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Update on North Atlantic Right Whale off Virginia

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
January 26, 2018

At noon today, a Coast Guard C130 was able to locate the right whale carcass. Charter vessel GAME ON with Virginia Aquarium Stranding Response Program staff aboard, along with assistance from the NOAA twin otter plane, were then able to locate and satellite tag the carcass. The tag will allow us to track the carcass and send a vessel out to tow it back to shore for necropsy over the next couple of days as weather permits. Will update with more info and photos as we get them..

Mariners, please remember to slow down and look for right whales in this area. The voluntary slow speed zone is in effect through February 7.

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