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Right Whale Sighting Advisory System

The Right Whale Sighting Advisory System (RWSAS) is a NOAA Fisheries program which was designed to reduce collisions between ships and the critically endangered North Atlantic right whale (Eubalaena glacialis) by alerting mariners to the presence of the right whales. These reports are obtained from a variety of sources including aerial surveys, shipboard surveys, whale watch vessels, and opportunistic sources (Coast Guard, commercial ships, fishing vessels, and the general public).

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Geographic Scope: Regional

Project Status: Active

Participation Tasks: Classification or tagging, Data entry, Identification, Learning, Observation, Photography,

Start Date: 2009

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Fields of Science: Animals, Biology, Nature and outdoors, Ocean/water and marine, Science policy

Intended Outcomes: Research development, Civic and community, Individual learning, Conservation,