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Right Whale Flukes photo credit: john crockett

Right Whale Support Organizations

NOAA Fisheries

North Atlantic Right Whale Consortium

Anderson Cabot Right Whale Research

Canadian Whale Institute

Maine Coalition for North Atlantic Right Whales

Center for Coastal Studies

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute

Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary

Marine Mammal Commission

Whale and Dolphin Conservation

Center for Biological Diversity

International Fund for Animal Welfare

Right Whale Video

PBS NOVA -- Saving the Right Whale (May 3, 2023)

NOAA Fisheries Species in the Spotlight

Last of the Right Whales (Available in Canada only)

Right Whale Books

The Urban Whale. Scott Kraus and Rosalind Rolland, Editors. 2010.

North Atlantic Right Whales. David Laist. 2017. (Free PDF Version)

Disappearing Giants. Scott Kraus et al. 2020.

Waltzes With Giants. Peter C Stone. 2012.

The North Atlantic Right Whale, Past, Present and Future. Joann Hamilton-Barry. 2019.

Research Papers and Letters

Potential biological impacts of infrasonic acoustical energy produced by offshore wind turbine energy generation (August 2023. Michael Stocker.)

New paper on estimating the effects of multiple stressors on the health, survival and reproduction of North Atlantic right whales (06 February 2023)

Policy enabling North Atlantic right whale reproductive health could save the species (2023. Michael J Moore.)

North Atlantic Right Whale Consortium 2022 Annual Report Card (2023. Heather Pettis et al.)

Using sonobuoys and visual surveys to characterize North Atlantic right whale (Eubalaena glacialis) calling behavior in the Gulf of St. Lawrence (November 2022. Kimberly Franklin et al.)

Multi-event modeling of true reproductive states of individual female right whales provides new insights into their decline (October 2022. Joshua Reed et al.)

Fishing gear entanglement threatens recovery of critically endangered North Atlantic right whales (June 2022. Amy Knowlton et al.)

Recommended metrics for quantifying underwater noise impacts on North Atlantic right whales (February 2022. Emmaline Marotte et al.)

Right Whales at Risk (2021. ACS Whalewatcher Special Issue)

An overview of North Atlantic right whale acoustic behavior, hearing capabilities, and responses to sound (2021. Leanna Matthews and Susan Parks.)

Letter to the Maine Congressional Delegation on Lobster Gear Entanglement (September 2019. Scott Kraus et al.)

Incident Report: North Atlantic Right Whale Mortality Event in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, 2017 (April 2018. Pierre-Yves Daoust et al.)

Fecal glucocorticoids and anthropogenic injury and mortality in North Atlantic right whales Eubalaena glacialis (November 2017. Rosalind Rolland et al.)

Evidence that ship noise increases stress in right whales (February 2012. Rosalind Rolland et al.)

Dangerous dining: surface foraging of North Atlantic right whales increases risk of vessel collisions. (2011. Susan Parks et al.)

Other Right Whale Resources

North Atlantic Right Whale Catalog

North Atlantic Right Whale Consortium YouTube Channel

Right Whales on Wikipedia

Whale Alert (app for tracking right whale activity)

WhaleMap: Latest Right Whale Observations

NA Right Whale Acoustic Network