Large Cetaceans (maximum length > 7.5 meters)

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Species: 

Eubalaena glacialis

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.   

Distribution: 

Western North Atlantic

Population: 

< 411 individuals (2018)
Photo: Katie Jackson, FWC, taken under NOAA Fisheries Permit #932-1905/MA-009526

IUCN Status: 

Critically Endangered

Type: 

Mammal

Bycatch Threat: 

Trap lines, gillnets, longlines

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