On June 25, NOAA Fisheries Service received a report of a North Atlantic right whale carcass floating off the coast of New Jersey. [US]. The whale has been identified as the calf of Catalog #3560. An evaluation of the calf’s wounds during necropsy show the 7-month old, male right whale was injured by at least two separate vessel collisions.
Conservation groups in the US, including WDC have sued the National Marine Fisheries Service (the US federal agency responsible for the stewardship of national marine resources) for failing to respond to two rule making petitions to protect critically endangered right whales from being run over and killed by ships and boats in US waters. >> … Meer lezen