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Whales, Ahoy!

With more whales swimming around inshore waters, boaters need to know how to safely enjoy them. Photo courtesy of NOAA

With more whales swimming around inshore waters, boaters need to know how to safely enjoy them. Photo courtesy of NOAA

If you read the September 2017 issue of Soundings you'll see that there have been increased whale sightings in Long Island Sound, with some close to New York City.

Wherever you boat, it’s good to know what to do — and what not to do — when you see one of these magnificent marine mammals. This video has more: 

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has more information about whale watching for boaters, and requests that boaters report any stranded or distressed marine mammals to NOAA Fisheries Marine Mammal Stranding and Entanglement Hotline at (866) 755-NOAA (6622).



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