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:

11/2/04 - Map
1 right whale sighted opportunistically, in the vicinity of the New York Shipping Lanes, 5 nm south of New York, NY, or in an 8 nm radius around position 40-32N 074-00W.
1 right whale sighted by an aerial survey, 130 nm northeast of Boston, MA, or in an 8 nm radius around position 43-16N 068-25W.
1 right whale sighted by a shipboard survey, in the vicinity of the Portland Shipping Lanes, 55 nm northeast of Boston, MA, or in an 8 nm radius around position 43-02N 070-10W.

11/4/04 - Map
1 right whale sighted opportunistically, in the vicinity of the Boston Shipping Lanes, 55 nm southeast of Boston, MA, or in an 8 nm radius around position 42-04N 069-48W.

11/10/04 - Map
1 right whale sighted opportunistically 120 nm South East of New York City, NY, or in an 8 nm radius around position 39-40N 071-35W, and 1 right whale sighted by a shipboard survey 54 nm North East of Boston, MA, or in an 8 nm radius around position 43-01N 070-09W.

11/16/04 - Map
1 right whale sighted by a shipboard survey, 50 nm northeast of Boston, MA or in an 8 nm radius around position 43-00N 070-15W, and 2 right whales sighted by a shipboard survey, 35 nm northeast of Boston, MA or in an 8 nm radius around position 42-51N 070-23W.

11/18/04 - Map
6 right whales sighted by a shipboard survey, 40 nm northeast of Boston, MA or in a 10 nm radius around position 42-52N 070-12W.

11/19/04 - Map
4 right whales sighted by a shipboard survey, 30 nm northeast of Boston, MA or in a 10 nm radius around position 42-51N 070-22W.

11/23/04 - Map
11 right whales sighted by a shipboard survey, 40 nm northeast of Boston, MA, or in an 8 nm radius around position 42-49N 070-20W,
4 right whales sighted by a shipboard survey, 35 nm northeast of Boston, MA, or in an 8 nm radius around position 42-39N 070-18W,
4 right whales sighted by an aerial survey, 75 nm northeast of Boston, MA, or in an 8 nm radius around position 42-40N 069-22W,
1 right whale sighted opportunistically, in the vicinity of the Boston Shipping Lanes, 40 nm southeast of Boston, MA, or in an 8 nm radius around position 42-02N 070-13W, and
2 right whales sighted opportunistically, 195 nm east of New York, NY, or in an 8 nm radius around position 40-00N 069-51W,

11/24/04 - Map
11 right whales sighted by a shipboard survey, 40 nm northeast of Boston, MA, or in an 8 nm radius around position 42-49N 070-20W,
4 right whales sighted by a shipboard survey, 35 nm northeast of Boston, MA, or in an 8 nm radius around position 42-39N 070-18W,
4 right whales sighted by an aerial survey, 75 nm northeast of Boston, MA, or in an 8 nm radius around position 42-40N 069-22W,
1 right whale sighted opportunistically, in the vicinity of the Boston Shipping Lanes, 45 nm southeast of Boston, MA, or in an 8 nm radius around position 42-02N 070-02W, and
2 right whales sighted opportunistically, 195 nm east of New York, NY, or in an 8 nm radius around position 40-00N 069-51W.

11/27/04 - Map
4 right whales sighted by a shipboard survey, 40 nm northeast of Boston, MA, or in an 8 nm radius around position 42-43N 070-22W.
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
4 right whales sighted by an aerial survey, 75 nm northeast of Boston, MA, or in an 8 nm radius around position 42-40N 069-22W.

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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