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
12/02/03 43 03 69 57 8 Map
12/04/03 42 59
42 42
70 03
70 02
8
8
Map
12/05/03 42 52
44 18
42 56
70 02
66 40
70 00
8
8
10
Map
12/10/03 42 41
42 47
70 23
70 08
8
10
Map
12/20/03 43 04 69 50 8 Map
12/23/03 41 25 69 24 8 Map
12/29/03 40 52 62 01 8 Map
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Reports:

12/02/03 - 3 right whales sighted opportunistically in the vicinity of the Portland Shipping Lanes, 40 nm southeast of Portland, ME.

PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:

20 right whales sighted opportunistically in the vicinty of the Bay of Fundy shipping lanes, 35 nm southeast of St. Johns, NB, or in a 10 nm radius around position 44-30N 66-25W

12/4/03 - 2 right whales sighted by aerial survey in the vicinity of the Portland shipping lanes, 44 nm Southeast of Portland, ME, and 3 right whales sighted by aerial survey 48 nm Norhteast of Boston, MA.

12/5/03 - 2 right whales sighted by shipboard survey, in the vicinity of the Portland shipping lanes, 45 nm south of Portland, ME, 2 right whales sighted opportunistically, in the vicinity of the Bay of Fundy shipping lanes, 40 nm southeast of St. John's, NB, and 3 right whales sighted by a shipboard survey, in the vicinity of the Portland shipping lanes, 43 nm south of Portland, ME

12/10/03 - 2 right whales sighted by a shipboard survey, 35 nm northeast of Boston,MA, and 3 right whales sighted by a shipboard survey, 50 nm northeast of Boston, MA.

PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:

3 right whales sighted by a shipboard survey, in the vicinity of the Portland shipping lanes, 43 nm south of Portland, ME, or in a 10 nm radius around position 42-56N 70-00W

12/20/03 - 2 right whales sighted opportunistically in the vicinity of the Portland Shipping Lanes, 35 nm southeast of Portland, ME.

12/23/03 - 3 right whales sighted opportunistically in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 90 nm South East of Boston, MA.

PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:

3 right whales sighted by a shipboard survey, 50 nm northeast of Boston, MA, or in a 10 nm radius around position 42-47N 70-08W.

12/29/03 - 1 right whale sighted opportunistically 65 nm South West of Providence, RI.

PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:

3 right whales sighted opportunistically in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 90 nm South East of Boston, MA, or in an 8 nm radius around position 41 25N 69 24W.

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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