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Right whale calf #6 spotted!

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.


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