North Pacific Right Whale Identification Tips

Dorsal Fin:  The North Pacific Right whale does not have a dorsal fin
Callosities:  These are raised patches of rough skin often covered by whale lice. 
These whitish callosities are located on the head, over its eyes, behind the blowhole, and around the mouth.
Length:  45-55 ft (13.7-16.7m)
Weight:
 Up to 140,000 lbs (70 tons; 63,500 kg)
Color:  Stocky, black body
Diet:  Zooplankton, including copepods, euphausids, and cyprids
Behaviors:  Unlike other baleen whales, right whales are skimmers.  
They feed by moving prey from the water using baleen while moving with their mouth open through a patch of zooplankton.

To report a dead, injured or stranded marine mammal, please call: 1-866-767-6114 
For law enforcement, harassments,  and other violations, please call:  1-800-853-1964
 

For entangled marine mammals, please call: 1-877-SOS-WHALe or 1-877-767-9425
or hail the U.S. Coast Guard on VHF Ch. 16
For entangled marine mammals, please call: 1-855-542-3935

Photograph the animal if possible and contact Cascadia Research Collective:360-943-7325