Federal Agency Seeks Input on Proposal to Add Sunflower Sea Star to Endangered Species List

The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) published notice of its 90-day finding on a petition to add the sunflower sea star, a species found in the northeast Pacific Ocean, to the Endangered Species List. NMFS found that there is significant data warranting a status review of the imperiled sea star and is seeking scientific and commercial data that will aid the agency in making a final listing determination, including designation of a critical habitat. The public comment period is open through February 25, 2022.