Owned and maintained by National Data Buoy Center 3-meter discus buoy AMPS payload 28.522 N 80.188 W (28°31'18" N 80°11'18" W)
Site elevation: sea level Air temp height: 4 m above site elevation Anemometer height: 5 m above site elevation Barometer elevation: sea level Sea temp depth: 1 m below water line Water depth: 40.5 m Watch circle radius: 117
Station 41009 last reported from its moored position at 0539Z 10/07/2016 and ceased all transmissions after 0830Z 10/07/2016. Data prior to the last transmit suggested that the buoy was not at its moored position leaving its location and condition unknown. The US Coast Guard has confirmed that the buoy hull with no top-side structure is located at location 28 28' 58" N 80 12' 34" W, 2.6nm South-southwest (206 degrees) of its original mooring position. Recovery of the hull and station restoration dates will be posted to the NDBC Maintenance schedule as soon as they are finalized.
Right whales are active off FL from November to April. Speed restrictions of 10 knots apply to vessels 65 feet or greater in specific areas and times along the U.S. East Coast. It is illegal to approach right whales within 500 yards. To learn more about right whales and rules protecting them, go to: http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/pr/shipstrike.