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Daily News Headline 10/25/17

posted Oct 25, 2017, 8:01 AM by Nancy Berry
In the news today, scientists warn that if humans do not change their behavior, right whales native to the North Atlantic Ocean, will be extinct in 25 years.  16 right whales have been found dead this summer and fall, with only 5 live births.  With a population of only 450 whales, this death rate is cataclysmic.  Right whales are dying due to ship strikes and entanglement in lobster and crab trap lines.  Before the whaling era, there may have been more than 21,000 right whales.