Adding to the Population…slowly

Female right whale with calf, by Richard Ellis. New Bedford Whaling Museum collection

A total of 20 offspring being added to a population doesn’t seem like much.  But, when the species is one as endangered as the North Atlantic Right Whale, even this number is worth noting.  A story in today’s Savannah Morning News talks a bit about the calving season and is a reminder that we can start looking for the mom’s and calves along the outer edges of Massachusetts soon.

On a related note, don’t forget about our whale watch field trip on Saturday, May 21, leaving the NBWM at 8:00am. Register with our front desk (508) 997-0046 x100 if you want to join us.

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