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aerial view of right whale mother and calf

On February 1, 2016, researchers took this aerial image of right whale catalog #4094 and her first calf.
The pair were sighted approximately 5 nautical miles off Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. 
Image credit: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, taken under NOAA research permit 15488.

  

North Atlantic Right Whale: A Photo Set on Flickr
FWC researchers participate in conservation efforts such as responding to strandings and entanglements, reducing vessel-whale collisions, and conducting aerial surveys to evaluate right whale populations and winter presence.

  

Calving Season Photo Albums

2018-2019 Right Whale Calving Season: A Photo Album on Flickr
View a collection of photographs from the 2018-2019 North Atlantic right whale calving season.

2017-2018 Right Whale Calving Season: A Photo Album on Flickr
View a collection of photographs from the 2017-2018 North Atlantic right whale calving season.

2016-2017 Right Whale Calving Season: A Photo Album on Flickr
View a collection of photographs from the 2016-2017 North Atlantic right whale calving season.

2015-2016 Right Whale Calving Season: A Photo Album on Flickr
View a collection of photographs from the 2015-2016 North Atlantic right whale calving season.

2014-2015 Right Whale Calving Season: A Photo Album on Flickr
View a collection of photographs from the 2014-2015 North Atlantic right whale calving season.

2013-2014 Right Whale Calving Season: A Photo Album on Flickr
View a collection of photographs from the 2013-2014 North Atlantic right whale calving season.

2012-2013 Right Whale Calving Season: A Photo Album on Flickr
View a collection of photographs from the 2012-2013 North Atlantic right whale calving season.

2011-2012 Right Whale Calving Season: A Photo Set on Flickr
View a collection of photographs from the 2011-2012 North Atlantic right whale calving season.