Keep the Humpback Whale Protected Under Endangered Species Act

  • by: Sue Lee
  • target: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), Paul Doremus, Ph.D., Deputy Assistant Administrator for Operations

The Humpback whale is a gorgeous beauty of the deep blue sea that is known for its special distinctive sound and animated aerial displays out of the water.  The love to “perform” in their own way, leaping in and out of the water, pounding their flippers and tails on the water’s surface.  They capture the hearts of many a whale watcher who love to watch these gentle giants in action.

Although they are not totally in danger of extinction, there is concern that their numbers can decrease.  This animal was once listed as an endangered species and the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) are actually considering stripping this species of its protection under the Endangered Species Act.  This is something we want to ensure does not occur. 

The humpback whales face threats just like any other whale, including entanglement with fishing gear, climate change issues, and increased underwater noise as well as, often times a collision with a large vessel.  We want to ensure that this animal does not lose its protective status.

Our efforts in this petition is to ensure that the NMFS does not strip this animal of the protection it needs and deserves under the Endangered Species Act.  You can help us in our efforts by signing and sharing this petition.  The last thing we want is to see this gentle giant disappear due to lack of protection.



National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), Paul Doremus, Ph.D., Deputy Assistant Administrator for Operations – We strongly urge you not to strip the humpback whale of its protection under the Endangered Species Act.  Please ensure that this gentle giant continues to be protected and is kept safely under the Endangered Species Act.  Keep them protected!!


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