Right Whale Found Off Nashawena Adds to Death Toll
Jane Seagrave

A decomposing North Atlantic right whale was found this week on Nashawena island northwest of Martha’s Vineyard, fisheries experts confirmed.

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Formal Investigation Begins Into Deaths Among Right Whales
Sara Brown

The deaths of 13 North Atlantic right whales in the United States and Canada this year is being considered an unusual mortality event, triggering an investigation into the cause.

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Right Whale Likely Died After Fishing Gear Entanglement
Chloe Reichel

A decomposing North Atlantic right whale carcass recovered from the Edgartown Great Pond Tuesday morning likely died from entanglement with fishing gear, scientists said.

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Study Aims to Protect Right Whales South of the Vineyard
Alex Elvin

With three wind farms planned for south of Martha's Vineyard, the New England Aquarium has launched a yearlong study of the effects on right whales.

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Right Whales Gather Early; Mariners Asked to Take Caution
Sara Brown

Mariners are asked to reduce speed or avoid waters around Martha’s Vineyard, with more than a dozenNorth Atlantic right whales were seen feeding in waters south of the Island.

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Rite of Spring, Right Whales Return to Vineyard Waters
Mark Alan Lovewell

Aerial surveys conducted last week spotted a large group of North Atlantic right whales in the ocean south of the Vineyard. Mariners are asked to use caution while the critically endangered whales are present.

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Right Whales Spotted, Mariners Asked to Use Caution
Sara Brown

Federal officials warn mariners that North Atlantic right whales have been spotted in the ocean south of the Vineyard, and a voluntary vessel restriction zone has been temporarily put in place to protect the endangered mammals.

The National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Association said 10 right whales were spotted south of the two Islands on Feb. 24.

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Mariner Advisory Issued for Right Whales
Alex Elvin

Following the sighting of critically endangered right whales last week, the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration has announced a voluntary speed reduction zone for vessels in a large area surrounding the Vineyard and Nantucket.

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Speed Restrictions to Protect Right Whales Are Working, Scientists Say
Sara Brown

Notifying speeding sailors that regulations are in place to protect North Atlantic right whales has been effective in protecting the endangered whales from ship collisions, a new study by NOAA has found.

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Speed Limits to Protect Right Whales Become Permanent
Julia Wells
Announced Monday, the news from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration was hailed as a boost to protection efforts for the critically endangered right whales.
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