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
07/02/03 See Notes See Notes See Notes Map
07/06/03 42 49 70 49 8 Map
07/07/03 42 45 70 45 8 Map
07/09/03 42 24
42 36
70 26
69 34
8
8
Map
07/11/03 42 25 69 25 8 Map
07/12/03 42 21
42 25
70 27
69 25
8
8
Map
07/14/03 42 15 70 18 8 Map
07/15/03 42 04 70 23 8 Map
07/16/03 41 22 69 16 8 Map
07/17/03 See Notes See Notes See Notes Map
07/18/03 See Notes See Notes See Notes Map
07/19/03 See Notes See Notes See Notes Map
07/20/03 42 12
42 25
42 11
70 29
70 36
69 57
8
8
10
Map
07/21/03 42 22
42 12
42 17
70 37
70 01
69 24
8
8
10
Map
07/26/03 42 32 70 36 8 Map
07/27/03 42 11 70 15 8 Map
07/28/03 See Notes See Notes See Notes Map
07/29/03 42 06 70 24 8 Map
07/30/03 See Notes See Notes See Notes Map
07/31/03 See Notes See Notes See Notes Map
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Reports:

7/2/03 - 12 Right whales sighted opportunistically, 55 nm east of Boston, MA, or in a 10 nm radius around position 42-04N 69-43W

1 Right whale sighted opportunistically, 80 nm east of Boston, MA, or in an 8 nm radius around position 42-28N 69-06W

3 Right whales sighted by an aerial survey 135 nm east of Boston, MA, or in an 8 nm radius around position 42-09N 67-56W

2 Right whales sighted by an aerial survey 155 nm east of Boston, MA, or in an 8 nm radius around position 42-09N 67-23W

2 Right whales sighted by an aerial survey 165 nm east of Boston, MA, or in an 8 nm radius around position 42-12N 67-15W

5 Right whales sighted by an aerial survey 175 nm east of Boston, MA, or in an 9 nm radius around position 42-14N 67-57W

3 Right whales sighted by an aerial survey 150 nm east of Boston, MA, or in an 8 nm radius around position 42-16N 67-35W

4 Right whales sighted by an aerial survey 140 nm east of Boston, MA, or in an 8 nm radius around position 42-17N 67-45W

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

7/6/03 - 2 Right whale sighted opportunistically, 30 nm northeast of Boston, MA.

7/7/03 - 2 Right whales sighted by an aerial survey 25 nm northeast of Boston, MA.

PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:

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

7/9/03 - 2 Right whales sighted by a whale watch, in the vicinity of the Boston Shipping Lanes, 30 nm east of Boston, MA and 3 Right whales sighted by a shipboard survey 65 nm northeast 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

7/11/03 - 2 Right whales sighted by a whale watch 70 nm east of Boston, MA.

7/12/03 - 1 Right whale sighted by a whale watch, in the vicinity of the Boston Shipping Lanes, 25 nm east of Boston, MA, and 2 Right whales sighted by a whale watch 70 nm east of Boston, MA.

7/14/03 - 3 Right whales sighted by a whale watch, in the vicinity of the Boston Shipping Lanes, 30 nm east of Boston, MA.

PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:

4 Right whales sighted by an aerial survey 140 nm east of Boston, MA, or in an 8 nm radius around position 42-17N 67-45W

7/15/03 - 1 Right whale sighted opportunistically 30 nm southeast of Boston, MA.

PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:

3 Right whales sighted by an aerial survey 135 nm east of Boston, MA, or in an 8 nm radius around position 42-09N 67-56W

5 Right whales sighted by an aerial survey 175 nm east of Boston, MA, or in an 9 nm radius around position 42-14N 67-57W

3 Right whales sighted by an aerial survey 150 nm east of Boston, MA, or in an 8 nm radius around position 42-16N 67-35W

7/16/03 - 4 Right whales sighted opportunistically, in the vicinity of the Boston Shipping Lanes, 95 nm southeast of Boston, MA.

PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:

3 Right whales sighted by a whale watch, in the vicinity of the Boston Shipping Lanes, 30 nm east of Boston, MA, or in an 8 nm radius around position 42-15N 70-18W

- - - Reports:

7/17/03 - 2 Right whales sighted by an aerial survey in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 80 nm southeast of Boston, MA, or in an 8 nm radius around position 41-36N 69-35W

2 Right whales sighted by a whale watch in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 35 nm southeast of Boston, MA, or in an 8 nm radius around position 42-05N 70-21W

1 Right whale sighted opportunistically in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 35 nm southeast of Boston, MA, or in an 8 nm radius around 42-06N 70-22W

2 Right whales sighted by a whale watch in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 40 nm east of Boston, MA, or in an 8 nm radius around position 42-15N 70-07W

