Critical Habitat for Endangered North Atlantic Right Whale

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16 Feb 2015 - 18 Jan 2016
In response to the efforts of conservation and wildlife protection groups, the National Marine Fisheries Service today proposed to protect 39,655 square miles as critical habitat for North Atlantic right whales. Only about 450 of the critically endangered whales exist today, and without additional protections the species faces a serious risk of extinction. Comments on the proposal open till 21 April 2015.

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