Thursday, January 30, 2014

{update} Up to 6 new right whales calves!

Congratulations to these right whale mothers who are doing their part to save the species from extinction by giving birth to a new calf this winter!!

Eg 2040
Eg 2645
Eg 2123
Eg 1301
Eg 2503
Eg 2746


Now, six new whales may not seem like a lot, but keep in mind that there are only around 500 North Atlantic right whales in the entire species, so six new babies is a reason to celebrate!

A big thanks for all the hard work that goes into learning this information each year - The New England Aquarium Right Whale Research Program, NOAA Southeast Regional Office, Florida Fish and Wildlife, Sea to Shore Alliance, and others.

Friday, January 24, 2014

{update} Up to 5 new calves!

Aerial surveys in the Southeastern United States have documented five new right whale calves!  With a population of only around 500 individuals, we celebrate the birth of each new right whale.  Thanks to all the folks who gather this information - NOAA's Southeast Regional Office, Sea to Shore Alliance, Florida Fish and Wildlife, and Georgia Department of Natural Resources.

And a big thank you to Marianna Hagbloom who posted the news on the Right Whale Research Program Facebook page!

Friday, January 17, 2014

{update} So far 3 new calves!

Aerial surveys in the Southeastern United States have so far documented three new right whale calves!  With a population of only around 500 individuals, we celebrate the birth of each new right whale.  Thanks to all the folks who gather this information - NOAA's Southeast Regional Office, Sea to Shore Alliance, Florida Fish and Wildlife, and Georgia Department of Natural Resources. New mothers this year are: egno 2040 "Naevus", egno 2645, and egno 2123.

Saturday, January 11, 2014

{update} Right Whale Aerial Surveys end

Aerial surveys to monitor the distribution and abundance of right whales by NOAA's Northeast Fisheries Science Center have ended for the winter and will resume in April...