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North Atlantic Right Whale - Pico and Calf

Aerial view of a North Atlantic right whale mother and calf.
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, taken under NOAA permit 20556-01

The North Atlantic right whale named “Pico” nudging her calf in a photo taken off the Florida coast by the aerial survey team from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. Five other right whale mothers and calves were photographed along Florida’s east coast by this team and by volunteer observers aboard boats and on the shore. The seventh calf was photographed by the Clearwater Marine Aquarium Research Institute aerial team off the coast of Georgia.