Thursday, 26 January 2012

Right Whales Spotted Off Coast

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Two North Atlantic Right Whales are spotted off Volusia County Wednesday.

The female whales migrate to Florida and Georgia at this time every year.

I thought, 'How magnificent.' Beautiful creatures," said Helen Hill.
The females move south every winter to give birth. There are only 400 to 500 of the right whales left in the world.
There have been several sightings this season off the Volusia County coast.

"I saw what appeared to be a whale. The tail of it kind of came out of the water. There were a lot of birds, a lot of dolphins around the area," said Beach Patrol Captain Liz Johnson.

The whales will stay in the area through March, but officials said because of the warm winter they might stay a little longer.

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