Plight of ‘Right Whale’ revealed
August 27, 2012 · 7:59 PM
Despite eight decades of protection, the North Atlantic right whale is far from alright. In fact, hunted to the brink of extinction, it is considered one of the most endangered large whale species in the world.
On Wednesday, the plight of the North Atlantic right whale will be in the spotlight of The Whale Museum’s Lecture Series.
Nicole Brandt, a member of the museum’s Soundwatch Boater Education program, who helps track the right whale as part of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s monitoring team, will lead a presentation entitled, “It’s Not Always Easy Being Right — Ecology and Conservation of the North Atlantic Right Whales”, 7 p.m., at the Whale Museum, 62 First St. N. Admission is free; donations are encouraged.
The biggest threats to the right whale’s survival and its recovery today are from vessel strikes and entanglement in fishing gear, which the FFWCC is dedicated to combating and reducing.
For info, 378-4710, ext. 23, www.whalemuseum.org.