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New Right Whale Slow Zone Southeast of NYC and Extension of Slow Zone Southeast of Atlantic City, NJ

1/10/2022 - On January 8, 2022, the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution's acoustic array detected the presence of right whales Southeast of New York City, NY, and redetected the presence of right whales Southeast of Atlantic City, NJ. The right whale Acoustic SLOW Zones are in effect immediately and expire on January 23,… SEE MORE
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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