Environment Whale protection research boat hits endangered whale

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A research vessel for the federal agency charged with protecting the endangered right whale hit one of the animals off the Massachusetts coast this weekend, cutting into the animal's left tail fluke with its propeller.

Officials at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said the lacerations suffered by the animal in Sunday's accident did not appear to be life-threatening.

But the accident shows how difficult it is to protect the animal, even with the extraordinary precautions taken by a NOAA boat, said Regina Asmutis-Silvia, a Plymouth-based biologist with the Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society.

"To me, if it can happen to NOAA, it can happen to anybody," Ms Asmutis-Silvia said. "Therefore, everybody needs to up the ante and up their vigilance and take the issue much more seriously."

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I just had to read the title to lol :p
 

seph ir oth

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I read the title out loud to myself several times. Lol.

As for the whale, if it's running into boats and other things left and right, maybe it should be extinct.
 

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Now that's irony! :eek:
 

DM Cross

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"We just wanted to see it up close!"

:rolleyes:
 

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> Irony at it's best
Indeed.

This is certainly very funny. :D
 

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> But the accident shows how difficult it is to protect the animal
> To me, if it can happen to NOAA, it can happen to anybody
This suddenly reminds me of the Screamapillar Simpsons episode and Homer's quote: "Are you sure God doesn't want it dead?" :rolleyes:
 
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