Annotated story

Storygram: Ed Yong’s “North Atlantic right whales are dying in horrific ways”


This story about North Atlantic right whales and the horrible violence they face, written by science writer Ed Yong, appeared in The Atlantic on June 27, 2019. Science writer Nadia Drake annotated the story. The Storygram series, in which professional writers annotate award-winning stories to illuminate what makes a great science story great, was a joint project of The Open Notebook and the Council for the Advancement of Science Writing. It was supported by a grant from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation.


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Ed Yong

Published By:

The Atlantic


June 27, 2019

Annotated by:

Nadia Drake