A Safer Sea for Right Whales

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Right Whale, © Brian Skerry

For years, Defenders of Wildlife worked hard to instate slow-speed zones for ships in places where endangered North Altantic right whales are often found. We knew that this would be the best way to protect migrating right whales, especially calves and new mothers, from ship strikes, which have long been a major threat to the species. Now, the National Marine Fisheries Service has finally made these slow-speed zones permanent!

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