Right Whale Population on the Brink of Extinction
Sara Brown

A decomposed whale that washed up on Chappaquiddick last month has been identified as a North Atlantic right whale, adding to the death toll.

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Right Whale Found Off Nashawena Adds to Death Toll
Jane Seagrave

A decomposing North Atlantic right whale was found this week on Nashawena island northwest of Martha’s Vineyard, fisheries experts confirmed.

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Formal Investigation Begins Into Deaths Among Right Whales
Sara Brown

The deaths of 13 North Atlantic right whales in the United States and Canada this year is being considered an unusual mortality event, triggering an investigation into the cause.

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Right Whale Likely Died After Fishing Gear Entanglement
Chloe Reichel

A decomposing North Atlantic right whale carcass recovered from the Edgartown Great Pond Tuesday morning likely died from entanglement with fishing gear, scientists said.

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Study Aims to Protect Right Whales South of the Vineyard
Alex Elvin

With three wind farms planned for south of Martha's Vineyard, the New England Aquarium has launched a yearlong study of the effects on right whales.

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Right Whales Gather Early; Mariners Asked to Take Caution
Sara Brown

Mariners are asked to reduce speed or avoid waters around Martha’s Vineyard, with more than a dozenNorth Atlantic right whales were seen feeding in waters south of the Island.

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Humpback Whale Washes Up on Vineyard's South Shore
Steve Myrick

Researchers are analyzing samples taken from a dead humpback whale that washed up on the south shore of Martha’s Vineyard this week.

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Dead Whale Washes Up at South Beach
Sara Brown

Norton Point will be closed to swimmers and vehicle traffic Wednesday to accommodate efforts to remove a dead fin whale.

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Norton Point Reopens After Dead Whale Taken to Sea
Sara Brown

Norton Point was reopened Wednesday morning after a dead fin whale was towed out to sea.

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Whale Entangled in Fishing Gear Near Vineyard Is Freed
Heather Hamacek

A minke whale entangled in fishing gear 40 miles southwest of Martha’s Vineyard was freed Sunday by the Center for Coastal Studies Marine Animal Entanglement Response. Responders said they expected the 15-foot whale to recover.

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