Canada announces new protections for rare right whales

The Canadian government is announcing new protections for endangered North Atlantic right whales in the wake of a string of deaths and entanglements involving the animals

The Canadian government is announcing new protections for endangered North Atlantic right whales following a string of deaths and entanglements involving the marine mammals.

Six of the whales have died in Canadian waters in the last several weeks, and necropsies show three of them appear to be due to vessel strikes. The Canadian government said three more whales have been found entangled in rope, and it's unclear whether they will survive.