Walking with the Alligators

Walking with the Alligators
A Florida Alligator

February 9, 2011

The Right Whale in the Wrong Place

One of the rarest mammals in the world, the North Atlantic Right Whale is a cherished resident of our Florida Coastline.
Recently one was found dead off of St. Augustine and the cause was determined to be entanglement. This is one of the two usual causes of death for them, the other being boat strikes. As with Manatees, this large mammal is commonly a victim of man's refusal to accept the fact that they were here for millions of years before we came and that we must give them their space to live in.
Without respect and protection, the Right Whale, whose numbers are between 300-400 worldwide, will soon disappear.
NOAA tells their story here:
Death of a Young Right Whale

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