Held in Jacksonville, Florida, this festive rendez-vous celebrates the impending return of North Atlantic right whales to the coastal waters of Florida and Georgia. Indeed, these warm waters are the meeting place for right whales to reproduce and give birth.

This festival offers the public an opportunity to learn more about the lives of these large threatened whales and the risks they face such as collisions and entanglement in fishing gear. The event is in its eighth year.

For more information on the Right Whale Festival.

News - 16/11/2015

Marie-Sophie Giroux

Marie-Sophie Giroux joined the GREMM in 2005 until 2018. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Marine Biology and a diploma in Environmental Consulting. As Lead Naturalist, she oversees and coordinates the team working at the Marine Mammal Interpretation Centre and writes for Whales Online and Whale Portraits. She loves to share “whale stories” with visitors to the CIMM and readers alike.

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