Wednesday, 27 September 2017

North Atlantic right whales decline confirmed: 458 remaining


Study confirms need for urgent action

Date:  September 19, 2017
Source:  NOAA Northeast Fisheries Science Center

Summary:
Marine biologists have developed a new model to improve estimates of abundance and population trends of endangered North Atlantic right whales, which have declined in numbers and productivity in recent years. Between 1990 and 2010 abundance increased to 482 animals, but since 2010 the numbers have declined to 458 in 2015, with 14 known deaths this year.


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