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:

8/3/04 - Map
1 right whale sighted by a shipboard survey, 160 nm east of Boston, MA, or in an 8 nm radius around position 42-12N 067-15W.
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
6 right whales sighted by a shipboard survey, 220 nm southeast of Boston, MA, or in an 8 nm radius around position 41-31N 065-59W
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.

8/4/04 - Map
2 right whales sighted opportunistically, 135 nm northeast of Portland, ME, or in an 8 nm radius around position 44-01N 067-02W.

8/5/04 - Map
2 right whales sighted by a whale watch, 100 nm northeast of Portland, ME, or in an 8 nm radius around position 44-05N 067-48W.
3 right whales sighted by a shipboard survey, 200 nm east of Boston, MA, or in an 8 nm radius around position 42-51N 066-09W.
6 right whales sighted by a shipboard survey, 225 nm east of Boston, MA, or in an 8 nm radius around position 42-51N 065-42W.

8/9/04 - Map
1 right whale sighted opportunistically, 35 nm northeast of Boston, MA, or in an 8 nm radius around position 42-39N 070-26W.
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
6 right whales sighted by a shipboard survey, 220 nm southeast of Boston, MA, or in an 8 nm radius around position 41-31N 065-59W
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 by a shipboard survey, 200 nm east of Boston, MA, or in an 8 nm radius around position 42-51N 066-09W
6 right whales sighted by a shipboard survey, 225 nm east of Boston, MA, or in an 8 nm radius around position 42-51N 065-42W

8/12/04 - Map
8 right whales sighted opportunistically, in the vicinity of the Boston Shipping lanes, 90 nm southeast of Boston, MA, or in a 8 nm radius around position 41-25N 069-28W.
2 right whales sighted opportunistically, 200 nm northeast of Boston, MA, or in an 8 nm radius around position 42-51N 066-09W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
3 right whales sighted by a shipboard survey, 200 nm east of Boston, MA, or in an 8 nm radius around position 42-51N 066-09W
6 right whales sighted by a shipboard survey, 225 nm east of Boston, MA, or in an 8 nm radius around position 42-51N 065-42W.

8/14/04 - Map
2 right whales sighted opportunistically, in the vicinity of the Boston Shipping lanes, 25 nm northeast of Boston, MA, or in a 8 nm radius around position 42-38N 070-23W

8/17/04 - Map
1 right whale sighted opportunistically, 65 nm southeast of Boston, MA, or in a 8 nm radius around position 41-43N 069-35W
3 right whales sighted opportunistically,190 nm northeast of Boston, MA, or in a 8 nm radius around position 43-56N 066-56W

8/18/04 - Map
1 right whale sighted opportunistically, 60 nm southeast of Boston, MA, or in a 8 nm radius around position 41-42N 069-44W
10 right whales sighted opportunistically, 80 nm northeast of Boston, MA, or in a 8 nm radius around position 42-55N 069-00W
5 right whales sighted opportunistically,75 nm northeast of Boston, MA, or in a 8 nm radius around position 42-27N 069-02W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
3 right whales sighted opportunistically, 190 nm northeast of Boston, MA, or in a 8 nm radius around position 43-56N 066-56W
8 right whales sighted opportunistically, in the vicinity of the Boston Shipping lanes, 90 nm southeast of Boston, MA, or in a 8 nm radius around position 41-25N 069-28W
3 right whales sighted by a shipboard survey, 200 nm east of Boston, MA, or in an 8 nm radius around position 42-51N 066-09W
6 right whales sighted by a shipboard survey, 225 nm east of Boston, MA, or in an 8 nm radius around position 42-51N 065-42W

8/23/04 - Map
15 right whales sighted opportunistically, in the vicinity of the Boston Shipping lanes, 85 nm southeast of Boston, MA, or in a 10 nm radius around position 41-30N 069-28W.

8/25/04 - Map
25 right whales sighted by a shipboard survey, 165 nm northeast of Portland, ME, or in a 10 nm radius around position 44-37N 066-29W.
2 right whales (mom/calf pair) sighted by a shipboard survey, in the vicinity of the Boston Shipping lanes, 40 nm southeast of Boston, MA, or in an 8 nm radius around position 42-09N 070-00W.

8/26/04 - Map
25 right whales sighted by an aerial survey, 250 nm northeast of Boston, MA, or in a 10 nm radius around position 42-50N 065-23W.
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS: 25 right whales sighted by a shipboard survey, 165 nm northeast of Portland, ME, or in a 10 nm radius around position 44-37N 066-29W.
15 right whales sighted opportunistically, in the vicinity of the Boston Shipping lanes, 85 nm southeast of Boston, MA, or in a 10 nm radius around position 41-30N 069-28W.
10 right whales sighted opportunistically, 80 nm northeast of Boston, MA, or in an 8 nm radius around position 42-55N 069-00W
5 right whales sighted opportunistically,75 nm northeast of Boston, MA, or in an 8 nm radius around position 42-27N 069-02W
3 right whales sighted opportunistically, 190 nm northeast of Boston, MA, or in an 8 nm radius around position 43-56N 066-56W

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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