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New Slow Zone East of Boston to Protect Right Whales

1/27/2021 - NOAA Fisheries announces a new Slow Zone (voluntary vessel speed restriction) to protect right whales. On January 25, 2021, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution's Stellwagen Bank Slocum buoy acoustically detected the presence of right whales 35nm East of Boston, Massachusetts. The Boston Slow Zone is in effect through February 9, 2021.  Mariners,… SEE MORE