UPDATE: Since this video was created, a few things have changed for right whales.
*Their current population is estimated to be no more than 450; with recent deaths, that number is likely to be even lower. https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/species/north-atlantic-right-whale
*The birth rate is declining, with many females failing to bring a calf to term. http://www.wbur.org/news/2018/08/21/right-whale-birth-rates
*Right whale critical habitat was expanded to cover nearly 40,000 sq.nm. of vital ocean habitat. https://us.whales.org/news/2016/01/nearly-40000-square-miles-of-protection-granted-for-last-500-right-whales
The North Atlantic right whale is facing extinction with only 500 individuals remaining. They are one of the most endangered whales in the world. Follow us as we journey through the life of a right whale. WARNING: Some images may be disturbing.