North Atlantic Right Whale Presentation

In this November 19, 2014 presentation at Florida Atlantic University’s Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute, Julie Albert, Coordinator, Northern Right Whale Sighting Network, discusses why the North Atlantic right whale population is so small and how important shoreline users are in protecting them in their only known calving ground. Thank you for joining us to learn about right whale history, biology, reproduction, feeding habits, migration, and how you can help ensure that mothers and their newborn calves return safely to their northeast U.S. feeding and breeding ground in the summer.

Florida Atlantic University’s Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute, located on the east coast near Fort Pierce, Florida, is a research community of marine scientists, engineers, educators, and other professionals focused on Ocean Science for a Better World. Founded in 1971, the Institute drives innovation in ocean engineering, at-sea operations, drug discovery, and biotechnology from the oceans, coastal ecology and conservation, marine mammal research and conservation, aquaculture, ocean observing systems, and marine education.