First Right Whale Calf in the SEUS
The first calf of the season was spotted on December 20th by the Georgia aerial survey team offshore from Talbot Island. The mother is Whale #2040, named Naevus. Although we have not seen her in our area, the acoustic research team recorded her and her previous calf in February 2011, north of the St. Augustine Inlet. To date, eight right whales have been identified in the SE US, spotted off Fernandina Beach and areas to the north. Wind, rain and fog have grounded aerial surveys for the last week and the whales could be moving south by now, so keep those eyes peeled when you are along the coast!
In conjunction with the art show opening reception for photographic artist Bob Carlsen, Ocean Books & Art will raffle a 16” X 20” matted and framed print of “Dawn at Flagler Pier” to benefit the Marineland Right Whale Project. It all takes place this Friday, 3 January, 5:30 to 8:30 PM across from the Flagler Beach Pier. Hope to see you there!
Happy New Year to All!