Know Before You Go
- To Report Injured, Dead or Entangled Marine Mammals and Sea Turtles in the Northeast US (Maine-Virginia), call NOAA’s hotline: 1-866- 755-6622. Other regions click here for hotline information. NOTE: sightings may always be reported to the US Coast Guard via VHF Ch. 16
- Review NOAA Fisheries’ regional whale watching guidelines. These guidelines apply to all large whales except North Atlantic right whales, who are further protected by an approach limit of 500 yards (1500 feet). See the Right Whale Regulations for more details.
- Interactive North Atlantic Right Whale Sightings Map
- Review the signs that a feeding whale is about to surface. Remember, steer clear of bubbles!
Follow the latest right whale news on Facebook: Face-ing Extinction: The North Atlantic Right Whale
- WhaleAlert by NOAA Stellwagen Bank Marine Sanctuary, IFAW, Conserve.iO
- Marine Debris Tracker by NOAA & Southeastern Atlantic Marine Debris Initiative
- Ocearch Global Shark Tracker by OCEARCH
For boating information:
- Massachusetts Clean Vessel Act- Find a pump out station!
- Rhode Island Marine Pump Out Stations
- Other states- find a pump out station at a Clean Marina near you
- Sailors for the Sea- Clean Regattas Program
Informationen zu Walen und Delfinen im Mittelmeer, sind hier auf Deutsch zum Download erhältlich.//Any sailors transiting the Mediterranean wanting additional information in German, click here for a downloadable guide.