The Science of Saving Right Whales

A webinar discussing the current status of endangered North Atlantic Right Whales in 2022.

 

 

North Atlantic Right Whales are one of the world’s most endangered large whale species, with fewer than 350 animals left in existence. Join special guest Amy Warren, Right Whale Research Assistant at New England Aquarium’s Anderson Cabot Center For Ocean Life, for an update on the current status of these awe-inspiring ocean animals. 

Hunted to the brink of extinction in the late 1800’s, North Atlantic Right Whales face new threats from humans in our modern world: entanglement in fishing gear, and vessel strikes. Since 2017, more than 10% of the population has been documented as deceased, or seriously injured. Our panel of marine mammal experts will discuss these threats in detail, and explore current conservation efforts being enacted to turn the tide for these animals.

The Anderson Cabot Center for Ocean Life at New England Aquarium maintains an extensive catalog of all known North Atlantic Right Whales, and their program is one of the longest-running whale research and conservation initiatives in the world.

To watch the webinar, join us here here or join us on SSC Marine Mammal Rescue Facebook or SSC YouTube to ask questions and provide feedback. 

Please note that it’s illegal to approach North Atlantic right whales without proper permitting. All photos and videos in this presentation were taken under various NOAA permits in the US and SARA permits in Canada. 

 

Presenters:

Ashley Stokes
Seacoast Science Center
Marine Mammal Rescue Director

Amy Warren
Kraus Marine Mammal Conservation Program
at the New England Aquarium
Research Assistant

Brian Yurasits
Seacoast Science Center
Marine Mammal Rescue
Community Outreach Manager

 

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If you would like to learn more about North Atlantic Right Whales, or get involved with solutions to the issues they face, please visit the Anderson Cabot Center for Ocean Life.

 

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