It's a Whale!
The first calf of the 2018/2019 calving season!
A second right whale calf has been spotted!
A third right whale calf was just spotted!
Photo album of 2018/2019 Calving Season
Third calf documented during the 2018-2019 season.
Catalog #1204 and calf were spotted approximately 3 nautical miles off Amelia Island, FL - January 17, 2019. This is the third calf documented during the 2018-2019 season.
Photo credit: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, taken under NOAA permit 20556-01
A fourth right whale calf has been born!
This is shaping up to be a good year for the right whales. From FWC: Our aerial survey team spotted Catalog #2503 with a calf on January 25, 2019 off Jekyll Island, GA. Catalog #2503 (nicknamed “Boomerang” for a scar on her fluke) has given birth to at least four calves in her lifetime. Her last calf was born during the winter of 2014-2015.
Fifth right whale calf born!!
Sixth right whale calf born!!
Baby Boom? Not quite, but still reason for optimism!