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ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT PROFILE

PROTECTION STATUS: Not listed; candidate only

PETITIONED: 2001

YEAR LISTED: Candidate 2004

RANGE: Alaska and the Russian Far East

THREATS: Global warming, oil spills, bycatch in commercial gillnet fisheries, disturbance by vessels, increased nest predation, and changing food resources

POPULATION TREND: Surveys conducted in areas containing the majority of Kittlitz’s murrelet numbers in Alaska show that populations have declined by 80 to 90 percent or more during the last 20 years.

Photo by Lucas DeCicco, USFWS