#36: Right Whales in the New York Times

Today's New York Times science section carries an in-depth look at right whale conservation measures, including a slide show of images and a fantastic map (left) co-created by Aquarium GIS expert Kerry Lagueux detailing whale population density and shipping lane modification. The article features information Aquarium Senior Scientist Dr. Moria Brown:

"Dr. Brown said the United States was taking a first step in this direction with regulations going into effect this spring. She said discussions were under way with fishing authorities in Canada. Meanwhile, researchers continue efforts to discover as much as they can about where the animals spend their time, what they eat and what natural factors may affect their health."

Read the whole article here.


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