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Endangered Ocean: North Atlantic Right Whales

2 minutes 18 seconds

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The North Atlantic right whale got its name from whalers. The whales were easy targets to hunt since they travel slowly and spend a lot of time at the surface. For whalers they were the “right” whales to hunt. With fewer than 400 left, they are now the “right” whales to save. Part of the "Endangered Ocean" series.

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Runtime: 2 minutes 18 seconds

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Endangered Ocean
Episode 1
2 minutes 25 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Person on boat holding a rope attached to a whale in the water. Caption: But steps continue to be taken to help protect this species.
Endangered Ocean
Episode 2
2 minutes 18 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
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Endangered Ocean
Episode 3
2 minutes 14 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Close up of a sea turtle swimming on the ocean floor. Caption: There are seven different species of sea turtles,
Endangered Ocean
Episode 4
2 minutes 40 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
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Endangered Ocean
Episode 6
2 minutes 24 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
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Endangered Ocean
Episode 7
2 minutes 37 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12