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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Reports:

7/4/04 - Map
2 right whales sighted opportunistically, 65 nm southeast of Boston, MA, or in an 8 nm radius around position 41-23N 70-22W
8 right whales sighted opportunistically, 125 nm southeast of Boston, MA, or in an 8 nm radius around position 41-19N 68-37W

7/10/04 - Map
2 right whales sighted by an aerial survey, 115 nm southeast of Boston, MA, or in an 8 nm radius around position 41-27N 68-36W
5 right whales sighted opportunistically, 110 nm southeast of Boston, MA, or in an 8 nm radius around position 41-39N 68-38W

7/11/04 - Map
2 right whales sighted by a whale watch, in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 25 nm northeast of Boston, MA, or in an 8 nm radius around position 42-31N 070-25W
4 right whales sighted by an aerial survey, 115 nm southeast of Boston, MA, or in an 8 nm radius around position 41-33N 068-38W

PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
8 right whales sighted by an aerial survey in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 70 nm southeast of Boston, MA, or in a 10 nm radius around position 41-48N 068-37W.
3 right whales sighted by an aerial survey 150 nm southeast of Boston, MA, or in an 8 nm radius around position 42-09N 067-39W.
8 right whales sighted opportunistically, 125 nm southeast of Boston, MA, or in an 8 nm radius around position 41-19N 68-37W.

7/12/04 - Map
1 right whale sighted opportunistically, in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 65 nm southeast of Boston, MA or in an 8 nm radius around position 41-42N 069-47W
3 right whales sighted by an aerial survey, in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 85 nm southeast of Boston, MA, or in an 8 nm radius around position 41-33N 069-24W
5 right whales sighted opportunistically 110 nm east of Boston, MA, or in an 8 nm radius around position 42-09N 068-25W

7/16/04 - Map
2 right whales sighted by a whale watch, in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 20 nm east of Boston, MA, or in an 8 nm radius around position 42-15N 070-32W

7/21/04 - Map
3 right whales sighted by an opportunistic survey, in the vicinity of the Boston Shipping lanes, 15 nm east of Boston, MA, or in an 8 nm radius around position 42-18N 070-43W

PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
3 right whales sighted by an aerial survey, in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 85 nm southeast of Boston, MA, or in an 8 nm radius around position 41-33N 069-24W
5 right whales sighted opportunistically 110 nm east of Boston, MA, or in an 8 nm radius around position 42-09N 068-25W
4 right whales sighted by an aerial survey, 115 nm southeast of Boston, MA, or in an 8 nm radius around position 41-33N 068-38W

7/22/04 - Map
2 right whales sighted opportunistically 50 nm southeast of Portland, ME, or in an 8 nm radius around position 43-05N 069-31W

PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
3 right whales sighted oppurtunistically, in the vicinity of the Boston Shipping lanes, 15 nm east of Boston, MA, or in an 8 nm radius around position 42-18N 070-43W
3 right whales sighted by an aerial survey, in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 85 nm southeast of Boston, MA, or in an 8 nm radius around position 41-33N 069-24W
5 right whales sighted opportunistically 110 nm east of Boston, MA, or in an 8 nm radius around position 42-09N 068-25W
4 right whales sighted by an aerial survey, 115 nm southeast of Boston, MA, or in an 8 nm radius around position 41-33N 068-38W

7/26/04 - Map
1 Right whale sighted opportunistically, in the vicinity of the Portland Shipping lanes, 35 nm southeast of Portland, ME, or in an 8 nm radius around position 43-21N 69-30W

PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
3 right whales sighted opportunistically, in the vicinity of the Boston Shipping lanes, 15 nm east of Boston, MA, or in an 8 nm radius around position 42-18N 070-43W.

7/27/04 - Map
10 right whales sighted opportunistically, in the vicinity of the Boston Shipping lanes, 90 nm southeast of Boston, MA, or in a 10 nm radius around position 41-24N 069-22W.

7/28/04 - Map
6 right whales sighted by a shipboard survey, 220 nm southeast of Boston, MA, or in an 8 nm radius around position 41-31N 65-59W
2 right whales sighted opportunistically, 25 nm west of Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, or in an 8 nm radius around position 43-53N 66-44W.

PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
10 right whales sighted opportunistically, in the vicinity of the Boston Shipping lanes, 90 nm southeast of Boston, MA, or in a 10 nm radius around position 41-24N 069-22W.
3 right whales sighted opportunistically, in the vicinity of the Boston Shipping lanes, 15 nm east of Boston, MA, or in an 8 nm radius around position 42-18N 070-43W.

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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