"Researchers along the Atlantic Ocean say there have been nine North Atlantic right whale calves spotted this season, a positive sign for the aquatic giant described as one of the “most endangered whales.”
Since 2017, 92 North Atlantic right whales have died in what NOAA Fisheries and other researchers described as an “unusual mortality event.” Thirty-one of them died in 2017.
In 2022, NOAA Fisheries reported that six whales died.
Moria Brown, a senior scientist with the Canadian Whale Institute, said many years ago those whales moved into the Gulf of St. Lawrence because of climate change and food scarcity, but there were no protection measures for them."
Source: Global News, 01/06/2023