An adult right whale and a juvenile off Georgia's coast (Sea to Shore Alliance_NOAA permit 20556)

Georgia's endangered marine mammal to get relief from planned halt of offshore oil exploration

The second dead right whale of the year was reported last week, and by coincidence it was spotted the same day the U.S. House voted to block the expansion of offshore oil drilling in waters of Georgia and most of the rest of the nation. Offshore oil drilling activities are a hazard to endangered right whales and to other sea life, according to the federal government.