NOAA/NMFS
Right Whale Sighting Advisory System (SAS)


CONCENTRATIONS OF ENDANGERED NORTHERN RIGHT WHALES ARE KNOWN TO BE PRESENT IN CAPE COD BAY. SIGHTINGS HAVE BEEN MADE IN THE AREA BOUNDED BY THE FOLLOWING COORDINATES.

Mariners are urged to maintain a sharp lookout and use caution around right whales. Intentional close approach is prohibited and may result in violation of federal or state law.

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Locations and Maps
Date
Lat
N
Long
W
Radius
(nm)
Map
11/30/01 41 47 70 29 5.4 Map
12/4/01 41 51 70 02 5.4 Map
12/17/01 34 35 76 30 11 Map
12/30/01 41 21 71 31 8 Map
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Reports:

11/30/01 - Two Right Whales were reported sighted in Cape Cod Bay at the Eastern entrance of the Cape Cod Canal in the shipping lane by a Protected Species Observer aboard a Dredge Vessel.

12/4/01 - An observer from Wellfleet Audubon Sanctuary reported sighting a single adult right whale (surface feeding) in the vicinity of North Eastham in Cape Cod Bay. The Center for Coastal Studies and MA Division of Marine Fisheries conducted an aerial survey of the Bay today with no right whales sighted.

12/17/01 - A US Coast Guard cutter reported sighting 1 right whale in the vicinity of Cape Lookout, North Carolina.

12/30/01 - The US Coast Guard reported sighting 2 right whales approximately 1/4 mile south of Pt. Judith, RI.

CONCENTRATIONS OF ENDANGERED NORTHERN RIGHT WHALES ARE KNOWN TO BE PRESENT IN CAPE COD BAY. SIGHTINGS HAVE BEEN MADE IN THE AREA BOUNDED BY THE FOLLOWING COORDINATES:

Mariners are urged to maintain a sharp lookout and use caution around right whales. Intentional close approach is prohibited and may result in violation of federal or state law.

NOAA/NMFS Northern Right Whale Sighting Information

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