Endangered Whale Mini Baby Boom Happening Off Coast Of Cape Cod
Whale mini baby boom might be an oxymoron but it’s good news nonetheless
Researchers can’t exactly explain the whale mini baby boom they’re seeing off the coast of New England.
Can there be anything mini about a 70 ton creature?
Perhaps, if you’re counting progress in single digits.
Researchers point out the North Atlantic right whale is one of the rarest species of whale on the planet. There are only around 411 right now.
But the Center for Coastal Studies in Provincetown, Massachusetts, said Friday its aerial survey team spotted two mom and calf pairs in Cape Cod Bay a day earlier. That brings the number seen in New England waters alone this year to three.
That might not seem like huge news, but when you’re one of the rarest whales on the planet, every birth is cause for celebration.
Researchers say they saw no calves at all born last year. So far this year, they’ve seen seven.
You can learn more about the Center’s study of right whales here.
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