Northern Right Whales Say So Long and Thanks for All the Krill

Northern RIght WhalesScientists from the United States and Canada will take part in an unprecedented survey of marine mammals off Atlantic Canada this year. A big part of that effort will be trying to solve a mystery surrounding endangered northern right whales. There are only 500 right whales left and their migratory patterns have recently shifted, leaving scientists wondering where the whales have gone. “When you are dealing with a population of 500 animals that is slow to reproduce this is a cause for significant concern,” said Sean Brillant of the Canadian Wildlife Federation. Brillant is impressed by the upcoming effort to solve the mystery. (read more at the CBC)

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