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.

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