The Marine Resources Council's Right Whale Monitoring Program was established in 1995 to reduce human impacts to the endangered North Atlantic right whale. Citizens on the east coast of Florida report land‑based sightings of right whales to our hotline (1‑888‑97‑WHALE). This information is passed on to local ship traffic to avoid ship strikes, which account for over one‑third of documented right whale deaths in the North Atlantic Ocean.
Saturday, December 24, 2011
Four juveniles and another potential mom, tentatively identified as #1812, were all spotted off southern Georgia as well. We now have up to 9 right whales in the southeast U.S. that we know of. If we're able to get you some pictures, we'll be sure to do so!
Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah to you all!
Julie and Kerry
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
So far, here in Florida, we have had an unusually warm winter. This may be keeping the whales north of us for the time being. Maybe we'll be lucky and have a cold front or two roll through so that we have the opportunity to spot some right whales soon!
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Friday, December 9 6pm-8pm Marine Discovery Center
520 Barracuda Blvd., New Smyrna Beach
Saturday, December 10 10am-11:30am City Island Library Center
105 E. Magnolia Ave., Daytona Beach, FL
Wednesday, December 14 6pm- 7:30pm Cocoa Beach Library
550 N. Brevard Ave., Cocoa Beach, FL
Monday, January 9 6pm-7:30pm Cape Canaveral Library
201 Polk Ave, Cape Canaveral, FL
Saturday, January 14 10:30am-12pm Melbourne Beach Library
324 Ocean Ave, Melbourne Beach, FL
Sunday, January 15 2:30pm-4pm New Smyrna Beach Library(Auditorium)
1001 S. Dixie Hwy., New Smyrna Beach
Monday, January 23 6pm-7pm Florida Oceanographic Society
2351 SE Monterey Rd., Stuart, FL
Wednesday, January 25 7pm-8pm David Schechter Community Center
1089 S. Patrick Dr., Satellite Beach,
Please call the Right Whale Sighting Hotline at 1-888-979-4253 for more information