Cape Cod Bay Right Whale Watch Lifted

North Atlantic Right Whales. Photo: NOAA/NEFSC Peter Duley

CapeCodOnline: The Massachusetts Department of Fish & Game has lifted the advisory issued last month urging boaters to avoid the endangered North Atlantic right whales that had congregated in large numbers in Cape Cod Bay.

An aerial survey conducted of the bay on May 13 by the Center for Coastal Studies and the Division of Marine Fisheries revealed that the right whales have left the area. With the departure of these animals from the bay and nearby Race Point, the Commonwealth is lifting the April 15 advisory to mariners in this area.

Boaters should remain on the lookout for right whales, as they may still be present on the backside of Cape Cod and in the Great South Channel.

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