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Look for Right Whales on Cape Cod in April 2011

Northern right whales visit Cape Cod Bay each year in spring
Northern right whales visit Cape Cod Bay each year in spring
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Each spring endangered northern right whales make their way into Cape Cod Bay to feed as they migrate north to the Bay of Fundy in Canada, where they spend their summers. This spring visitors (and locals) are invited to join naturalists from Mass Audubon’s Welllfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary in a search for these rare whales, right from shore.

April 2 is Mass Audubon whale walk
Researchers from the Center for Coastal Studies track the right whales each year as they travel through and past Cape Cod Bay. The aerial and boat based surveys keep everyone informed about where the whales are at any given time. Using that information, Mass Audubon will take visitors to the most likely sighting spots.

On April 2, from 10 am – 12:30 pm, the Mass Audubon Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary staff will lead interested amateur naturalists to the beaches of Cape Cod where, armed with binoculars, they will be able to enjoy the spectacle of one of the world’s endangered whales feeding just offshore. And, depending on the beach, there is a good chance of seeing seals and seabirds in the Bay as well.

Bring binoculars and enjoy a day of Cape Cod wildlife
Participants are encouraged to bring their binoculars (and spotting scopes) and to dress for the unpredictable Cape Cod spring weather. After meeting at the sanctuary, Mass Audubon will provide transport to the beach, where the fun begins.
All ages are welcome and registration is required.

Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary Whale Walk
Saturday April 2, 10 am – 12:30 pm
Fee: Adults $15.00m/ $20.00nm, Children $15.00m/ $20.00nm

Meet at the sanctuary:

Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary
291 State Highway, Route 6
South Wellfleet, MA 02663


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