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North Atlantic right whales spotted early in Cape Cod Bay

Fifteen rare North Atlantic right whales were spotted feeding in waters off Wellfleet Thursday, the earliest sighting of the whales in Cape Cod Bay in nearly 30 years, the Provincetown Center for Coastal Studies said.

“It is earlier than usual,” said Charles “Stormy” Mayo, director of right whale habitat studies at the center. “Our airplane is up right now circling them.”

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