017 North Atlantic Right Whale Unusual Mortality Event

Since June 7, 2017, elevated North Atlantic right whale (Eubalaena glacialis) mortalities have occurred primarily in Canada.  A total of 12 confirmed dead stranded whales (10 in Canada; 2 in the U.S.), and four live whale entanglements in Canada have been documented to date. This event has been declared an Unusual Mortality Event (UME).

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