Beautiful weather, many whales

A six-hour  survey  May 26 in the Great South Channel, SCOPEX SOUTH led to lots of whale sightings, including 15 North Atlantic right whales feeding.  One of those was  “Velcro”, a male first seen in 1981 and observed  a few days ago during another aerial survey.

The survey team also observed 7 humpback whales, 4 fin whales, 18 sei whales, 4 minke whales, 26 pilot whales, 45 Atlantic white-sided dolphin, 5 harbor porpoise, 28 basking sharks, and 4 ocean sunfish.

The NEFSC Aerial Survey Team

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