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:

5/2/05 - Map
20 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston Shipping lanes, 100 nm southeast of Boston, MA, in a 10 nm radius around position 41-17N 069-16W
16 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston Shipping lanes, 90 nm southeast of Boston, MA, in an 8 nm radius around position 41-24N 069-25W
13 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston Shipping lanes, 80 nm southeast of Boston, MA, in a 10 nm radius around position 41-32N 069-25W
13 sighted 100 nm southeast of the Boston, MA, in an 8 nm radius around position 41-28N 069-00W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
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

5/3/05 - Map
1 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston Shipping lanes, 60 nm southeast of Boston, MA, in an 8 nm radius around position 41-57N 069-44W
2 sighted 115 nm southeast of Boston, MA, in an 8 nm radius around position 41-18N 068-50W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
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
20 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston Shipping lanes, 100 nm southeast of Boston, MA, in a 10 nm radius around position 41-17N 069-16W
16 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston Shipping lanes, 90 nm southeast of Boston, MA, in an 8 nm radius around position 41-24N 069-25W
13 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston Shipping lanes, 80 nm southeast of Boston, MA, in a 10 nm radius around position 41-32N 069-25W
13 sighted 100 nm southeast of the Boston, MA, in an 8 nm radius around position 41-28N 069-00W

5/4/05 - Map
6 sighted 90 nm east of Boston, MA, in an 8 nm radius around position 42-00N 069-02W
29 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 105 nm southeast of Boston, MA, in an 11 nm radius around position 41-29N 068-58W
48 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 100 nm southeast of Boston, MA, in a 15 nm radius around position 41-19N 069-16W
1 sighted 115 nm southeast of Boston, MA, in an 8 nm radius around position 41-32N 068-36W
1 sighted 100 nm southeast of Boston, MA, in an 8 nm radius around position 41-52N 068-47W
6 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 80 nm southeast of Boston, MA, in an 8 nm radius around position 41-29N 069-30
1 sighted 115 nm southeast of Boston, MA, in an 8 nm radius around position 41-46N 068-32W
1 sighted 105 nm southeast of Boston, MA, in an 8 nm radius around position 41-40N 068-49W

5/5/05 - Map
2 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 50 nm east of Boston, MA, in an 8 nm radius around position 42-09N 069-55W
2 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 75 nm southeast of Boston, MA, in an 8 nm radius around position 41-37N 069-36W
3 sighted 100 nm southeast of Boston, MA, in an 8 nm radius around position 41-37N 068-54W

5/6/05 - Map
2 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 50 nm east of Boston, MA, in an 8 nm radius around position 42-16N 069-57W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
3 sighted 100 nm southeast of Boston, MA, in an 8 nm radius around position 41-37N 068-54W
6 sighted 90 nm east of Boston, MA, in an 8 nm radius around position 42-00N 069-02W
29 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 105 nm southeast of Boston, MA, in an 11 nm radius around position 41-29N 068-58W
48 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 100 nm southeast of Boston, MA, in a 15 nm radius around position 41-19N 069-16W
6 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 80 nm southeast of Boston, MA, in an 8 nm radius around position 41-29N 069-30W

5/13/05 - Map
2 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 115 nm southeast east of Boston, MA, in an 8 nm radius around position 41-10N 069-00W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
3 sighted 100 nm southeast of Boston, MA, in an 8 nm radius around position 41-37N 068-54W
6 sighted 90 nm east of Boston, MA, in an 8 nm radius around position 42-00N 069-02W
29 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 105 nm southeast of Boston, MA, in an 11 nm radius around position 41-29N 068-58W
48 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 100 nm southeast of Boston, MA, in a 15 nm radius around position 41-19N 069-16W
6 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 80 nm southeast of Boston, MA, in an 8 nm radius around position 41-29N 069-30W

5/14/05 - Map
49 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 105 nm southeast of Boston, MA, in an 11 nm radius around position 41-29N 068-58W
36 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 110 nm southeastof Boston, MA, in an 8 nm radius around position 41-11N 068-59W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
3 sighted 100 nm southeast of Boston, MA, in an 8 nm radius around position 41-37N 068-54W
6 sighted 90 nm east of Boston, MA, in an 8 nm radius around position 42-00N 069-02W
48 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 100 nm southeast of Boston, MA, in a 15 nm radius around position 41-19N 069-16W
6 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 80 nm southeast of Boston, MA, in an 8 nm radius around position 41-29N 069-30W

5/15/05 - Map
56 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 115 nm southeast of Boston, MA, in a 11 nm radius around position 41-13N 068-59W
1 sighted 125 nm southeast of Boston, MA, in an 8 nm radius around position 42-01N 068-13W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
3 sighted 100 nm southeast of Boston, MA, in an 8 nm radius around position 41-37N 068-54W
6 sighted 90 nm east of Boston, MA, in an 8 nm radius around position 42-00N 069-02W
48 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 100 nm southeast of Boston, MA, in a 15 nm radius around position 41-19N 069-16W
6 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 80 nm southeast of Boston, MA, in an 8 nm radius around position 41-29N 069-30W

5/17/05 - Map
2 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 55 nm southeast of Boston, MA, in an 8 nm radius around position 41-54N 069-48W
3 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 100 nm southeast of Boston, MA, in an 8 nm radius around position 41-17N 69-11W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
56 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 115 nm southeast of Boston, MA, in a 11 nm radius around position 41-13N 068-59W
3 sighted 100 nm southeast of Boston, MA, in an 8 nm radius around position 41-37N 068-54W
6 sighted 90 nm east of Boston, MA, in an 8 nm radius around position 42-00N 069-02W
6 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 80 nm southeast of Boston, MA, in an 8 nm radius around position 41-29N 069-30W

5/18/05 - Map
15 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 100 nm southeast of Boston, MA, in an 8 nm radius around position 41-15N 069-11W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
56 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 115 nm southeast of Boston, MA, in a 11 nm radius around position 41-13N 068-59W
3 sighted 100 nm southeast of Boston, MA, in an 8 nm radius around position 41-37N 068-54W

5/19/05 - Map
1 sighted 120 nm southeast of Boston, MA, in an 8 nm radius around position 41-21N 68-36W
17 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 110 nm southeast of Boston, MA, in an 8 nm radius around position 41-20N 068-49W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
44 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 100 nm southeast of Boston, MA, in a 10 nm radius around position 41-15N 069-12W
56 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 115 nm southeast of Boston, MA, in an 11 nm radius around position 41-13N 068-59W

5/31/05 - Map
5 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 115 nm southeast of Boston, MA, in an 8 nm radius around position 41-01N 069-05W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
17 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 110 nm southeast of Boston, MA, in an 8 nm radius around position 41-20N 068-49W
44 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 100 nm southeast of Boston, MA, in a 10 nm radius around position 41-15N 069-12W

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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