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Right whale spotted for first time in 60 years off coast of Haida Gwaii

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A biologist with Fisheries and Oceans Canada saw this rare North Pacific right whale fishing for zooplankton off the coast of Haida Gwaii in May. (Photo courtesy Department of Fisheries and Oceans)

For the first time in 60 years, scientists have spotted the endangered North Pacific Right Whale off the west coast of Haida Gwaii. Daybreak's Andrew Kurjata speaks with one of the discoverers, John Ford. 

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The Department of Fisheries and Oceans has shared a video of the right whale.

Read more about the whale at cbc.ca/bc.



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