Wednesday, December 21, 2011

{Update} First right whale calf of the season!

Photo by Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, NOAA Permit #15488

The Florida Fish and Wildlife aerial survey team sighted the first mother and calf pair of the season yesterday (Dec 20th) about 7 nmi off the northern tip of Cumberland Island, Georgia. The mother is known to researchers as number 1301 and her calf is estimated to be less than 4 days old at the time of sighting!

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