First Rare Baby Whales Have Been Spotted Off New England Coast
Scientists say right baby whales have been spotted in the Gulf of Maine and near the Cape Cod Canal.
According to WCVB 5, these whales are endangered and only three right whale calves were born this season. This has been the lowest birth rate since 2000.
The Gulf of Maine is a main feeding area for these whales so it's no surprise that these whales were spotted there. When the family of whales were spotted, the calf was seen rolling and tail slapping.
Researchers of Center for Coastal Studies say the male baby calf is the baby of "Pediddle", a whale that researchers have been studying for years. Pediddle is around 39 years old and this is her eighth baby whale.
Another sighting happened hours before this one in the Cape Cod Canal by Northeast Fisheries Science Center. They spotted another mother that was also with her calf.
Additional Reporting By: Mikaylee McEwan