You could have given me 50 guesses and I would not have come up with any type of whale as the state of Georgia's state animal, let alone the right whale because there are so few of the animals. To tell you the truth, I guessed that the raccoon was Georgia's state animal.
However, I did see three right whales once on a whale watch. The ship pulled right along side the massive animals. They are very distinctive. They look more prehistoric or at least antiquated than other types of whales. They swim very slowly and do not appear graceful in the water like other whales.