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
03/01/04 41 59 70 14 8 Map
03/04/04 42 46 70 14 8 Map
03/05/04 42 46
41 59
68 56
70 11
8
8
Map
03/10/04 41 53 70 23 8 Map
03/14/04 41 55
41 32
41 44
70 17
69 37
68 41
10
12
8
Map
03/16/04 41 54 70 17 8 Map
03/20/04 41 54 70 18 8 Map
03/24/04 41 49 70 17 10 Map
03/30/04 41 49
36 40
70 19
75 12
10
10
Map
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Reports:

3/1/04 - 13 right whales sighted by an aerial survey 40 nm southeast of Boston MA.

3/4/04 - 2 right whales sighted by an aerial survey 100 nm northeast of Boston MA.

3/5/04 - 3 right whales sighted by an aerial survey 100 nm northeast of Boston MA, and 4 right whales sighted by a shipboard survey 40 nm southeast of Boston MA.

PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:

13 right whales sighted by an aerial survey 40 nm southeast of Boston MA or in an 8 nm radius around position 41-59N 070-14W

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.

3/10/04 - 9 right whales sighted by an aerial survey 40 nm southeast of Boston MA.

3/14/04 - 17 right whales sighted by an aerial survey 41 nm southeast of Boston MA, 16 right whales sighted by an aerial survey in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 79 nm Southeast of Boston, MA, and 1 right whale sighted by an aerial survey 109 nm Southeast of Boston MA,

PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:

16 right whales sighted by an aerial survey in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 80 nm southeast of Boston, MA, or in a 12 nm radius around position 41-32N 069-37W

3 right whales sighted by an aerial survey 100 nm northeast of Boston MA or in an 8 nm radius around position 42-46N 068-56W.

3/16/04 - 11 right whales sighted by an aerial survey 40 nm southeast of Boston, MA.

3/20/04 - 16 right whales sighted by an aerial survey, 40 nm southeast of Boston, MA.

3/24/04 - 23 right whales sighted by an aerial survey, 45 nm southeast of Boston, MA.

PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:

16 right whales sighted by an aerial survey in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 80 nm southeast of Boston, MA, or in a 12 nm radius around position 41-32N 069-37W

3/30/04 - 11 right whales sighted by an aerial survey, 45 nm southeast of Boston, MA.

1 entangled right whale tracked by a satellite tag, in the vicinity of the Chesapeake Bay Shipping Lanes, 45 nm east of Norfolk, VA.

1 entangled right whale tracked by a satellite tag, in the vicinity of the Chesapeake Bay Shipping Lanes, 45 nm east of Norfolk, VA, or in a 10 nm radius around position 36-40N 075-12W

PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:

23 right whales sighted by an aerial survey, 45 nm southeast of Boston, MA, or in a 10 nm radius around position 41-49N 070-17W

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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