THIRTEEN RIGHT WHALES DIE ON CANADA’S AND AMERICA’S EAST COAST

With  an estimated of only 500 North Atlantic Right Whales remaining the US Government will be conducting an investigation into the untimely deaths of so many of this separate subspecies on North America’s east coast this year. That number is at 13 so far this year.

Canadian authorities have already issued speed limits in the Gulf of St. Lawrence in order to minimize the risk of whale-to-ship collisions. Indeed ship collisions are considered one of the main threats for this whale . Early investigations suggest ship collisions are suspect in many of these deaths in Canadian waters so far where 10 whales are known to have died, but other challenges to the species are being investigated…

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