Scientists are puzzling out the mass death of endangered whales in Chile: The whales -- which number 20 according to local authorities, although scientists reportedly counted more than 30 -- are believed to be sei whales. Sei whales (Balaenoptera borealis) live in all of the world's oceans, where they spend summer feeding in cold waters and winter migrating to tropical or sub-tropical zones to breed. But although they're widespread, sei whales number only about 80,000 in total.
A Canadian city has green-lighted a hazardous-waste recycling plant—right next to salmon spawning grounds that feed Southern Resident orcas. There are only aprox 77 Orca in the wild today.
The federal fisheries minister has imposed new measures aimed at protecting North Atlantic right whales from entanglement with fishing gear. Protecting Canadas endangered whales from further harm is a responsibility that weighs heavily on all of us. https://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2018/01/23/federal-government-imposes-new-measures-to-help-protect-atlantic-right-whales.html
North Pacific right whale sighting is only second in 62 years off B.C.
‘Astonishing’ North Pacific right whale sighting is only the second in 62 years off British Columbia Last previous sighting was a mammal killed by whalers in it's the most endangered whale species on earth.