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Scalloped hammerhead (Credit: NOAA)

Here's the listing, to publish in tomorrow's Federal Register.

Summary from the final rule:

"In response to a petition submitted by WildEarth Guardians and Friends of Animals, we, NMFS, are issuing a final determination to list the Central and Southwest (SW) Atlantic Distinct Population Segment (DPS) and the Indo-West Pacific DPS of scalloped hammerhead shark (Sphyrna lewini) as threatened species under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). We are also issuing a final determination to list the Eastern Atlantic DPS and Eastern Pacific DPS of scalloped hammerhead sharks as endangered species under the ESA. We intend to consider critical habitat for the Central & SW Atlantic, Indo-West Pacific, and Eastern Pacific DPSs in a separate rulemaking."

Links

NMFS scalloped hammerhead shark page

NMFS Office of Protected Resources T&E species page

Announcement of proposed rule (4/4/2013) | Rulemaking docket

Range

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Author info

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