Description: Following receipt of a petition requesting that the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) list the Atlantic humpback dolphin (Sousa teuszii) as a threatened or endangered species under the Endangered Species Act (ESA), NMFS announced the initiation of a status review for this species. The status review report will summarize and evaluate the best available scientific and commercial information on the biology and status for this species, and present an assessment of the extinction risk for this species. The information in the review will be used to make a 12-month finding determination on whether listing this species is warranted or not warranted under the ESA.
ID: ID447 Info. Type: ISI
Start date of Peer Review: 12/01/2022
Estimated Initial Dissemination Date: 1/9/2023
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Contact Person: Carl Rhodes Get contact information
Review Type: Individual letters
Expected Number of Peer Reviewers: 3-5
Peer Reviewers will be selected by: National Marine Fisheries Service
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? Potentially.
How: If NMFS determines this species warrants listing under the ESA, NMFS will publish a proposed rule in the Federal Register and open a public comment period. An electronic copy of the status review report will be made available for public review and comment at http://www.regulations.gov during the comment period on the proposed rule. If NMFS determines that the species does not warrant listing under the ESA, such decision will be announced in the Federal Register and is not subject to public comment.
When: Public comments would likely be due within 60 days of publication of the proposed rule in the Federal Register.
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: Cetacean biology and ecology, genetics, population dynamics, threats
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