Ship strikes remain the most frequent cause of death for right whales.
NOAA has proposed that there be no expiration date on the Ship Strike Rule, which makes large ships slow down when they are in right whale territory. Sending a comment to NMFS lets them know you support the continuation of the Ship Strike Rule to protect the critically endangered North Atlantic right whale.
A quick note to NMFS will help protect these whales. We have prepared a template email for you to send. If you prefer, you can personalize this copy to make it more effective. Please ensure that you are polite at all times.