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Right whale mother, calf spotted off Nantucket

Cape Cod Times (subscription) - May 3, 2017
This new North Atlantic right whale calf and mother, identified as #1515, were spotted feeding in the Great South Channel, east of Nantucket. [Photo by Tim Cole, NOAA's Northeast Fisheries Science Center, Woods Hole Laboratory. Research permit #17355] ...

Expert Sees Signs of Decline in Right Whale Population

Maine Public - May 1, 2017
In this April 23, 2017 photo provided by the Center for Coastal Studies, a right whale side-feeds just below the surface of Cape Cod Bay off shore from Wellfleet, Mass. Right Whale Research / Cemter for Coastal Studies/via Associated Press. BOSTON ...

Right-whale speed restriction established south, west of Nantucket

Nantucket Island Inquirer - Apr 24, 2017
(April 24, 2017) The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has established voluntary vessel speed restrictions 15 miles south-southwest of Nantucket after 20 right whales were spotted in the area Wednesday. Mariners are asked to keep their ...

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North Atlantic Right Whales: From Hunted Leviathan to Conservation Icon

by: David W. Laist

In the cold waters of the unforgiving North Atlantic Ocean, some of the heartiest humans of medieval days ventured out in search of whales. Through the centuries, people on both sides of the Atlantic became increasingly dependent on whale oil and other cetacean products. To meet this growing demand, whaling became ever more sophisticated and intense, leading to the collapse of what was once a seemingly inexhaustible supply of large cetaceans. Central to the whale’s subsequent struggle for existence has been one species--the North Atlantic right whale.
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Dario and the Whale

by: Cheryl Lawton Malone
CCBC Choices 2017

When Dario and his mother move to Cape Cod from Brazil, Dario has a hard time making friends since he doesn't speak English well. But one day Dario meets someone else who has just arrived in New England and he doesn't speak any English at all…because he's a right whale! Day after day Dario and the whale meet at the beach. But what will happen when it's time for the whale to migrate?
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Western Australian Humpback and Right Whales: An Increasing Success Story

by: John Bannister

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The Urban Whale: North Atlantic Right Whales at the Crossroads

In 1980 a group of scientists censusing marine mammals in the Bay of Fundy was astonished at the sight of 25 right whales. It was, one scientist later recalled, "like finding a brontosaurus in the backyard." Until that time, scientists believed the North Atlantic right whale was extinct or nearly so. The sightings electrified the research community, spurring a quarter century of exploration, which is documented here.

The authors present our current knowledge about the biology and plight of right whales, including their reproduction, feeding, genetics, and endocrinology, as well as fatal run-ins with ships and fishing gear.
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North Atlantic Right Whales

The North Atlantic right whale is an endangered species with as few as 500 that exist in the waters from Canada to Florida. This educational video is designed to ...

A Magical Day with a Right Whale | Ocean Soul

National Geographic photographer Brian Skerry describes a magical but risky experience photographing an enormous right whale off the coast of New Zealand.

Diving with Whales | Nat Geo Live

Brian Skerry braves the waters of the Antarctic for a very up-close view of the right whale. ➡ Subscribe: http://bit.ly/NatGeoSubscribe ➡ Get More Nat Geo Live: ...

Breeding Southern Right Whales - Attenborough - Life of Mammals - BBC

The Southern Right Whale is an enormous creature - in more ways than one. In this clip, a group of fertile males surround a female who is not initially receptive ...

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Legend Charters has been encountering this friendly Southern Right Whale daily for more than a week in August 2013.