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
10/01/03 42 46 70 19 8 Map
10/02/03 41 31
44 04
68 49
68 07
8
8
Map
10/06/03 44 13
42 41
67 28
70 13
8
8
Map
10/14/03 43 15
42 44
68 09
70 19
8
8
Map
10/17/03 42 58 70 13 8 Map
10/18/03 42 58
42 55
70 13
69 13
8
8
Map
10/20/03 42 02 70 10 8 Map
10/25/03 43 04 69 59 8 Map
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Reports:

10/01/03 - 1 Right whale sighted opportunistically, 40 nm northeast of Boston, MA.

10/2/03 - 1 Right whale sighted opportunistically 110 nm southeast of Boston, MA,and 2 Right whales sighted by a whale watch, 95 nm east of Portland, ME. 10/6/03 - 2 right whales sighted by aerial survey 120 nm North East of Portland, ME, and 2 right whales sighted by shipboard whale survey 43 nm North East of Boston, MA.

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

10/14/03 - 1 Right whale sighted opportunistically 80 nm east of Portland, ME,and 1 Right whale sighted by a shipboard survey 35 nm northeast of Boston, MA.

10/17/03 - 1 right whale sighted opportunistically 45 nm South East of Portland, ME.

10/18/03 - 1 right whale sighted opportunistically 45 nm South East of Portland, ME, and 1 right whale sighted be aerial survey 65 nm South East of Portland, ME. 10/20/03 - 1 Right whale sighted by a whale watch, in the vicinity of the Boston Shipping Lanes, 40 nm southeast of Boston, MA.

10/25/03 - 2 right whales sighted by a shipboard survey 35 nm southeast of Portland, ME.

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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