North Atlantic right whales are dying faster than they can reproduce. With just over 330 remaining, these great whales rarely die of natural causes. Instead they are run over by ships or suffer lethal injuries from fishing gear. If we don’t stop killing them, in 20 years they could be extinct.
From the only known calving grounds to the shifting feeding grounds, Last of the Right Whales follows the North Atlantic right whale migration and the people committed to saving a species still struggling to recover from centuries of hunting. Now climate change is forcing right whales further north in search of food, putting them on a collision course with deadly ships and fishing gear.
With unprecedented access to film the whale migration, Last of the Right Whales brings a message of hope about the most at risk great whale on the planet.
After the film, there will be an audience Q&A featuring Amy Knowlton (Senior Scientist, Anderson Cabot Center for Ocean Life at the New England Aquarium), Tonya Wimmer (Marine Biologist and film participant, Marine Animal Rescue Society) and Zack Klyer (Science Director, Blue Planet Strategies) The Q&A will be moderated by Leah Baumwell (Senior Associate, The Pew Charitable Trusts).Last of the Right Whales