Update on Hawaii’s false killer whales

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For anyone who wants to submit comments to help add Hawaii’s false killer whales to the endangered species list, it’s easy to do, but not obvious to find when you go to the website. So I just wanted to add a few pointers for visiting www.regulations.gov.

When you get to the home page there are four boxes in the upper middle section of the page that say “search for a proposed rule,” “submit a comment,” “read comments,” and “search for a final rule.” Make sure that you click on the box that says: “submit a comment.” Then type false killer whale endangered into “Enter keyword or id” box and click search.

This will take you to a new page, to find the search results scroll to the bottom. There will be two search results, locate the one that says: “Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants: Endangered Status for the Hawaiian Insular False Killer Whale Distinct Population Segment.” Don’t click on that mouthful of words, instead click on “Submit a Comment” on the left hand side directly across from it. This will take you to the comment form where you are required to provide your name and you are given 20 minutes to submit your comment, the time limit must prevent people from droning on and on. Once you’ve typed up your comments make sure you hit the “Submit” button. Then give yourself a pat on the back for voicing your support to help list Hawaii’s false killer whales as endangered. You have made a difference.

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