Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Right whales continue feeding close to Herring Cove Beach

By Mary Ann Bragg
March 18, 2014

PROVINCETOWN - A half-dozen North Atlantic right whales are in the second day of skimming for food very close to the shore of Herring Cove Beach, a spokeswoman for the Provincetown Center for Coastal Studies said this morning.

The rare whales can be seen from the northern parking lot of the beach, which is in the Cape Cod National Seashore.

Each year the whales come to Cape Cod Bay to feed during the winter and early spring from their summertime breeding and calving grounds along the Atlantic coasts of Georgia and Florida.

There are 510 right whales in the world, according to the North Atlantic Right Whale Consortium, which compiles population estimates from the latest research.

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