Photo from Georgia DNR
BRUNSWICK, Ga. (Dec. 16, 2014) – The season’s first sighting of North Atlantic right whales on the Georgia coast underscores the fact that Georgia and north Florida are the only known calving grounds for these endangered whales.
A Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission survey plane spotted a right whale mother and her new calf 16 miles off Cumberland Island Saturday. The mom, cataloged as right whale number 2145, is 24 years old and has been documented with five calves, the previous one in 2009.
Each winter, pregnant right whales and small numbers of non-breeding whales swim more than 1,000 miles from their feeding grounds off Canada and New England to the warmer waters of Georgia and northeastern Florida. Here, from late November through March, they give birth and nurse their young.
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Jack Barnes, center, helps one of his customers load a Leyland Cypress. Barnes has operated a cut-your-own Christmas tree farm for 30 years.
tree farmer Jack Barnes helped one of his last customers of the season load a small Leyland Cypress into the back of a station wagon.
Anyone who has been to Jack’s Tree Farm knows the M.O. Customers pull up to the west
Students at HES learn about writing computer code.
By Destini Shope
In honor of Computer Science Education Week, December 8-12, Harmony Elementary students are participating in an Hour of Code. Every student should have the opportunity to learn computer science. It helps nurture problem-solving skills, logic and creativity. By starting early,
Children and families in Pickens County fare much better with education and finances than the average family in Georgia, but also see a higher ratio of child abuse and child neglect here as compared to the state, based on discussion at the Pickens Family Connections collaborative meeting December 10th.
At their year-end gathering, speakers from the courts, schools and social service groups presented figures on the problems here as part of the “Pickens County Quality of Life for Children and Families” report.