Back to New England Waters

The NEFSC aerial survey team and the NOAA Twin Otter returned home in late August, resuming aerial surveys August 27 in Rhode Island Sound. Three fin whales, 2 sperm whales, 3 harbor porpoise and 1 blue shark were sighted. No right whales were observed during the survey.

The following day, a survey of the waters off Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket resulted in observations of 4 fin whales, 2 minke whales, 355 common dolphins, 9 blue sharks, 1 hammerhead shark, 1 basking shark, 3 leatherback turtles and 4 loggerhead turtles.

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