defenders.org North Atlantic right whales are one of the most endangered large whale species in the world. Hundreds of years of commercial whaling decimated the species by the early 1900s. The species got its name as the “right” whale to hunt: these animals swim slowly close to shore and are so blubber-rich they float when […]Protect Right Whales Petition — “OUR WORLD”
A North Atlantic right whale swims in Cape Cod Bay. Peter Flood In a ruling that could have a major impact on the region’s lobster fishery, a federal judge ruled Thursday that the National Marine Fishery Service violated the Endangered Species Act by failing to reduce the risk of North Atlantic right whales becoming entangled […]In major ruling for right whales, federal judge rules that regulators violated Endangered Species Act – The Boston Globe — “OUR WORLD”
Center for Biological Diversity New Release GLAND, Switzerland— North Atlantic right whales are moving closer to extinction, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) declared today in an update to its “Red List of Threatened Species.” The large whales found off the East Coast of the United States and Canada are declining because of […]Right Whales Decline as Deadly Entanglements Continue — Natural History Wanderings
This 2016 video is called North Atlantic Right Whales. From Syracuse University in the USA: Hush, little baby: Mother right whales ‘whisper’ to calves October 9, 2019 Summary: A recent study explores whether right whale mother-calf pairs change their vocalizations to keep predators from detecting them. On June 20, a whale that researchers had named […]
As whale sightings in the Gulf of St. Lawrence dwindle, the government has restored the previously-established marine shipping speed limits, previously reduced to help avoid hitting North Atlantic Right Whales.
Quite a few of these were previously hit by shipping traffic, and some caught in local fishing nets.