Myths & Facts
The Maine Coalition for North Atlantic Right Whales has compiled commonly repeated myths about right whales in Maine and corresponding facts, drawn from a significant body of peer-reviewed research, science organizations, and news sources. All sources have been cited where appropriate.
MCNARW distilled the most important of these facts pertaining to the Maine lobster fishery into the following 1-page document for easy reference. Updated January 2022
The full, in-depth compilation of right whale myths and facts can be found below. This document includes additional graphics and citations. Updated September 2021