Fishing Gear, Climate Change Endangering Right Whales

Endangered right whale population threatened by entanglements and dramatically declining birth rate

The most endangered large whale species in the Atlantic is threatened by increasing rates of lethal and debilitating entanglements and a dramatic 40 percent decline in birth rate…the two new emerging trends are casting doubt on the species overall recovery.


Journal source: Scott D. Kraus, Robert D. Kenney, Charles A. Mayo, William A. McLellan, Michael J. Moore, Douglas P. Nowacek. Recent Scientific Publications Cast Doubt on North Atlantic Right Whale Future. Frontiers in Marine Science, 2016; 3 DOI: 10.3389/fmars.2016.00137


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