NOAA Creates Dynamic Whale Protection Area
The NOAA Fisheries Service has established a Dynamic Management Area near Savannah, Ga. to protect an aggregation of three whales sighted on January 23.
Mariners are requested to route around this area or transit at a maximum speed of ten knots if rerouting is not possible.
This voluntary zone will remain active through February 7, 2014.
The previous Dynamic Management Area established off Palm Coast, Fla. is no longer active.