The aerial team surveyed Stellwagen Bank and Wilkinson Basin May 14, sighting Arpeggio, also know as egno 2753. Arpeggio was born in 1997; her mother is egno 1153. (Eubalaena glacialis is the scientific name – genus and species- for the North Atlantic right whale).
The aerial survey team aboard the NOAA Twin Otter also observed 7 humpback whales, 2 minke whales, 1 fin whale, 1 sei whale, 30 common dolphins, and 4 basking sharks. Details of right whale sightings can be viewed on the North Atlantic Right Whale Sightings web page at: http://www.nefsc.noaa.gov/psb/surveys/.
No right whales, and no other species of note, were observed during the May 16 survey of Rhode Island Sound.
NEFSC aerial survey team