Photo/NOAA Normally the Coast Guard is on the lookout for mariners in distress. But on Sunday [March 10] crew members aboard a 270’ cutter stationed in Portsmouth, Virginia, spotted a more welcome sight: 2 right whales swimming northwest of Menemsha in Vineyard Sound.

The sighting was made at 9:00 a.m. Sunday, according to Tim Cole, a research fisheries biologist at the National Marine Fisheries Service in Woods Hole. “When observed, the right whales appeared to be feeding. They didn’t appear to be in distress,” Mr. Cole said.

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