01 July 2007

Right Whale, Indeed

The most endangered of all whales might have a better chance of survival, thanks to a decision recently made in Boston.

Starting today, the shipping lanes in Boston Harbor will be shifted slightly northward, and made slightly smaller to afford these rare whales a better chance at not being killed in collisions with shipping traffic.

With a population estimated at only 350, the right whale (pictured) could become extinct in our lifetimes.

It is thought that the right whale got its name because it was the "right whale" to kill in the days when whaling was a big industry. As of the 21st century, it is the "right whale" to save from extinction.

You can read the article here.

You can learn more about this beautiful animal here.

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