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‘Right Whale to Save’ exhibit unveiled
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On the front row are, left to right, Chantal Audran (executive director), Allison Caldwell (program director), Joy Davis (artist), Beth Palmer (operations director); top row, board of trustees Dave Makel, Ph.D., Katie Wohlust (secretary), Ruth Wilson (vice president), Doug Duch (president), Carol Pride, Ph.D., Kathryn Craven, Ph.D., and Mark Reed. Photo by Oddysey Wade

The Tybee Island Marine Science Center held a preview event for donors on February 23 to unveil its newest exhibit, “The Right Whale to Save.” 

Beginning February 28, all visitors to the Tybee Island Marine Science Center have the opportunity to see the exhibit and learn more about the endangered North Atlantic right whales that visit the Georgia coast during the winter. Every year, breeding female whales travel to the Georgia coast to have babies in the winter months.

“This exhibit has been a labor of love for our staff. We are so grateful to our supporters and donors who helped to make this beautiful exhibit a reality, and to Joy Davis, the extremely talented artist who created our ‘right whale to save’ sculpture,” Chantal Audran, executive director, Tybee Island Marine Science Center, said. “In recent weeks, the significance of our work on this exhibit has deepened, particularly in light of the tragic death of a right whale calf 20 miles offshore of Tybee. This moment emphasizes the urgency for education and action in right whale conservation. We aim to amplify the voices of these critically endangered species and highlight the challenges they face.”

For more information about the Tybee Island Marine Science Center’s activities, please go to tybeemarinescience. org.

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