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Group of endangered right whales spotted off Cape

A dozen right whales were spotted by researchers Sunday in an aerial survey of Cape Cod Bay, an occurrence that would have made headlines five years ago but is now commonplace.

“These are extraordinarily rare animals, but we seem to have the mother lode of them,” said Charles “Stormy” Mayo, senior scientist at the Provincetown Center for Coastal Studies, who led Sunday’s survey.

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