Right Whales

Moira Brown and the New England Aquarium / Wikimedia Creative Commons

Bill Nelson, D-Florida, is one of 18 senators asking President Barack Obama to deny permits for seismic gas testing off the Atlantic coast.


Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, taken under NOAA research permit #15488

North Atlantic right whales have begun to appear in the calving grounds off the coasts of Florida and Georgia.

According to the Marineland right whale team, two mother-calf pairs were spotted recently, one of them close to shore at Ponte Vedra Beach.

And wildlife officials saw an injured right whale Sunday near Georgia’s Jekyll Island.  They say the whale’s injuries probably came from getting tangled up in something like a fishing net.  She’s also very thin and is missing part of her lip.

A humpback whale has also been spotted near Flagler Beach.

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

Whales are on their way to Northeast Florida.