Hush, Little Baby: Mother Right Whales “Whisper” to Calves

Photo by Dana Cusano; NMFS Permit #775-1875

Photo by Dana Cusano; NMFS Permit #775-1875

October 8, 2019
  
On June 20, a whale researchers had named Punctuation was found dead in the Gulf of Saint Lawrence, a busy international shipping channel. Punctuation—so named for her comma-shaped scars—was a North Atlantic right whale, a species severely threatened by human activity. With only 420 left in the world, it is one of the most endangered whale species. Any additional death, especially of a reproductive female, puts the species further in jeopardy.  Read more