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
05/01/03 41 15 68 42 10 Map
05/04/03 41 19
41 36
69 10
69 16
10
8
Map
05/05/03 41 20
41 22
41 19
41 50
42 03
69 17
68 4170 11
70 15>
8
8
8
8
8
Map
05/06/03 41 50
42 24
70 12
70 49
8
8
Map
05/09/03 41 59 70 13 8 Map
05/10/03 41 51 70 14 10 Map
05/11/03 41 29 68 53 8 Map
05/12/03 41 19 69 15 8 Map
05/16/03 41 41 69 17 8 Map
05/17/03 41 21
41 16
69 12
68 57
8
8
Map
05/19/03 41 11 68 59 10 Map
05/31/03 41 16 69 08 8 Map
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Reports:

5/01 04 - 17 right whales sighted by a shipboard survey, in the vicinity of the Boston Shipping Lanes, 115 nm southeast of Boston, MA.

PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:

4 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 41-41N 68-42W

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

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

5/4/04 - 26 right whales sighted by an aerial survey, in the vicinity of the Boston Shipping Lanes, 105 nm southeast of Boston, MA., and 1 right whale sighted by an aerial survey, in the vicinity of the Boston Shipping Lanes, 90 nm southeast of Boston, MA.

PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:

17 right whales sighted by a shipboard survey, in the vicinity of the Boston Shipping Lanes, 115 nm southeast of Boston, MA or in a 10 nm radius around position 41-15N 68-47W

4 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 41-41N 68-42W

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

5/5/04 - 18 right whales sighted by an aerial survey, in the vicinity of the Boston Shipping Lanes, 100 nm southeast of Boston, MA, 6 right whales sighted by an aerial survey 120 nm southeast of Boston, MA, 6 right whales sighted by an aerial survey, in the vicinity of the Boston Shipping Lanes, 105 nm southeast of Boston, MA, 2 right whales sighted by an aerial survey, 50 nm southeast of Boston, MA, and 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 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 41-41N 68-42W

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

5/6/04 - 4 right whales sighted by an aerial survey 45 nm southeast of Boston, MA, and 1 right whale sighted by a shipboard survey, in the vicinity of the Boston Shipping Lanes, 5 nm southeast of Boston, MA.

PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:

18 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 4120N 6917W

6 right whales sighted by an aerial survey 120 nm southeast of Boston, MA, or in an 8 nm radius around position 4122N 6841W

6 right whales sighted by an aerial survey, in the vicinity of the Boston Shipping Lanes, 105 nm southeast of Boston, MA, or in an 8 nm radius around position 4119N 6902W

4 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 41-41N 68-42W

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

5/9/04 - 1 right whale sighted by an aerial survey, in the vicinity of the Boston Shipping Lanes, 40 nm southeast of Boston, MA.

5/10/04 - 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

5/11/04 - 3 right whales sighted by an aerial survey, in the vicinity of the Boston Shipping Lanes, 100 nm southeast of Boston, MA.

PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:

18 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 41-20N 69-17W

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

5/12/04 - 21 right whales sighted by a shipboard survey, in the vicinity of the Boston Shipping Lanes, 100 nm southeast of Boston, MA.

5/16/04 - 1 right whale sighted by a shipboard survey, in the vicinity of the Boston Shipping Lanes, 90 nm southeast of Boston, MA.

PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:

21 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 41-19N 69-15W

3 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 41-29N 68-53W

6 right whales sighted by an aerial survey 120 nm southeast of Boston, MA, or in an 8 nm radius around position 41-22N 68-41W

6 right whales sighted by an aerial survey, in the vicinity of the Boston Shipping Lanes, 105 nm southeast of Boston, MA, or in an 8 nm radius around position 41-19N 69-02W

4 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 41-41N 68-42W

5/17/04 - 16 right whales sighted by a shipboard survey, in the vicinity of the Boston Shipping Lanes, 100 nm southeast of Boston, MA, and 13 right whales sighted by a shipboard survey, 110 nm southeast of Boston, MA.

PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:

3 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 41-29N 68-53W

ΚΚ 6 right whales sighted by an aerial survey 120 nm southeast of Boston, MA, or in an 8 nm radius around position 41-22N 68-41W

5/19/04 - 20 right whales sighted by a shipboard survey, in the vicinity of the Boston Shipping Lanes, 115 nm southeast of Boston, MA.

PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:

16 right whales sighted by a shipboard survey, in the vicinity of the Boston Shipping Lanes, 100 nm southeast of Boston, MA, or in a 10 nm radius around position 41-21N 69-12W

3 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 41-29N 68-53W

5/31/04 - 35 right whales sighted by an aerial survey, in the vicinity of the Boston Shipping Lanes, 100 nm southeast of Boston, MA.

PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:

20 right whales sighted by a shipboard survey, in the vicinity of the Boston Shipping Lanes, 115 nm southeast of Boston, MA, or in a 10 nm radius around position 41-11N 68-59W.

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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