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
09/06/03 42 03
43 04
70 30
70 28
8
8
Map
09/07/03 42 03
43 04
70 29
70 26
8
8
Map
09/08/03 41 46
42 44
69 14
67 22
8
8
Map
09/12/03 44 38 66 28 10 Map
09/13/03 43 03 70 20 8 Map
09/18/03 43 02
41 46
66 22
70 16
8
8
Map
09/19/03 42 10
43 02
70 23
66 22
8
8
No
Map
09/25/03 44 09 67 55 8 Map
09/26/03 44 38 66 28 8 Map
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Reports:

09/06/03 - 1 right whale sighted by a whale watch vessel in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 29 nm southeast of Boston MA. and 1 right whale seen by a whale watch vessel 38 nm southeast of Portland, ME.

09/07/03 - 2 right whale sighted by a whale watch vessel in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 31 nm southeast of Boston MA., and 1 right whale seen by a whale watch vessel 38 nm southeast of Portland, ME.

9/8/03 - 1 Right whale sighted by a whale watch, in the vicinity of the Boston Shipping Lanes, 65 nm southeast of Boston, MA, and 2 Right whales sighted opportunistically 160 nm northeast of Boston, MA.

PERSISTENT 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

9/12/03 - 20 Right whales sighted by a shipboard survey in the vicinity of the Bay of Fundy shipping lanes 30 nm southeast of St. Johns, NB.

9/13/02 - 1 right whale sighted by a whale watcher 20 nm east of Portsmouth NH.

9/18/03 - 1 right whale sighted by Brunswick Naval aircraft 173 nm South East of Portland,ME, and 2 right whales sighted opportunistically in the vicinity of the eastern Cape Cod Canal entrance 45 nm southeast of Boston MA.

9/19/03 - 2 right whales sighted opportunistically, in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes,29 nm south east of Boston, MA, and1 right whale sighted opportunistically, 173 nm south east of Portland, ME.

9/25/03 - 1 right whale sighted opportunistically 100 nm northeast of Portland, ME.

9/26/03 - 1 right whale sighted by a whale watching vessle 119 nm Norht East of Portland, ME.

PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:

20 Right whales sighted by a shipboard survey in the vicinity of the Bay of Fundy shipping lanes 30 nm southeast of St. Johns, NB or in a 10 nm radius around position 44-38N 66-28W

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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