North Atlantic right whale. Photo/NOAA, Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Permit 15488

North Atlantic right whale. Photo/NOAA, Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Permit 15488

CapeCodOnline: Where does a 70-ton, 50’-long animal hide? What about hundreds of them?

Scientists are contemplating that question because, for the almost 2 years, most of the 510 remaining North Atlantic right whales have not shown up at their usual feeding grounds in the area from Buzzards Bay to the Canadian border.

“Years like this, we do scratch our heads and wonder, did they all go over the waterfall?” asked Tim Cole, a marine biologist at the Northeast Fisheries Science Center in Woods Hole.

Read more about the missing right whales.

 

 

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