Friday, December 16, 2011

{Press} Right whales return to Cape Cod Bay

Cape Cod Times | December 16, 2011

Thar they blow!

Endangered North Atlantic right whales have returned to their feeding ground in Cape Cod Bay, according to a release from the Provincetown Center for Coastal Studies. The first confirmed sighting was made Thursday, when two to three whales were seen in Provincetown Harbor.

Charles “Stormy” Mayo, director of right whale habitat studies at the center, reported that "the whales were putting on a show the likes of which I've never ever seen except from humpbacks; perhaps 100 breaches, some simultaneous side by side.”

According to the center, North Atlantic right whales are among the rarest of baleen whale species, with a population of approximately 473.

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