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:

3/5/05 - Map
3 right whales sighted by an aerial survey in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 30 nm southeast of Boston, MA or in an 8 nm radius around position 42-00N 070-22W.

3/6/05 - Map
2 right whales sighted by an aerial survey, 100 nm southeast of Boston, MA or in an 8 nm radius around position 41-57N 068-44W.
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
3 right whales sighted by an aerial survey in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 30 nm southeast of Boston, MA or in an 8 nm radius around position 42-00N 070-22W.

3/7/05 - Map
8 right whales sighted by an aerial survey, 40 nm southeast of Boston, MA or in an 8 nm radius around position 41-52N 070-18W.
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
2 right whales sighted by an aerial survey, 100 nm southeast of Boston, MA or in an 8 nm radius around position 41-57N 068-44W.

3/13/05 - Map
1 right whale sighted by an aerial survey in the vicinity of the New York shipping lanes, 45 nm southwest of Providence, RI or in an 8 nm radius around position 40-45N 071-35W.
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
8 right whales sighted by an aerial survey, 40 nm southeast of Boston, MA or in an 8 nm radius around position 41-52N 070-18W.

3/14/05 - Map
1 right whale sighted by an aerial survey in the vicinity of the New York shipping lanes, 45 nm southwest of Providence, RI or in an 8 nm radius around position 40-45N 071-35W.

3/18/05 - Map
2 right whales sighted by an aerial survey 40 nm southeast of Boston, MA, or in an 8 nm radius around position 41-51N 070-20W.

3/19/05 - Map
4 right whales sighted by a shipboard survey 40 nm southeast of Boston, MA, or in an 8 nm radius around position 41-51N 070-22W.

3/20/05 - Map
4 right whales sighted by an aerial survey within the vicintity of the Boston Shipping lanes, 40 nm east of Boston, MA or in an 8 nm radius around position 42-11N 069-49W.
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
4 right whales sighted by a shipboard survey 40 nm southeast of Boston, MA, or in an 8 nm radius around position 41-51N 070-22W.

3/22/05 - Map
4 right whales sighted opportunistically within the vicinity of the New York Shipping Lanes, 70 nm southeast of New York, NY or in an 8 nm radius around position 40-03N 072-39W
1 right whale sighted by an aerial survey within the vicinity of the Portland Shipping Lanes, 35 nm southeast of Portland, ME or in an 8 nm radius around position 43-05N 070-00W
1 right whale sighted by an aerial survey 30 nm southeast of Boston, MA or in an 8 nm radius around position 41-54N 070-29W
2 right whales sighted by an aerial survey within the vicinity of the Boston Shipping Lanes, 20 nm southeast of Boston, MA or in an 8 nm radius around position 42-07N 070-35W
11 right whales sighted by an aerial survey within the vicinity of the Boston Shipping Lanes, 50 nm southeast of Boston, MA or in an 8 nm radius around position 42-01N 069-58W

3/26/05 - Map
14 right whales sighted by an aerial survey, 40 nm southeast of Boston, MA or in an 8 nm radius around position 41-52N 070-19W
1 right whale sighted by an aerial survey within the vicinity of the Boston Shipping lanes, 45 nm southeast of Boston, MA or in an 8 nm radius around position 42-06N 070-02W
1 right whale sighted by an aerial survey within the vicinity of the Boston Shipping lanes, 60 nm southeast of Boston, MA or in an 8 nm radius around position 42-05N 069-40W
1 right whale sighted by an aerial survey within the vicinity of the Boston Shipping lanes, 65 nm southeast of Boston, MA or in an 8 nm radius around position 41-50N 069-42W
1 right whale sighted by an aerial survey within the vicinity of the Boston Shipping lanes, 50 nm southeast of Boston, MA or in an 8 nm radius around position 41-59N 069-59W
1 right whale sighted by an aerial survey within the vicinity of the Boston Shipping lanes, 35 nm southeast of Boston, MA or in an 8 nm radius around position 42-02N 070-21W

3/27/05 - Map
13 right whales sighted by an aerial survey, 45 nm southeast of Boston, MA or in an 8 nm radius around position 41-48N 070-20W
2 right whales sighted by an aerial survey, 40 nm southeast of Boston, MA or in an 8 nm radius around position 41-55N 070-20W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
4 right whales sighted by an aerial survey within the vicinity of the Boston Shipping lanes, 40 nm southeast of Boston, MA or in an 8 nm radius around position 42-11N 069-49W.

3/31/05 - Map
1 right whale sighted by an aerial survey, 50 nm northeast of Boston, MA, or in an 8 nm radius around position 42-30N 069-53W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
13 right whales sighted by an aerial survey, 45 nm southeast of Boston, MA, or in an 8 nm radius around position 41-48N 070-20W
4 right whales sighted by an aerial survey, in the vicinity of the Boston Shipping Lanes, 40 nm southeast of Boston, MA, or in an 8 nm radius around position 42-11N 069-49W.

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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