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:

10/2/04 - Map
2 right whales sighted opportunistically 140 nm southeast of Portland, ME, or in an 8 nm radius around position 44-06N 066-54W.

10/6/04 - Map
2 right whales sighted by a whale watch, 55 nm northeast of Boston, MA, or in an 8 nm radius around position 42-59N 070-11W.

10/10/04 - Map
1 right whale sighted opportunistically 55 nm South East of Providence, RI, or in an 8 nm radius around position 4124N 07007W.

10/13/04 - Map
5 right whales sighted by a shipboard survey, in the vicinity of the Portland Shipping Lanes, 35 nm south of Portland, ME, or in an 8 nm radius around position 43-04N 070-05W,
1 right whale sighted by an aerial survey, in the vicinity of the Boston Shipping Lanes, 110 nm southeast of Boston, MA, or in an 8 nm radius around position 41-16N 069-11W

10/14/04 - Map
2 right whales sighted by a shipboard survey, in the vicinity of the Portland shipping lanes, 45 nm south of Portland, ME, or in an 8 nm radius around position 42-57N 070-14W.
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
3 right whales sighted by a shipboard survey, in the vicinity of the Portland shipping lanes, 35 nm south of Portland, ME, or in an 8 nm radius around position 43-04N 070-05W.

10/17/04 - Map
2 right whales sighted by a whale watch, 35 nm northeast of Boston, MA, or in an 8 nm radius around position 42-42N 070-22W.
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
3 right whales sighted by a shipboard survey, in the vicinity of the Portland shipping lanes, 35 nm south of Portland, ME, or in an 8 nm radius around position 43-04N 069-58W.

10/19/04 - 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 42-24N 070-32W.
10/25/04 - Map
16 right whales sighted opportunistically, in the vicinity of the Bay of Fundy shipping lanes, 35 nm southeast of St. John, NB, or in a 10 nm radius around position 44-32N 066-20W.
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
3 right whales sighted by a shipboard survey, in the vicinity of the Portland shipping lanes, 35 nm south of Portland, ME, or in an 8 nm radius around position 43-04N 069-58W.

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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