This pair of North Pacific right whales was sighted on an August marine mammal cruise by federal scientists, and is one of about 30 of this endangered species living off Alaska. (Adam Ü, taken under NOAA research permit number 20465)
This pair of North Pacific right whales was sighted by federal scientists on an August marine mammal cruise. (Adam Ü, taken under NOAA research permit number 20465)
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Scientists spot rare, mysterious right whales in waters off Alaska

The North Pacific right whale was nearly hunted to extinction, and the population off Alaska has never recovered, numbering some 30 whales today. But two sightings this summer were a hopeful sign that more of the whales could be undiscovered. WATCH

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