Center for Coastal Studies Expert Plans Update on Right Whale Population

PROVINCETOWN – The dire status of the North Atlantic Right Whale population will be in focus Wednesday night in Provincetown.

Dr. Charles “Stormy” Mayo from the Center for Coastal Studies will present a program called “Right Whales at the Brink: Stewardship at the Edge of Extinction” at Napi’s restaurant at 7 p.m.

Mayo will give an update on the status of the population after at least 17 right whales have been found dead this year. Scientists now believe the worldwide population hovers somewhere around 450.

Mayo will also talk about the critical role that local waters will play in keeping the animals safe. A large number of the remaining right whales in the world are expected to arrive in Cape Cod Bay in the coming weeks to feed, as they do every year.

The free program is a part of the Center’s winter lecture series, which is supported by Napi’s restaurant. The event begins at 7 p.m. and attendees are invited to Napi’s early dinner beginning at 5 p.m.

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