Victory for Endangered Atlantic Whales!

After years fighting this battle in the courts, Defenders and our allies won a vital litigation victory to protect critically endangered North Atlantic right whales from being entangled in commercial lobster and fishing gear - an event that can often severely injure or even kill a whale. Now, the National Marine Fisheries Service will be forced to address this threat once and for all. 

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Fact Sheet
Whales belong to the order cetacea, which includes whales, dolphins and porpoises. Whales are divided into two suborders: baleen and toothed whales.
Fact Sheet
Adult beluga whales are easily distinguished by their pure white skin, their small size and their lack of dorsal fin. The beluga has a broad and rounded head and a large forehead.
Success Stories
December, 2013 - Endangered North Atlantic right whales can breathe a sigh of relief! The slow-speed zones we worked so hard to gain to protect these whales from ship strikes are finally and officially permanent.