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Check in with Whales in NY Waters

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Photo Credit: Ricardo Antunes/WCS

The New York Times recently checked in with WCS’s Howard Rosenbaum and other researches on the latest whale activity in New York’s waters.

The Times reports that the underwater listening device Melville has continued to detect whale calls in the New York Bight as part of the ongoing largest-ever survey of New York's whales.

In the article, Rosenbaum notes that Melville made 34 confirmed or possible detections of whales vocalizing between October 2016 and April 2017.

The ability to detect whales in this area near shipping lanes will help with efforts to safeguard these species going forward.

You can check in with Melville here to get a daily summary of whales detected by the buoy.