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:

4/1/05 - Map
1 right whale sighted by an aerial survey, in the vicinity of the Boston Shipping Lanes, 35 nm southeast of Boston, MA, or in an 8 nm radius around position 42-03N 070-14W
4 right whales sighted by an aerial survey, 40 nm southeast of Boston, MA, or in an 8 nm radius around position 41-48N 070-21W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
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

4/5/05 - Map
15 right whales sighted by an aerial survey in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 65 nm southeast of Boston, MA, or in a 10 nm radius around position 41-31N 069-37W
8 right whales sighted by an aerial survey, 30 nm southeast of Boston, MA, or in a 10 nm radius around position 41-51N 070-19W
3 right whales sighted by an aerial survey in the vicinity of the Boston Shipping lanes, 35 nm southeast of Boston, MA, or in an 8 nm radius of position 41-59N 070-09W
1 right whale sighted by an aerial survey in the vicinity of the Boston Shipping lanes, 20 nm southeast of Boston, MA, or in an 8 nm radius of position 42-05N 070-23W

4/6/05 - Map
1 right whale sighted by a whale watch in the vicinity of the Boston Shipping lanes, 25 nm east of Boston, MA, or in an 8 nm radius around position 42-24N 070-17W

4/9/05 - Map
3 right whales sighted opportunistically in the vicinity of the Boston Shipping lanes, 35 nm southeast of Boston, MA, or in an 8 nm radius around position 42-05N 070-15W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
15 right whales sighted by an aerial survey in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 65 nm southeast of Boston, MA, or in a 10 nm radius around position 41-31N 069-37W
8 right whales sighted by an aerial survey, 30 nm southeast of Boston, MA, or in a 10 nm radius around position 41-51N 070-19W
3 right whales sighted by an aerial survey in the vicinity of the Boston Shipping lanes, 35 nm southeast of Boston, MA, or in an 8 nm radius of position 41-59N 070-09W

4/10/05 - Map
2 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 42-05N 069-59W
2 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 42-01N 070-12W
10 right whales sighted by an aerial survey, 45 nm southeast of Boston, MA, or in a 8 nm radius around position 41-52N 070-13W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
15 right whales sighted by an aerial survey in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 65 nm southeast of Boston, MA, or in a 10 nm radius around position 41-31N 069-37W

4/13/05 - Map
6 right whales sighted opportunistically, 40 nm southeast of Boston, MA, or in an 8 nm radius around position 42-01N 070-10W
2 right whales sighted opportunistically, 35 nm southeast of Boston, MA, or in an 8 nm radius around position 41-53N 070-27W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
10 right whales sighted by an aerial survey, 45 nm southeast of Boston, MA, or in an 8 nm radius around position 41-52N 070-13W
15 right whales sighted by an aerial survey in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 65 nm southeast of Boston, MA, or in a 10 nm radius around position 41-31N 069-37W

4/16/05 - Map
2 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 42-05N 070-07W
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 41-52N 069-56W
9 right whales sighted by an aerial survey, 45 nm southeast of Boston, MA, or in an 8 nm radius around position 41-49N 070-18W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
15 right whales sighted by an aerial survey, in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 65 nm southeast of Boston, MA, or in a 10 nm radius around position 41-31N 069-37W

4/17/05 - Map
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 41-55N 069-58W
9 right whales sighted by an aerial survey, 45 nm southeast of Boston, MA, or in an 8 nm radius around position 41-45N 070-20W
12 right whales sighted by a whale watch, in the vicinity of the Boston Shipping Lanes, 50 nm southeast of Boston, MA, or in an 8 nm radius around position 42-03N 070-03W
10 right whales sighted by an aerial survey, in the vicinity of the Boston Shipping Lanes, 85 nm southeast of Boston, MA, or in a 10 nm radius around position 41-34N 069-23W
10 right whales sighted by an aerial survey, in the vicinity of the Boston Shipping Lanes, 95 nm southeast of Boston, MA, or in an 8 nm radius around position 41-15N 069-27W

