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Recovery Strategy for the Grey Whale (Eschrichtius robustus), Atlantic Population, in Canada

Critical Habitat


Identification of the Species’ Critical Habitat

Because the population is not extant and there is essentially no information on historical ecology or habitat use of northwest Atlantic grey whales, it is not possible to identify critical habitat for this population.  As noted above, important habitats would have been on feeding grounds, on calving grounds, and in migratory corridors linking these two areas.


Conservation Approach

Further conservation action for the Atlantic grey whale is not possible given that the population is extirpated and recovery is not feasible.  That said, it is still possible and important to educate Canadians about the species that we have lost, such as the grey whale (Atlantic population).