‘Beginning of the End?’ No New Babies for Endangered Whales

The winter calving season for critically endangered right whales is ending without a single newborn being spotted off the southeast U.S. coast.

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SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — The winter calving season for critically endangered right whales is ending without a single newborn being spotted off the southeast U.S. coast, a reproductive drought unseen for three decades that experts say brings the rare species a perilous step closer to extinction. “It’s a pivotal moment for right whales,” said Barb Zoodsma, who oversees the right whale recovery program in the U.S. Southeast for the National Marine Fisheries Service. “If we…

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