Endangered right whale spotted off southern U.S.

Fisheries and Oceans Canada says it’s the third calf sighting since December

Canadian officials say another North Atlantic right whale calf has been spotted off the coast of Florida.

Fisheries and Oceans Canada says it’s the third calf sighting since December.

READ MORE: B.C. whale-watching group uses surcharge to boost salmon, science for killer whales

Right whales typically migrate from the North Atlantic to give birth off Georgia and Florida from December through March.

Many summer in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, and the Canadian government put protection measures in place after 17 of them died in 2017 — a dozen of them in Canadian waters.

Scientists estimate fewer than 450 of the endangered aquatic mammals remain.

READ MORE: Habitat protection widened for endangered killer whales off Vancouver Island

No newborns were reported during the last calving season, and just five calves were counted during the previous year.

The Canadian Press

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Just Posted

Greater Victoria records drop in building permit values

Values are up for British Columbia and Canada thanks to Vancouver

Victoria Shamrocks win proves costly

Shamrocks lose Rhys Duch to a season-ending injury

Campbell River teen on the mend a year later

Jonah Shankar’s treatment for brain tumour involved trips to UK

Rules grounding high flight crews for 28 days likely to be challenged

Lawyer says policy could compromise charter rights and personal liberties

Oak Bay Sausagefest 2019 to buoy Sea Rescue program

Firefighters’ June 22 charity event will support marine responders

WATCH: Barbers battle it out in Victoria

‘Barber Battle’ saw stylists and barbers from across North America go head-to-head

Feds announce $50M strategy to fight dementia

Emphasis is on prevention and and supporting caregivers

Federal Liberals’ plan to help first-time homebuyers to kick in weeks before election

Ottawa to pick up 5% of a mortgage on existing homes for households that earn under $120,000 a year

Homalco tour gives glimpse into area’s ‘People, Land, Water’

First Nation business mixes cultural components with wildlife excursions

B.C. VIEWS: When farmland protection doesn’t protect farmers

Secondary residences aren’t mansions, families tell Lana Popham

Bombers down B.C. Lions 33-23 in season opener

Former Lion Andrew Harris leads Winnipeg with 148 rushing yards

Northern B.C. family remembers murdered Indigenous woman with memorial walk

Still no closure for Ramona Wilson’s family 25 years later

Monkey spotted on late-night jaunt in Campbell River

Conservation officers also apparently looking for cougar in the area

B.C. university to offer mentorship program for former youth in care

Students using the provincial tuition waiver program will soon be able to form a community at KPU

Most Read