Right Whale Emergency Initiative

LOW BIRTH RATE + HIGH MORTALITY RATE = EXTINCTION

The North Atlantic right whale is heading towards extinction.

There are only about 411 of these amazing animals left in the world; of those, fewer than 100 are breeding females.

Only seven new calves have been born so far in 2019. Last year, no calves were born.

In the last two years, 21 right whales were found dead, including several females. The effect of these current and future losses on the tiny population is devastating.

Scientists agree that whale deaths are primarily caused by vessel collisions or entanglement in fishing gear, like this young female right whale named Starboard, pictured above feeding in Cape Cod Bay in Spring 2017, and below, shortly after she became wrapped in line and drowned in the Gulf of St. Lawrence.

With your support, the Center can help prevent future deaths.

Our expanded research will locate and monitor the right whales in Cape Cod Bay and in the the waters east of the Cape and north to Jeffreys Ledge, off the MA and NH coasts.

Our work will allow managers to expand mariner slow-down warnings and improve seasonal fisheries regulations, increase the probability of finding and freeing entangled whales, and raise public awareness of these critically endangered animals that desperately need our help to survive.

Please give a gift to the Right Whale Emergency Initiative today.

Please use the form below to process your secure on-line payment through PayPal. You do not need to have a PayPal account to use this service. 

You may call Cathrine Macort at 508-487-3622 x 103 to give a gift over the phone, or mail your donation to the Center at 5 Holway Avenue, Provincetown, MA 02657. 

Thank you for your support.


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Entanglement Hotline: (800) 900-3622
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