Subject: Answere back soon

Martine Berube (martine@sbs.bangor.ac.uk)
Wed, 24 Mar 1999 10:57:22 GMT

At 05.00 PM 23-03-1999 EST, you wrote:
>Is right whales still being killed??????
>	6th grader,
>            Brittany Summeralls


Dear Brittany,
No the right whales are not hunted and they have been protected for many
years. I beleive they have been protected since 1935. They have been close
to extinction since the 1920s and even if they have been protected for a
long time, they are in very low numbers and thus far from recovered. 
Martine Berube
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