#9: Piper sighted in Florida waters!

Piper, an adult female, was sighted on December 15th off the coast of Florida. Piper was first seen in 1993 by the NEAq aerial survey team off the coast of Florida. She was named Piper after a scar on her flank that resembles the airplane Piper Cub. (You can find out more about her by visiting the North Atlantic Right Whale Catalog and searching for Catalog #2320.)

Piper was entangled twice, in 1993 and 2002, but has been gear free since 2005. Although Piper has been seen in the Southeast waters of the U.S. since 1993, she was not seen with a calf until 2006. If you want to learn more about Piper and support right whale research, click here to see our sponsorship program.

Photo Caption:
Piper on December 15th 2008.



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