Saturday, December 17, 2011

{Press} North Atlantic right whales spotted in bay

Cape Cod Times | December 17, 2011 | Mary Ann Bragg

"PROVINCETOWN — The seasonal arrival of endangered North Atlantic right whales has begun in Cape Cod Bay with a sighting on Thursday by the Provincetown Center for Coastal Studies.

Two or three right whales were spotted in Provincetown Harbor, opposite the East End, said Charles "Stormy" Mayo, director of right whale habitat studies at the center.

"The whales were putting on a show the likes of which I've never seen, except from humpbacks — perhaps 100 breaches, some simultaneous side by side," Mayo said.

Cape Cod Bay and the Great South Channel are designated as critical habitat."

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