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Right whale deaths: feds to announce plan to protect endangered mammal

Right whale deaths: feds to announce plan to protect endangered mammal
From Global News - August 11, 2017

Federal officials are expected to announce temporary measures to help protect the North Atlantic right whales in the Gulf of St. Lawrence later Friday.

Fisheries Minister Dominic LeBlanc and Transport Minister Marc Garneau will be in Pointe-du-Chene, N.B., where they are expected to announce measures aimed at preventing further whale deaths.

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Ten of the endangered mammals have died in the gulf since early June.

Current estimates place the number of right whales at around 500.

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