A Massachusetts couple has had to pay a big price quite literally for what they thought was a good deed. The two saved a baby seal last weekend and now face a fine of 5,000 dollars as fine!
North Atlantic Right Whales usually give birth in the warm waters of Florida and Georgia, but one mother who missed migration gave birth off the coast Massachusetts. While scientists worried that the baby whale would die in the cold water, against all odds the calf survived and both mother and baby have now been reunited with their pod.
News from Cape Cod has been tragic since the beginning of the year. In the last three weeks 129 Dolphins have breached with 92 dying. Rescuers fear more stranding might occur in the next few days with this being the single largest stranding of dolphins in the Northeast since at least 1999.
A new restaurant has opened on the Cape Cod coast – but you have to be a whale to eat there. The right whale, whose easiness to hunt and kill earned them their name (the “right” whale to hunt), are now considered endangered, with only about 473 left in the world. However, shocked whale watchers and scientists have spotted 100 of them recently just off of the coast of Cape Cod in Massachusetts.