You likely recall the joyous news in the new year at the safe arrival of seven right whale newborns.
It was extraordinary news, given that not one baby had been born the year before.
But we find ourselves facing the devastating news that six critically important right whales have died in just the last few weeks. And right now, three others are entangled.
It means these new little lives must be protected on an emergency basis.
I fear for their safety, at such a precarious time in their first precious months of life.