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:

12/6/04 - Map
2 right whales sighted by an aerial survey, 55nm east of Portland, ME, or in an 8 nm radius around position 43-24N 068-49W.
10 right whales sighted by an aerial survey, 90 nm east of Portland, ME, or in a 10 nm radius around position 43-23N 068-02W.
1 right whale sighted by an aerial survey, 80 nm southeast of Portland, ME, or in an 8 nm radius around position 43-03N 068-27W.
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
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.
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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