Navy will boost efforts to help endangered right whales

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The U.S. Navy is doing more to protect critically endangered North Atlantic right whales.

Starting in mid-November, the Navy will expand areas off the East Coast where it limits the use of sonar and explosives. It also will broadcast more information on sightings to prevent military and commercial ships from striking right whales.

Right whales number only about 440 and suffer from poor reproduction. The biggest threats to the species are commercial ship strikes and...

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