A Group Of Scientists Is Begging Obama To Save Right Whales

Twenty-seven marine biologists penned a letter to President Barack Obama on Thursday urgently asking him to defer seismic exploration in the Atlantic Ocean that could lead to the extinction of North Atlantic right whales. Right whales are already one of the world’s most critically endangered whale species, two of the letter’s authors Douglas Nowacek and Andrew Read said in a Duke University statement. There are fewer than 500 whales, according to recent estimates. The decreasing number of right whales is “directly linked to the disproportionately high level of human activity” the letter said. “This is an animal that has persisted through centuries of

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