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Stress Hormones Soar in Whales Trapped by Fishing Lines

By December 4, 2017 No Comments

In one more sign that North Atlantic right whales are struggling, a new study finds sky-high levels of stress in animals that have been caught in fishing nets.

Researchers determined the stress hormone levels of more than 100 North Atlantic right whales over a 15-year period by examining their feces.

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