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Right Whale 3911

With only 300-400 northern right whales in existence we could very well witness this magnificent species become extinct in our lifetime and your support will be critical to their survival. Today you can make a direct impact toward the future of these magnificent animals by assisting Georgia Aquarium in educating 2.2 million global visitors annually on the struggles northern right whales face for survival. By making a gift you will help us reach and sustain our research and conservation goals.

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During an aerial survey for a population study of North Atlantic right whales on December 25, 2010, a team of researchers spotted a juvenile whale that was tangled in rope. A team quickly came together to remove the rope from the whale’s head and flippers of the whale, identified as right whale #3911. Because North Atlantic right whales are critically endangered the survival of two-year-old #3911 was imperative to the survival of the species. Despite efforts, #3911 was found floating offshore on February 1, 2011.



Through the generosity of The Ron & Lisa Brill Charitable Trust, Georgia Aquarium was able to preserve the skeleton of #3911, now affectionately known as Bayla. By having Bayla on display for millions of visitors we hope to inspire generations on the importance of conserving our blue planet.

The massive collaboration to save #3911 involved teams from all over the east coast, including: Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Georgia Department of Natural Resources, EcoHealth Alliance, National Marine Fisheries Service, Woods Hole Oceanographic, New England Aquarium, University of Florida, Provincetown Center for Coastal Studies, and Georgia Aquarium’s Conservation Field Station.

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Georgia Aquarium, Attn: Development
225 Baker Street NW
Atlanta, GA 30313

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