Right Whales Spotted Close to Duxbury, Sandwich, Plymouth

The Boston Globe reports that about 50 right whales have been spotted unusually close to shore, in the area from Duxbury to Sandwich, MA, over the past week. The animals are skimming plankton off the surface and are easy to see.

photo by Matt Koenig
photo by Nancy Garrity-Ruffo

“People can get a very close view of these rare animals,” said Charles “Stormy” Mayo, director of the right whale research program at the Provincetown Center for Coastal Studies.

Obviously, boaters in the area should be sure to keep an eye out for the whales and stay at least 300 yards from the animals.

Learn more about the herd of right whales spotted close to the shore of Cape Cod Bay.