Monday, January 02, 2012

{Press} Right whale pair sighting shuts down canal

Cape Cod Times | Steve Doane | January 02, 2012

"The Cape Cod Canal has reopened after a four-hour closure caused by a pair of right whales traveling through the waterway.

Shortly after 9 a.m., the whales were spotted traveling in the canal, said Dennis Arsenault, a marine traffic controller with the Army Corps of Engineers.

The sighting spurred the Corps to temporarily close the canal and two government ships were sent out to keep tabs on the animals.

The whales were last spotted travelling east from the Sagamore Bridge in a strong current and it's believed they made their way into the Cape Cod Bay, Arsenault said.

The canal was reopened at 1 p.m."

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