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Whose fault is this big fish in bad shape? Female right whale ‘likely to die…’ knows how she was injured

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A female right whale in critical condition in Rodanthe, North Carolina.
NOAA scientists have expressed concern over the death of a female right whale.
Multiple wounds on the body of the female right whale due to the entanglement of the rope.

North Carolina. The world of right whales in the North Atlantic is in danger. Their numbers are steadily declining due to increasing human interference in the ocean and, in recent years, ship strikes and human-made rope entanglements. It is now reported that another member of this rare species faces the same fate as other whales. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Department of Fisheries, a 4-year-old female right whale is “likely to die” about 20 miles east of Rodanthe, North Carolina.

According to information from CNN, an aerial survey team from the Clearwater Marine Aquarium in Florida saw the whale on January 8. The rope was tangled around its mouth and tail. According to NOAA Fisheries and its partners, the rope entanglement caused several injuries to the whale’s body. Crustaceans which are small parasites and are known as whale louse. This too thrived on the head of a whale.

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NOAA issued a press release stating that divisional biologists have made a preliminary determination that the whale suffered serious injuries. Because of this, there is a possibility of his death. Scientists at the New England Aquarium, which maintains the catalog of North Atlantic right whales, identified the whale as number 4904, tracking the history of right whale identification and sightings. This is the daughter of an adult named Spindle (Right Whale #1204).

Spindle was recently spotted with a new baby whale off St. Catherine’s Island in Georgia. Whale number 4904 was last seen in May 2022. Let us tell you, in 2017 NOAA announced an “abnormal mortality rate” of the right whale. There has been an increase in the number of right whale deaths in Canada and the United States.

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