Two endangered north atlantic right whales die in fishing gear
30 September 2016 - 2:39pm
WDC is extremely concerned after two North Atlantic right whales were found dead and a third had to be rescued after getting caught up in fishing gear in recent days.
Only around 500 of the endangered creatures survive so to lose two, one of which was just reaching breeding age, is devastating.
One of the dead whales had been entangled in fishing gear, which poses a major threat to the ability of this species to recover. It is unclear what caused the death of the other whale.