The Beacon

A marine miracle

A right whale that attracted attention from a New England Aquarium researcher as it thrashed around in the water wasn't injured, as it first seemed: It was giving birth.

Now we have the first-ever photographs of a right whale calving. There are only about 400 of these critically endangered creatures left. Click here for a slideshow of this rare event.

[Photo courtesy NEAq/NMFS via Boston WCBV/TV]

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