Volunteers with the Marineland Right Whale Project’s shore-based survey verified a new mother-calf pair off North Peninsula State Park in Volusia County. The mother, Catalog #3370, gave birth to her first calf 10 years ago, during the winter of 2008-2009 — this is her second calf.
Your whale sighting reports are important! Thanks to public efforts, several right whale mother-calf pairs were reported along Florida’s East Coast this winter.
Please continue to report your whale sightings to 1-877-WHALE-HELP (877-842-5343) or the volunteer sighting network at 1-888-97-WHALE.
Photo credit: Ralph Bundy, Marineland Right Whale Project.
This research is conducted under NOAA/NMFS research permit #20626.