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.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Calving Season is Just Around the Corner!

Mark November 20th down in your calendars now so you won't miss the 2nd Annual Right Whale Festival at Sea Walk Pavilion, Jacksonville Beach, FL.

This fun, family oriented event celebrates the right whales' return to our local waters - the only known calving area in the Southeast U.S. - as well as bring attention to the many ways we can help protect these critically endangered whales from extinction.

The festival takes place from 10 - 4pm and includes live music, plenty of food, arts and crafts and vendor booths as well as a live auction. Kids activities range from a beach obstacle course to learning to play steel drums.  It's sure to be a great way to kick off the season!

For more information on the event, sponsorships and the silent auction check out the official website at www.rightwhalefestival.org