North Atlantic Right Whales Could Become Extinct After A Deadly 2017

Posted: Dec 12 2017, 5:17am CST | by , in News | Latest Science News

 
North Atlantic Right Whales Could Become Extinct After a Deadly 2017
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Government officials have warned that the time has come to ensure the protection of right whales which might just be entering the endangered species list. Unless vital steps are taken to safeguard these whales, they will die off leaving the earth’s biodiversity a poorer version of its former self.

North Atlantic right whales are rare creatures and 2017 has proven to be deadly for them. According to the NOAA, there are approximately 450 right whales left and already 17 of them have been decimated in the year 2017.

Unless immediate action is taken, these whales will go the way of history. The reproductive status of these whales has been poor this year. Merely a hundred are breeding right now which is far less than the required number that ought to be making copies of themselves.

The trend is a dismal one since extinction stares these whales in the face. That is precisely the sort of fate that has to be averted. Females have suffered more than males.

Both the United States and Canada must do something to reduce the rapid death rate of these whales. Currently, the situation is a critical one. The whales have ventured outside their protected areas and thus suffered losses.

Also man-made interventions have made life a living hell for these whales. Solutions will have to be found to rehabilitate these whales from the clutches of an otherwise certain extinction.

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