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Rope-entangled right whale spotted off coast of New England

A North Atlantic right whale has been spotted entangled in rope off New England, worsening an already devastating year for the vanishing animals, federal authorities said. Right whales number less than 360 and are vulnerable to entanglement in fishing gear and collisions with ships. The entangled whale was seen on Wednesday about 50 miles (80km) south of Rhode Island’s Block Island, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) said. The mammal has rope coming out of both sides of its mouth but its distant location is making it difficult for rescuers to help, the NOAA said.



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  • Ann Nyambura

    5 w

    Heartbreaking !We can't afford to lose any more of these critically endangered whales.

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    • mary Mwihaki

      6 w

      This is so heartbreaking action should be taken to protect these animals.

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      • George Kariuki

        6 w

        This is awful news for right whales. Another one entangled in rope. These magnificent creatures are critically endangered and every loss is heartbreaking.

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        • Saustine Lusanzu

          6 w

          This is stressful to see it happening

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          • Jane Wangui

            6 w

            Protecting the environment is not only for humans but everything in it including protecting marine ecosystems and the animals that thrive there.this is wrong.

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            • Gorffly mokua

              6 w

              This is heartbreaking! Immediate action should be taken to protect these animals & ensure that they are given the space and freedom they need to thrive in their natural habitats.

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              • Elizabeth Gathigia

                6 w

                It's sad to see this creature go through a difficult time

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                • Gorffly mokua

                  6 w

                  @elizbeth_gathigia The saddest part is that no much effort to rescue it!!

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                • Princess

                  6 w

                  It's heartbreaking to witness such challenges faced by these majestic creatures.

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                  • Gorffly mokua

                    6 w

                    @princess_nel_268 This should be a criminal offense!!

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