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Tag: "North Atlantic Right Whale"
A team of state and federal biologists successfully assisted a North Atlantic right whale that was severely entangled in more than 150 feet rope off the coast of Daytona, Florida. “We were very concerned about this whale as the entangling ropes appeared to be life threatening,” said Jamison Smith, Atlantic Large Whale Disentanglement Coordinator for [...]
On April 20 a NOAA marine mammal aerial survey team based at the Northeast Fisheries Science Center’s laboratory in Woods Hole, Mass., sighted nearly 100 endangered North Atlantic right whales feeding in Rhode Island Sound. This is the largest group ever to be documented in these waters. “It all started with a flukeprint,” said Pete [...]
Changes implemented in the Great South Channel near Boston are designed to lower the number North Atlantic right whale ship strikes.
NOAA Fisheries Service and its Atlantic Large Whale Disentanglement Team successfully used sedation to assist a severely entangled whale on March 6, 2009.
A high number of North Atlantic right whales have been spotted in the Gulf of Maine over the last several weeks. This observation has led researchers at NOAA’s Northeast Fisheries Science Center to believe that they have located a new wintering ground and possibly even a breeding ground for the perilously endangered species. Right whales [...]