A humpback whale breeches off Half Moon Bay, CA., Aug. 7, 2017.
Photo credit: Eric Risberg, AP File Photo.
– “Trump administration agrees to protect West Coast humpbacks”
“In a settlement with environmental groups, the Trump administration has agreed to designate critical Pacific Ocean habitat for endangered humpback whales.”
“The suit by the Center for Biological Diversity, Turtle Island Restoration Network and Wishtoyo Foundation, a nonprofit that represents Native American tribes, was settled Friday [Aug. 24] in federal district court in San Francisco.
“The National Marine Fisheries Service agreed to designate critical habitat for the animals by mid-2019 and finalize those boundaries a year later,” by the AP.