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3/2/01 - The CCS R/V Shearwater team reported sighting 2 right whales in the central portion of Cape Cod Bay while conducting a Bay Monitoring Survey.
3/8/01 - The CCS R/V Shearwater team conducted a Bay Monitoring Survey in Cape Cod Bay with 11 right whales sighted.
3/12/01 - A dredge vessel reported sighting a right whale mother and calf pair in the vicinity of Frying Pan Shoals east of the mouth of the Cape Fear River off Cape Fear, North Carolina. A total of 2 right whales sighted.
3/13/01 - A dredge vessel reported sighting two right whales(probable mother/calf pair) southeast of the mouth of the Cape Fear River off Cape Fear, North Carolina. A total of 2 right whales sighted.
3/15/01 - The CCS ship survey team conducted a habitat survey in Cape Cod Bay with 20 right whales sighted.
NOTE: The Int'l Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and Cornell University placed 5 passive acoustic buoys in Cape Cod Bay approximately 1 week ago as part of an ongoing research project to study acoustic right whale detection with the buoys.
3/16/01 - The CCS ship team conducted a habitat survey in Cape Cod Bay with a total of 11 right whales south of Provincetown and west of Wellfleet.
3/17/01 - The MA/CCS aerial team partially surveyed Cape Cod Bay (CCB)with 26 right whales sighted in the northern part of the Bay & east of the Cape.One CCB right whale was entangled(same animal sighted ent.in early Feb) and disentanglement was attempted. A dead juvenile right whale was found on Assateague Island,VA. The responders reported wounds consistent with prop marks. NOTE: 2 right whales have been observed over the last week in the NY Lanes off Long Branch, NJ. Mariners should exercise caution.
3/18/01 - Two shore-based sightings from the Center for Coastal Studies reported 13 right whales off the Race Point and Herring Cove areas of Provincetown in Cape Cod Bay.
3/20/01 - The MA/CCS aerial team surveyed Cape Cod Bay; the CCS ship team conducted a habitat survey on the southern part of Stellwagen, north of Provincetown. The NMFS aerial team surveyed Wildcat Knoll and south of Nantucket. A total of 30 right whales were sighted with many of the Stellwagen whales in proximity of the outbound Boston traffic lanes.
3/21/01 - A whale watch reported sighting 4 right whales off the North River area of Marshfield in Massachusetts Bay.
3/26/01 - The MA/CCS aerial team surveyed Cape Cod Bay and the CCS vessel team did a habitat survey in the Bay. A total of 9 right whales were observed including a mother and calf pair.
3/29/01 - The MA/CCS aerial team surveyed the southern part of Stellwagen and the northern part of Cape Cod Bay; the CCS ship teams conducted habitat & biopsy surveys in the Bay until the ent. whale was re-sighted. The ent. whale was satellite tagged & some line removed.The NMFS aerial teams surveyed Cashes Ledge & the Great South Channel.A total of 30 right whales(inc. a mother & calf pair) were observed from all areas.
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