Six North American right whales have mysteriously turned up dead within the past few weeks and now conservationists are doing everything they can to find out why.
Despite the recent sighting, the center clarified that the North Atlantic right whales are still critically endangered. The center encourages boaters to travel under 10 knots to avoid fatal collision.
A 43-foot female right whale was found dead off the coast of Maine last Sept. 23, 1016. The carcass of the whale was severely tangled in fishing ropes, suggesting that entanglement is one of the contributing factors of the whale's death.
The white whale is an elusive creature, but researchers at Murdoch University managed to film one in western Australia playing with its mother.
A new study revealed that the North Atlantic right whales may face extinction due to the increasing numbers of entanglement and decrease birth rates.
What's causing the mortality spike of right whales, particularly the very young? Until now, scientists were unsure what was causing such a spike in mortality, but a recent NOAA analysis suggests toxic algal blooms may be to blame.
It's hard to believe that anything can bother the southern right whale. Fifty feet long and weighing up to a stunning 60 tons, this behemoth of our southern oceans has no known natural predators. However, that doesn't save it from some intense bullying by your everyday seagulls, of all things.
Scientists are just beginning to understand how whales produce sound, and now new research suggests that like humans, North Atlantic right whales boast unique individual voices.