St. Lawrence Seaway May Play Bigger Role in North Atlantic Right Whale Deaths
In the intense efforts to prevent any further deaths of North Atlantic right whales, Canadian and U.S. governments, industry, and environmental groups have identified three main causes -- ship strikes, gear entanglements, and underwater noise pollution. Media coverage has often focused on fishing gear as the primary culprit, as entanglements are visible long after they occur and often appear in photographs of trapped or dead whales.
The crises pitted the two countries against each other, particularly after Massachusetts Senators Warren and Markey sent a letter to Dr. ...
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