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St. Simons Island in Glynn County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

North Atlantic Right Whale

Mother and Calf
Georgia's State Marine Mammal

 
 
North Atlantic Right Whale Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, January 26, 2012
1. North Atlantic Right Whale Marker
Inscription. In February of 1984, an expedition launched from St. Simons Island discovered the calving grounds of the North Atlantic Right Whale. Female whales give birth in nearby coastal waters during the winter months; But the young calves and their mothers are in great danger - many are killed in collisions with oceangoing vessels, and others die of unknown causes. Even as Keith Jennings fashioned this sculpture in the fall and winter of 1995, there were at least six mortalities. Now, there are fewer than 300 right whales left.

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.
 
Location. 31° 8.034′ N, 81° 23.677′ W. Marker is in St. Simons Island, Georgia, in Glynn County. Touch for map. Located near Beachview Drive at the Atlantic Ocean. Marker is in this post office area: Saint Simons Island GA 31522, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
North Atlantic Right Whale , Keith Jennings sculpture image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, January 26, 2012
2. North Atlantic Right Whale , Keith Jennings sculpture
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fort St. Simons ( within shouting distance of this marker); The First Light House ~ 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 often swim within sight of shore.... (Submitted on May 3, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
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North Atlantic Right Whale Marker, seen at left image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, January 26, 2012
3. North Atlantic Right Whale Marker, seen at left
North Atlantic Right Whale Marker, at right image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, January 26, 2012
4. North Atlantic Right Whale Marker, at right
North Atlantic Right Whale image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, January 26, 2012
5. North Atlantic Right Whale
North Atlantic Right Whale image. Click for full size.
Wikipedia, Adapted from materials provided by Dalhousie University.
6. North Atlantic Right Whale
North Atlantic Right Whale image. Click for full size.
By Carnivora
7. North Atlantic Right Whale
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 3, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 644 times since then and 38 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.
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