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2:42 am on Tuesday November 20, 2012

Careful when boating, the right whales are back

NOAA Winter is returning and right whale migration is beginning as the 36 to 59 foot long adults travel south to the coastal waters of South Carolina, Georgia, and northeast Florida. The endangered whales will migrating more than 1,000 miles away...
12:35 pm on Sunday March 27, 2011

A good year for the right whale calving season: 20 newborns counted

Image by Flickr user MyFWCUsually, right whales make headlines for an untimely demise of one of their count or controversial protective legislation -- not this time. Aerial survey teams tracking the endangered North Atlantic right whales -- of which...
1:11 pm on Friday January 28, 2011

Severely injured right whale seen off Beaufort County coast (updated)

SC, Georgia Right Whale Aerial Survey The injured whale on January 20. Update January 28: The Post and Courier has followed up. While the report is much the same, they have some additional details on the timeline of the strike and notes that...
2:12 am on Friday January 28, 2011

Severely injured right whale seen off Lowcountry coast (updated)

Image by SC, Georgia Right Whale Aerial Survey The injured whale on January 20.Update January 28: The Post and Courier has followed up. While the report is much the same, they have some additional details on the timeline of the strike and notes that...
3:00 am on Friday November 27, 2009

Right whales are on the move throughout Lowcountry waters

Image by Flickr user headharbourlightImage by 20091125-whale.jpgDon't be alarmed if you see a a 40-ton right whale with a white knob on her head cruising along the South Carolina coast in the upcoming months -- tis the migration season. This knobby...
9:41 am on Monday May 11, 2009

Right whales have a good year producing 39 calves

Image by NOAAImage by 20080918rightwhale.jpg An Atlantic Northern Right Whale and her calf. Only some 300 are believed to be left in the Atlantic.Florida's Marine Resources Council is reporting that North Atlantic right whales have had a record-...
9:37 am on Tuesday April 7, 2009

Right whale believed struck off Hilton Head

Image by NOAAImage by 20090407-whale.jpg An aerial team is searching for what is believed to be a North Atlantic right whale that was hit off the coast of Hilton Head.   [gmap markers=blue::32.18026188320705,-80.64788818359375 |zoom=7 |center=32....
6:09 pm on Thursday September 18, 2008

Whales could face naval sonar threat

Image by Flickr user TheAlieness GiselaGiardinoImage by 20080918sonar.jpg Sound plays an integral role in whale life and survival, and they don't like the sound the Navy plays. You might equate it to Richard Simmons performing at a symphony hall....
10:15 pm on Wednesday September 17, 2008

New rule would slow port traffic to save whales

Image by NOAAImage by 20080918rightwhale.jpg An Atlantic Northern Right Whale and her calf. Only some 300 are believed to be left in the Atlantic. Port officials and operators are none to happy about a likely new rule that big ships must slow to 11....
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