Friday, November 04, 2011

{Conference} North Atlantic Right Whale Consortium

Spent two great days being inspired by ideas and research from the world's leading authorities on the North Atlantic Right Whale. Obviously there was a ton of information but a really really quick summary of the year in the life of the right whale is:

490 Middle estimate number of individuals based on photo-id (up from 473 last year!)

22 New calves born this year (including 5 to first time mothers!)

5 Documented right whale mortalities this year

11 Right whales documented with new entanglements in fishing gear

We still have a lot of work to do but the population is slowly slowly increasing...

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