We Must Save the North Atlantic Right Whale to Save Ourselves

I was 23 years old the first time I saw a whale entangled in a large codfish trap. I was researching humpback whales off the coast of Newfoundland in 1979, and the animal’s pain and suffering, along with the apparent extreme agitation of another whale close to it, struck me to my very core.

44 years later, it still hits a nerve: Whales are continuing to suffer and die after becoming…

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