St. Simons Island in Glynn County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
North Atlantic Right Whale
Mother and Calf
Georgia's State Marine Mammal
This plaque is presented by the Ocean Society in appreciation to the Whales in the Park Committee, the Glynn County Board of Commissioners, Golden Isles Arts and Humanities Association, sculptor Keith Jennings, and the people of Glynn County for their continuing efforts to protect this critical coastal habitat and to raise awareness of the plight of the North Atlantic Right Whale.
For it is in these waters that the destiny of the world's most endangered whale will be written.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Animals • Environment.
Location. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Saint Simons Island GA 31522, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fort St. Simons (within shouting distance of this marker); The First Lighthouse ~ 1810 (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Historic St. Simons Light Station (about 300 feet away); Early History of St. Simons Island (about 300 feet away); Historic St. Simons Lighthouse (about 300 feet away); a different marker also named Fort St. Simons (about 400 feet away); Couper's Point (about 400 feet away); Keepers of the Light (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Simons Island.
Regarding North Atlantic Right Whale. The North Atlantic right whale is usually found in temperate waters, although some move just north of the Arctic Circle or just south of the Tropic of Cancer. It is found closer to land than are most large whales, especially during the breeding season. Calves may be born in the protected waters of a shallow bay.(Carnivora)
Also see . . . Right whale, from Wikipedia. ...A popular explanation for the name "right whales" is that they were the "right" ones to hunt, as they float when killed and (Submitted on May 3, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on May 3, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 720 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on May 3, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. 3, 4. submitted on May 4, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. 5, 6, 7. submitted on May 3, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.