North Atlantic right whales have been roaming the ocean for thousands of years. Over 800 years of extensive hunting for their valuable baleen and oil resulted in a significant decline in their population. Despite being protected internationally since 1935, the species is still hovering on the brink of extinction - only about 400 remain. Along the eastern seaboard of Canada and the United States, North Atlantic right whales are now facing a new threat: the urbanization of the ocean where they feed, socialize, mate, migrate and give birth to their calves 1.

Most of the known individual North Atlantic right whales have been seen at least once in Canadian waters and many are seen every summer and fall. The Bay of Fundy, for instance, is an important feeding and nursery ground where more than 100 right whales are photographed each summer. Roseway Basin off Nova Scotia and the Gulf of St. Lawrence are also important habitats. Canadians have taken a leading role in right whale recovery.

North Atlantic right whale raising its
smooth-edged, all-black tail high
out of the water. was created to highlight and publicize ongoing conservation and stewardship efforts for right whales in Canadian waters. These measures, implemented to advance species recovery, include actions taken to reduce the potential for collisions between right whales and vessels, and emergency response to free whales entangled in fishing gear. strives to provide scientific information on right whales for policy makers and the general public. For example, this website will be used for the exchange of information among those fishermen and biologists developing modifications to fishing practices to reduce the incidence of entanglement.

The combined support of the Government of Canada Habitat Stewardship Program for Species at Risk, the Canadian Whale Institute and the New England Aquarium has made possible.

Some businesses we know

Rotondi Mold Assessors
6 Richard Ave, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866, United States
(518) 852-9090

Adelaide Barks Dog Daycare and Boarding
23550 Highbury Ave N, London, ON N0M 1P0
(519) 854-1214

The Resurfacer Barn Painting
1673 Richmond St #145, London, ON N6G 2N3
(519) 694-3045

Cremation & Celebrations London
21574 Richmond St, Arva, ON N0M 1C0
(519) 963-4003

Uptown Yonge Dental
2717 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M4N 2H8
(416) 487-3333

Boutet Family Law & Mediation
130 King St W #2300, Toronto, ON M5X 1K6
(416) 408-0444

Glenn D. Godfrey & Co. LLP
3rd Floor, 35 Barrack Road, Belize City, Belize
+501 223-3530

Scarfone Hawkins Law Firm
1 James St S 14th Floor, Hamilton, ON L8P 4R5
(905) 523-1333

TPI Personal Injury Lawyers
2800 Skymark Ave #503, Mississauga, ON L4W 5A6
(905) 361-1500

Atlantis Pools & Spas
23550 Highbury Ave N, London, ON N0M 1P0
(519) 471-2058

Trinity Family Dental Clinic Whitby
185 Thickson Rd, Whitby, ON L1N 6T9
(905) 579-5551

Purple Bean Media
446 Grey St Unit #302 B, Brantford, ON N3S 7L6
(226) 920-9850

1 Kraus, S. D. and R. M. Rolland (eds.). 2007. The Urban Whale: North Atlantic Right Whales at the Crossroads. Harvard University Press. Cambridge, MA.

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