Saturday, September 27, 2008

Right whale article in National Geographic

The endangered North Atlantic Right whales that feed in the Bay of Fundy every summer and fall as part of their annual migration are of great interest not only to our visitors, whale researchers and conservationists but also to nature writers.

Over the past two years, staff at the New England Aquarium have spent a great deal of time with a writer & photographer who were dedicated to learning about the plight of Right whales. This research culminated in a Right whale feature in the October 2008 issue of National Geographic. It's a stunningly beautiful and compellingly written article that will teach many more people about these magnificent creatures and their struggle for survival. (Neanderthal Man is on the issue's cover if you look for it on a magazine stand!).

1 comment:

Marilyn Terrell said...

There's also an interview with photographer Brian Skerry about what it felt like to be approached by a 45-ft.-long right whale that stopped within inches of him to check him out:
http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2008/10/right-whales/skerry-field-notes?pid=MT