Saturday, October 11, 2014


Fall is in the air, signaling that it’s time to prepare for right whale season. Pull out your 2014 calendar, break the seal on the 2015, and join us in anticipation of getting our 15th season (yes, 15!!) underway. See below for the complete schedule.

The 6th Annual Right Whale Festival in Jacksonville Beach, anticipating the return of the whales to NE Florida, kicks off the season in November.

In December, we will offer Introductory Talks in Ormond Beach, Palm Coast, and St. Augustine Beach. The Training Class is scheduled on the day before surveys begin and will focus on the training of surveyors. If you plan to join the dedicated surveys, please do your best to attend to have the latest information on data collection and our plans for the season.


Right Whale Festival
Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Sea Walk Pavilion
Jacksonville Beach

Right Whale Introductory Talks for new volunteers, surveyors and spotters alike, and anyone wanting to know how to spot right whales. If you are a returning volunteer and would like a refresher, by all means join us. (Encourage friends and neighbors to attend!):

Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014
1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
Flagler County Public Library
2500 Palm Coast Parkway, NW
Palm Coast

Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014
10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Ormond Beach Public Library
30 S. Beach St.
Ormond Beach

Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014
3:00 PM to 4:30 PM
Anastasia Island Branch
St. Johns County Public Library
124 Sea Grove Main St.,
St. Augustine Beach

«« Survey Training Class for ALL SURVEY volunteers, new and returning, who are planning to participate in the dedicated survey effort:

Saturday, Jan. 3, 2015
2:00 PM to 4:30 PM
Center for Marine Studies, Whitney Laboratory for Marine Bioscience
9505 Ocean Shore Blvd., Marineland

Surveys Start:
Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015

Surveys End:
Saturday, March 14, 2015

Other Right Whale News

The October issue of Right Whale News is available and can be viewed/downloaded at Click on the Right Whale News tab, and then “Current Issue.” Articles include the sighting of an 11th right whale calf for the 2014 season, right whale activity in Cape Cod Bay, and a review of ocean wind energy projects along the Eastern coast.

The Marineland Right Whale Project report for the 2013-14 season is posted at The link is located in the lower left of the homepage.