Rare 40-ton whales return to SC coast

by Blogburger on November 19, 2012

Email Print Order Reprint Share This Text tool name tool goes here The (Rock Hill) Herald The Charlotte Observer Rare giants — 40-ton right whales — have returned to Lowcountry waters in South Carolina. The endangered species will be out there all winter, and boaters are urged to be cautious. As recently as two years ago, an aerial survey team spotted one of the whales off Hilton Head Island with a gaping wound across its back, probably from the propeller of a recreational boat. Such strikes are considered a leading threat to the 50-foot-long animals, said to be on the brink of extinction. People tend to think something so large would be easy to see, but right whales aren’t….

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