|A Right Whale mother and calf|
April 2, 2012
Right Whales Births
One of the most Endangered mammals on Earth,
the Right Whale, has apparently recorded very low
birth numbers this year.
After two trips and six days last Spring to Flagler Beach,
which normally has frequent sightings and seeing none,
we are not surprised.
Locals there who often see them just off shore at this time, said that there had been few reports of any that year.
Academic thinking is perhaps a lack of food, but we have another thought.
The US Navy, who is now and has been for years very active along the Atlantic Coast, has just begun a new offshore training range in the pathway that the whales use to travel up and down the Coast to give birth here in Florida and Georgia.
It seems like Endangered Wildlife just can't get a break.
We stopped the hunting of these whales in the 1930's,
but now our Military has become their biggest enemy.