Endangered North Atlantic right whales produce most calves since 2015

Endangered North Atlantic right whales produce most calves since 2015

The Guardian

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  • Scientists caution high death rate is outpacing births
  • Population of whales estimated at around 360

North Atlantic right whales gave birth over the winter in greater numbers than scientists have seen since 2015, an encouraging sign for researchers who became alarmed three years ago when the critically endangered species produced no known offspring at all.

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