Protected Resources

False Killer Whale

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Scientific name: Pseudorca crassidens

Stock Assessment / Estimated Breeding Population

Stock information

For the most recent final Stock Assessment Report (SAR), please visit: NOAA Fisheries - Office of Protected Resources - Marine Mammal SAR, Small Cetaceans

For the most recent draft SAR, please visit: NOAA Fisheries - Office of Protected Resources - Draft Marine Mammal SAR

Take Reduction Plan for Longline Fisheries

Take Reduction Plan

False Killer Whale Take Reduction Plan to address the incidental mortality and serious injury of false killer whales in Hawaii's commercial longline fisheries.

For more information, please see the False Killer Whale Take Reduction Team and Plan webpage

Listing and Recovery of Endangered Main Hawaiian Insular False Killer Whales

Main Hawaiian Islands Insular False Killer Whale Endangered Species Listing

For more information, please see the Main Hawaiian Islands insular false killer whale webpage

Main Hawaiian Islands Insular False Killer Whale Recovery Planning Efforts

For more information, please see the Main Hawaiian Islands insular false killer whale webpage

Range

False Killer Whale Stock Boundaries

Revised false killer whale stock boundaries modified from Bradford et al. 2015.

Range of Insular False Killer Whales

Range of Insular False Killer Whales

False Killer Whale Stock Boundaries with Longline Fisheries Overlaid

Revised false killer whale stock boundaries modified from Bradford et al. 2015.

Range of Insular False Killer Whales

Range of Insular False Killer Whales

Natural History

Physical Description

Potential Threats

Important Phone Numbers

Marine Mammal Stranding/Entanglement Hotline: 1-888-245-9840

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