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
04/01/02 34 39 76 50 8 Map
04/05/02 42 09
42 21
42 14
69 58
69 59
69 06
13
8
8
Map
04/07/02 41 14 70 07 8 Map
04/11/02 42 10 69 54 12 Map
04/12/02 42 45 69 46 14 Map
04/14/02 42 33
42 16
69 57
70 00
12
8
Map
04/15/02 41 46 70 33 8 Map
04/17/02 41 38
42 23
69 14
70 23
16
14
Map
Map
04/20/02 42 08
42 22
42 49
70 28
70 23
69 03
8
8
11
Map
04/21/02 42 08 68 47 8 Map
04/22/02 43 25 69 03 8 Map
04/23/02 42 57
43 24
43 15
42 02
69 05
69 13
68 47
70 00
10
8
8
8
Map
04/24/02 42 16
42 30
70 19
69 46
8
19
Map
04/25/02 42 09 70 04 8 Map
04/27/02 42 11 70 05 8 Map
04/30/02 41 38
41 50
42 26
69 29
68 27
69 37
21
8
8
Map
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Reports:

4/1/02 - SOUTHWEST OF MOREHEAD CITY, NORTH CAROLINA

4/5/02 - 10 NM NORTHEAST OF PROVINCETOWN, MASSACHUSETTS, 20 NM NORTHEAST OF PROVINCETOWN, MASSACHUSETTS, 50 NM EAST OF PROVINCETOWN, MASSACHUSETTS

4/7/02 - SOUTH OF MIACOMET BEACH, NANTUCKET, MASSACHUSETTS

4/11/02 - 15 NM NORTHEAST OF PROVINCETOWN, MASSACHUSETTS

4/12/02 - 37 NM EAST OF CAPE ANN, MASSACHUSETTS

4/14/02 - 10 RIGHT WERE SIGHTED DURING AN AERIAL SURVEY 30 NM EAST OF CAPE ANN, MASSACHSETTS, AND 2 MORE WERE SEEN 15 NM NORTHEAST OF PROVINCETOWN, MASSACHUSETTS.

4/15/02 - EASTERN END OF THE CAPE COD CANAL

4/17/02 - 44 NM EAST OF CHATHAM, MASSACHUSETTS AND 20 NM SOUTHEAST OF CAPE ANN, MASSACHUSETTS

4/20/02 - 1 RIGHT WHALE SIGHTED BY A WHALE WATCH BOAT 13 NM WEST OF PROVINCETOWN, MASSACHUSETTS, 2 RIGHT WHALES SIGHTED BY A SHIPBOARD SURVEY 20 NM NORTHWEST OF PROVINCETOWN, MASSACHUSETTS, and 7 RIGHT WHALES SIGHTED BY AN AERIAL SURVEY 70 NM SOUTHEAST OF CAPE ELIZABETH, MAINE.

4/21/02 - 3 RIGHT WHALES SIGHTED BY AN AERIAL SURVEY 65 NM EAST OF PROVINCETOWN, MASSACHUSETTS.

4/22/02 - 85 NM EAST OF KENNEBUNKPORT, MAINE

4/23/02 - 7 RIGHT WHALES SIGHTED BY AN AERIAL SURVEY 70 NM EAST OF CAPE ANN, MASSACHUSETTS, 2 RIGHT WHALES SIGHTED BY AN AERIAL SURVEY 45 NM EAST OF CAPE ELIZABETH, MAINE, 1 RIGHT WHALE SIGHTED BY AN AERIAL SURVEY 65 NM EAST OF CAPE ELIZABETH, MAINE,AND 2 RIGHT WHALES SIGHTED OPPORTUNISTICALLY 9 NM EAST OF PROVINCETOWN, MASSACHSETTS.

4/24/02 - 10 NM NORTH OF PROVINCETOWN, MASSACHUSETTS, and 30 NM NORTHEAST OF PROVINCETOWN, MASSACHUSETTS. 4/25/02 - 3 NM NORTH OF PROVINCETOWN, MASSACHUSETTS

4/27/02 - 2 RIGHT WHALES SIGHTED 8 NM NORTHEAST OF PROVINCETOWN, MASSACHUSETTS

4/30/02 - 21 RIGHT WHALES SIGHTED 40 NM SOUTHEAST OF PROVINCETOWN, MASSACHUSETTS, 1 RIGHT WHALE SIGHTED 80 NM EAST OF PROVINCETOWN, MASSACHUSETTS, and 2 RIGHT WHALES SIGHTED 35 NM NORTHEAST 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

Pages maintained by J. Michael Williamson, WhaleNet

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