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Young, plump, and a great big surprise

Birth of right whale stuns researchers

By Beth Daley
Globe Staff / May 10, 2008

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You think your mother had it rough? One North Atlantic Right Whale traveled 1,000 miles to give birth, fasting almost the whole way. The delivery of a 12-foot long, 2,000-pound baby involved much thrashing 17 miles off the coast of Florida. (Full article: 640 words)

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