Scientists Track Spate of Right Whale Deaths This Summer
Noah Asimow
One month, six dead whales, four of them females. The North Atlantic right whale population is still fluttering on the point of extinction despite a trans-national conservation effort.
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Stakeholders Back Added Protection for Right Whales
Noah Asimow

Researchers, conservationists and fishermen have agreed on measures to protect endangered North Atlantic right whales, whose population continues to teeter at the brink of extinction.

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Concern Grows for Future of Right Whales
Noah Asimow

A group of 17 North Atlantic right whales was spotted by an aerial survey team 21 miles south of Nantucket early this week, prompting a renewed call for voluntary speed restrictions among mariners and also renewed concern for the future of the critically endangered mammals.

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Dead Right Whale Found Off Chappaquiddick
Landry Harlan

The decomposing carcass of a North Atlantic right whale was discovered off Chappaquiddick on Sunday.

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Right Whales Spotted South of Vineyard
Sara Brown

Three North Atlantic right whales were seen south of Martha’s Vineyard this week; mariners are advised to use caution.

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Right Whales Return to Feed; Old Breeding Female Is Entangled
Sara Brown

Rescuers have been working to free an entangled female North Atlantic right whale, one of the many that have made their seasonal arrival in waters south of the Vineyard and in Cape Cod Bay to feed.

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Future for Right Whales Grows Even More Bleak
Sara Brown
After a year of rising concern about North Atlantic right whales, scientists have yet to document a single newborn whale during calving season.
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Fishing Gear Deaths Tell Grave Tale for Right Whales
Sara Brown

About 25 North Atlantic right whales gathered south of the Vineyard last week, marking an early-season sighting.

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Environmental Groups Sue Over Protection for Right Whales
Sara Brown

Three environmental organizations went to court against the federal government last week.

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Right Whales Take Center Stage at Tuesdays in the Newsroom Talk
Dr. Mark Baumgartner will be the featured speaker for Plight of the Right Whale, an upcoming Tuesdays in the Newsroom talk held at the Gazette office on Tuesday, Jan. 23.
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