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:

9/4/04 - Map
2 right whales sighted by a whalewatch, in the vicinity of the Boston Shipping Lanes, 40 nm east of Boston, MA, or in an 8 nm radius around position 42-10N 070-11W
1 right whale sighted opportunistically, in the vicinity of the New York Shipping Lanes, 40 nm east of New York, NY, or in an 8 nm radius around position 40-35N 073-20W
2 right whales sighted opportunistically, 40 nm southeast of Boston, MA, or in an 8 nm radius around position 42-01N 070-11W

9/5/04 - Map
1 right whale sighted opportunistically, in the vicinity of the New York Shipping Lanes, 20 nm south of New York, NY, or in an 8 nm radius around position 40-29N 074-00W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
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
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

9/6/04 - Map
50 right whales sighted by a shipboard survey, 140 nm southeast of St. Johns, NB, or in a 10 nm radius around position 42-49N 065-36W
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

9/13/04 - Map
2 right whales sighted by a whale watching vessel, 98 nm Northeast of Portland, ME, or in an 8 nm radius around position 43-59N 068-02W
70 right whales sighted by a shipboard survey, 34 nm Southeast of St. John, NB, or in an 8 nm radius around position 44-41N 066-27W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
50 right whales sighted by a shipboard survey, 140 nm southeast of St. Johns, NB, or in a 10 nm radius around position 42-49N 065-36W

9/17/04 - Map
100 right whales sighted by a shipboard survey, 145 nm Southeast of St. John, NB, or in a 10 nm radius around position 42-50N 065-34W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
70 right whales sighted by a shipboard survey, 34 nm Southeast of St. John, NB, or in an 8 nm radius around position 44-41N 066-27W

9/20/04 - Map
3 right whales sighted opportunistically, in the vicinity of the Portland Shipping Lanes, 40 nm southeast of Portland, ME, or in an 8 nm radius around position 43-24N 069-24W

9/21/04 - Map
3 right whales sighted by a whale watch, 100 nm northeast of Portland, ME, or in an 8 nm radius around position 43-59N 068-02W PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
3 right whales sighted opportunistically, in the vicinity of the Portland Shipping Lanes, 40 nm southeast of Portland, ME, or in an 8 nm radius around position 43-24N 069-24W

9/22/04 - Map
3 right whales sighted by a whale watch, 100 nm northeast of Portland, ME, or in an 8 nm radius around position 43-57N 068-02W

9/23/04 - Map
3 right whales sighted by an aerial survey, 95 nm northeast of Portland, ME, or in an 8 nm radius around position 43-52N 068-02W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
100 right whales sighted by a shipboard survey, 145 nm southeast of St. John, NB, or in a 10 nm radius around position 42-50N 065-34W
70 right whales sighted by a shipboard survey, 34 nm southeast of St. John, NB, or in an 8 nm radius around position 44-41N 066-27W

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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