north atlantic right whale

In a draft provision obtained by HuffPost, Sen. Susan Collins (R) and others seek to void a judge’s order for stronger safeguards for North Atlantic right whales.
The whales are newly listed as critically endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature.
Researchers call for emergency protections as 400 remaining animals fight for their lives.
"Right now, the sky is falling," warns a National Marine Fisheries Service scientist.
There are a little more than 500 of these majestic whales left.