Still no calves spotted in right whale aerial survey

3/1/2018
Buzz Petition Extinction is not a mere theory; it is happening on a daily basis, and now scientists predict the critically-endangered North Atlantic right whale could become completely extinct by 2040. This prediction comes after no new calves have been spotted during this breeding season, with only five ...
2/28/2018
The tiny population of critically-endangered North Atlantic right whales may not have had any calves this year, scientists fear, in what would be an “unprecedented” calamity for the species. At last count, the entire population was estimated to include just 458 animals, and at least 17 of them died last year ...
Scientists are worried that there was no breeding during the North Atlantic right whales breeding season. According to The Guardian, the whale species' population has been quickly declining, and this year scientists recorded no sightings of new mother calf pairings among the small group of ...
Now, researchers tracking the right whale's normal calving grounds, from Georgia to Florida, said they have seen no signs of newborns yet this year, at a time when mothers would normally be birthing and nursing. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration estimates that at least 411 calves ...
"On really nice days, you're looking out as far as possible, just for any disturbance at the surface," Melanie White says as she leans into the window of the plane, watching for whales. White is the Right Whale Conservation Project manager for Sea to Shore Alliance, the nonprofit that employs the ...
2/27/2018
The Center for Coastal Studies on Cape Cod says 65 of the whales were spotted during a recent aerial survey, and another survey is scheduled for Tuesday. However, the center says no calves have been observed yet. The right whale population is only about 450. Scientists say the species could be ...
FILE - In this April 10, 2008 file photo, a North Atlantic right whale breaks the ocean surface off Provincetown, Mass., in Cape Cod Bay. Officials with the federal government say it's time to consider the possibility that endangered right whales could become extinct unless new steps are taken to protect ...
Scientists say dozens of endangered right whales have been spotted in Cape Cod Bay, but no babies have been reported yet this year. ... The Center for Coastal Studies on Cape Cod says 65 of the whales were spotted during a recent aerial survey, and another survey is scheduled for Tuesday.
Barb Zoodsma is a biologist who oversees the right whale recovery program in the Southeast for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Quoted in the Boston Globe, she says, “This is the worst-case scenario. This season appears to be a total bomb. You don't have to be a math major to ...
North Atlantic right whales could be extinct by 2040, scientists warn. This year no calves were born in the whales' usual breeding season from November to February. North Atlantic right whales (Eubalaena glacialis) are an endangered species. There are only an estimated 430 left, of which 100 are ...
2/26/2018
The North Atlantic right whales may soon become extinct as no new births have been recorded, experts have warned. According to a report in the Guardian, the scientists who observed a whale community off the U.S. coast have not recorded any new births in the right whale population. The report also ...
Things have been looking really bad for North Atlantic right whales, and they're only getting worse. Scientists tracking the animals off the East Coast of the U.S. have not recorded the birth of a single new calf this year, the Guardian reports. Paired with last year's record number of deaths, their extinction is ...
Scientists observing the whale community off the US east coast have not recorded a single mother-calf pair this winter. Last year saw a record number of deaths in the population. Threats to the whales include entanglement in lobster fishing ropes and an increasing struggle to find food in abnormally ...
Not one North Atlantic right whale calf has been spotted in the species' usual breeding grounds, raising fresh concern over the long-term fate of the endangered mammals following a record number of deaths last year. Clay George, a biologist with Georgia's Department of Natural Resources, said ...
HALIFAX -- Not one North Atlantic right whale calf has been spotted in the species' usual breeding grounds, raising fresh concern over the long-term fate of the endangered mammals following a record number of deaths last year. Clay George, a biologist with Georgia's Department of Natural Resources, ...
Scientists say they haven't spotted a single North Atlantic right whale calf in their usual breeding grounds, raising even greater concern over the fate of the endangered mammal. Clay George, a biologist with Georgia's Department of Natural Resources, says the whales give birth off Georgia and Florida ...
HALIFAX — Scientists say they have not spotted a single North Atlantic right whale calf in their usual breeding grounds, raising even greater concern over the fate of the endangered mammal. Clay George, a biologist with Georgia's Department of Natural resources, says the whales give birth off Georgia ...
HALIFAX -- Scientists say they have not spotted a single North Atlantic right whale calf in their usual breeding grounds, raising even greater concern over the fate of the endangered mammal. Clay George, a biologist with Georgia's Department of Natural resources, says the whales give birth off Georgia ...
2/25/2018
After a year when scientists found a record number of dead North Atlantic right whales, the species has yet to produce a single newborn this calving season — an unprecedented and potentially catastrophic outcome for one of the world's most endangered animals. There are only about 100 adult female ...
2/23/2018
But officials say they have yet to see a right whale calf so far this year. Since monitoring efforts began in the mid to late 1980s, officials say there has never been a calving season where zero calves were observed. NOAA says the North Atlantic right whale is critically endangered. Fewer than 500 remain.
2/22/2018
There has been a slow-down in calving since 2011, while fatalities caused by human action — ship collisions and heavy fishing line entanglements — continue to be a serious problem. So far, 18 right whales have died the past 12 months, without the necessary calves born to continue the population.
JEKYLL ISLAND, Georgia – Federal researchers continue to monitor the status of the North Atlantic Right Whale population and say they have not spotted any calves so far this season. A NOAA Fisheries aerial survey team searching the waters off the coast of Georgia have spotted 12 right whales, but ...
2/21/2018
A little good news emerged this week about North Atlantic right whales, in the midst of what has been a very slow season for whale sightings off the coast of Volusia and Flagler counties. An aerial survey team spotted a pod of nine right whales swimming east of Jekyll Island, Georgia, on Feb. 15, said ...
This group of eight right whales was spotted socializing 30 miles east of Jekyll Island on Feb. 15. Among the group was whale #1281 (left), a calving female nicknamed Punctuation and at least 37 years old, and #3333 (top), a 15-year-old male. Photo courtesy of Sea to Shore Alliance, taken under NOAA ...
An aerial survey team, aboard a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Twin Otter aircraft, spotted nine North Atlantic right whales off Jekyll Island, Georgia. The sighting brings the total number to 12 right whales observed off Georgia and Florida. Since monitoring efforts began in the mid-to ...

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