North Atlantic right whale
Only 400 left on the planet *
Called the "Urban Whale" because they tend to migrate
very close to North America's eastern shore *
They are in greatest jeopardy from ship strikes, fishing gear
entanglements and coastal pollution*
the whales migrate north in the spring to their summer feeding
grounds in the Bay of Fundy, 1/3 of the known mothers "disappear"
and researchers have yet to discover their" secret"
summer feeding grounds and location *
Three out of every four whales bear the scars of fishing gear
entanglements or ship strikes *
Whale lineage can be identified through DNA some of which is
collected from "whale poop" which researchers locate
with the help of poop sniffing dogs! *