The U.S. National Marine Fisheries Service has issued the following warning:
“NOAA Fisheries alerts boaters that right whales are migrating near the coast. Be on the lookout as this endangered species travels south for the winter.
North Atlantic right whales are on the move, making their way south along the Atlantic coast of the U.S. for the winter, and NOAA is cautioning boaters to give them plenty of room.
Marine biologists with NOAA Fisheries, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission remind boaters, anglers, and coastal residents that North Atlantic right whale calving season begins in mid-November and runs through mid-April and boaters should stay alert and keep their distance.