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...

Right Whale Ship Strike Reduction Rule Takes Effect Sunday

WASHINGTON — The Coast Guard reminds operators of vessels 65 feet or greater in length that the Right Whale Ship Strike Reduction Rule takes effect Sunday, requiring those vessels to slow down while operating in the U.S. Mid-Atlantic waters where North Atlantic right whales are known to migrate, calve and nurse.

Coast Guard provides enforcement for humpback whale sanctuary

by Petty Officer 3rd Class Luke Clayton, U.S. Coast Guard HONOLULU — Whale season is wrapping up in Hawaii, but U.S. Coast Guard crews are still on the lookout as they scan for interactions between vessels and the big creatures below the surface around the Hawaiian Islands.

Deceased whale reported in L.A. harbor

SAN PEDRO, Calif.- The U.S. Coast Guard received a report of a dead whale in Los Angeles Harbor this morning.

Whale sighted in vicinity of Verrazano Bridge

NEW YORK – The Coast Guard is maintaining a safety zone around a whale spotted approximately one mile south of the Verrazano Bridge, N.Y. on April 9, 2009.

Coast Guard Appreciates Mariners’ Response to Wayward Whale

SAN DIEGO – The U.S. Coast Guard appreciates mariners for operating their vessels in a safe manor, while transiting inside San Diego Bay, this past weekend due to the “wayward” whale.

Coast Guard monitors injured whale near Florence, Oregon

SEATTLE — A Coast Guard helicopter crew spotted a whale that appeared to be injured two miles north of the Siuslaw River entrance, at approximately 1:05 p.m. Friday.

Whale entangled in fishing line sighted in San Pedro Channel

SAN PEDRO, Calif – The Coast Guard has received a report of a whale believed to be entangled in fishing line in the vicinity of the San Pedro Channel. The whale was last sighted on January 13th heading west from Long Beach.