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
03/20/03 41 18 69 51 11 Map
03/23/03 41 41
42 00
34 36
69 48
69 47
76 33
12
8
8
Map
03/24/03 41 39 69 52 12 Map
03/25/03 35 12
34 38
41 39
75 32
76 34
69 52
8
8
12
Map
03/26/03 42 32
41 39
69 59
69 52
8
12
Map
03/27/03 41 39
41 35
69 51
69 26
14
8
Map
03/28/03 41 58
41 39
69 48
69 51
10
14
Map
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Reports:

03/20/03 - 19 RIGHT WHALES SIGHTED BY AN AERIAL SURVEY IN THE VICINITY OF THE SHIPPING LANES 22 NM SOUTHEAST OF PROVINCETOWN, MASSACHUSETTS.

03/23/03 - 42 RIGHT WHALES SIGHTED BY AN AERIAL SURVEY 30 NM SOUTHEAST OF PROVINCETOWN, MASSACHUSETTS, 5 RIGHT WHALES SIGHTED BY AN AERIAL SURVEY 20 NM EAST OF PROVINCETOWN, MASSACHUSETTS, IN THE VICINITY OF THE SHIPPING LANES, and 1 RIGHT WHALE SIGHTED OPPORTUNISTICALLY 2 NM SOUTH OF CAPE LOOKOUT, NORTH CAROLINA

03/24/03 - 26 RIGHT WHALES SIGHTED 3 NM EAST OF CHATHAM, MASSACHUSETTS, IN THE VICINITY OF THE SHIPPING LANES.

03/25/03 - 2 RIGHT WHALES SIGHTED OPPORTUNISTICALLY 3 NM SOUTH OF CAPE HATTERAS, NORTH CAROLINA, 1 RIGHT WHALE SIGHTED OPPORTUNISTICALLY 2 NM SOUTH OF CAPE LOOKOUT, NORTH CAROLINA and 26 RIGHT WHALES SIGHTED 3 NM EAST OF CHATHAM, MASSACHUSETTS, IN THE VICINITY OF THE SHIPPING LANES.

03/26/03 - 2 RIGHT WHALES SIGHTED OPPORTUNISTICALLY 25 NM EAST OF CAPE ANN, MASSACHUSETTS, and 26 RIGHT WHALES SIGHTED IN THE VICINITY OF THE SHIPPING LANES, 3 NM EAST OF CHATHAM, MASSACHUSETTS.

03/27/03 - 56 RIGHT WHALES SIGHTED IN THE VICINITY OF THE SHIPPING LANES, 4 NM EAST OF CHATHAM, MASSACHUSETTS, and 1 RIGHT WHALE SIGHTED IN THE VICINITY OF THE SHIPPING LANES, 24 NM SOUTHEAST OF CHATHAM, MASSACHUSETTS.

03/28/03 - 10 RIGHT WHALES SIGHTED BY AN AERIAL SURVEY IN THE VICINITY OF THE SHIPPING LANES, 20 NM SOUTHEAST OF PROVINCETOWN, MASSACHUSETTS, and 56 RIGHT WHALES SIGHTED BY AN AERIAL SURVEY IN THE VICINITY OF THE SHIPPING LANES, 4 NM EAST OF CHATHAM, 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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