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Feds Propose to Protect 39,655 Square Miles for Endangered Whales Along East Coast


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Feds Propose to Protect 39,655 Square Miles for Endangered Whales Along East Coast

Center for Biological Diversity

WASHINGTON - In response to the efforts of conservation and wildlife protection groups, the National Marine Fisheries Service today proposed to protect 39,655 square miles as critical habitat for North Atlantic right whales. Only about 450 of the critically endangered whales exist today, and without additional protections the species faces a serious risk of extinction.

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