Coast Guard, N.J. State Police enforce safety zone around entangled whale in Raritan Bay

Coast Guard, N.J. State Police enforce safety zone around entangled whale in Raritan Bay
googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); Coast Guard 29-foot Response Boat-Small file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Nicole J. Groll NEW YORK – The Coast Guard received a report from a Good Samaritan of a possible entangled whale near Raritan Bay, New Jersey, Saturday. A boarding team from Coast Guard Station New York aboard a New York State...

Whales spotted in NY Harbor, Coast Guard reminds boaters to slow down and stay alert

Whales spotted in NY Harbor, Coast Guard reminds boaters to slow down and stay alert
NEW YORK – The Coast Guard is urging mariners in New York Harbor to exercise caution by slowing down to a safe speed and keeping a sharp lookout due to the continued presence of one or more humpback whales in the area. One or more humpbacks are believed to be in the harbor with one in particular frequenting the waters of the Hudson River near Liberty Island and traveling as far north as the George...

Coast Guard assists disentanglement of humpback whale

Coast Guard assists disentanglement of humpback whale
Sea World Rescue attempts to disentangle a humpback whale caught in a lobster trap off the San Diego coast Oct. 25, 2015.  (U.S. Coast Guard Photo) SAN DIEGO – The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Petrel assisted with the successful disentanglement of a humpback whale Sunday off the coast of San Diego. At 9:30 a.m., Sunday, watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector San Diego received a report from the...

Public asked to maintain safe distance from marine mammals

Public asked to maintain safe distance from marine mammals
HONOLULU – With more than 10,000 humpback whales migrating to the Hawaiian Islands this year, crews from the Coast Guard, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and the State of Hawaii’s Division of Conservation and Resource Enforcement, from the Department of Land and Natural Resources are partnering together to protect humpback whales. Humpback whale season is generally from November...

Coast Guard, NOAA, DLNR prepare for return of humpback whales to Hawaiian waters

Coast Guard, NOAA, DLNR prepare for return of humpback whales to Hawaiian waters
HONOLULU – Crews from the Coast Guard, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and the State of Hawaii’s Division of Conservation and Resources Enforcement, from the Department of Land and Natural Resources are partnering together to protect humpback whales as they make their annual migration to Hawaiian waters. Humpback whale season is generally from November to May with the peak...

Agencies respond to whale entangled in net off Maui

HONOLULU – The Coast Guard and the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration are responding to a whale reportedly entangled from head to tail in fishing nets 6 miles south of Maalaea Bay, Maui Thursday. Coast Guard Station Maui received a call at 8 a.m from the charter boat Maui Diamond 2 reporting an adult male humpback whale entangled in fishing net from head to tail dragging two orange...

Coast Guard monitors whales in Honolulu Harbor

HONOLULU – Two humpback whales that visited Honolulu Harbor Thursday have reportedly returned, prompting the Coast Guard to resume broadcast notifications to mariners Friday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Honolulu were notified by the crew of the tugboat Henry Senior that two humpback whales had followed them into Pier 51 at approximately 11 p.m. Thursday. The Coast Guard has issued a broadcast...

Coast Guard reminds waterway users to stay away from marine mammals

MONTEREY, Calif. — Crewmembers of U.S. Coast Guard Station Monterey Bay are enforcing Monterey Bay Marine Sanctuary regulations and water safety during routine patrols. A number of Humpback whales have been spotted near the Santa Cruz entrance buoy, which is one mile west of the Santa Cruz Harbor. Although it’s normal for whales to be spotted in this vicinity this time of year, the whales are...

Coast Guard responds to grounded passenger vessel near Robert Island

KODIAK, Alaska – Crews from the Coast Guard Cutter Liberty and Air Station Sitka are responding to the grounding of a 75-foot uninspected passenger vessel after it reportedly struck a rock while nine passengers and four crewmembers were humpback whale watching near Port Houghton west of Robert Island Tuesday afternoon.