Why right whales are endangered?


What is the scientific name of right whales?

Right whales are three species of large baleen whales of the genus Eubalaena(which is the scientific name) : the North Atlantic right whale, the North Pacific right whale, and the southern right whale. Resource: www.wikipedia.org

Where can white whales be found?

Right wales can be found in Coastal Florida and Georgia, Great South, Massachusetts Bay and Cape Cod Bay, Bay of Fundy, and Scotia Shelf. Resource: www.noaa.gov

Why are right whales in danger of extinction?

Right whales are in danger because their distribution is strongly correlated to the distribution of their pray. There are also threats that are causing them to be in danger such as, ship collisions, entanglement in fishing gear, contaminants, and climate and ecosystem change. Resource: www.noaa.gov

What is being done to protect right whales?

The Marine Mammal Protection Act Team has steps to reduce the threat of ship collisions, including: Aircraft surveys and right whale alerts, standing responses, and Mandatory Ship Reporting Systems, etc. Also to spread the word about it to other people that might not know that they're endangered. Resource: www.noaa.gov