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
02/03/04 41 52 69 42 8 Map
02/10/04 41 55
41 56
69 47
70 14
8
8
Map
02/12/04 41 55
42 42
70 14
70 02
9
8
Map
02/13/04 41 55 70 14 9 Map
02/17/04 41 56 70 14 9 Map
02/20/04 41 56 70 14 9 Map
02/22/04 42 05 69 53 8 Map
02/23/04 41 58 70 15 9 Map
02/24/04 41 55 70 13 10 Map
02/26/04 35 11 75 28 8 Map
02/29/04 42 01 70 13 8 Map
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Reports:

2/3/04 - 1 right whale sighted by an aerial survey in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 65 nm southeast of Boston, MA.

2/10/04 - 2 right whales sighted opportunistically in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 60 nm southeast of Boston MA, and 2 right whales sighted by an aerial survey 40 nm southeast of Boston MA.

2/12/04 - 3 right whales sighted an aerial survey 40 nm southeast of Boston MA, and 7 right whales sighted by an aerial survey 40 nm east of Boston MA.

2/13/04 - 3 right whales sighted a shipboard survey 40 nm southeast of Boston MA.

2/17/04 - 7 right whales sighted by an aerial survey 40 nm southeast of Boston MA.

2/20/04 - 10 right whales sighted by an aerial survey 40 nm southeast of Boston MA.

2/22/04 - 4 right whales sighted opportunistically in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 50 nm east of Boston MA.

PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:

10 right whales sighted by an aerial survey 40 nm southeast of Boston MA or in a 9 nm radius around position 41-56N 070-14W

2/23/04 - 3 right whales sighted opportunistically 40 nm southeast of Boston MA.

2/24/04 - 19 right whales sighted by an aerial survey 40 nm southeast of Boston MA.

2/26/04 - 1 right whale sighted opportunistically 120 nm south of Norfolk VA.

PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:

19 right whales sighted by an aerial survey 40 nm southeast of Boston MA or in a 10 nm radius around position 41-55N 070-13W

4 right whales sighted opportunistically in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 50 nm east of Boston MA or in a 8 nm radius around position 42-05N 069-53W

7 right whales sighted by an aerial survey 40 nm east of Boston MA or in a 8 nm radius around position 42-42N 070-02W

2/29/04 - 14 right whales sighted by an aerial survey 40 nm southeast of Boston MA.

PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:

4 right whales sighted opportunistically in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 50 nm east of Boston MA or in a 8 nm radius around position 42-05N 069-53W.

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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