NOAA Extends Vessel Slow Speed Zone South of Nantucket to Protect Right Whales
NOAA Fisheries announced that they are extending the vessel slow speed zone south of Nantucket due to North Atlantic right whales.
NOAA initially announced the voluntary vessel speed restriction zone, or Dynamic Management Area (DMA), on August 31. The DMA was extended until September 29, and now it’s been extended again until October 9 after a New England Aquarium aerial survey observed an aggregation of whales in the area on September 24.
Mariners who are in the following areas are...
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