Quebec beluga whales now officially listed as endangered (Canada)

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The ocean update

Fisheries officers are still investigating after seven beluga whales were killed near Quaqtaq, Quebec. (The Canadian Press) Fisheries officers are still investigating after seven beluga whales were killed near Quaqtaq, Quebec. (The Canadian Press)

September 3rd, 2016. Population slowly declining since early 2000s due to pollution, human disturbance, habitat degradation

The federal government has followed through on its promise to strengthen protection for beluga whales in the St. Lawrence Estuary by bumping up its status on the endangered species list.

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