North Atlantic Right Whale

North Atlantic Right Whale (HM1184)

Location: Saint Simons Island, GA 31522 Glynn County
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N 31° 8.034', W 81° 23.677'

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Mother and Calf
Georgia's State Marine Mammal

In February of 1984, an expedition launched from St. Simons Island discovered the calving grounds ofthe North Atlantic Right Whale. Female whalesgive birth in nearby coastal waters during the wintermonths; But the young calves and their mothers arein great danger - many are killed in collisions with oceangoingvessels, and others die of unknown causes. Even asKeith 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 inappreciation to the Whales in the Park Committee, theGlynn County Board of Commissioners, Golden IslesArts and Humanities Association, sculptor Keith Jennings,and the people of Glynn County for their continuingefforts to protect this critical coastal habitat and toraise awareness of the plight of the North AtlanticRight Whale.

For it is in these waters that the destiny of the world'smost endangered whale will be written.
HM NumberHM1184
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Date Added Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014 at 4:42am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 462380 N 3444508
Decimal Degrees31.13390000, -81.39461667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 8.034', W 81° 23.677'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 8' 2.04" N, 81° 23' 40.62" W
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Area Code(s)912
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 550 Beachview Dr, Saint Simons Island GA 31522, US
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