Open ocean, near shore and in coastal bays/estuaries. Most observations
in our area are of juveniles near shore, usually in shallow water with an
abundance of submerged vegetation. No nesting occurs at our latitude (all is
An uncommon visitor. Look for them foraging underwater in shallow water
areas with abundant seagrasses in the Coastal Bays during the summer months.
State and federally listed as Threatened. If you observe or find any
individuals please contact DNR’s Wildlife and Heritage Service.
Coastal Bays of Worcester County.
580 Taylor Ave., Annapolis MD 21401
Call toll-free in *Maryland* at 1-877-620-8DNR (8367)
Out of State: 410-260-8DNR (8367)