So far, researchers have spotted 12 calves around the Southeastern aquatic birthing and nursing grounds — far too little to sustain the species.
Tag: North Atlantic right whales
In memoriam for North Atlantic right whales lost this season, but hope for recovery
By Guest Columnist PAULITA BENNETT-MARTIN, Savannah-based field representative of Oceana
Every year in the southern Atlantic waters off Florida and Georgia, people get excited to see rare North Atlantic right whales, especially moms with calves. That’s because there are only around 360 of these critically endangered whales remaining, so any sighting is special. These whales can travel more than 1,000 miles to reach our coast every year in the fall. Many of them are females coming here to have calves.