Right whale occurrence has been unusual this winter with few whales in the calving area, other than calving females, and few right whales in the Cape Cod area from January through March. In late March, right whales suddenly appeared in large numbers in the Cape Cod area. This continues the unpredictable distribution of last summer.
We look forward to see what will happen in the Bay of Fundy this summer with 20 new calves, some of which will come to the Bay with their mothers.
|Wart and her new calf seen in January off Cape Cod. |
Allison Henry/NEFSC under Center for Coastal Studies NOAA permit #14603