Phoenix and Her Calf Sighted in February 2012

Phoenix, the North Atlantic right whale whose replica hangs from the ceiling of the Sant Ocean Hall at the National Museum of Natural History, was sighted with a calf off of Amelia Island in Florida on February 22, 2012. Phoenix was first sighted in 1987 with her mother off the Georgia coast. Read more about right whales and Phoenix in our photo essay

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The right whale Phoenix, and her calf, swimming off the coast of Florida.

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, NOAA Research Permit #15488