|Two right whales skim feed near Herring Cove Beach in Provincetown. Photo: Marilyn Marx/NEAq|
In among those many whales CCS confirmed the first northern sighting of a 2014 mother/calf pair: Couplet (Catalog #2123) and calf!! They successfully made the long and perilous journey up the busy east coast from the calving ground off Florida and Georgia. Couplet was born in 1991 to Sonnet (Catalog #1123) and has had four previous calves. We hope the pair are soon joined in Cape Cod Bay by the rest of this year's mothers and calves--we always breathe a little easier when they've all returned to the feeding grounds!
|Couplet in the waters off Florida in 2003 with her second calf. Photo: Monica Zani/NEAq|
Learn more about right whales!
- Get an update on the babies born this year
- See how the whales are feeding in Cape Cod Bay
- Learn about threats facing right whales in the wild
- Check out this video of disentanglement efforts