Scientists spotted a gray whale in the Atlantic Ocean for the first time in 200 years

Scientists have spotted a gray whale in the Atlantic Ocean for the first time in 200 years

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Researchers associate the unexpected find with the consequences of climate change and warming waters.

Scientists have spotted a rare gray whale in the Atlantic Ocean, which was considered extinct in the region more than 200 years ago. This is reported by Forbes.

The gray whale swam almost 50 kilometers from the island of Nantucket, which is part of the American state of Massachusetts. At this time, he dived, emerged and fed on something.

Although gray whales are not considered endangered, they live almost exclusively in the North Pacific after being hunted to extinction in the Atlantic more than two centuries ago.

Scientists associate the unexpected discovery with the consequences of climate change. In particular, in the Arctic Ocean, which provides whales with an ice-free summer passage between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.

As Eagle O'Brien of the Anderson Cabot Center for Ocean Research notes, the observation is "a reminder of how quickly marine species can respond to climate change if given the opportunity."

Environmentalists are increasingly concerned about the decline in the whale population. One of the biggest problems is the North Atlantic right whale. There are about 360 of them left, including 70 breeding females.

It was previously reported that marine researchers captured on video the moment when a killer whale named Starboard killed a great white shark.

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