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
2/6/02 41 56 70 31 8 Map
2/7/02 42 12
41 53
70 15
70 17
13
8
Map
2/14/02 41 51 70 14 8 Map
2/17/02 41 56 70 08 8 Map
2/22/02 41 56 70 16 8 Map
2/23/02 41 56 70 09 8 Map
2/25/02 41 48 70 12 8 Map
2/26/02 41 54 70 19 8 Map
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Reports:

2/6/01 - 3 RIGHT WHALES SIGHTED EAST OF MANOMET POINT, CAPE COD BAY, MA

2/7/02 - 3 RIGHT WHALES SIGHTED IN THE SOUTHERN CORNER OF STELLWAGEN BANK. 1 RIGHT WHALE SIGHTED IN CAPE COD BAY, WEST OF BILLINGSGATE SHOAL.

2/14/02 - TWO RIGHT WHALES WERE SIGHTED WEST OF BILLINGSGATE SHOAL IN CAPE COD BAY, MA.

2/17/02 - 3 RIGHT WHALES SIGHTED WEST OF WELLFLEET HARBOR, MASSACHUSETTS, BY CCS RESEARCH VESSEL.

2/22/02 - 2 RIGHT WHALES WERE SIGHTED WEST OF GREAT ISLAND, WELLFLEET, MASSACHUSETTS BY THE CCS AERIAL SURVEY TEAM.

2/23/02 - 4 RIGHT WHALES WERE SIGHTED WEST OF GREAT ISLAND, WELLFLEET, MASSACHUSETTS BY THE CCS AERIAL SURVEY TEAM.

2/25/02 - 7 RIGHT WHALES WERE SIGHTED NORTH OF DENNIS, MASSACHUSETTS BY THE CCS AERIAL SURVEY TEAM.

2/26/01 - 2 RIGHT WHALES WERE SIGHTED IN CAPE COD BAY, SOUTH OF PROVINCETOWN, MASSACHUSETTS.

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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