Florida Fish and Wildlife Researches Have Great Season Documenting Right Whale Calving

By  //  April 12, 2016

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34 right whales were tracked in Southeast U.S.

The Florida Fish and Wildlife right whale aerial surveys ended on March 31, and researchers had another great season documenting the calving activity of this endangered species. (Florida Fish and Wildlife image)

The Florida Fish and Wildlife right whale aerial surveys ended on March 31, and researchers had another great season documenting the calving activity of this endangered species. (Florida Fish and Wildlife image)

The Florida Fish and Wildlife right whale aerial surveys ended on March 31, and researchers had another great season documenting the calving activity of this endangered species.

34 individual right whales were seen in the Southeast U.S. which included 14 mother-calf pairs, four adult females, one adult of unknown sex and one juvenile.

Eight humpback whales were also seen in the Southeast U.S. this winter.

All of these sightings are representative of a collaborative effort between the FWC, Wildlife Resources Division – GADNR, Sea to Shore Alliance, NOAA Fisheries Service and volunteer sighting networks.

The Florida Fish and Wildlife like to thank our partners, volunteers and members of the public who helped make this season a success.

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Right whale calving season officially ends on Friday (April 15), and this week we will be sharing new photos of marine life sighted during our aerial surveys in March.

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