Whale of a lesson

Once given up as all but extinct, the North Atlantic right whale is making a comeback

By Eric Wagner, 13:28 PM March 7, 2013

Late in the summer of 1992, Scott Kraus and Moira Brown were in Canada, eating pizza with some coworkers. Suddenly, the restaurant’s owner came into the dining room and asked: “Is there a Scott Kraus? There’s a phone call for you.”


Kraus was confused. They were in southern Nova Scotia, about 150 kilometers (93 miles) southeast of Maine. It was practically the middle of nowhere, he thought. Who could possibly know he was there, and what could be so important?


After taking the call, he returned...

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