Alaska Humpback Whales Could Lose Endangered Species Status

June 26, 2014 1:56 PM

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Alaska's humpback whales are close to losing their status as an endangered species after being protected for over 40 years, according to Reuters.

A petition was filed earlier this year asking federal fisheries managers to get rid of the "endangered" classification of the central north Pacific population of humpbacks under the U.S. Endangered Species Act (ESA).

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