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
08/2/02 42 08 70 08 8 Map
08/8/02 38 56 74 47 8 Map
08/9/02 42 48 65 35 9 Map
08/20/02 44 09 67 38 8 Map
08/22/02 42 47 65 30 13 Map
08/23/02 42 52 65 25 12 Map
08/25/02 42 49
44 09
44 17
65 30
67 36
67 18
15
8
8
Map
08/26/02 44 40
42 49
66 30
65 27
10
10
Map
08/27/02 44 30
42 51
66 30
65 26
9
12
Map
08/28/02 44 40 66 27 11 Map
08/29/02 44 40 66 30 9 Map
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Reports:

8/1/02 - A WHALE WATCH VESSEL SIGHTED 1 RIGHT WHALE 15 NM NORTHEAST OF PROVINCETOWN, MASSACHUSETTS

8/8/02 - 1 RIGHT WHALE 3 NM EAST OF CAPE MAY, NEW JERSEY.

8/9/02 - 6 RIGHT WHALES 40 NM SOUTH OF CAPE SABLE, NOVA SCOTIA.

8/20/02 - 15 NM SOUTHEST OF PETIT MANAN ISLAND, MAINE.

8/22/02 - 17 RIGHT WHALES SIGHTED BY A SHIPBOARD SURVEY 35 NM SOUTH OF CAPE SABLE, NOVA SCOTIA.

8/23/02 - 40 RIGHT WHALES SIGHTED BY A SHIPBOARD SURVEY 35 NM SOUTH OF CAPE SABLE, NOVA SCOTIA

8/25/02 - 9 RIGHT WHALES SIGHTED BY A SHIPBOARD SURVEY 40 NM SOUTH OF CAPE SABLE, NOVA SCOTIA, 2 RIGHT WHALES SIGHTED OPPORTUNISTICALLY 25 NM NORTHEAST OF MOUNT DESERT ROCK, MAINE, and 1 RIGHT WHALE SIGHTED BY AN AERIAL SURVEY 40 NM NORTHEAST OF MOUNT DESERT ROCK, MAINE.

8/26/02 - 30 RIGHT WHALES SIGHTED BY AN AERIAL SURVEY NEAR THE BAY OF FUNDY TRAFFIC LANES, and 10 RIGHT WHALES SIGHTED BY A SHIPBOARD SURVEY 35 NM SOUTH OF CAPE SABLE, NOVA SCOTIA.

8/27/02 - 40 RIGHT WHALES SIGHTED BY AN AERIAL SURVEY NEAR THE BAY OF FUNDY TRAFFIC LANES, OR 26 RIGHT WHALES SIGHTED BY A SHIPBOARD SURVEY 35 NM SOUTH OF CAPE SABLE, NOVA SCOTIA.

8/28/02 - 35 RIGHT WHALES SIGHTED BY AN AERIAL SURVEY NEAR THE BAY OF FUNDY TRAFFIC LANES.

8/29/02 - 35 RIGHT WHALES SIGHTED BY AN AERIAL SURVEY NEAR THE BAY OF FUNDY TRAFFIC LANES.

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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