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MDC Public Lecture Dec 17, 2015

Nov 30th, 2015 | Category: Lecture Series, MDC News

Right Whales

Mother Rightwhale and Baby

Mother Rightwhale and Baby

Our guest speaker will be Julie Albert, the coordinator of the Marine Resources Council’s North Atlantic Right Whale Sighting Network.

Only about 500 North Atlantic right whales exist today. During the winter, pregnant females travel to the warm waters off the Florida coast – to the only known calving area in the world for these whales.

You can be a part of the trained volunteer spotter network along the Florida coast to identify individuals and protect them from collisions with ships. Your involvement is of particular help if you live in a high-rise building along the coast.

Please attend this lecture to get the basic information you need to help these whales survive (but it’s not just for spotters…you’ll learn a lot of general information about these wonderful creatures!!!)

When: Thursday Dec 17th, 6:00pm @ MDC

Contact: MARK SPRADLEY Email: mark@marinediscoverycenter.org Phone: 386-428-4828 Location Details Marine Discovery Center 520 Barracuda Blvd New Smyrna Beach FL 32169 US (386) 428-4828