Right Whale

New England Aquarium

EARLY WARNING SYSTEM
Surveys For Right Whales

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Right Whale Sightings - New England Aquarium
EARLY WARNING SYSTEM SURVEYS
From 12/01/97

Sighting No.
NRM98#
Date Time
(EST)
Location
(Lat/long)
Sea State/
Glare
Site Dist
Nm
Catalogue Identification Number
Age, Sex, Behaviors, Comments
1
#98005
12/03/97 1107 31 00.4N
81 16.3W
2/1 . 1 adult/juvenile
2
#98006
12/04/97 1505 30 32.0N
81 13.5W
3/1 . 1 single adult/juvenile
3
#98007
12/08/97 1048 31 05.0N
81 14.1W
2/3 . a single adult
4
#98012
12/17/97 1224 30 47.2N
81 22.3W
2/2 . 1 adult/juvenile, slowly moving south
5
#98013
12/18/97 1102 31 17.2N
80 59.7W
2/3 . adult #0002
6
#98014
12/18/97 1243 30 53.0N
81 11.6W
2/2 . Mother/calf #0001
7
#98015
12/18/97 1307 30 50.0N
81 16.5W
2/1 . 2 adult/juvenile
over/under orientation, contact
8
#98018
12/19/97 1158 30 52.1N
81 04.9W
2/2 . 1 adult #0002 / 1 calf/juv.
(small juv. or autumn born calf,
body contact, nursing?)
9
#98020
12/19/97 1422 30 34.8N
81 10.5W
1/3 . mother/calf pair #0001 with dolphins
10
#98021
12/20/97 1337 30 33.1N
81 10.6W
2/2 . mother/calf pr. #0001
11
#98024
12/21/97 1345 30 53.6N
81 07.6W
2/1 . mother/calf pr. #0001
12
#98026
12/26/97 1343 30 53.6N
81 16.0W
2/1 . 2 adults/juv.
13
#98027
12/26/97 1415 30 53.7N
81 13.7W
2/2 . mother/calf pair, body contact
with dolphins
14
#98030
12/28/97 1124 30 58.4N
81 09.0W
4/3 . 3 adult/juv. SAG, very active
15
#98031
12/28/97 1139 30 58.7N
81 09.3W
4/ n/a . 2 adults/juv, SAG, should be considered as part
of larger group in previous sighting
16
#98032
12/28/97 1451 30 40.6N
81 05.9W
4/3 . mother/calf, calf swimming on top of mom
17
#98033
12/29/97 1104 31 03.0N
81 11.8W
5/1 . 3 adult/juv. SAG, underwater exhale
18
#98040
01/03/98 1428 30 30.2N
81 15.1W
2/1 . mother/calf pair
19
#98042
01/05/98 1342 30 32.8N
81 17.2W
2/1 . mother/calf pair
20
#98049
01/10/98 1130 31 01.4N
81 09.6W
3/1 . 4 adult/juveniles reported by CSA
SAG, body contact, rolling
21
#98050
01/10/98 1135 31 01.5N
81 09.8W
3/1 . 1 adult/juvenile, animal sighted while away from group
but sighted later by NEAq vessel.
22
#98051
01/10/98 1248 30 49.7N
81 21.5W
2/1 . mother/calf pair
body contact, apparent nursing
na
#
01/10/98 1650 31 03.9N
81 42.5W
. . dead calf
Reported by DEP offshore team
23
#98054
01/11/98 1145 30 51.8N
81 13.4W
2/2 . mother/calf pair
body contact
24
##98055
01/11/98 1159 30 53.2N
81 06.8W
2/1 . mother/calf pair
body contact
25
#98056
01/11/98 1239 30 47.0N
81 08.1W
2/1 . mother/calf pair
calf lobtailing, body contact
26
#98058
01/11/98 1310 30 38.8N
81 07.8W
2/3 . mother/calf pair
apparent nursing, body contact
resighted at 1508, 4NM south
27
#98061
01/12/98 1136 30 52.6N
81 20.3W
2/2 . mother/calf pair
apparent nursing
28
#98062
01/12/98 1246 30 38.2N
81 13.8W
3/2 . mother/calf pair
Sighted earlier by NEAq vessel
29
#98063
01/12/98 1600 30 37.1N
81 11.5W
3/2-3 . 3 adult/juvenile, body contact
Reported by NEAq vessel
30
#98064
01/12/98 1625 30 37.1N
81 14.7W
3/2-3 . mother/calf pair
Possibly duplicate of sighting #29
Reported by NEAq vessel
31
#98065
01/12/98 1631 30 37.8N
81 15.0W
3/2-3 . mother/calf pair, Cald only, mother submerged,
not seen from aircraft.
Reported by NEAq vessel
32
#98066
01/12/98 1640 30 37.2N
81 23.8W
3/2-3 . mother/calf pair, 1 adult/juvenile
33
#98068
01/13/98 0935 30 35.9N
81 20.7W
2/1 . mother/calf pr.
34
#98071
01/13/98 1309 30 35.0N
81 07.9W
2/1 . 1 adult.juvenile,
No photos, long dive times
n/a
#98074
01/13/98 1420 30 31.2N
81 14.5W
2/- . mother calf pair, nursing
Reported by NEAq vessel, not seen by EWS.
35
#98072
01/13/98 1448 30 11.7N
81 11.1W
2/1 . 5 adult/juveniles, Swimming together
36
#98073
01/13/98 1545 30 27.9N
81 23.2W
2/2 . mother calf pair, calf lobtailing
37
#98081
1/22/98 1044 30 24.0N
81 20.0W
3/1 . mother/calf pair
Reported by Coast Guard at
9820 hrs., 30 23.7N, 81 20.9W
38
#98088
1/27/98 1436 30 50.9N
81 06.8W
3/1 . 2 adult/juveniles
39
#98093
1/29/98 1119 30 37.6N
81 03.4W
3/1 . 1 juvenile
Breaching and lobtailing
40
#98097
1/30/98 1204 30 43.3N
81 21.7W
3/2 . mother/calf pair
within 0.25 NM of transiting sub
41
#98102
2/6/98 1416 30 32.4N
81 10.7W
2/1 . 2 adults/juveniles
42
#98108
2/9/98 1452 30 19.8N
81 18.5W
3/2 mother/calf pair
calf breaching, lobtailing
43
#98113
2/9/98 1555 30 14.2N
81 19.9W
1/2 . 2 adults/juveniles
First sighted by FL-DEP
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