Right whales might get extra layer of protection off N.C. coast

Off Southeastern North Carolina, the critical habitat would extend about 25 miles offshore. So will the new designation mean additional red tape for commercial fishermen, ships transiting through the new critical habitat areas or other current offshore activities? No, Gouveia stressed. But it would place the whales on the proverbial radar screen for any future developments in the near-shore waters off the coast that could impact those important habitat features. Read the rest here 19:50

One Response to Right whales might get extra layer of protection off N.C. coast

  1. StripedBassHole says:

    This particular Area may be of great importance to the inbreed Right Whales. So needlessly to say the WHOLE EAST COAST would be considered the Great Right Whale HIGHWAY. Here’s the $64,000 question: “WILL THERE BE SEISMIC EXPLORATION” along the “EAST COAST” (NOW)????

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