UN SDG #14 Life Below Water UN SDG #14

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Vessel Strikes And Entanglements of North Atlantic Right Whales

North Atlantic right whales are one of the most endangered whales. Ship strikes and fishing gear entanglements threaten them throughout their range. Biologists also believe that injuries and stress caused by long-term entanglements is one of the reasons that females are calving less often.

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Vessel Strikes And Entanglements of North Atlantic Right Whales

North Atlantic right whales are one of the most endangered whales. Ship strikes and fishing gear entanglements threaten them throughout their range. Biologists also believe that injuries and stress caused by long-term entanglements is one of the reasons that females are calving less often.
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Today, there are only about 400 North Atlantic right whales left and it is estimated that only 85 are reproductively active females. The survival and reproductive success of these remaining females and their offspring is critical to right whale recovery.


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  • Studies suggest that more than 85 percent of North Atlantic right whales have been entangled in fishing gear at least once.

  • About 60 percent have been entangled multiple times.

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