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Title and Description:

Leatherback Turtle Status Review

This status review provides the scientific basis (i.e., the best available scientific and commercial data) for management decisions regarding a petition to identify the North Pacific leatherback turtle as a distinct population segment and list it as threatened under the Endangered Species Act.

ID: 384 Info. Type:  ISI
Peer Review Start Date: 9/20/2018
Estimated Dissemination Date of Peer Review Report and Final Work Product: 9/20/2019
Contact Person: Tracy Miller Get contact information

Review type: Individual letters
Expected Number of Peer Reviewers: More than 10

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? No. A 12 month finding will be generated using information from the status review to provide the final determination on the petitioned action. It will be published fall of 2019.

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: Sea turtle biologist, population biologist, conservation biologist, geneticist, ecologist.

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