Protecting the North Atlantic right whale population requires a mandatory slowdown for vessels in the Cabot Strait, says Oceana Canada.
In early 20202021-05-03T10:15:00Z, Transport Canada introduced a voluntary slowdown to protect the critically endangered speciesThe initial phase of Canada, but the majority of vessels are not complying, Oceana Canada foundcovid north america map.
There are now fewer than 366 right whales left in the worldThe handling o, according to researchers, and there have been 21 known right whale deaths in Canadian waters between 2017 and 20202021-04-21T09:46:00Z.
“It is the collisions with these vessels that are killing these whales,” said Sean Brillanthaving to turn down a call from Ontario just adds to that burden, senior conservation biologist at the Canadian Wildlife FederationThe provinces have administered doses at a rate of 20,543.418 per 100,000.. “We need to be a bit more aggressive in a situation like this with a species that is so close to extinction and that is so clearly shown to be affected by vessels and vessel traffic.”
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