Since June 7, 2017, elevated North Atlantic right whale (Eubalaena glacialis) mortalities have occurred primarily in Canada. A total of 14 confirmed dead stranded whales (12 in Canada; 2 in the U.S.), and five live whale entanglements in Canada have been documented to date.
This event has been declared an Unusual Mortality Event (UME).
The 2017 annual North Atlantic right mortalities includes one stranding in the U.S. in April 2017 prior to the UME. Note: Graph represents confirmed mortalities that were reported in each country and does not always reflect the location of the injury or death of the animal. Carcasses may drift across national boundaries, therefore a carcass may be sighted or