21 03 2013

Some wonderful things are happening in our world, I though you would like to read about this one. Carole

Lyman V. Rutledge Marine Laboratory

Among the most popular whales sighted by those who go on the Isles of Shoals Steamship Company’s whale watching cruises or just happen to see whales during their time on the Islands, endangered right whale births have rebounded this year. While this news comes to us courtesy of the Savannah, Georgia newspaper Savannah Morning News, it bodes well for summer whale watching off the Maine and New Hampshire coasts. Right whales migrate to higher latitudes during spring and summer.

From the newspaper:

For a North Atlantic right whale named Foster it was a momentous winter in the waters off the Georgia and Florida coasts. Not only did Foster give birth here, but so did her daughter. That made Foster one of a pair of new grandmothers among the 20 North Atlantic right whales that calved this winter.

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