Functionally Extinct

Right Whales will be gone in one generation


Right whales were named Right Whales, because they were…..well the “right” whales to kill.

They were the “right” whales to kill [for whale oil] because they swam right up to the boats.

There are less than 340 North Atlantic Right Whales left in existence. And if things don’t change drastically they will be extinct.

Photo Credit: January 20, 2023 approximately 18 nautical miles east of Blackbeard Island, Georgia North Atlantic right whale Pediddle and her 9th calf. Credit: Clearwater Marine Aquarium Research Institute, taken under NOAA permit #20556–01



Alexandra Henning The Hysterical Historian

I write about politics, science, among other topics as the mood strikes through a historical lens.