North Atlantic Right Whale Update on July 31
Ted Moorhead Lagoon House
3275 Dixie Hwy NE, Palm Bay, FL 32905
July 31, 2019
6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Admission is free.
Register now for MRC’s North Atlantic Right Whale Update with Julie Albert. Julie will give a presentation at the Lagoon House on Wednesday, July 31 at 6:00 p.m. to update the public on why right whales are dying and what is being done about it. Please join us!
The right whale community was shaken in June with six North Atlantic right whale deaths. Now there are three new entanglements, and all nine were discovered in the Gulf of St. Lawrence in Canada. Five right whale carcasses were discovered within an 8-day timeframe. Four of the six whales were females; a hard loss for this population. Two of those females were just reaching sexual maturity and had never given birth. One was a reproductively active female that had eight calves, and the other was Clipper, the whale that locals know as the right whale that entered Sebastian Inlet in 2016 with her first calf. The small population of about 400 cannot withstand the losses that they have been facing.
This Brevard County event is free and open to the public; all attendees have to do is register online. If interested and able, we ask participants to donate $5 toward our Right Whale Monitoring Program, to help us continue to protect this important species. All donations are tax-deductible. For more information on the Marine Resources Council, please visit SaveTheIRL.org.