Sinai Divers
Record birth of 39 calves observed

Right whale and calfAccording to globalshift.org they wittnessed a birthrate of 39 calves of the Right Whale. There have been already good news last year. It is believed that no Right Whale has been died in 2008 by human hands.

By 1900 the gentle giants have been hunted almost to extinction in Europe. It is estimanted that only 100 whales had been surviving in the Northern Atlantic. In 1937 there was an agreement on the ban of Right whaling. However this prohibition was ignored and thousand of the large mammals have been hunted in the Southern Atlantic until 1970. The Red List of the IUCN classifies the Right Whale as an "Endangered" species.

Published on: 08/21/2009

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