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April 27, 2011

Controversial new habitat designation for the Beluga whale

Author:  Damien M. Schiff Earlier this month, the National Marine Fisheries Service designated about 3,000 square miles of aquatic habitat as critical habitat under the Endangered Species Act for Cook Inlet distinct population segment of beluga whale.  The designation is the combined result of NMFS's 2008 endangered listing for the ...

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