Right Whale Lecture Series
Right whales seem to be able to evade slow, small vessels, but appear to be oblivious to large ships that too often strike and kill them.
Peter Tyack, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, MA
Constraints on the right whales' ability to find and feed on highly localized, dense patches of plankton may be limiting the food supply they require to reproduce successfully.
Stormy Mayo, Center for Coastal Studies, Provincetown, MA
What was the population and distribution of North Atlantic Right Whales before the dire impact of commericial whaling? Whaleship logbooks, old newspapers and period narratives provide clues.
Randall Reeves, Okapi Wildlife Associates, Quebec, Canada