Fish and Wildlife Research Institute


Right Whale Information

Learn about North Atlantic right whales and what to do if you spot one of these critically endangered animals.

North Atlantic Right Whales

The North Atlantic right whale, Eubalaena glacialis, is one of the most endangered large whales. Learn about the current conservation efforts in effect in the southeast.

North Atlantic Right Whale Sea Stats Publication

This life history summary of the North Atlantic right whale, Eubalaena glacialis, includes information about age and growth, distribution and migration, and feeding habits.

North Atlantic Right Whale Poster

View or print this educational poster about right whales which includes information about their unique characteristics, conservation and tips on how you can help!

What to do if You See a Right Whale

Do you know what to do if you see a right whale?

Right Whale Sighting Map

View an interactive map of historical and recent right whale sightings.

North Atlantic Right Whale Fact Sheet

Quick reference guide with information about right whale identification, behavior, and biology.

Marine Mammal Publications

View a bibliography of publications by staff members in the marine mammal subsection.

FWC Facts:
Red tides have been documented along Florida's Gulf coast since the 1840s and likely occurred earlier. Fish kills around Tampa Bay were mentioned in the logs of Spanish explorers.

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