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A whale of a problem developing in Canada’s Arctic

By William Halliday and Matthew Pine      

It is going to take a combined effort between governments, scientists and ship operators, to keep Arctic whales safe.

It is also going to take a combination of measures to ensure our Arctic whales don’t swim into the same kind of trouble as their southern counterparts, write William Halliday and Matthew Pine. Photograph courtesy of Wikipedia

VICTORIA, B.C.—The horrors of right whales drowning in tangles of fishing ropes and the alarming prospect of endangered orcas crossing paths with oil-laden tankers has created more than a few headaches for the federal government. From the Atlantic to the Pacific, the feds have been forced to respond to public—and legal—demands that more be done to save threatened cetaceans.

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