VIDEO: Right Whale Adult, Young Calf Seen Off Coast of Volusia County
By Space Coast Daily // January 27, 2020
ABOVE VIDEO: The footage shows the two whales to be a Right Whale adult and her calf.
VOLUSIA COUNTY, FLORIDA – Volusia County officials released remarkable footage of two Right Whales spotted off the coast on Monday.
The footage shows the two whales to be a Right Whale adult and her calf.
Currently, Right Whales are among the most endangered whales in the world. They are protected under the U.S. Endangered Species Act and Marine Mammal Protection Act.
They typically feed on krill, pteropods, and larval barnacles.
Scientists estimate that between 300-400 Right Whales remain in the wild.
Right Whales will migrate near the Brevard County and Volusia County waters during the fall and winter months to raise their calves.
Right Whales can grow up up to 55-feet long and weigh up to 62-tons.
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