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
01/16/03 35 31 75 28 8 Map
01/17/03 42 46 69 46 8 Map
01/19/03 42 01
42 26
70 11
69 46
8
8
Map
01/25/03 41 50 70 24 8 Map
01/26/03 41 56
42 46
70 12
69 46
8
8
Map
01/30/03 41 53 70 23 8 Map
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Reports:

01/16/03 - 3 RIGHT WHALES SIGHTED OPPORTUNISTICALLY, 15 NM NORTH OF CAPE HATTERAS, NORTH CAROLINA

01/17/03 - 3 RIGHT WHALES SIGHTED OPPORTUNISTICALLY 45 NM SOUTHEAST OF PORTSMOUTH, NH.

01/19/03 - 1 RIGHT WHALE SIGHTED OPPORTUNISTICALLY 2 NM SOUTH OF PROVINCETOWN, MA, and 3 RIGHT WHALES SIGHTED OPPORTUNISTICALLY 45 NM SOUTHEAST OF PORTSMOUTH, NH.
NOTE: THIS GROUP IS LIKELY TO PERSIST IN THIS LOCATION FOR TWO WEEKS

1/25/03 - 2 RIGHT WHALES SIGHTED BY AN AERIAL SURVEY 15 NM SOUTHWEST OF PROVINCETOWN, MASSACHUSETTS.

1/26/03 - 1 RIGHT WHALE WAS SIGHTED BY AN AERIAL SURVEY 9 NM SOUTH OF PROVINCETOWN, MASSACHUSETTS, and 3 RIGHT WHALES SIGHTED OPPORTUNISTICALLY 45 NM SOUTHEAST OF PORTSMOUTH, NH.

1/30/03 - 1 RIGHT WHALE SIGHTED OPPORTUNISTICALLY 12 NM SOUTHWEST 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

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