WHALES HAVE RETURNED TO THE NEW YORK HARBOR

Humpback whales have, in the past 10 years, started to make New York Bight—the crescent of ocean stretching from Cape May, New Jersey, to the far tip of Long Island—part of their annual migration.


Dr. Howard Rosenbaum, senior scientist at the New York Aquarium and director of the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Ocean Giants Program, grew up on Long Island and has spent the past 30 years studying whales in every ocean on Earth. Rosenbaum's team maintain acoustic monitoring systems, submerging six recorders near the ocean floor between New Jersey and Coney Island, and up into New York Harbor. These acoustic data devices listen 24 hours a day for the songs and clicks of passing whales.


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Photo from American Way, April 2020.

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