Friday, February 10, 2012

{Update} Up to 6 new right whale calves!

There have now been a total of 6 new right whale calves born this season, although sadly one has already been lost, making it a total of 5 surviving calves.

Wednesday, February 01, 2012

{Update} Up to 5 new right whale calves!

Five right whale calves may not seem like a lot, and it's certainly not looking like a boom season for babies, but each and every new calf added to this endangered species is a cause for celebration!

The newest calf was born to the mother known as egno 3390.

{Flight} 31 January 2012 Jordan Basin

We took off from Hyannis early in hopes of getting in a survey before the snow showers arrived, but by the time we reached our survey area over Jordan Basin (about 60 miles south of Bar Harbor in the Gulf of Maine) there were only brief periods of visibility interspersed with the snow showers. Disappointed, we headed back to the barn...