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
12/04/02 42 59 70 08 8 Map
12/09/02 43 02 70 03 11 Map
12/13/02 42 17
42 58
43 00
43 00
70 02
70 03
69 19
69 03
8
8
8
8
Map
12/15/02 36 36 75 52 8 Map
12/19/02 34 34
43 01
42 53
42 54
76 33
69 21
69 03
69 15
8
8
8
10
Map
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Reports:

12/05/02 - 2 RIGHT WHALES SIGHTED BY AERIAL SURVEY 30 NM NORTHEAST OF CAPE ANN, MASSACHUSETTS

12/09/02 - 4 RIGHT WHALES SIGHTED BY AN AERIAL SURVEY 30 NM NORTHEAST OF CAPE ANN, MASSACHUSETTS

12/13/02 - 2 RIGHT WHALES SIGHTED 15 NM NORTHEAST OF PROVINCETOWN, MASSACHUSETTS, 6 RIGHT WHALES SIGHTED BY AN AERIAL SURVEY 30 NM NORTHEAST OF CAPE ANN, MASSACHUSETTS, 3 RIGHT WHALES SIGHTED BY AN AERIAL SURVEY 65 NM NORTHEAST OF CAPE ANN, MASSACHUSETTS, and 2 RIGHT WHALES SIGHTED BY AN AERIAL SURVEY 75 NM NORTHEAST OF CAPE ANN, MASSACHUSETTS.

12/16/02 - 1 RIGHT WHALE SIGHTED BY A RECREATIONAL BOATER 20 NM SOUTH OF CAPE HENRY, VA

12/19/02 - 1 RIGHT WHALE SIGHTED BY A RECREATIONAL BOATER 3 NM SOUTHWEST OF CAPE LOOKOUT, NC, 2 RIGHT WHALES SIGHTED BY AN AERIAL SURVEY 60 NM NORTHEAST OF CAPE ANN, MA, 2 RIGHT WHALES SIGHTED BY AN AERIAL SURVEY 75 NM NORTHEAST OF CAPE ANN, MA, and 4 RIGHT WHALES SIGHTED BY AN AERIAL SURVEY 65 NM NORTHEAST OF CAPE ANN, MA

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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