Coast Guard calls for caution as endangered right whales skim feed off Cape Cod coast

Coast Guard calls for caution as endangered right whales skim feed off Cape Cod coast
Right whale skim feeding with NOAA ship Delaware II in the background. Credit: NOAA/NEFSC BOSTON — The Coast Guard is advising mariners Wednesday to head caution on the water as multiple groups of right whales have been observed in the area of Boston Light to Marshfield. As per the Endangered Species Act, it is unlawful to approach within 500 yards of a North Atlantic right whale by a vessel, aircraft...

Coast Guard, NOAA remind mariners to slow down for right whales

Coast Guard, NOAA remind mariners to slow down for right whales
WILMINGTON, N.C. — The Coast Guard advises large vessel operators that Operation Right Speed is in effect during the annual right whale migration in the mid-Atlantic waters from Nov. 1 to April 30. Coast Guard Sector North Carolina personnel caution boaters regulations require vessels 65-feet or greater to operate at speeds 10 knots or less in designated right whale migration routes and calving...

Coast Guard keeps merchant mariners and public informed on whales

PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard is taking active measures to ensure the health and safety of whales in local waters. Every year, from November to April, several whale species return to the Virginia coastal waters that are part of their migratory routes and calving grounds. During this time, the Coast Guard, in partnership with the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration Fisheries...

Coast Guard and NOAA remind mariners to slow down to protect right whales

PHILADELPHIA — The Coast Guard reminded large vessel operators Wednesday that Operation Right Speed is in effect until the end of April 2012, to protect right whales in mid-Atlantic waters where they are known to migrate. Collisions with ships and interaction with fishing gear are a major cause of mortality and injury to the North Atlantic right whale. The Coast Guard is working closely with the...