NOAA: Lolita To Be Covered Under Endangered Species Act

February 4, 2015 5:22 PM

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(CBSMiami) – Groups who want to free Lolita, the Miami Seaquarium’s lone killer whale, are claiming a victory after the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Marine Fisheries Services decided to include her under the Endangered Species Act.

A distinct population segment (DPS) of Southern Resident killer whales was listed as endangered under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) on November 18, 2005. According to rule, the DPS was defined as “whales from J, K, and L pods, wherever they are found wild, and not including Southern Resident k...

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