Emerald and Lehave Central continue to be the focus of the NEFSC aerial surveys on July 22 and again in July 25.
Flying out of Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, the team sighted 5 North Atlantic right whales, 1 humpback whale, 6 fin whales, 1 minke whale, 10 Atlantic white-sided dolphins, 1 basking shark, and 8 ocean sunfish during their 4 hour, 23 minute flight July 22 .
Sixty-two ocean sunfish were seen on July 25 during another survey in the Emerald and Lehave Central areas. No right whales were observed, but the team sighted 2 humpback whales, 7 fin whales, and 3 basking sharks, along with the 62 ocean sunfish.
The NEFSC Aerial Survey Team