Right whale off Flagler Beach, Florida

Photographs of whales taken during aerial surveys are compared to the North Atlantic Right Whale Catalog. Right whales photographed and individually identified by their callosity pattern are given a catalog number and tracked by researchers throughout their life. The whales in this photo are Catalog #2360 and her newborn calf. Catalog #2360 is at least 17 years old and has so far given birth to three calves. Right whales give birth every three to five years. Photo taken under research permit issued by NOAA Fisheries.
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