Right Whales and Climate Change

John Bohorquez
Jul 15, 2019 · 8 min read
Right Whale breaching

It’s been nothing but hard times for the North Atlantic Right Whale ever since being marked the ‘right’ whale to hunt about 500 years ago due to its sluggish habits and positively buoyant physique (ie. they float and are relatively easy to kill). They were nearly wiped out by the late 1700s, and only ~400 of them are estimated to exist today, few enough to label them among the most endangered of the Great Whales (second only to the…