Station 42409 (LLNR 1468) - GULF OF MEXICO - 247 NM South of New Orleans, LA
Owned and maintained by National Data Buoy Center 2.6-meter discus buoy DART II payload 25.797 N 89.288 W (25°47'48" N 89°17'18" W)
Water depth: 3220 m Watch circle radius: 2273 yards
The highly endangered Rice's whale, a newly identified species, inhabit the northeastern Gulf of Mexico year-round along the continental shelf-break between 100m and 400m depth. Vessels can kill or injure whales - please use slow speeds and be prepared to avoid surfacing whales. To report sightings call 1-877-WHALE-HELP.