R/V Song of the Whale arrived in Savannah on January 27th at Rousakis Plaza on River Street. Having sailed from the U.K. to Fernandina Island in Florida, she will follow the migration of the North Atlantic Right Whale from their calving grounds here in the southeast up to Canada, working with leading North Atlantic right whale researchers to address data gaps fundamental to the survival of the species. IFAW commissioned the vessel in 2004 to provide an offshore platform to enhance monitoring and research efforts of marine mammals, particularly whales. The Song of the Whale is a 21-meter sailing vessel, purpose built to be the quietest research vessel in the world.
See photos taken during the visit to R/V Song of the Whale..
Photos taken during SIBC visit