Do you know what to do if you see a right whale?
If you see a right whale from a boat, please comply with the following guidelines:
- Slow your vessel to avoid the whale.
- Do not attempt to approach the whale.
- Record latitude and longitude, LORAN coordinates, or position in regard to buoys.
- Slowly move away from the whale to a distance of 500 yards or more.
Please report the sighting by calling the following numbers with an accurate location and description of the sighting:
Report whale sightings toll-free to 1-888-97-WHALE (94253) or the FWC Wildlife Alert Program at 1-888-404-FWCC (3922).
1-888-97-WHALE is maintained by the Marine Resources Council (MRC) volunteer sighting network.
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