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Title and Description:
Endangered Species Act Status Review Report for the Gulf of Mexico Bryde's whale

The information is a review of the biological and conservation status of, and extinction risk to, Gulf of Mexico Bryde's whale (Balaenoptera edeni), which was petitioned for listing as an endangered distinct population segment under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). A review of the status of the species is required under section 4 of the ESA. The Bryde's whale status review report will help inform the decision whether the Bryde's whale in the Gulf of Mexico warrants listing under the ESA.

ID:337 Info. Type:  ISI
Estimated Dissemination Date: 5/2/2016
Actual Dissemination Date: 12/20/2016
Contact Person: Michael Liddel NOAA Locator

Date First Posted in Peer Review Agenda: 2/19/2016
Estimated Peer Review Start Date: 3/21/2016
Review type:
Number of reviewers:
Three or fewer

Peer reviewers will be designated 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? no

How and When?

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: Marine Mammal Ecology, Biology, Physiology, Marine Bioacoustics, Marine Mammal Genomics, Molecular Ecology, and/or Conservation Genetics.

Comments on Peer Review:

Charge statement

Peer review report

Final work product