Imagine there are only 400 human beings left on Earth. It’s a startling image. When put into perspective, it’s easy to see why the plight of the 400 right whales still living is so dire.
North Atlantic right whales spend their lives between the Gulf of Maine and off the coasts of Georgia and Florida. But because this channel is also a popular area for shipping commerce, ships and right whales have found it increasingly unyielding to coexist peacefully.