january, 2022

wed19jan4:00 PM5:00 PMAll About Right Whales4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Event Details

Join Terran McGinnis, Facility Historian and Manager of Community Development for Marineland Dolphin Adventure, for a presentation on the North Atlantic Right Whale.

Did you know that the world’s most endangered whale visits St. Augustine every year to give birth and nurse their young? Searching out warmer waters for their newborn calves, female right whales visit our coastline from January to March, remaining close enough to shore to be seen without binoculars. By early spring, the calf has gained enough weight to tolerate the cold waters off of Canada and his mom is longing for the copepods she feeds on, so they turn around and go home. Come learn all about this rare and precious visitor, the conservation and research efforts happening here and throughout the world, and how you can be involved!

This program is designed for children ages 8 and up but all ages are welcome.


(Wednesday) 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM