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2/1/01 - The MS/CCS team conducted an aerial survey of Cape Cod Bay with 6 right whales observed.
2/2/01 - The Center for Coastal Studies(CCS) R/V conducted a habitat study in Cape Cod Bay. The Coast Guard w/MA Environmental Police (MEP) lent aerial support in re-locating an entangled right whale the CCS R/V team had spotted earlier. A total of 13 right whales were observed in Cape Cod Bay. Disentanglement was not attempted on the entangled right whale.
2/4/01 - The MA/CCS aerial team surveyed Cape Cod Bay with a total of 15 right whales sighted.The entangled right whale from 02 February was re-sighted today still trailing gear.
2/9/01 - The Center for Coastal Studies R/V conducted a habitat survey in Cape Cod Bay with 9 right whales sighted.
2/12/01 - The MA/CCS aerial team completed all but one of the track lines in the Bay and the line outside Cape Cod with 8 right whales sighted in Cape Cod Bay.
2/14/01 - The MA/CCS aerial team did a partial survey of Cape Cod Bay (northern section). The CCS R/V Shearwater team conducted a habitat survey. A total of 4 right whales were sighted.
2/15/01- The Univeristy of North Carolina aerial team surveyed off South Carolina and sighted a mother and calf right whale pair approximately mid-way between Charleston and Savannah today. The pair remained pretty much stationary while observed with no apparent direction of travel. A total of 2 right whales observed.
2/16/01 - The MA/CCS aerial team surveyed Cape Cod Bay. The CCS R/V team conducted a habitat survey in the Bay. A total of 6 right whales were observed.
2/20/01 - The University of North Carolina (UNC) aerial team surveyed off South Carolina with 2 right whales sighted southwest of Myrtle Beach and northeast of Charleston, SC. This was the same mother & calf pair last sighted 9 Feb 01 off South Carolina.
2/22/01 - The MA/CCS aerial team surveyed all of Cape Cod Bay and one line about 2 miles off the outside of the Cape (Chatham-Provincetown) with 9 right whales sighted.
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