The small population of North Atlantic right whales is in danger of extinction. These whales were hunted nearly to extinction by commercial whalers by the end of the 1700s, but today are at risk from entanglement in fishing gear and boat strikes.
Western North Atlantic
~ 510 individuals (2013)
There are no related field studies for this citation.
Photo: Katie Jackson, FWC, taken under NOAA Fisheries Permit #932-1905/MA-009526