On March 20, 2010, a right whale was observed giving birth off Jacksonville, Florida during aerial surveys conducted jointly by UNC Wilmington and Duke University. The aerial survey team observed a large, single right whale for 27 minutes prior to the appearance of the new born calf. The calf appeared at the surface after the adult had remained submerged, out of view, for several minutes. The team continued observations for approximately 19 minutes before leaving the site and returning to land.
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