BOSTON (CBS) – Right whales are back in our waters.
Officials from the Massachusetts Department of Fish and Game are urging boaters to keep an eye out for North Atlantic right whales – a critically endangered species, which have begun to congregate and feed in large numbers in Western Cape Cod Bay.READ MORE: Gov. Baker Proposes Waiving Massachusetts Sales Tax For All Of August And September
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For the safety of boaters and whales, operators in the Cape Cod Bay area are urged to reduce speed less than 10 knots, and post lookouts to avoid colliding with these highly endangered whales.