The story of Eg2301 (chronically entangled North Atlantic right whale) is featured in Hakai Magazine this month. Read on for a glimpse into the life and death of a North Atlantic right whale. Many thanks to Jenny Holland for her great idea and thorough reporting on this piece.
Eg2301, a North Atlantic right whale seen here with her calf, was later caught in fishing gear. She died in 2005 due to her injuries and the persistent, energy-sapping drag of the line. Photo by New England Aquarium taken under NOAA permit #775-1600-2