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
DETAILS OF SIGHTINGS CAN BE VIEWED AT:
DETAILS OF ACOUSTIC DETECTIONS FROM CORNELL UNIVERSITY:
***NEW NUMBER TO REPORT RIGHT WHALE SIGHTINGS IS 866.755.NOAA***
Right Whale Sighting Advisory System