Welcoming No. 14: Another right whale calf sighted this season
The 14th right whale calf of the season was sighted Thursday off the coast of Amelia Island, FL. What a way to start the weekend - a new right whale! Photo credit: @CMAquarium , under NOAA permit #20556-01 pic.twitter.com/et60UMBrEL — NOAA Fish Southeast (@NOAAFish_SERO) January 22, 2021This past Tuesday, the 13th right whale calf and Mom were sighted off Wassaw Island, GA. According to NOAA, the North Atlantic right whale calving season begins in mid-November and runs through mid-April. In the 2020 calving season, there were 10 calves born, which was up from seven in the 2019 season.
Lucky No. 13: Another right whale calf sighted this season
A 14-year-old right whale and her first known calf were sighted Tuesday off Wassaw Island, Georgia. The 13th right whale calf of the season was sighted Tuesday off the coast of Georgia. We have a new right whale calf - our 13th for the season! “The remaining right whales sighted include males and females that range in age from one year to greater than 47 years old,” FWC said in a Facebook post Thursday. In the 2020 calving season, there were 10 calves born, which was up from seven in the 2019 season.