Right Whales Back in Cape Cod Waters

The approximately two month old calf of right whale ‘Harmonia’ playing alongside a channel marker in Cape Cod Bay.
Credit: Center for Coastal Studies, NOAA permit #19315-1

PROVINCETOWN – North Atlantic right whales are on their way back to the Cape and Islands for their seasonal migration.

They’ve been spotted in Cape and Islands waters since January, but recently over 30 individuals were spotted by New England Aquarium’s aerial survey team just east of Nantucket.

Cape Cod Bay has become a hotspot for the endangered species in recent years, with the Center for Coastal Studies saying it’s been home for the majority of the remaining whales which number fewer than 370.

About Grady Culhane

Grady Culhane is a Cape Cod native from Eastham. He studied media communications at Cape Cod Community College and joined the CapeCod.com News Center in 2019.

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