Humans pushing North Atlantic right whale to extinction faster than believed

  • New modelling says just 356 remain – down from 409 last year
  • The 70 breeding females could disappear in 10-20 years

Humans are killing the endangered North Atlantic right whale far faster than previously thought, and experts say the window to act is quickly closing.

According to new modelling from the North Atlantic Right Whale Consortium, only 356 of the whales remain in the world — a significant decline from the 409 logged last year.

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