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North Atlantic right whales on the brink of extinction, officials say

Fishing nets and lack of food blamed for pushing number of the world’s most endangered marine animal to just 450

Officials with the US federal government say it is time to consider the possibility that endangered right whales could become extinct unless new steps are taken to protect them.

North Atlantic right whales are among the rarest marine mammals in the world, and they have endured a deadly year. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has said there are only about 450 of the whales left and 17 of them have died so far in 2017.

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