Slow Start to Right Whale Calving Season in Northeast Florida

Wildlife officials say the North Atlantic right whale calving season is getting off to a slow start in northeast Florida.

Monday, Jan 20, 2014  |  Updated 11:22 AM EDT
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Adorable Zoo Babies: Roosevelt Elk Calf

FWC

Right Whales

Photos and Videos
More Photos and Videos

Wildlife officials say the North Atlantic right whale calving season is getting off to a slow start in northeast Florida.
 
Officials with the Marineland Right Whale Project and the Marine Resources Council watch for the female whales traveling to the waters off of the northeast Florida coast to give birth.

  The Daytona Beach News-Journal reports that so far only 34 whales have been photo-identified off the southeastern U.S. coastline. Only three calves have been spotted by aerial survey crews that help track the whales as they move south.
 
Officials point out there is still time and the numbers could rise.
 
But research scientist Amy Knowlton of the New England Aquarium says the low numbers follow a summer with the fewest sightings in the Bay of Fundy off Nova Scotia.

Get the latest headlines sent to your inbox!
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Leave Comments
What's New
Get Our New iPad App
Now optimized for iPad, NBC 6... Read more
Follow Us
Sign up to receive news and updates that matter to you.
Send Us Your Story Tips
Check Out