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August 05, 2019 - BBC News

North Atlantic right whales in crisis - and the people risking lives to save them

North Atlantic right whales in crisis - and the people risking lives to save them
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Once hunted to near extinction, North Atlantic right whales are now facing new human threats that could end the species.

For whale rescuer Mackie Greene, there's no feeling in the world like seeing fishing ropes slip free from a trapped whale. Weather in the Gulf of St Lawrence can be capricious. It's a huge body of water, and the whales spend a lot of time below the surface, making them difficult to track. The work is itself dangerous - a "big game of cat and mouse", says Greene. "We have to get up pretty close. The danger is the whale changing course, bumping into the boat, knocking the boat over or slapping the boat with the tail."

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