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:

1/2/05 - Map
1 right whale sighted by an aerial survey 95 nm southeast of Boston, MA, or in an 8 nm radius around position 41-29N 069-05W.

1/4/05 - Map
10 right whales sighted by an aerial survey 80 nm East of Portland, ME, or in an 8 nm radius around position 43-28N 068-07W
14 right whales sighted by an aerial survey 80 nm East of Portland, ME, or in an 8 nm radius around position 43-21N 068-18W

1/5/05 - Map
2 right whales sighted opportunistically 70 nm south of Cape Lookout, NC or in an 8 nm radius around position 34-10N 077-48W.

1/10/05 - Map
1 right whale sighted opportunistically, 85 nm northeast of Charleston, SC or in an 8 nm radius around position 33-39N 078-50W.
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
10 right whales sighted by an aerial survey 80 nm East of Portland, ME, or in an 8 nm radius around position 43-28N 068-07W.
14 right whales sighted by an aerial survey 80 nm East of Portland, ME, or in an 8 nm radius around position 43-21N 068-18W.

1/15/05 - Map
8 right whales sighted by an aerial survey 90 nm East of Portland, ME, or in a 8 nm radius around position 43-26N 068-03W
6 right whale sighted by an aerial survey 90 nm East of Portland, ME, or in an 8 nm radius around position 43-25N 068-09W
1 right whale sighted by an aerial survey 90 nm East of Portland, ME, or in an 8 nm radius around position 43-26N 067-49W

1/30/05 - Map
4 right whales sighted by an aerial survey 75 nm southeast of Portland, ME, or in an 8 nm radius around position 43-07N 068-35W.
9 right whales sighted by an aerial survey in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 50 nm southeast of Boston, MA, or in an 8 nm radius around position 42-01N 069-54W.
3 right whales sighted by an aerial survey in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 45 nm southeast of Boston, MA, or in an 8 nm radius around position 41-52N 070-14W.

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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