MAINE COALITION FOR
NORTH ATLANTIC RIGHT WHALES
RIGHT WHALE SIGHTINGS IN MAINE (Source: WhaleMap)
For updated sightings data, visit the WhaleMap here: https://whalemap.org/WhaleMap/
TRAP/POT GEAR MARKING REQUIREMENTS (mandated as of September 2020)
FACTS ABOUT RIGHT WHALES IN MAINE
Are there right whales in Maine waters? Is entanglement really a problem for right whales? The Maine Coalition for North Atlantic Right Whales is committed to sharing facts about right whales, along with links to sources and peer-reviewed scientific research.
ENTANGLEMENT PREVENTION: COLLABORATION BETWEEN FISHERMEN, SCIENTISTS AND ENGINEERS
Learn more about how whale entanglement occurs, and how collaborative problem-solving, gear research and testing is helping to prevent large whale entanglement.
Video: Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.
ABOUT THE MAINE COALITION FOR NORTH ATLANTIC RIGHT WHALES
The Maine Coalition for North Atlantic Right Whales is a group of Maine scientists, educators and concerned citizens whose mission is to provide the public with accurate facts and scientific data pertaining to the critically endangered North Atlantic right whale, and to advocate for its recovery. We are committed to fact-based education about the human-caused threats right whales face along the Maine coast, and throughout their coastal ocean home on the eastern seaboard of North America.