Phoenix Sighting May 2010

Phoenix – our favorite North Atlantic Right Whale – was spotted feeding this week off the coast of New Hampshire! Researchers track these highly endangered whales (there are only about 450 of them left) very closely and use their skin markings to confirm sightings. The New England Aquarium keeps the catalog that records the life stories of these whales.

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Phoenix, a North Atlantic right whale tracked by researchers, was spotted near New Hampshire on May 5th, 2010.

NOAA/NEFSC/Peter Duley collected under Permit #775-1875