Right Whale Monitoring Program In Brevard County

Right Whales
Right Whales (Photo Credit: Staugustine.com)

PALM BAY, Florida – On Sunday, December 10th 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. join the Brevard County Barrier Island Center as they teach us about their Right Whale Monitoring Program.

Join Program Coordinator Julie Albert, as she educates us about how to protect North Atlantic right whales by reporting local sightings.

This event will be at the Brevard County Barrier Island Center, 8385 S Highway A1A, Melbourne Beach, Florida.

Learn how to become a volunteer for the nation’s largest endangered species monitoring network.

Every winter, Right whales are sighted off the Atlantic coast between Jacksonville and Cape Canaveral. They can grow to be 55 feet long, and 70 tons.

According to scientists, there are only an estimated 490 right whales. However, thanks to volunteer whale watchers, these numbers are beginning to increase.

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Tina Hodges works full-time as our travel writer for Palm Bay Daily. She is also the Editorial Manager at Sebastian Daily. After graduating from Sebastian River High School, she studied at Indian River Community College. Tina worked at Dooney & Bourke for many years. She has lived in Florida all of her life.
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