Watching for whales on Sandy Neck

Right whales have been seen in record numbers this and last winter, about 315 in 2011 and 200 since January to now. They begin arriving in December and leave in May for the Bay of Fundy and the Gulf of Maine to feed, after which they leave northern waters to mate and breed from Georgia to Florida. Recent studies show many of them hang around the Cape very close off shore all summer long. The world population of this, one of the three species of Rights, is about 400 to 500.

Via www.barnstablepatriot.com

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