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Rescuers Seek Three Right Whales Tangled in Ropes in Canada

July 8, 2019, 6:54 PM

A whale rescue team will attempt to disentangle three North Atlantic right whales in Canada’s Gulf of St. Lawrence to keep the rising death toll of the endangered species from climbing further.

Members of the Campobello Whale Rescue Team, a New Brunswick volunteer organization, were trying to reach the three whales July 8 after the Department of Fisheries and Oceans and Transport Canada spotted them off New Brunswick’s northeast coast last week.

One whale has rope around its tail and appears to be dragging something heavy, the second has ropes attached to its head that are...

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