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(NJ.com)   Endangered whale, one of only 400, well now 399, left in the world, found dead off the N.J. coast   (nj.com) divider line
    More: Sad, Death, Cetacea, Right whale, New Jersey, Whale, endangered species of whale, Atlantic Ocean, United States  
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1940 clicks; posted to Main » on 26 Jun 2020 at 11:35 AM (6 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2020-06-26 11:42:00 AM  
10 votes:
Sad fact about this Whale species name, They were called Right whales as the were the right ones to hunt as they had a Plentiful baleen, lots of blubber and floated for a long time after they were killed making them ideal for whale hunters to target. They were also quite docile.

Hence how rare they are now.
 
2020-06-26 11:40:32 AM  
5 votes:

Marcos P: Our beaches in NJ are gross. Our water is polluted. Maybe it came here to die.


Know how I know you haven't been 'down da Shore' for a loong time?
 
2020-06-26 10:51:02 AM  
4 votes:
I saw a couple in the North Pacific, years ago. Hard to believe that pods used to extend for miles, and were hunted down to the point of population collapse.
 
2020-06-26 1:55:04 PM  
2 votes:

Marcos P: JZDave: Marcos P: Our beaches in NJ are gross. Our water is polluted. Maybe it came here to die.

Know how I know you haven't been 'down da Shore' for a loong time?

I literally live there


Yeah, me too
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2020-06-26 12:29:12 PM  
2 votes:
If there are only 39 breeding females left it doesn't seem they are long for this world.  😢
 
2020-06-26 12:10:52 PM  
2 votes:
Good of them to mention the species towards the end of the article.
 
2020-06-26 12:07:08 PM  
2 votes:
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2020-06-26 11:53:11 AM  
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What a North Atlantic Right Whale may look like
 
2020-06-26 9:44:25 AM  
2 votes:
That's sad to hear, one of best parts about being on the water last season running a ferry up and down the Jersey coast back and forth to NYC was the amount of whales we'd see everyday, which were usually around six a day. Capitan needed me on the bridge half the time just to spot them so we wouldn't hit one.
/one passenger accused of us this and reported it, we had NOAA feds meet us at the work dock in full battle gear.
 
2020-06-26 11:48:40 AM  
1 vote:

grimlock1972: Sad fact about this Whale species name, They were called Right whales as the were the right ones to hunt as they had a Plentiful baleen, lots of blubber and floated for a long time after they were killed making them ideal for whale hunters to target. They were also quite docile.

Hence how rare they are now.


Well, they're rare in the northern Hemisphere.  The North Atlantic Right Whale and North Pacific Right Whale populations are critically endangered.

The Southern Right Whale is a "least concern" species, because there are plenty of them.
 
2020-06-26 11:29:08 AM  
1 vote:
Thought it was Christie for a moment, but realized his kind isn't endangered (yet).
 
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