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Delisted Species Under the Endangered Species Act (ESA)

Delisted species are those species that were formerly listed as threatened or endangered under the ESA but have since been removed because of their status.

Species under review for delisting are those petitioned species that are currently listed as threatened or endangered under the ESA but are actively being considered for removal from the list. NMFS may be petitioned to delist a species or may self-initiate an ESA status review that it has announced in the Federal Register (see "How species are listed").

Under Review for Delisting (3 "species")

Species Year Federal Register notice
Marine Mammals

whale, humpback (2 DPSs)
(Megaptera novaeangliae)

  • North Pacific
  • Central North Pacific
2013 (North Pacific)
2014 (Central North Pacific)
78 FR 53391
79 FR 36281
Marine Turtles

turtle, green
(Chelonia mydas)

  • Hawaiian Population
2012 77 FR 45571

Delisted (3 "species")

Species Year Delisted Year Listed Status
Marine Mammals

sea lion, Steller
(Eumetopias jubatus)

  • Eastern DPS
2013 1990 recovered
seal, Caribbean monk
(Monachus tropicalis)
2008 1967 extinct

whale, gray
(Eschrichtius robustus)

  • Eastern North Pacific DPS
1994 1970 recovered

Endangered and Threatened Species Under NMFS' Jurisdiction:

Additional Species:

Updated: July 11, 2014