Current Issue – Are the North Atlantic Right Whales alRight?

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Five new North Atlantic right whale calves spotted so far this year after no calves were born in 2018. Did you know the right whale got its name because fishers thought it was the right whale to hunt? As a result, the North Atlantic right whales ended up being hunted to near extinction between the 11thand 18thcenturies (Cooke, 2018). After this population crash, the North Atlantic right whales were protected starting in the 1930s; however, their populations are still at risk, and classified as endangered under the IUCN Red List,…read more