2014 Florida Volunteer Updates

As the North Atlantic right whales migrate to the South Georgia/Northern Florida coast each winter volunteers help watch for and capture critical details related to this endangered species. This information helps scientists track the fate of the species and acts as a first alert system to pilots in the shipping lanes to avoid accidental killings. This blog shares the findings, photos and other pertinent information gathered from the Palm Coast Sector Volunteer Team while helping to connect and communicate the many ways we can protect the right whales and sustain our wonderful ocean life.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

NOAA Guide to Identifying Whale Sightings

Quick Web LinkNOAA Whale Sightings Guide
Quick Clip: Identifying Right Whales
- Rough white patches on the head
- dorsal fin absent when the whale arches on a dive
- flukes (tails) have smooth trailing edges and taper gradually to narrow pointy tips
- distinct "V" shaped blow when viewed from directly behind or head on (but not from the side)

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