Changes to migration patterns are complicating efforts to protect the endangered North Atlantic right whale.
According to the New England Aquarium in Boston, Massachusetts, a new study has found that endangered whales are spending more time in Cape Cod Bay off the coast of Massachusetts before moving north.
The study was published in Global Ecology and Conservation, the New England Aquarium said in a news release, and “examined the impacts of climate change on the rapidly warming Gulf of Maine ecosystem.”
Some whale rescue experts worry that the southern migration of the right whales will increase their risk of entanglement. (Submitted by the New England
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