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socialfoto: Mom and calf Amazing encounter la…

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Mom and calf Amazing encounter last week on my underwater photo workshop in Tonga! Mom and calf performing for the camera! by photographybyleighton

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J27 Blackberry July 24 2018 by Island Adventures

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Happy #IndependenceDay to our neighbours to the South! We hope you have a great day!
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seataceans: photography: Brendon Brissonnette

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photography: Brendon Brissonnette

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The North Atlantic right whale could be extinct in 20 years

Brinkwire – Dec. 15, 2017

For a while, it seemed as if the North Atlantic right whale was on an upswing. This critically endangered whale saw its population grow between 1990 and 2010, from 270 to 483 whales. That’s not a huge increase, but it was a good sign. But it was perhaps the last good sign for these whales. Since 2015, the population has steadily declined, and the new population estimate from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is around 458 whales, 17 of which were killed in 2017.

“Science can be complicated, but not in this case,” Charles “Stormy” Mayo, director of the Right Whale Ecology Program at the Center for Coastal Studies in Provincetown, Massachusetts, told Yale E360. “It’s a simple equation: the number of right whales born every year minus the number that die.”

Several factors are contributing to the population decline. First, there are estimated to be only 100 breeding females, and that makes it difficult for the species to replace its dwindling numbers. This is especially challenging because many females only giving birth once every six years, instead of every three to four years, which was common in the past.

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