Last of the Right Whales
From the only known calving grounds to the shifting feeding grounds, the award-winning LAST OF THE RIGHT WHALES follows the North Atlantic right whale migration and the people committed to saving a species still struggling to recover from centuries of hunting. Now climate change is forcing right whales further north in search of food, putting them on a collision course with deadly ships and fishing gear.
North Atlantic right whales (Georgia’s State mammal) are dying faster than they can reproduce. With less than 350 remaining, these great whales rarely die of natural causes. Instead, they are run over by ships or suffer lethal injuries from fishing gear. If we don’t stop killing them, in 20 years they could be extinct. With unprecedented access to film the right whale migration, LAST OF THE RIGHT WHALES brings a message of hope about the most at-risk great whale on the planet.
The film will be followed by an audience Q&A with whale experts.
This coastal tour event is presented by the Tybee Island Marine Science Center, IFAW and HitPlay Productions.