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Title and Description:

Dwarf Seahorse Biological Assessment

The information and data in the biological assessment for the dwarf seahorse (Hippocampus zosterae) will be used to inform the status of the species throughout its range and the subsequent Endangered Species Act listing decision.  The biological assessment contains information on the dwarf seahorse’s life history and threats.  We are seeking peer review on the contents of the biological assessments to ensure that it contains the best available information and data on the dwarf seahorse’s life history, threats to the continued existence of the species throughout the range, the effect of the fishery, and any existing regulatory mechanisms that may be regulating threats.


ID: 239 Info. Type:  ISI
Estimated Dissemination Date: 7/8/2013
Actual Dissemination Date: 2/3/2014
Contact Person: Michael Liddel NOAA Staff Directory

Date First Posted in Peer Review Agenda: 5/23//2013

Estimated Peer Review Start Date: 5/3/2013
Review type: individual letters
Number of reviewers: 3 or fewer
Peer reviewers will be selected by: the agency

Will the public, including scientific or professional societies, be asked to nominate potential peer reviewers? no

Will there be opportunities for the public to comment on the work product to be peer reviewed? yes

How? Once the 12-month finding has published, we may request public comment on the Biological Assessment as part of the Status Review for the dwarf seahorse and the Endangered Species Act listing determination.

When? Between  September 1, 2013 and October 30, 2013.

Will the agency provide significant and relevant public comments to the peer reviewers before they conduct their review? no

Primary disciplines or expertise needed in the review: Biology, ecology, distribution, habitat requirements, fishery data, and threats to the dwarf seahorse (Hippocampus zosterae)

Comments on Peer Review:

Charge statement to the peer reviewers

Peer review report

Final work product