7/18/03 - 4 Right whales sighted by a whale watch in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 45 nm southeast of Boston, MA, or in a 10 nm radius around position 42-12N 70-02W

3 Right whales sighted by a whale watch in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 15 nm east of Boston, MA, or in an 8 nm radius around position 42-24N 70-42W

1 Right whale sighted by a whale watch in the vicitity of the Boston shipping lanes, 35 nm southeast of Boston, MA, or in an 8 nm radius around position 42-14N 70-15W

2 Right whale sighted by a whale watch in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 40 nm southeast of Boston, MA, or in an 8 nm radius around position 42-04N 70-15W

7/19/03 - 2 Right whales sighted opportunistically in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 20 nm east of Boston, MA, or in an 8 nm radius around position 42-23N 70-32W

5 Right whales sighted by a whale watch in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 45 nm southeast of Boston, MA, or in a 10 nm radius around position 42-11N 70-02W

6 Right whales sighted opportunistically 70 nm southeast of Boston, MA, or in a 10 nm radius around position 42-14N 69-26W

7/20/03 - 2 Right whales sighted opportunistically in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 20 nm southeast of Boston, MA, 2 Right whales sighted by a whale watch in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 14 nm east of Boston, MA, and 4 Right whales sighted by a whale watch in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 45 nm southeast of Boston, MA.

PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:

3 Right whales sighted by a whale watch in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 15 nm east of Boston, MA, or in an 8 nm radius around position 42-24N 70-42W

5 Right whales sighted by a whale watch in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 45 nm southeast of Boston, MA, or in a 10 nm radius around position 42-11N 70-02W

6 Right whales sighted opportunistically 70 nm southeast of Boston, MA, or in a 10 nm radius around position 42-14N 69-26W

7/21/03 - 2 Right whales sighted by an aerial survey in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 15 nm east of Boston, MA, 1 Right whale sighted by a whale watch in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 45 nm southeast of Boston, MA, and 6 Right whales sighted opportunistically 70 nm southeast of Boston, MA.

7/26/03 - 2 Right whales sighted by a whale watch 20 nm northeast of Boston, MA.

7/27/03 - 2 Right whales sighted by a whale watch, in the vicinity of the Boston Shipping Lanes, 35 nm east of Boston, MA.

7/28/03 - 2 Right whales sighted by a whale watch, in the vicinity of the Boston Shipping Lanes, 35 nm east of Boston, MA, or in an 8 nm radius around position 42-11N 70-14W

2 Right whales sighted by a whale watch, in the vicinity of the Boston Shipping Lanes, 22 nm southeast of Boston, MA, or in an 8 nm radius around position 42-15N 70-31W

2 Right whales sighted by a whale watch, in the vicinity of the Boston Shipping Lanes, 20 nm northeast of Boston, MA, or in an 8 nm radius around position 42-26N 70-31W

1 Right whale sighted by an aerial survey, 215 nm east of Boston, MA, or in an 8 nm radius around position 42-09N 66-45W

7 Right whales sighted by an aerial survey, 215 nm east of Boston, MA, or in a 10 nm radius around position 42-18N 66-10W

7/29/03 - 2 Right Whales sighted by a whale watch, in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 30 nm South East of Boston, MA.

PERSISTANT AGGREGATIONS:

10 Right whales sighted by an aerial survey, 215 nm east of Boston, MA, or in a 10 nm radius around position 42-18N 66-10W

6 Right whales sighted opportunistically 70 nm southeast of Boston, MA, or in a 10 nm radius around position 42-17N 69-24W

7/30/03- 2 right whales sighted by aerial survey 175 nm East of Boston, MA. or in a 8 nm radius around position 42-12N 67-13W

4 right whales sighted by aerial survey 200 nm East of Boston, MA. or in a 8 nm radius around position 42-15N 66-21W

4 right whales sighted by aerial survey 215 nm East of Boston, MA. or in a 10 nm radius around position 42-15N 66-45W

PERSISTANT AGGREGATIONS:

6 Right whales sighted opportunistically 70 nm southeast of Boston, MA, or in a 10 nm radius around position 42-17N 69-24W

7/31/03 - 2 right whales sighted by aerial survey 175 nm East of Boston, MA. or in a 8 nm radius around position 42-12N 67-13W

4 right whales sighted by aerial survey 200 nm East of Boston, MA. or in a 8 nm radius around position 42-15N 66-21W

4 right whales sighted by aerial survey 215 nm East of Boston, MA. or in a 10 nm radius around position 42-15N 66-45W

4 right whales sighted by Whale Center Of New England in the vicinity of the Boston Shipping lanes 27 nm East of Boston, MA. or in a 10 nm radius around position 42-19N 70-22W

PERSISTANT AGGREGATIONS:

6 Right whales sighted opportunistically 70 nm southeast of Boston, MA, or in a 10 nm radius around position 42-17N 69-24W

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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