New England Aquarium
1 Central Wharf
Boston, MA 02110
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To raise awareness about the plight of right whales, the New England Aquarium is marking the first annual Massachusetts Right Whale Day on April 24, a day established by law just before Gov. Charlie Baker left office. A number of events are planned at the Aquarium, where scientists have been studying right whales for more than 40 years:
First Annual Massachusetts Right Whale Day at the Aquarium
Members of the media and public are invited to attend an event at 12 p.m. on April 24 in the Harbor Terrace Tent at the Aquarium featuring the Massachusetts policymakers, partner organizations, and community advocates who made this day possible. The program will feature remarks from Representative Josh Cutler (D-Duxbury), the lead sponsor of the legislation (H.3869) which created Massachusetts Right Whale Day; Senator Susan Moran (D-Falmouth); Massachusetts Climate Chief Melissa Hoffer; and New England Aquarium President and CEO Vikki N. Spruill.
Life-size right whale on display
Calvin, a 42-foot-long inflatable right whale, will be on full display on Central Wharf Plaza (weather permitting) from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on April 24. Visitors are invited to talk with Aquarium scientists and sign a digital petition to their member of Congress to support right whale conservation.
Take action to protect right whales
The Aquarium will offer visitors the opportunity to take action to protect right whales inside its building. All day on April 24, guests are encouraged to stop by the Blue Planet Action Center to learn more about the Aquarium’s right whale research and sign the digital petition.