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Station FBIS1 - Folly Island, SC
Owned and maintained by National Data Buoy Center C-MAN Station MARS payload 32.685 N 79.888 W (32°41'6" N 79°53'18" W)
Site elevation: 3 m above mean sea level Air temp height: 6.7 m above site elevation Anemometer height: 9.8 m above site elevation Barometer elevation: 4.6 m above mean sea level
Right whales are active off SC from November to April. Speed restrictions of 10 knots apply to vessels 65 feet or greater within the vicinity of this station between November 1 and April 30. 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.