Urgent! No Known North Atlantic Right Whales Born This Calving Season; Sign Petition To Help Prevent Their Extinction Now!


The North Atlantic right whale winter calving season, which occurs from December through March, is tragically ending without any newborn calves being observed off the southeast United States coast this year; putting the critically endangered whale population in even greater peril.

An average of one to 39 births had previously been recorded each year since surveillance flights first began over the coasts of Florida and Georgia in 1989. Only five calves were spotted during last year’s calving season.

“It’s a pivotal moment for right whales,” Barb Zoodsma, who oversees the Right Whale Recovery Program in the U.S. Southeast for the National Marine Fisheries Service told CBS News. “If we don’t get serious and figure this out, it very well could be the beginning of the end.”

An estimated 450 North Atlantic right whales are still in existence, but sadly, only 100 are breeding females. Worse, according to the CBS report, research now reveals that most female right whales are dying by age 30, less than half their expected lifespan.

Many researchers fear that the species is also being eradicated by ship strikes, fishing line entanglement, and climate change.

Defenders of Wildlife and the Center for Biological Diversity filed a lawsuit in January, claiming that the federal government has failed to protect right whales as required by the Endangered Species Act.

Please sign this Care2 petition to help prevent the extinction of the North Atlantic Right Whale HERE!

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