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.

Monday, December 10, 2012

Whales Headed to Brevard County?

An unconfirmed report of right whales off the Canaveral National Seashore was received on the hotline December 9th.  The whales were observed for about an hour and were stationary at the time.  There's no telling where they might be headed, so keep your eyes on the water and call the hotline if you see anything!  Maybe we'll document right whales south of the Cape early this year!