Right Whales off Martha’s Vineyard Prompt Speed Limit Request

Te North Atlantic Right Whale | NOAA photo, Flickr.com

NOAA Fisheries has announced that a voluntary vessel speed restriction zone (Dynamic Management Area or DMA) has been established 16 nautical miles south of Martha’s Vineyard, MA to protect an aggregation of 10 right whales sighted in this area on February 21, 2016.

Mariners are asked to transit at 10 knots or less inside the area.

Martha’s Vineyard, MA DMA coordinates:

41 26 N

40 43 N

071 05 W

070 09 W

This voluntary speed restriction zone is in effect through March 8.