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
6/03/04 41 47
41 50
41 15
68 25
68 44
69 13
8
8
8
Map
6/03/04 41 28 68 45 8 Map
6/11/04 42 12
41 32
41 15
67 48
68 38
68 56
8
8
10
Map
6/15/04 44 25 66 42 10 Map
6/19/04 42 11 70 14 8 Map
6/21/04 42 01
42 29
69 56
70 13
8
8
Map
6/26/04 42 32 70 04 8 Map
6/27/04 42 40 70 04 8 Map
6/28/04 41 48
41 48
42 09
68 37
68 33
67 39
10
8
8
Map
6/30/04 43 06 69 31 8 Map
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Reports:

6/3/04 - 3 right whales sighted by an aerial survey, in the vicinity of the Boston Shipping Lanes, 115 nm southeast of Boston, MA.

PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
35 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 41-16N 69-08W

6/4/04 - 9 right whales sighted by an aerial survey, in the vicinity of the Boston Shipping Lanes, 120 nm southeast of Boston, MA, 2 right whales sighted by an aerial survey, in the vicinity of the Boston Shipping Lanes, 105 nm southeast of Boston, MA, and 40 right whales sighted by an aerial survey, in the vicinity of the Boston Shipping Lanes, 100 nm southeast of Boston, MA. PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
3 right whales sighted by an aerial survey, in the vicinity of the Boston Shipping Lanes, 115 nm southeast of Boston, MA, or in an 8 nm radius around position 41-28N 68-45W

6/11/04 - 1 right whale sighted by an aerial survey, 140 nm southeast of Boston, MA, 13 right whales sighted by an aerial survey, 105 nm southeast of Boston, MA, and 31 right whales sighted by an aerial survey, In the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 110 nm southeast of Boston, MA.

PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
9 right whales sighted by an aerial survey, 120 nm southeast of Boston, MA, or in an 8 nm radius around position 41-47N 68-25W.

6/15/04 - 2 right whales sighted by a whale watch, in the vicinity of the Bay of Fundy shipping lanes, 35 nm southeast of St. John, NB.

PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:

13 right whales sighted by a shipboard survey, in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 70 nm southeast of Boston, MA, or in an 10nm radius around position 41-37N 69-36W

13 right whales sighted by an aerial survey, 105 nm southeast of Boston, MA, or in an 8 nm radius around position 41-32N 68-38W

31 right whales sighted by an aerial survey, in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 110 nm southeast of Boston, MA, or in a 10 nm radius around position 41-15N 68-56W

9 right whales sighted by an aerial survey, 120 nm southeast of Boston, MA, or in an 8 nm radius around position 41-47N 68-25W

6/19/04 - 2 right whales sighted by whale watches, in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 35 nm east of Boston, MA.

6/21/04 - 2 right whales sighted by a whale watch, in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 35 nm east of Boston, MA.

PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:

13 right whales sighted by a shipboard survey, in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 70 nm southeast of Boston, MA, or in an 10nm radius around position 41-37N 69-36W

13 right whales sighted by an aerial survey, 105 nm southeast of Boston, MA, or in an 8 nm radius around position 41-32N 68-38W

31 right whales sighted by an aerial survey, in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 110 nm southeast of Boston, MA, or in a 10 nm radius around position 41-15N 68-56W

9 right whales sighted by an aerial survey, 120 nm southeast of Boston, MA, or in an 8 nm radius around position 41-47N 68-25W

6/26/04 - 1 right whale sighted opportunistically, in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 40 nm northeast of Boston, MA.

6/27/04 - 2 right whales sighted by an aerial survey 81 nm northeast of Boston,MA.

PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:

1 right whale sighted opportunistically, in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 40 nm northeast of Boston, MA or in an 8 nm radius around position 42-32N 070-04W.

6/28/04 - 8 right whales sighted by an aerial survey in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 70 nm South East of Boston, MA, 1 right whale sighted by an aerial survey 112 nm South East of Boston, MA, and 3 right whales sighted by an aerial survey 148 nm South East of Boston, MA, or in an 8 nm radius around position 42-09N 067-39W.

6/30/04 - 1 right whale sighted by an aerial survey in the vicinity of the Portland shipping lanes, 49 nm Southeast of Portland, ME.

PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:

8 right whales sighted by an aerial survey in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 70 nm South East of Boston, MA, or in a 10 nm radius around position 41-48N 068-37W

3 right whales sighted by an aerial survey 148 nm South East of Boston, MA, or in an 8 nm radius around position 42-09N 067-39W

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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