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North Atlantic Right Whale Videos & Photos

Videos
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right whale calf swimming in water (video)
North Atlantic Right Whale (video)
(Eubalaena glacialis)
Video: NOAA


  right whale with indication of ship strike
North Atlantic Right Whale (video)
(Eubalaena glacialis)
Video: NOAA

right whale PSA video
PSA Video: Slow to 10 Knots

Credit: NOAA


 
right whale PSA video
PSA Video: Stay 500 Yards Away

Credit: NOAA

 

Photos
High-resolution photos are noted in the captions.

Right whale (Eubalaena glacialis) skim feeding with Delaware II in the background. Credit: Lisa Conger, NOAA/NEFSC
Right whale skim feeding with NOAA ship Delaware II in the background.
(click for larger image)
Credit: NOAA/NEFSC

NOAA biologists believe there are approximately 450 right whales in the NW Atlantic population. The whales face a number of challenges, including ship strikes and entanglement in fishing gear.
NOAA biologists believe there are approximately 450 right whales in the NW Atlantic population. The whales face a number of challenges, including ship strikes and entanglement in fishing gear.
(click for large high-resolution image)
Credit: NOAA

North Atlantic right whales are among the most endangered species in the world. Historically depleted by commercial whaling, they suffers injury and death from ship strikes and entanglement in fishing gear.
North Atlantic right whales are among the most endangered species in the world. Historically depleted by commercial whaling, they suffers injury and death from ship strikes and entanglement in fishing gear. (click for large high-resolution image)
Credit: NOAA

NOAA scientists and partners attempt to disentangle endangered right whale.
NOAA scientists and partners attempt to disentangle endangered right whale.
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Credit: NOAA

NOAA scientists and partners attempt to disentangle endangered right whale.
NOAA scientists and partners attempt to disentangle endangered right whale.
(click for large high-resolution image)
Credit: NOAA

right whale
North Atlantic right whales (click for large high-resolution image)
(Eubalaena glacialis)
Photo: Georgia Department of Natural Resources (GADNR), Permit 15488

right whale
North Atlantic right whales (click for large high-resolution image)
(Eubalaena glacialis)
Photo: EcoHealth Alliance, Permit 932-1905

right whale
North Atlantic right whales (click for large high-resolution image)
(Eubalaena glacialis)
Photo: Georgia Department of Natural Resources (GADNR), Permit 15488

right whale
North Atlantic right whales (click for large high-resolution image)
(Eubalaena glacialis)
Photo: Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission (FLFWC), Permit 15488

right whale
North Atlantic right whales (click for large high-resolution image)
(Eubalaena glacialis)
Photo: Sea to Shore Alliance, Permit 15488

right whale
North Atlantic right whales (click for larger image)
(Eubalaena glacialis)
Photo: Sea to Shore Alliance/NOAA, Permit 15488

right whale with v-shaped blow clearly visible
North Atlantic right whales (click for large high-resolution image)
(Eubalaena glacialis)
Photo: NOAA/NEFSC Peter Duley,
collected under MMPA research permit number 775-1875

two north atlantic right whales
North Atlantic right whales (click for large high-resolution image)
(Eubalaena glacialis)
Photo: NOAA

two north atlantic right whales
North Atlantic right whales (click for large high-resolution image)
(Eubalaena glacialis)
Photo: NOAA

north atlantic right whale breaching
North Atlantic right whale breaching (click for high-resolution image)
(Eubalaena glacialis)
Photo: NOAA

two north atlantic right whales
North Atlantic right whales (click for larger image)
(Eubalaena glacialis)
Photo: NOAA

aerial view of right whale with a v-shaped blow
North Atlantic right whale with V-Shaped Blow (click for high resolution image)
(Eubalaena glacialis)
Photo: NOAA Northeast Fisheries Science Center

two right whales at the water's surface
North Atlantic right whales
(Eubalaena glacialis)
Photo: NOAA

aerial view of North Atlantic right whale off Florida coast
North Atlantic right whale with calf (click for larger image)
(Eubalaena glacialis)
Photo: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission/NOAA

right whale at water's surface
North Atlantic right whale
(Eubalaena glacialis)
Photo: Center for Coastal Studies

aerial view of North Atlantic right whale swimming with calf
North Atlantic right whale with calf
(Eubalaena glacialis)
Photo: New England Aquarium

aerial view of North Atlantic right whale off Florida coast
North Atlantic right whale with calf (click for larger image)
(Eubalaena glacialis)
Photo: Georgia Department of Natural Resources

Updated: June 5, 2013

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