After 62 years from the last sighting occurred in 1951 a Northeast Pacific Right Whale (Eubalaena japonica) was spotted along the coast of British Columbia. Research Scientist and cetaceans expert, Professor John Ford, from the University of British Columbia), estimates there are between 38 and 50 North Pacific Right Whales left on the eastern part of the Pacific Ocean and no more than a few hundred in the world. This sighting south of Langara Island was only the seventh in the past century, he said.
Listen to Professor Ford talking about the sighting.
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