|Wart with her calf in January, when the calf was about two weeks old|
Photo: Allison Henry/NEFSC under Provincetown Center for Coastal Studies NOAA permit #14603
But having recently spotted the pair, they're thrilled that the calf is alive and both of them appeared to be healthy! Wart, along with more than 100 other right whales, have been sticking around the area to take advantage of the copious copepod food resource.
|Wart and her calf less than two weeks ago, still swimming strong|
Photo: Marilyn Marx/New England Aquarium under NOAA permit #14233
This happy update has been covered a bit in local media. Read more in the Cape Cod Times and on WCVB Channel 5. With so many right whales in the waters, whale researchers are urging local boaters to use caution. Ship strikes are a major cause for concern with this critically endangered species. Here are a couple more news stories about our seasonal neighbors—right whales: