On Georgia’s Coast, Right Whales On Edge Of Extinction
Six endangered North Atlantic right whales died in June, four of them last week alone. This brings Georgia's official state marine mammal even closer to extinction.
Researchers estimate that just 411 North Atlantic right whales remain. Six of them dying in one month — among them, three of breeding age — is significant.
Clay George is among those monitoring the numbers. He's a wildlife biologist with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources. He joined On Second Thought to talk about threats to the dwindling population, how the Georgia coast figures in to their life cycle, and about the right whale itself.
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