The federal government is accepting comments on proposed changes to the Atlantic Large Whale Take Reduction Plan and your voice matters. Let regulators know that you care about the future of the North Atlantic right whale.
We are all committed to taking as many precautions as necessary to make sure that we have a safe and successful field season. In order to do so, we implemented a series of safety protocols that are in line with CDC, state, and local guidelines.
First things first. Field work requires staff. Working as a North Atlantic right whale (NARW) aerial observer for CMARI is a seasonal position. Previous staff are often the first to hear from me regarding their interest level in returning for another year.
Before the start of our current survey season, I met (virtually) with CMA and CMARI staff to discuss the possibility of writing a blog about our aerial surveys, a blog that would hopefully give people more information about North Atlantic right whales and some behind-the-scenes looks at the work done by our aerial observers.