right whales

  • endangered whales Feb 5

    Mariners Urged to Beware as Endangered Whales Gather Off Mass. Coast

    The federal government is asking Atlantic Ocean vessels to slow down in an area off Massachusetts because about one-eighth of the worldwide population of an endangered whale has been spotted nearby. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says 50 North Atlantic right whales were seen south of Nantucket Island on Jan. 31. The agency has enacted a voluntary speed restriction…

  • right whales Jan 17

    Maine Seeks to Aid Lobstermen as Federal Whale Protections Loom

    Maine is making its voice heard as a federal effort to stop right whales from dying takes shape. On Friday, the state’s Department of Marine Resources released a plan it says protects the endangered whales and lobstermen, whom the feds say need to do more to prevent traps and lines from killing the whale. Maine’s suggestions include having lobstermen...

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