Officials hail ‘encouraging’ number of north Atlantic right whale births

Officials hail ‘encouraging’ number of north Atlantic right whale births
  • At least 14 new calves seen off south-eastern US this season
  • Advocacy group warns of ongoing ‘unusual mortality event’

Wildlife officials in Florida have reported an “encouraging” number of sightings of critically endangered North Atlantic right whales off the south-eastern US, including at least 14 new calves, three born to first-time mothers.

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