Female right whales may never breed after entanglement in fishing gear: study

21 March 2024

In late January 2024, federal regulators learned that a dead female North Atlantic right whale had been sighted near Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts . On Feb. 14, the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced that the whale was #5120 in a catalogue that tracks individual right whales . Scientists estimate that before commercial whaling scaled up in the 18th and 19th centuries, there may have been as many as