Right Whales Returning to Gulf of Maine, But Lobstermen and NOAA Can't Agree on Protection Efforts
Thanks to underwater drones, scientists know that North Atlantic right whales are returning to the Gulf of Maine. And with approximately 400 of these endangered whales left in the world, there have been numerous efforts to protect them from death and serious injury.
As NOAA reported in a recent news update, vessel strikes are the "most prominent sources of death and serious injury for right whales." Because of this, NOAA created Seasonal Management Areas back in 2008. These Seasonal Management Areas restrict...
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