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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).

Project URL: http://www.nefsc.noaa.gov/psb/surveys/SAS.html

Geographic Scope: Regional

Status: Active

Recruiting Volunteers:

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

Start Date: 2009

Project Contact: christin.khan@noaa.gov

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Project Topic: Animals, Biology, Nature and outdoors, Ocean/water and marine, Science policy,

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