Right Whale Research
This research is funded by proceeds from the Protect Florida Whales specialty license plate.
Whales are threatened by disease, loss of habitat, and other factors that lead to an average of one stranding per week along Florida’s coastline. Studying these events can help characterize human impacts on marine ecosystems and potential impacts on humans. There are as many as 12 whale species that inhabit Florida coastal waters, including the most endangered of all great whales: the Northern Right Whale, which depends on Florida’s warm winter waters for calving and nursing.