We are thrilled to announce the safe arrival of the first right whale calf for the 2019-2020 calving season.
Yesterday, this sweet newborn and mother pair were sighted off Sapelo Island off the Georgia coast.
This is the first calf for right whale #3560, and she is 14 years old. There are four other expectant mothers who are being monitored by our allied agencies, and we are hoping that more pregnant mothers have yet to reveal themselves.
While we are delighted with this news, we know that the number of babies being born every year needs to increase dramatically. The only way to do that is to remove the barriers to their survival. We must:
I know that you and I will continue to do everything possible to provide these whales the life-saving protections they need.
In these first days of life, this calf is as fragile and as vulnerable as any newborn.
Let’s do what we need to do to keep this little one safe.