Right Whales Begin Their Seasonal Return to Cape Cod Bay

Jan 10, 2017

Left profile of a right whale skim feeding at the surface.
Credit http://coastalstudies.org/

You may think of January as the time of year for animals to be hibernating, or wintering in warmer locales. But around Cape Cod, January is when right whales typically begin to appear again, returning from other points.

Dr. Charles "Stormy" Mayo, a Senior Scientist at the Center for Coastal Studies in Provincetown, speaks with Steve Junker about the annual return of these endangered animals, and how researchers go about trying to spot just a few whales in the Cape's surrounding waters.