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Great turnout for Gloucester Pride Stride

Another email from NOAA

Just received another email from NOAA.  Very exciting

Thank you so much Donna, we really appreciate it!  We directed an aerial survey over that location today based on your report and we found seven right whales in that vicinity, all of which we were able to photo document for research purposes.

 

Thanks again!

 

Received an email from NOAA regarding the Right Whale off of Magnolia

Yesterday I received a survey email from NOAA asking about the whale that I saw off of Shore Road and Rafe’s Chasm.  They saw the information of Good Morning Gloucester.  Sent NOAA the grainy photos, wish they were better but with the rain and wind it was not easy to get a decent photo.  Also sent them the times of the sightings.  Today I received the email below.  We are lucky to have Ocean Alliance right here in Gloucester and Iain Kerr came over.  https://www.whale.org/

Mariners are urged to use caution and proceed at safe speeds in areas used by right whales. Federal law prohibits operating vessels 65 feet or greater in excess of 10 knots in certain areas and times along the US east coast. Approaching right whales closer than 500 yards is a violation of federal and state law.
FOR INFORMATION ABOUT ACTIVE DMA ZONES AND SHIP STRIKE REDUCTION
REGULATIONS VISIT:
http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/pr/shipstrike

DETAILS OF SIGHTINGS CAN BE VIEWED AT:
http://www.nefsc.noaa.gov/psb/surveys/

DETAILS OF ACOUSTIC DETECTIONS FROM CORNELL UNIVERSITY:

http://www.listenforwhales.org/

***NEW NUMBER TO REPORT RIGHT WHALE SIGHTINGS IS 866.755.NOAA***

Right Whale Sighting Advisory System
NOAA Fisheries
ne.rw.survey@noaa.gov

866.755.NOAA
 

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