While fog was a problem over Great South Channel on May 1, we experienced excellent conditions for the survey of Jeffreys Ledge and had only a few fog patches to content with. The NEFSC aerial team spent more than 4 and a half hours in the air flying along tracklines covering Jeffreys Ledge and Wildcat Knoll. The team observed 3 humpback whales, 2 fin whales, 6 minke whales, 2 Atlantic white-sided dolphins, 19 harbor proposes and 4 basking sharks. No right whales were sighted on the May 1 flight. Details of right whale sightings can be viewed on the NEFSC’s North Atlantic Right Whale Sightings web page, which contains information about Seasonal Management Areas and Dynamic Management Areas, plus links to other resources.
NEFSC Aerial Survey Team