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These Endangered Whales Are Disturbingly Thin—Why That Matters

May 20, 2020 By Haley Cohen Gilliland National Geographic
North Atlantic right whale researchers have many reasons to worry: Only 409 of the majestic marine mammals remain, and the threats facing them are formidable. For one, the endangered whales inhabit the busy waters off the Atlantic coast, where they must navigate crowded shipping channels and water columns clogged with fishing gear.