Today was a special day and jerseyshorewhalewatchingtour want to we saw one of only 380 in the world North Atlantic Right Whale of the coast of Longbranch it was amazing it was fantastic something none of us of ever seen off the coast in New Jersey a healthy north Atlantic right whale what a beautiful site people were thrilled we had about 23 people on the boat.
I look forward to seeing everyone’s photos more information in the morning I got to go through all these photos. We have a few more trips this year, the weather was perfect,we were all thrilled.the ride back to the dock was adventurous lol. We all have a great memory. More photos to come later tonight. The blow hole is very powerful and distinctive
The North Atlantic right whale can easily be identified by the white calluses on its head, which are very noticeable against the whale’s dark gray body. It has a broad back without a dorsal fin and a long arching mouth that begins above the eye. A baleen whale, it feeds by swimming through a swarm of plankton with its mouth open and the head slightly above the surface. Right whales are found more often in coastal waters, especially during the breeding season
The North-Atlantic right whale is one of the most endangered of all large whales, with a long history of human exploitation and no signs of recovery despite protection from whaling since the 1930s. It is now mostly found along the Atlantic coast of North America, where it is threatened by entanglement in fishing gear and ship collisions. Some scientists believe these whales have gone extinct in the eastern North Atlantic and now survive only along the east coast of the U.S. and Canada..