ALERT: The first right whale sighting in the Gulf of St. Lawrence occurred on Sunday April 25.
It is time for shipping to slow down.
Below you will find information on the Cabot Strait Voluntary Slowdown. Be sure to check WhaleMap for the most recent visual and acoustic observations of right whales, and to download the WhaleALERT app for assistance in navigating in whale-inhabited waters.
Cabot Strait is a key migratory pathway for the critically endangered North Atlantic Right Whale.
Need more background information?
Check out these documents for additional information on right whale critical habitat and distinguishing features!