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:

2/1/05 - Map
4 right whales sighted by an aerial survey 45 nm southeast of Boston, MA, or in an 8 nm radius around position 41-49N 070-16W.
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:.
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.

2/2/05 - Map
1 right whale sighted opportunistically 50 nm northeast of Boston, MA, or in an 8 nm radius around position 42-37N 069-55W.
4 right whales sighted by an aerial survey 45 nm southeast of Boston, MA, or in an 8 nm radius around position 41-48N 070-14W.
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
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.

2/7/05 - Map
3 right whales sighted by an aerial survey 45 nm southeast of Boston, MA, or in an 8 nm radius around position 41-48N 070-14W.

2/8/05 - Map
3 right whales sighted by an aerial survey in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 40 nm South East of Boston, MA, or in a 8 nm radius around position 42-02N 070-14W.
2 right whales sighted by an aerial survey in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 55 nm South East of Boston, MA, or in an 8 nm radius around position 42-05N 069-43W.
1 right whale sighted by an aerial survey in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 80 nm South East of Boston, MA, or in an 8 nm radius around position 41-26N 069-39W.

2/9/05 - Map
1 right whale sighted opportunistically 80 nm southeast of New York, NY, or in an 8 nm radius around position 39-20N 073-40W.
2 right whales sighted by an aerial survey 45 nm southeast of Boston, MA, or in a 8 nm radius around position 41-47N 070-16W.
2 right whales sighted by an aerial survey in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 55 nm southeast of Boston, MA, or in an 8 nm radius around position 42-05N 069-43W.
1 right whale sighted by an aerial survey in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 80 nm southeast of Boston, MA, or in an 8 nm radius around position 41-26N 069-39W.
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
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.

2/17/05 - Map
3 right whales sighted by an aerial survey 45 nm southeast of Boston, MA, or in an 8 nm radius around position 41-52N 070-16W.

2/26/05 - Map
2 right whales sighted by an aerial survey 45 nm southeast of Boston, MA, or in an 8 nm radius around position 41-49N 070-20W.

2/28/05 - Map
2 right whales sighted by an aerial survey 40 nm southeast of Boston, MA, or in an 8 nm radius around position 41-55N 070-21W

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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