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 12, 2010

Right Whales Sighted Near Our Coastline!

Yesterday I questioned whether the warmer ocean temperatures further east of our coastline may be attracting the whales out of our sight range and today Marineland's new blog (see link to the left and below) confirmed this. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission aerial team reported seeing right whales over the past two days between 4.8 and 13 nautical miles east of St. Augustine Inlet!  There have also been sightings to the north of Ponce Inlet and south of Cape Canaveral including mother/calf pairs and two groups of five whales. For more information check out Marineland's new blog: http://marinelandwhale.blogspot.com 

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