Are North Atlantic right whales mating in the Gulf of Maine?

Using data obtained during six years of regular aerial surveys and genetics data collected by a consortium of research groups, scientists have strengthened evidence pointing to the central Gulf of Maine as a mating ground for North Atlantic right whales, according to a study recently published online in the journal Endangered Species Research. Tim Cole, lead author and a biologist at the Woods Hole Laboratory of NOAA’s Northeast Fisheries Science Center (NEFSC), also provides an update on recent sightings since the study ended.

To learn more, go to: http://www.nefsc.noaa.gov/press_release/2013/SciSpot/SS1308/