NOAA/NMFS
Right Whale Sighting Advisory System (SAS)


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
06/03/03 42 30
41 31
41 09
69 23
68 41
69 08
8
12
8
Map
06/07/03 See Notes See Notes See Notes Map
06/09/03 41 11
42 09
69 00
67 23
8
8
Map
06/10/03 41 34
41 14
42 09
68 37
67 23
69 07
12
15
8
Map
06/16/03 42 50 69 25 8 Map
06/24/03 42 27
42 28
69 26
69 10
8 Map
06/25/03 42 06
42 07
42 15
69 32
69 03
68 58
10
8
8
Map
06/26/03 42 40
42 09
68 34
69 23
8
8
Map
06/28/03 42 08
42 13
69 19
68 58
8
12
Map
06/29/03 42 10 69 49 12 Map
06/30/03 42 08 69 48 10 Map
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- - - Reports:

6/3/03 - 1 Right whale sighted by an aerial survey 95 nm east of Boston, MA, 15 Right whales sighted by an aerial survey 150 nm southeast of Boston, MA, and 5 Right whales sighted by an aerial survey in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 135 nm east of Boston, MA.

6/7/03 - 14 Right whales sighted by an aerial survey 85 nm east of Boston, MA, or in an 8 nm radius around position 42-10N 69-07W

2 Right whales sighted by an aerial survey 100 nm east of Boston, MA, or in a 12 nm radius around position 42-10N 68-47W

1 Right whale sighted by an aerial survey 155 nm east of Boston, MA, or in an 8 nm radius around position 42-09N 67-36W

1 Right whale sighted by an aerial survey 65 nm east of Boston, MA, or in an 8 nm radius around position 42-36N 69-36W

6/9/03 - 4 Right whales sighted opportunistically, in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 110 nm southeast of Boston, MA, and 2 Right whales sighted opportunistically, in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 160 nm east of Boston, MA.

PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:

14 Right whales sighted by an aerial survey 85 nm east of Boston, MA, or in an 8 nm radius around position 42-10N 69-07W

3 Right whales sighted by an aerial survey, in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 125 nm southeast of Boston, MA, or in an 8 nm radius around position 41-24N 69-08W

43 Right whales sighted by an aerial survey, in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 150 nm southeast of Boston, MA, or in a 15 nm radius around position 41-27N 68-42W

6/10/03 - 13 Right whales sighted by an aerial survey, in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 115 nm southeast of Boston, MA, 21 Right whales sighted by an aerial survey and opportunistically, 115 nm southeast of Boston, MA, and 2 Right whales sighted opportunistically, 160 nm east of Boston, MA.

PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:

14 Right whales sighted by an aerial survey, in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 140 nm southeast of Boston, MA, or in an 11 nm radius around position 41-10N 68-59W

5 Right whales sighted by an aerial survey 130 nm southeast of Boston, MA, or in an 8 nm radius around position 41-44N 68-57W

5 Right whales sighted by an aerial survey 150 nm southeast of Boston, MA, or in an 8 nm radius around position 41-47N 68-32W

5 Right whales sighted by an aerial survey, 115 nm east of Boston, MA, or in a 10 nm radius around position 42-36N 69-09W

6/16/03 - 2 Right whales sighted by an aerial survey 75 nm northeast of Boston, MA.

PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:

14 Right whales sighted by an aerial survey 85 nm east of Boston, MA, or in an 8 nm radius around position 42-10N 69-07W

13 Right whales sighted by an aerial survey, in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 115 nm southeast of Boston, MA, or in a 12 nm radius around position 41-34N 68-37W

21 Right whales sighted by an aerial survey and opportunistically, 115 nm southeast of Boston, MA, or in a 15 nm radius around position 41-14N 68-56W

6/24/03 - 2 Right whales sighted by an aerial survey 65 nm east of Boston, MA, and 3 Right whales sighted by an aerial survey 80 nm east of Boston,MA.

6/25/03 - 11 Right whales sighted, in the vicinity of the Boston Shipping Lanes, by an aerial survey 60 nm east of Boston, MA, 4 Right whales sighted by an aerial survey 85 nm east of Boston, MA,and 9 Right whales were sighted by an aerial survey 85 nm east of Boston, MA

6/26/03 - 2 Right whales sighted by an aerial survey 110 nm east of Boston, MA, and 1 Right whale sighted opportunistically 215 nm east of New York, NY.

PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:

11 Right whales sighted, in the vicinity of the Boston Shipping Lanes, by an aerial survey 60 nm east of Boston, MA, or in a 10 nm radius around position 42-06N 69-32W

4 Right whales sighted by an aerial survey 85 nm east of Boston, MA, or in an 8 nm radius around position 42-07N 69-03W

9 Right whales were sighted by an aerial survey 85 nm east of Boston, MA,or in an 8 nm radius around position 42-15N 68-58W

26 Right whales sighted by an aerial survey 100 nm east of Boston, MA, or in a 12 nm radius around position 42-08N 68-41W

6 Right whales sighted by an aerial survey 120 nm southeast of Boston, MA, or in a 12 nm radius around position 41-47N 68-17W

5 Right whales sighted by an aerial survey 95 nm southeast of Boston, MA, or in a 12 nm radius around position 41-52N 68-56W

3 Right whales sighted by an aerial survey 85 nm southeast of Boston, MA, or in a 8 nm radius around position 41-54N 69-07W

3 Right whales sighted by an aerial survey 80 nm east of Boston, MA, or in an 8 nm radius around position 42-28N 69-10W

6/28/03 - 13 Right whales sighted by an aerial survey 80 nm east of Boston, MA, and 21 Right whales sighted by an aerial survey 90 nm east of Boston, MA.

PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:

2 Right whales sighted by an aerial survey 110 nm east of Boston, MA, or in an 8 nm radius around position 42-40N 68-34W

1 Right whale sighted opportunistically 215 nm east of New York, NY, or in an 8 nm radius around position 40-09N 69-23W

6/29/03 - 13 Right whales sighted opportunistically, in the vicinity of the Boston Shipping Lanes, 50 nm east of Boston, MA.

6/30/03 - 4 Right whales sighted opportunistically, in the vicinity of the Boston Shipping Lanes, 50 nm east of Boston, MA.

PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:

13 Right whales sighted opportunistically, in the vicinity of the Boston Shipping Lanes, 50 nm east of Boston, MA, or in a 12 nm radius around position 42-10N 69-49W

13 Right whales sighted by an aerial survey 80 nm east of Boston, MA, or in an 8 nm radius around position 42-08N 69-19W

21 Right whales sighted by an aerial survey 90 nm east of Boston, MA, or in a 12 nm radius around position 42-13N 68-58W

3 Right whales sighted by an aerial survey 80 nm east of Boston, MA, or in an 8 nm radius around position 42-28N 69-10W

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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