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:

6/2/05 - Map
1 sighted by shipboard survey in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 120 nm southeast of Boston, MA, in an 8 nm radius around position 41-06N 068-58W
2 sighted by shipboard in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 115 nm southeast of Boston, MA, in an 8 nm radius around position 41-17N 068-52W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
5 sighted by aerial survey 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

6/8/05 - Map
27 sighted 127 nm southeast of Boston, MA, in a 10 nm radius around position 41-55N 068-42W
45 sighted 135 nm southeast of Boston, MA, in a 10 nm radius around position 41-24N 068-40W
1 sighted 105 nm southeast of Boston, MA, in an 8 nm radius around position 41-51N 069-00W
1 sighted 135 nm southeast of Boston, MA, in an 8 nm radius around position 41-14N 068-54W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
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

6/9/05 - Map
40 sighted 95 nm southeast of Boston, MA, in a 10 nm radius around position 42-00N 068-54W
CORRECTED SIGHTINGS:
1 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 115 nm southeast of Boston, MA, in an 8 nm radius around position 41-14N 068-54W
3 sighted 105 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-43N 068-55W
1 sighted 110 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-56N 068-32W
1 sighted 120 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-48N 068-22W
2 sighted 115 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-43N 068-35W
45 sighted 120 nm southeast of Boston, MA in a 10 nm radius around position 41-25N 068-40W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
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

6/10/05 - Map
5 sighted 85 nm southeast of Boston, MA, in an 8 nm radius around position 41-57N 069-07W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
40 sighted 95 nm southeast of Boston, MA, in a 10 nm radius around position 42-00N 068-54W
3 sighted 105 nm southeast of Boston, MA, in an 8 nm radius around position 41-43N 068-55W
45 sighted 120 nm southeast of Boston, MA, in a 10 nm radius around position 41-25N 068-40W
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

6/20/05 - Map
60 sighted 105 nm southeast of Boston, MA, in a 10 nm radius around position 42-00N 068-43W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
5 sighted 85 nm southeast of Boston, MA, in an 8 nm radius around position 41-57N 069-07W
40 sighted 95 nm southeast of Boston, MA, in a 10 nm radius around position 42-00N 068-54W
3 sighted 105 nm southeast of Boston, MA, in an 8 nm radius around position 41-43N 068-55W
45 sighted 120 nm southeast of Boston, MA, in a 10 nm radius around position 41-25N 068-40W

6/23/05 - Map
2 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston Shipping Lanes, 120 nm SE of Boston, MA, in an 8 nm radius around position 41-02N 069-02W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
1 sighted 130 nm southeast of Boston, MA, in an 8 nm radius around position 41-36N 068-21W
1 sighted 140 nm southeast of Boston, MA, in an 8 nm radius around position 41-58N 067-52W
60 sighted 105 nm southeast of Boston, MA, in a 10 nm radius around position 42-00N 068-43W
5 sighted 85 nm southeast of Boston, MA, in an 8 nm radius around position 41-57N 069-07W

6/24/05 - Map
1 sighted 125 nm east of Boston, MA, in an 8 nm radius around position 42-08N 068-16W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
60 sighted 105 nm southeast of Boston, MA, in a 10 nm radius around position 42-00N 068-43W
5 sighted 85 nm southeast of Boston, MA, in an 8 nm radius around position 41-57N 069-07W

6/25/05 - Map
2 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 125 nm southeast of Boston, MA, in an 8 nm radius around position 41-02N 069-02W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
60 sighted 105 nm southeast of Boston, MA, in a 10 nm radius around position 42-00N 068-43W

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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