Thu., January 31, 2013 1:00pm
Environmental groups are asking a federal appeals court to overturn a judge's ruling that would allow the Navy to build an undersea training range close to waters where endangered right whales give birth each winter off the coasts of south Georgia and north Florida.
Mon., December 3, 2012 1:00pm
The Georgia Department of Natural Resources reports that a boater off Hilton Head, S.C., photographed the first mother and calf right whales of the season on Nov. 27. The department has received other reports of right whale sightings off Georgia and Florida.
Tue., November 13, 2012 7:21pm
Conservationists are on the lookout for endangered right whales arriving along the southern Atlantic coast, where the giant sea mammals migrate each winter to give birth to their calves. Federal and state wildlife officials closely monitor the waters off Georgia and Florida during the calving season from mid-November to April 1.
Mon., September 10, 2012 12:48pm
A federal judge says the Navy can build a $100 million offshore training range for submarine warfare despite environmentalists' concerns that it would threaten endangered right whales. A US District Judge ruled the Navy took a "hard look" before concluding risks to whales would be minimal off the coast of southern Georgia and northern Florida.
Mon., April 2, 2012 9:35am
Researchers are reporting a disappointingly sparse calving season for endangered right whales off the southern Atlantic coast. Scientists said they spotted only six newborn calves this past winter off the coasts of Georgia and Florida.
Thu., March 15, 2012 7:00am
The U.S. Navy is heading to court in Georgia Thursday, where environmental groups say plans for an offshore range for military training poses threats to endangered right whales. The Navy says it already takes precautions to avoid harming whales and the judge should strongly consider its needs for military readiness.
Fri., March 25, 2011 4:04pm
Right whales are highly endangered, with researchers estimating as few as 350 still exist. The large whales are closely monitored every December through March when they migrate to the warm waters off the southern Atlantic coast to birth their young.
Thu., March 24, 2011 1:06pm
State biologists say they're spotting more great white sharks off the coast of Georgia.
Wed., February 9, 2011 4:43pm
The whale appeared to be behaving normally, but researchers say, not many whales survive such wounds. There are only about 450 right whales in existence. They give birth in southern coastal waters but often find themselves in the path of ships and fishing gear than tangles and kills them there.
Wed., December 8, 2010 11:30am
Researchers say they have spotted the first newborn North Atlantic right whale of the calving season in waters off the Georgia coast.