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Threatened and Endangered Species

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The following are the 737 marine species on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species as of 6-11-15 listed as either Critically Endangered (98 species/subpopulations), Endangered (151 species/subpopulations), or Vulnerable (488 species/subpopulations). Near Threatened, Least Concern and those listed as Data Deficient have been excluded though they may end up on this list in the future.Endangered North Atlantic right whale, Eubalaena glacialis

These are just the marine species known to be in trouble and are likely to be just the tip of the iceberg, so to speak, based on how little we currently know about life in the ocean. Click a species' scientific name for the IUCN Red List species page and its version link for a page describing the associated staus-specific codes.

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