03 Aug '11, 1pm

Sustainable Ecosystems and Community News: Right Whale Roadkill

Sustainable Ecosystems and Community News: Right Whale Roadkill

RELATED ARTICLES Shipping Lanes Into Boston Moved To Protect Whales June 29, 2007 12:00 AM Killer Whales Die Without King Salmon September 16, 2009 10:04 AM Endangered North Atlantic Right Whales detected near Greenland May 23, 2009 08:01 AM Japanese Whaling Ships Leave for Controversial Research Hunt off Northern Coast April 12, 2005 12:00 AM Right whales are said to have been the "right whale" for whalers to hunt because they're slow movers and they're close to the coast. Unfortunately, they've turned out to be right for something else too: getting hit by ships. A new study finds that in Cape Cod Bay, right whales hang out just below the water's surface—invisible to any watchers on ships—in patches of food. The new information could help scientists and managers figure out better ways of keeping whales from getting run over. ADVERTISEMENT The waters around Boston are thic...

Full article: http://www.enn.com/ecosystems/article/43021

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