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
08/01/03 See Notes See Notes See Notes Map
08/02/03 42 15 70 29 8 Map
08/07/03 42 21
42 13
42 00
66 30
66 17
66 01
10
8
8
Map
08/08/03 41 33 65 58 10 Map
08/14/03 42 43 66 26 12 Map
08/19/03 42 17 70 32 8 Map
08/21/03 42 43 66 26 12 Map
08/24/03 42 43 66 06 8 Map
08/25/03 42 44 65 13 8 Map
08/27/03 41 46 70 16 8 Map
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Reports:

8/2/03 - 2 right whales sighted by a whale watch in the vicinity of the Boston Shipping lanes 28 nm Southeast of Boston, MA.

PERSISTANT AGGREGATIONS:

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

8/5/03 - PERSISTANT AGGREGATIONS:

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

8/7/03 - 10 right whales sighted by NOAA ship RV Delaware 170 nm North East of Boston MA, 3 right whales sighted by NOAA ship RV Delaware 212 nm East of Boston MA, and 1 right whales sighted by NOAA ship RV Delaware 224 nm South East of Boston MA.

8/8/03 - 17 right whales sighted by NOAA ship RV Delaware 231 nm South East of Boston, MA.

PERSISTANT AGGREGATIONS:

10 right whales sighted by NOAA ship RV Delaware 170 nm North East of Boston MA, or in a 10 nm radius around position 42-21N 66-30W

3 right whales sighted by NOAA ship RV Delaware 212 nm East of Boston MA, or in a 8 nm radius around position 42-13N 66-17W

8/14/03 - 30 right whales sighted by aerial survey crew 42 nm South East of St. Johns, NB.

8/21/03 - 2 right whales sighted by a whale watch in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 25 nm east of Boston MA.

PERSISTANT AGGREGATIONS: 30 right whales sighted by an aerial survey 42 nm southeast of St. Johns, NB or in a 10 nm radius around position 44-43N 66-26W

10 right whales sighted by NOAA ship RV Delaware 170 nm North East of Boston MA, or in a 10 nm radius around position 42-21N 66-30W

3 right whales sighted by NOAA ship RV Delaware 212 nm East of Boston MA, or in a 8 nm radius around position 42-13N 66-17W

17 right whales seen by NOAA ship Delaware 231 nm South East of Boston, MA, or in a 12 nm radius around position 41-33N 65-58W

8/24/03 - 2 right whales sighted by a shipboard survey 60 nm south of Yarmouth NS.

8/25/03 - 1 right whale sighted by a shipboard survey 75 nm southeast of Yarmouth NS.

8/27/03 - 2 right whales sighted opportunistically in the vicinity of the eastern Cape Cod Canal entrance 45 nm southeast of Boston MA.

PERSISTANT AGGREGATIONS:

30 right whales sighted by an aerial survey in the vicinity of the Bay of Fundy shipping lanes 42 nm southeast of St. Johns, NB or in a 10 nm radius around position 44-43N 66-26W

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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