Does The North Atlantic Right Whale Face Extinction?

Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Mortality due to human activities

The North Atlantic right whale, Eubalaena glacialis had been hunted intensively by human for commercial purposes.

The North Atlantic right whales have been hunted down for long time period, around 40 years or from 1890 to 1930. Hunting for their:
- meat
- oil
- baleen

Whaling license is terminated since 1930, and even USA government prohibits individuals or institution or human vessels to approach North Atlantic right whale within 457 m or 1500 ft distance. 

However, whale population is not recovered as normal as before 1890. Eubalaena glacialis is about 411 only in current estimation.

Surprisingly, mature female is predicted 90 to 100 only. No breeding was detected for last year, 2018.

Whales in the ocean

Low breeding rate combined with mortality due to human activities such as ship strikes and entanglement, lead whales to nearly in extinction phase.

The North Atlantic right whale is considered as most endangered species compared to other whales.

Luckily, scientists have been detected totally 7 whale’s babies this year (2019), included 3 in recent weeks.

The mature whales come to breeding ground in coast off Georgia and Florida during winter season. Temperature is quite higher in southern part compared to northern part of America.

In spring and summer, whales and their calves goes back to their feeding ground in New England, Northern America, includes Canada.

Unfortunately, it is predicted that the North Atlantic right whales would extinct by next 20 years if these things continue to happen:
- High mortality of whales due to human activities.
- Lower breeding rate

Human activities included, but not limited to:
- entanglement of fishing gear
- ship strikes
- vessel noises


Have You an idea to prevent the North Atlantic Right Whale from extinction

30 comments:

  1. It is a scary thought they may go extinct.

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  2. also the orca are in decline, sad

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    1. yes, indeed...

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      The North Atlantic right whale, Eubalaena glacialis had been hunted intensively by human for commercial purposes (especially for oil and baleen) in long time period, around 1890 to 1930.

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    2. Does, The, North, Atlantic, Right Whale Face Extinction?
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      Whaling license is terminated since 1930, and even USA government prohibits individuals or institution or human vessels to approach North Atlantic right whale within 457 m or 1500 ft distance

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  3. Sad. Humans are the most dangerous invasive species, no contest.

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      Whaling license is terminated since 1930, and even USA government prohibits individuals or institution or human vessels to approach North Atlantic right whale within 457 m or 1500 ft distance.

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    2. Does, The, North, Atlantic, Right, Whale Face Extinction?
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      However, whale population is not recovered as normal as before 1890. Eubalaena glacialis is about 411 only in current estimation.

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  4. It is so sad. So many different species going extinct. Some our grandchildren will never see.

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      However, whale population is not recovered as normal as before 1890. Eubalaena glacialis is about 411 only in current estimation.

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      Surprisingly, mature female is predicted 90 to 100 only. No breeding was detected for last year, 2018.

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  5. Mankind is to blame, and still does it.

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      Surprisingly, mature female is predicted 90 to 100 only. No breeding was detected for last year, 2018.

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      Whales in the ocean

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  6. So sad. All we could do now is hope that we learn from past mistakes.

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      Low breeding rate combined with mortality due to human activities such as ship strikes and entanglement, lead whales to nearly in extinction phase.

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      Low breeding rate combined with mortality due to human activities such as ship strikes and entanglement, lead whales to nearly in extinction phase.

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  7. I don't have an idea how can we stop the extinction of these beautiful creatures. I can only hope that we find the right solution.

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      The North Atlantic right whale is considered as most endangered species compared to other whales.

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      The North Atlantic right whale is considered as most endangered species compared to other whales.

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  8. We need to find the right way to keep them alive!

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      Luckily, scientists have been detected totally 7 whale’s babies this year (2019), included 3 in recent weeks.

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      The North Atlantic right whales have been hunted down for long time period, around 40 years or from 1890 to 1930. Hunting for their:
      - meat
      - oil
      - baleen

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  9. nasty business...
    Unfortunately, more and more species of animals are on extinction ...
    greetings
    Lili

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      The mature whales come to breeding ground in coast off Georgia and Florida during winter season. Temperature is quite higher in southern part compared to northern part of America.

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  10. it is so sad that we are messing up the way of things and that animals are going extinct

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      In spring and summer, whales and their calves goes back to their feeding ground in New England, Northern America, includes Canada.

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  11. Have no idea ... soalnya kalau di Provinsi NTT ada ritual Perburuan Paus di Pulau Lembata saat menyeberang ke Australia. Yang diburu pun cuma 1 paus saja, dan dibagi sedesa.

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      Unfortunately, it is predicted that if mortality of whales due to human activities (entanglement of fishing gear, ship strikes and vessel noises) can not be prevented and lower rate of breeding can not be improved, then the North Atlantic right whales would extinct by next 20 years.

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