4/19/05 - Map
5 right whales sighted by an aerial survey, 40 nm southeast of Boston, MA, or in an 8 nm radius around position 41-47N 070-28W
7 right whales sighted by an aerial survey, in the vicinity of the Boston Shipping Lanes, 75 nm southeast of Boston, MA, or in an 8 nm radius around position 41-40N 069-30W
15 right whales sighted by an aerial survey, in the vicinity of the Boston Shipping Lanes, 95 nm southeast of Boston, MA, or in an 8 nm radius around position 41-13N 069-26W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
9 right whales sighted by an aerial survey, 45 nm southeast of Boston, MA, or in an 8 nm radius around position 41-45N 070-20W
12 right whales sighted by a whale watch, in the vicinity of the Boston Shipping Lanes, 50 nm southeast of Boston, MA, or in an 8 nm radius around position 42-03N 070-03W
10 right whales sighted by an aerial survey, in the vicinity of the Boston Shipping Lanes, 85 nm southeast of Boston, MA, or in a 10 nm radius around position 41-34N 069-23W

4/22/05 - Map
10 right whales sighted by an aerial survey, 35 nm southeast of Boston, MA or in a 10 nm radius around position 41-50N 070-15W
10 right whales sighted by an aerial survey, in the vicinity of the Boston Shipping Lanes, 60 nm southeast of Boston, MA, or in a 10 nm radius around position 41-38N 069-50W
1 right whale sighted by an aerial survey, 95 nm southeast of Boston, MA or in an 8 nm radius around position 41-34N 068-54W
12 right whales sighted by an aerial survey, 125 nm southeast of Boston, MA or in an 8 nm radius around position 41-27N 068-16W
36 right whales sighted by an aerial survey, in the vicinity of the Boston Shipping lanes, 90 nm southeast of Boston, MA, or in a 10 nm radius around position 41-17N 069-18W
16 right whales sighted by an aerial survey, in the vicinity of the Boston Shipping lanes, 70 nm southeast of Boston, MA, or in a 10 nm radius around position 41-34N 069-38W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
12 right whales sighted by a whale watch, in the vicinity of the Boston Shipping Lanes, 50 nm southeast of Boston, MA, or in an 8 nm radius around position 42-03N 070-03W

4/23/05 - Map
5 right whales sighted by a whale watch, in the vicinity of the Boston Shipping lanes, 35 nm southeast of Boston, MA or in an 8 nm radius around position 42-05N 070-12W
10 right whales sighted by an aerial survey, 35 nm southeast of Boston, MA or in a 10 nm radius around position 41-50N 070-15W
10 right whales sighted by an aerial survey, in the vicinity of the Boston Shipping lanes, 60 nm southeast of Boston, MA, or in a 10 nm radius around position 41-38N 069-50W
12 right whales sighted by an aerial survey, 125 nm southeast of Boston, MA or in an 8 nm radius around position 41-27N 068-16W
36 right whales sighted by an aerial survey, in the vicinity of the Boston Shipping lanes, 90 nm southeast of Boston, MA, or in a 10 nm radius around position 41-17N 069-18W
16 right whales sighted by an aerial survey, in the vicinity of the Boston Shipping lanes, 70 nm southeast of Boston, MA, or in a 10 nm radius around position 41-34N 069-38W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
12 right whales sighted by a whale watch, in the vicinity of the Boston Shipping Lanes, 50 nm southeast of Boston, MA, or in an 8 nm radius around position 42-03N 070-03W

4/29/05 - Map
5 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston Shipping lanes, 35 nm southeast of Boston, MA, in an 8 nm radius around position 42-05N 070-12W
10 sighted 35 nm southeast of Boston, MA, in a 10 nm radius around position 41-50N 070-15W
10 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston Shipping lanes, 60 nm southeast of Boston, MA, in a 10 nm radius around position 41-38N 069-50W
12 sighted 95 nm southeast of Boston, MA, in an 8 nm radius around position 41-27N 069-16W
36 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston Shipping lanes, 90 nm southeast of Boston, MA, in a 10 nm radius around position 41-17N 069-18W
16 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston Shipping lanes, 70 nm southeast of Boston, MA, in a 10 nm radius around position 41-34N 069-28W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
12 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston Shipping Lanes, 50 nm southeast of Boston, MA, in an 8 nm radius around position 42-03N 070-03W

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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