Mystery as researchers reveal 'unprecedented' numbers of rare North Atlantic right whales are dying off the Canada coast



North American conservationists are scrambling to find out why North Atlantic right whales are dying in unprecedented numbers, with nine deaths in Canada's Gulf of St. Lawrence in two months, according to Canadian authorities.
The nine deaths make 2017 the deadliest year for the endangered marine mammal since scientists began tracking their numbers in the 1980s, said Kim Davies, a Dalhousie University post-doctoral fellow who is pioneering a way to track their activity in real time.
There are only about 500 North Atlantic right whales left in the world.
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1 August 2017 in Science &Technology, Views: 59
Source: Daily Mail
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