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
06/3/02 41 19 69 00 10 Map
06/4/02 41 47
42 10
68 54
68 28
18
14
Map
06/8/02 41 51
41 41
41 22
68 35
68 51
69 03
8
8
15
Map
06/10/02 41 28
41 13
42 27
69 17
68 59
68 22
9
13
10
Map
06/11/02 42 28
42 20
42 21
68 30
68 21
69 00
8
10
8
Map
Map
06/13/02 41 24 69 17 11 Map
06/14/02 41 19 68 59 11 Map
06/18/02 41 49
42 14
41 37
42 15
41 21
41 21
68 51
67 24
69 00
67 39
67 17
69 01
8
8
8
10
9
10
Map
06/19/02 42 12
42 01
42 09
67 26
68 27
66 46
18
8
8
Map
06/20/02 41 14
41 23
68 47
68 47
16
8
Map
06/22/02 41 12
41 17
69 13
68 59
8
8
Map
06/24/02 41 36 68 38 11 Map
06/26/02 41 21 69 01 15 Map
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Reports:

6/3/02 - 54 RIGHT WHALES ARE NEAR THE SHIPPING LANES 45 NM EAST OF NANTUCKET, MASSACHUSETTS.

6/4/02 - AN AERIAL SURVEY SIGHTED 41 RIGHT WHALES 50 NM EAST OF CHATHAM, MASSACHUSETTS, and 7 RIGHT WHALES 75 NM EAST OF PROVINCETOWN, MASSACHUSETTS.

6/8/02 - AN AERIAL SURVEY SIGHTED 2 RIGHT WHALES 70 NM SOUTHEAST OF PROVINCETOWN, MASSACHUSETTS, 3 RIGHT WHALES 50 NM EAST OF CHATHAM, MASSACHUSETTS,and 15 RIGHT WHALES NEAR THE SHIPPING LANES, 40 NM EAST OF NANTUCKET, MASSACHUSETTS.

6/10/02 - AN AERIAL SURVEY SIGHTED 2 RIGHT WHALES 35 NM SOUTHEAST OF CHATHAM, MASSACHUSETTS, 8 RIGHT WHALES 50 NM SOUTHEAST OF CHATHAM, MASSACHUSETTS, and 6 RIGHT WHALES 95 NM SOUTHEAST OF CAPE ANN, MASSACHUSETTS.

6/11/02 - AN AERIAL SURVEY SIGHTED 2 RIGHT WHALES 80 NM NORTHEAST OF PROVINCETOWN, MASSACHUSETTS, 8 RIGHT WHALES 85 NM NORTHEAST OF PROVINCETOWN, MASSACHUSETTS, and A SHIPBOARD SURVEY SIGHTED 4 RIGHT WHALES SIGHTED 40 NM EAST OF NANTUCKET, MASSACHUSETTS

6/13/02 - AN AERIAL SURVEY SIGHTED 39 RIGHT WHALES 35 NM SOUTHEAST OF CHATHAM, MASSACHUSETTS

6/14/02 - AN AERIAL SURVEY SIGHTED 15 RIGHT WHALES 45 NM EAST OF NANTUCKET, MASSACHUSETTS

6/18/02 - 50 NM EAST OF CHATHAM, MASSACHUSETTS, 120 NM NORTHEAST OF PROVINCETOWN, MASSACHUSETTS, 45 NM SOUTHEAST OF CHATHAM, MASSACHUSETTS, 105 NM NORTHEAST OF PROVINCETOWN, MASSACHUSETTS, 40 NM EAST OF NANTUCKET, MASSACHUSETTS, and 45 NM EAST OF NANTUCKET, MASSACHUSETTS.

6/19/02 - AN SERIAL SURVEY SIGHTED 16 RIGHT WHALES 115 NM NORTHEAST OF PROVINCETOWN, MASSACHUSETTS, 3 RIGHT WHALES 75 NM EAST OF PROVINCETOWN, MASSACHUSETTS, and 1 RIGHT WHALE 150 NM EAST OF PROVINCETOWN, MASSACHUSETTS.

6/20/02 - 40 NM EAST OF NANTUCKET, MASSACHUSETTS, and 50 NM EAST OF NANTUCKET, MASSACHUSETTS.

6/22/02 - A SHIPBOARD SURVEY SIGHTED 5 RIGHT WHALES IN THE SHIPPING LANES, 35 NM SOUTHEAST OF NANTUCKET, MASSACHUSETTS, and 10 RIGHT WHALES 45 NM EAST OF NANTUCKET, MASSACHUSETTS. 6/24/02 - 10 RIGHT WHALES 60 NM EAST OF CHATHAM, MASSACHUSETTS. 6/26/02 - AN AERIAL SURVEY SIGHTED 27 RIGHT WHALES 45 NM SOUTHEAST OF NANTUCKET, 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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