Act available

Jonathan Shannon - NOAA Federal jonathan.shannon at noaa.gov
Fri Jun 12 11:38:30 PDT 2015

Good afternoon MARMAM,

The 5-year review of the sperm whale's status under the ESA is now
available on our website here
The 5-year review was conducted under section 4(c)(2)(A) of  the ESA and
based on available information we have determined the sperm whale should
remain classified as endangered.

The sperm whale was listed in 1970 as “endangered” globally. Although the
threat of whaling to the worldwide population is no longer a primary
threat, sperm whales continue to face other threats, including vessel
strikes, entanglement in fishing gear, anthropogenic noise, exposure to
contaminants, climate change, and marine debris. Although data are lacking
on the severity of multiple threats, the available evidence indicates that
threats are affecting the recovery of sperm whale populations.

More information can be found in the 5-yr review
which can also be found under "key documents" on the NOAA Fisheries sperm
whale species page

Best regards,

Jonathan Shannon
*Outreach Specialist*
NOAA Fisheries Office of Protected Resources
U.S. Department of Commerce
Office: 301-427-8431
jonathan.shannon at noaa.gov

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