Vessel Speed South Of Martha's Vineyard Reduced For Whale Protection

NOAA is announcing a new slow-speed area for right whale protection. 

The voluntary speed restriction zone is south of Martha's Vineyard. 

A spotter from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution spotted right whales about thirty nautical miles west of the Vineyard on New Year's Eve. 

The notice is in effect until January 15th.


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