Endangered whales gather in unprecedented numbers
What a headline on Earth Day this year! It's the largest concentration of endangered right whales ever spotted in one location. This unique occasion is giving researchers an unusually rich opportunity to study the animals and their feeding habits.The gathering is an annual affair in the chilly spring waters off Cape Cod Bay in Massachusetts.
Scientists believe that there are only 450 right whales in the world but say the numbers have been slowly recovering since commercial whaling of the species was banned more than 70 years ago. The more than 100 whales counted in the bay this month is the largest number recorded in one place, according to the Provincetown Center for Coastal Studies in Provincetown, Massachusetts.
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