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Study finds human-caused North Atlantic right whale deaths are being undercounted

As recent sightings of entangled whales raise alarm, scientists say annual counts of right whale carcasses do a poor job of indicating true death toll

Study finds human-caused North Atlantic right whale deaths are being undercounted
2021-02-24
(Press-News.org) A study co-authored by scientists at the New England Aquarium has found that known deaths of critically endangered North Atlantic right whales represent a fraction of the true death toll. This comes as the death of a calf and recent sightings of entangled right whales off the southeastern United States raise alarm.

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[Press-News.org] Study finds human-caused North Atlantic right whale deaths are being undercounted
As recent sightings of entangled whales raise alarm, scientists say annual counts of right whale carcasses do a poor job of indicating true death toll