CAPE COD, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — A record number of North Atlantic right whales were spotted earlier this month in Cape Cod Bay. The Center for Coastal Studies said they spotted 89 whales on March 21, which is the most they have ever documented in a single day.
The whales, including three mom-calf pairs, were found feeding just offshore of Sandy Neck. Two of the mom-calf pairs were new.
"We resighted #3520 “Millipede” with her calf, and are happy to report that #2413 “Nauset” and #3860 “Bocce” have also arrived with their 2021 calves. All three mothers were documented feeding near the surface, maintaining contact with their calves nearby," the center wrote on Facebook.
The center said further to the north, one whale, they've named Marlin, "appeared to be having the time of his life tail-slapping at the surface."
(Photo: Center for Coastal Studies/NOAA)