Endangered North Atlantic Right Whales By Josh GutierrezImage retrieved from National Geographic
Ship collisions are threateningNorth Atlantic Right Whales.
We need stricter regulations to combat this issue
I propose it be mandatory for all vessels to comply withspeed restrictions in seasonal management areas
Yes we will recommend appropriate shipping routes during whale migration seasons
Ships will also be required to use mandatory ShipReporting Systems
These new efforts aren’t enough, to combat the problems facing these endangered species.Public awareness on this issue is crucial.
There are an estimated 350 NorthAtlantic Right Whales still alive. But their eastern population iscompletely extinct. Through theseadmirable initiatives we can aid In saving this select species.
Whale ship collisions reportshave started to reduce over the years.
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