This Could Be the ‘Beginning of the End’ for North Atlantic Right Whales

This Could Be the ‘Beginning of the End’ for North Atlantic Right Whales

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North Atlantic right whales are among the most endangered species in the world. Historically depleted by commercial whaling, they suffers injury and death from ship strikes and entanglement in fishing gear. Captions and Photo source: NOAA / NEFSC

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Researchers who have been observing migrating North Atlantic right whales, which are endangered, are troubled by what they found this season: no sign of any newborns…

Read Full Article; Livescience (03-27-2018)

Already on Brink, Right Whales Are Pushed Closer to the Edge; Yale E360 (12-07-2017)
North Atlantic right whales are one of the world’s most critically endangered large whales. For a few decades, the math for North Atlantic right whales seemed to be working out, and the whales appeared to be experiencing a tentative recovery. But beginning in 2010, the tiny gains in their numbers began eroding…

US, Canada to investigate deaths of endangered whales; ABC News (08-25-2017)
Marine authorities in the U.S. and Canada said Friday they will marshal resources to try to find out what’s behind a string of deaths of endangered North Atlantic right whales…

World Must Tackle the Biggest Killer of Whales – and it’s not Whaling; IPS News (10-24-2016)

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