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.

(Pages maintained and donated by Michael Williamson, WhaleNet )

Locations and Maps
Date
Lat
N
Long
W
Radius
(nm)
Map
03/01/02 42 07
41 52
70 30
70 09
9
8
Map
03/02/02 41 53
41 50
70 08
70 21
8
8
Map
03/05/02 41 59 70 07 8 Map
03/06/02 33 46 77 59 8 Map
03/07/02 41 59 70 07 8 Map
03/15/02 41 49 70 11 8 Map
03/21/02 38 37 75 01 8 TBA
03/22/02 35 14 75 23 8 Map
03/25/02 42 03 70 03 8 Map
03/28/02 40 11
42 28
73 42
70 16
15
11
Map
Map
03/29/02 42 07
42 23
70 06
70 27
14
8
Map
03/31/02 42 07
42 23
70 06
70 27
14
8
Map
03/31/02 34 39 76 50 8 Map
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Reports:

3/1/01 - EAST OF DUXBURY BEACH, MASSACHSETTS, EAST OF DUXBURY BEACH, MASSACHSETTS 3/2/02 - 5 right whales sighted west of Wellfleet Harbor, Massachusetts by CCS aerial survey. 2 right whales sighted northeast of the east end of the Cape Cod Canal, Massachusetts by CCS aerial survey.

3/5/02 - 4 RIGHT WHALES WERE SIGHTED SOUTH OF PROVINCETOWN HARBOR, MASSACHUSETTS BY THE CCS AERIAL SURVEY TEAM.

3/6/02 - SOUTH OF Cape Fear, NC

3/7/02 - SOUTH OF PROVINCETOWN HARBOR, MASSACHUSETTS

3/15/02 - THE CENTER FOR COASTAL STUDIES (CCS) AERIAL SURVEY TEAM REPORTED 3 RIGHT WHALES NORTH OF BARNSTABLE HARBOR, MASSACHUSETTS.

3/21/02 - The NOAA57 Twin Otter with NEFSC observers on board reported sighting 1 Right Whale, SSE of the mouth of Delaware Bay.

3/22/02 - 1 RIGHT WHALE WAS SIGHTED NORTH OF CAPE HATTERAS, NORTH CAROLINA BY THE NOAA R/V ALBATROSS IV.

3/25/02 - EAST OF HIGHLAND LIGHT, TRURO, MASSACHUSETTS.

3/28/02 - 15 MILES EAST OF MANASQUAN INLET, NEW JERSEY and 20 MILES SOUTHEAST OF CAPE ANN, MASSACHUSETTS

3/29/02 - NORTH OF PROVINCETOWN, MASSACHUSETTS

3/31/02 - NORTH OF PROVINCETOWN, MASSACHUSETTS AND SOUTHEAST OF CAPE ANN, MASSACHUSETTS and SOUTHWEST OF MOREHEAD CITY, NORTH CAROLINA

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

Pages maintained by J. Michael Williamson, WhaleNet

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