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NOAA Threatened and Endangered Species and Critical Habitat

Occurring in Washington State under the Jurisdiction of the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

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Species

The following marine mammals, sea turtles, and salmonids can be found within or off the coast of Washington State. Many of these species are in danger of becoming extinct and have been listed under the Endangered Species Act. 
      

Endangered

Georgia Basin/Puget Sound DPS Bocaccio Rockfish (Sebastes paucispinis)
Humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae)
Leatherback sea turtle (Dermochleys coriacea)
Loggerhead sea turtle N. Pacific DPS (Caretta caretta)
Olive ridley sea turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea)
Snake River [Evolutionary Significant Unit (ESU)] sockeye salmon (Oncorhynchus nerka)
Southern Resident Killer Whale (Orcinus orca)
Upper Columbia River spring-run ESU Chinook salmon (O. tshawytscha)
 

Threatened

Columbia River ESU chum salmon (Oncorhynchus keta
Georgia Basin/Puget Sound DPS Canary Rockfish (Sebastes pinniger)
Georgia Basin/Puget Sound DPS Yelloweye Rockfish (S. ruberrimus)
Green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas)
Hood Canal summer-run ESU chum salmon (O. keta)
Lower Columbia River DPS steelhead (O. mykiss)
Lower Columbia River ESU Chinook salmon (O. tshawytscha)
Lower Columbia River ESU coho salmon (O. kisutch)
Middle Columbia River DPS steelhead (O. mykiss)
Ozette Lake ESU sockeye salmon (O. nerka)
Puget Sound DPS steelhead (O. mykiss)
Puget Sound ESU Chinook salmon (O. tshawytscha)
Snake River Basin DPS steelhead (O. mykiss)
Snake River fall-run ESU Chinook salmon (O. tshawytscha)
Snake River spring/summer-run ESU Chinook salmon (O. tshawytscha)
Southern DPS of Green Sturgeon (Acipenser medirostris)
Southern DPS of Pacific Eulachon (Thaleichthys pacificus)
Upper Columbia River DPS steelhead (O. mykiss)
Upper Willamette River DPS steelhead (O. mykiss)
Upper Willamette River ESU Chinook salmon (O. tshawytscha)


Proposed Species

No species under NOAA jurisdiction in Washington State are proposed for listing at this time.


Critical Habitat

Designated
Columbia River EUS chum salmon
Hood Canal Summer-run ESU chum salmon
Lower Columbia River DPS steelhead salmon
Lower Columbia River ESU Chinook salmon
Middle Columbia River DPS steelhead salmon
Ozette Lake ESU sockeye salmon
Puget Sound ESU Chinook salmon
Snake River Basin DPS steelhead salmon
Snake River fall-run ESU Chinook salmon
Snake River spring/summer-run ESU Chinook salmon
Snake River ESU sockeye salmon
Southern DPS of green sturgeon
Southern Resident Killer Whale
Upper Columbia River DPS steelhead salmon
Upper Columbia River spring-run ESU Chinook salmon
Upper Willamette River DPS steelhead
Upper Willamette River ESU Chinook salmon
Georgia Basin/Puget Sound DPS Yelloweye rockfish
Georgia Basin/Puget Sound DPS Canary rockfish
Georgia Basin/Puget Sound Bocaccio rockfish
Southern DPS of Pacific Eulachon (Thaleichthys pacificus)


toptop Proposed
          
Lower Columbia River DPS coho salmon
          Puget Sound DPS steelhead