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
04/02/04 38 26 74 21 10 Map
04/07/04 42 05 68 55 8 Map
04/08/04 42 00
41 58
41 47
70 16
70 27
70 24
8
8
8
Map
04/09/04 41 50
42 14
42 18
38 18
70 20
6 856
68 48
74 55
8
10
10
8
Map
04/10/04 41 51 70 14 10 Map
04/11/04 41 14 69 58 8 Map
04/13/04 42 05 70 15 8 Map
04/17/04 42 08 70 19 10 Map
04/18/04 41 30
41 26
42 12
41 50
41 54
69 25
69 13
69 13
69 50
7015
8
8
8
8
10
Map
04/19/04 42 03 70 14 10 Map
04/20/04 42 23 69 10 8 Map
04/212/04 41 13
41 31
41 32
40 22
42 30
42 07
69 24
69 22
69 26
70 29
70 12
69 39
10
8
8
8
12
8
Map
04/22/04 42 07 70 09 8 Map
04/25/04 41 57
42 05
70 32
70 13
8
8
Map
04/28/04 41 34 69 04 8 Map
04/30/04 41 41
41 41
69 18
68 24
8
8
Map
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Reports:

4/2/04 - 1 entangled right whale tracked by a satellite tag, in the vicinity of the Delaware Bay Shipping Lanes, 35 nm east of Delaware Bay, DE.

PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:

11 right whales sighted by an aerial survey, 45 nm southeast of Boston, MA, or in a 10 nm radius around position 41-49N 070-19W

4/7/04 - 6 right whales sighted opportunistically, 90 nm east of Boston, MA.

4/8/04 - 7 right whales sighted by an areial survey, 39 NM South East of Boston, MA, 1 right whale sighted by an aerial survey, 31 NM South East of Boston, MA and 1 right whale sighted by an aerial survey, 43 NM South East of Boston, MA.

PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:

6 right whales sighted opportunistically, 90 nm east of Boston, MA or in an 8 nm radius around position 42-05N 68-55W

2 right whales sighted opportunistically, in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 50 nm southeast of Boston, MA or in an 8 nm radius

7 right whales sighted by an aerial survey, in the vicintity of the Boston shipping lanes, 80 nm southeast of Boston, MA or in a 10 nm radius around position 41-39N 69-42W

1 right whale sighted by an aerial survey, in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 70 nm southeast of Boston, MA or in an 8 nm radius around position 41-35N 69-42W

4/9/04 - 2 right whales sighted by a shipboard survey, 40 nm southeast of Boston, MA, 6 right whales sighted by an aerial survey, 85 nm east of Boston, MA , 5 right whales sighted by an aerial survey, 95 nm southeast of Boston, MA, and 2 right whales sighted opportunistically, in the vicinity of the Deleware shipping lanes, 25 nm southeast of Deleware Bay.

4/10/04 - 8 right whales sighted by an aerial survey, 40 nm southeast of Boston, MA.

PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:

6 right whales sighted by an aerial survey, 85 nm east of Boston, MA or in a 10 nm radius around position 42-14N 68-56W

5 right whales sighted by an aerial survey, 95 nm southeast of Boston, MA or in a 10 nm radius around position 42-18N 68-48W

7 right whales sighted by an aerial survey, 39 NM South East of Boston, MA or in an 8 NM radius around postition 42-00N 70-16W

7 right whales sighted by an aerial survey, in the vicintity of the Boston shipping lanes, 80 nm southeast of Boston, MA or in a 10 nm radius around position 41-39N 69-42W

4/11/04 - 2 right whales sighted opportunistically, 80 nm southeast of Boston, MA.

4/13/04 - 2 right whales sighted opportunistically, 35 nm southeast of Boston, MA.

4/17/04 - 6 right whales sighted by whale watches, 35 nm east of Boston, MA.

4/18/04 - 1 right whale sighted by an aerial survey, in the vicinity of the Boston Shipping lanes, 80 nm southeast of Boston, MA, 8 right whales sighted by an aerial survey, in the vicinity of the Boston Shipping lanes, 95 nm southeast of Boston, MA ,4 right whales sighted by an aerial survey, in the vicinity of the Boston Shipping lanes, 100 nm southeast of Boston, MA,4 right whales sighted by an aerial survey, in the vicinity of the Boston Shipping lanes, 50 nm southeast of Boston, MA, and 18 right whales sighted by an aerial survey, 35 nm southeast of Boston, MA.

PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:

8 right whales sighted by an aerial survey, 40 nm southeast of Boston, MA or in a 10 nm radius around position 41-51N 70-14W

7 right whales sighted by an aerial survey, in the vicintity of the Boston shipping lanes, 80 nm southeast of Boston, MA or in a 10 nm radius around position 41-39N 69-42W

4/19/04 - 14 right whales sighted by a whale watch, in the vicinity of the Boston Shipping Lanes, 40 nm southeast of Boston, MA.

4/20/04 - 4 right whales sighted by an aerial survey, 80 nm east of Boston, MA.

PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:

14 right whales sighted by a whale watch, in the vicinity of the Boston Shipping Lanes, 40 nm southeast of Boston, MA, or in a 10 nm radius around position 42-03N 70-14W

8 right whales sighted by an aerial survey, in the vicinity of the Boston Shipping lanes, 95 nm southeast of Boston, MA, or in an 8 nm radius around position 41-26N 69-13W

4 right whales sighted by an aerial survey, in the vicinity of the Boston Shipping lanes, 100 nm southeast of Boston, MA, or in an 8 nm radius around position 42-12N 69-13W

4 right whales sighted by an aerial survey, in the vicinity of the Boston Shipping lanes, 50 nm southeast of Boston, MA, or in an 8 nm radius around position 41-50N 69-50W

6 right whales sighted by an aerial survey, 85 nm east of Boston, MA, or in a 10 nm radius around position 42-14N 68-56W

5 right whales sighted by an aerial survey, 95 nm southeast of Boston, MA, or in a 10 nm radius around position 42-18N 68-48W

4/21/04 - 4 right whales sighted by an aerial survey, in the vicinty of the Boston Shipping Lanes, 95 nm southeast of Boston, MA, 12 right whales sighted by an aerial survey, 40 nm east of Providence, RI, 8 right whales sighted by an aerial survey, in the vicinty of the Boston Shipping Lanes, 80 nm southeast of Boston, MA, 1 right whale sighted by an aerial survey, in the vicinity of the New York Shipping Lanes, 75 nm southeast of Providence, RI, 15 right whales sighted by an aerial survey, in the vicinty of the Boston Shipping Lanes, 40 nm southeast of Boston, MA, and 1 right whale sighted by an aerial survey, in the vicinty of the Boston Shipping Lanes, 60 nm east of Boston, MA

PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:

4 right whales sighted by an aerial survey, in the vicinity of the Boston Shipping lanes, 100 nm southeast of Boston, MA, or in an 8 nm radius around position 42-12N 69-13W

4 right whales sighted by an aerial survey, in the vicinity of the Boston Shipping lanes, 50 nm southeast of Boston, MA, or in an 8 nm radius around position 41-50N 69-50W

6 right whales sighted by an aerial survey, 85 nm east of Boston, MA, or in a 10 nm radius around position 42-14N 68-56W

5 right whales sighted by an aerial survey, 95 nm southeast of Boston, MA, or in a 10 nm radius around position 42-18N 68-48W

4/22/04 - 2 right whales sighted by a whale watch, in the vicinity of the Boston Shipping Lanes, 35 nm southeast of Boston, MA.

PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:

4 right whales sighted by an aerial survey, in the vicinty of the Boston Shipping Lanes, 95 nm southeast of Boston, MA, or in an 8 nm radius around position 41-13N 69-24W

20 right whales sighted by an aerial survey, in the vicinity of the Boston Shipping Lanes, 85 nm southeast of Boston, MA, or in a 10 nm radius around position 41-32N 69-23W

13 right whales sighted by an aerial survey, in the vicinty of the Boston Shipping Lanes, 40 nm southeast of Boston, MA, or in a 10 nm radius around position 41-55N 70-12W

4 right whales sighted by an aerial survey, in the vicinity of the Boston Shipping lanes, 100 nm southeast of Boston, MA, or in an 8 nm radius around position 42-12N 69-13W

4/25/04 - 1 right whale sighted by an aerial survey, in the vicinity of the Boston Shipping Lanes, 30 nm southeast of Boston, MA, and 20 right whales sighted by an aerial survey, in the vicinity of the Boston Shipping Lanes, 40 nm southeast of Boston, MA.

4/29/04 - 13 right whales sighted by a shipboard survey, in the vicinity of the Boston Shipping Lanes, 100 nm southeast of Boston, MA.

PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:

20 right whales sighted by an aerial survey, in the vicinity of the Boston Shipping Lanes, 40 nm southeast of Boston, MA, or in an 8 nm radius around position 42-05N 70-13W

4 right whales sighted by an aerial survey, in the vicinty of the Boston Shipping Lanes, 95 nm southeast of Boston, MA, or in an 8 nm radius around position 41-13N 69-24W

20 right whales sighted by an aerial survey, in the vicinity of the Boston Shipping Lanes, 85 nm southeast of Boston, MA, or in a 10 nm radius around position 41-32N 69-23W

4 right whales sighted by an aerial survey, in the vicinity of the Boston Shipping lanes, 100 nm southeast of Boston, MA, or in an 8 nm radius around position 42-12N 69-13W

4 right whales sighted by an aerial survey, in the vicinity of the Boston Shipping lanes, 50 nm southeast of Boston, MA, or in an 8 nm radius around position 41-50N 69-50W

4/30/04 - 1 right whale sighted by a shipboard survey, in the vicinity of the Boston Shipping Lanes, 80 nm southeast of Boston, MA and 4 right whales sighted by a shipboard survey, in the vicinity of the Boston Shipping Lanes, 100 nm southeast of Boston, MA.

PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:

13 right whales sighted by a shipboard survey, in the vicinity of the Boston Shipping Lanes, 100 nm southeast of Boston, MA, or in an 8 nm radius around position 41-34N 69-04W

20 right whales sighted by an aerial survey, in the vicinity of the Boston Shipping Lanes, 40 nm southeast of Boston, MA, or in an 8 nm radius around position 42-05N 70-13W

4 right whales sighted by an aerial survey, in the vicinty of the Boston Shipping Lanes, 95 nm southeast of Boston, MA, or in an 8 nm radius around position 41-13N 69-24W

20 right whales sighted by an aerial survey, in the vicinity of the Boston Shipping Lanes, 85 nm southeast of Boston, MA, or in a 10 nm radius around position 41-32N 69-23W

4 right whales sighted by an aerial survey, 100 nm southeast of Boston, MA, or in an 8 nm radius around position 42-12N 69-13W

4 right whales sighted by an aerial survey, in the vicinity of the Boston Shipping lanes, 50 nm southeast of Boston, MA, or in an 8 nm radius around position 41-50N 69-50W

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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