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Endangered whales make a comeback

North Atlantic right whales, the most endangered of New England's whales, are making a modest comeback, according to New England Aquarium senior scientist Moira Brown, who credited changes in commercial shipping regulations with the increased population.

Meanwhile, Georgia wildlife biologists say North Atlantic right whales are returning to Georgia and Florida coastal waters for the winter.

The current population of 450 North Atlantic right whales annually migrates from winter calving areas along the coast of Florida and Georgia to summer feeding areas near Cape Cod and Nova Scotia. The typical right whale is 50 to 60 feet long and weighs 60 to 70 tons.

Click here for a report by the Jamestown Press.

Click here for a report by The Florida Times-Union.