Tuesday, March 08, 2011

{Update} Up to 18 new right whale calves!

I know to some of you 18 may not seem like a lot, but for North Atlantic right whales which are critically endangered and number only around 400 individuals total, it's pretty exciting to see 18 new calves born this year!!!!

Right whales give birth to their calves off the coast from Florida up to South Carolina, and intensive aerial survey efforts carefully document each new mother and calf sighting! This is an incredible collaboration between the New England Aquarium, Florida Fish & Wildlife, Georgia DNR, EcoHealth Alliance, NOAA, and others.

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