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:

7/4/05 - Map
1 sighted 64 nm northeast of Boston, MA, in an 8 nm radius around position 43-08N 070-00W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
60 sighted 105 nm southeast of Boston, MA, in a 10 nm radius around position 42-00N 068-43W

7/10/05 - Map
2 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston Shipping Lanes 90 nm southeast of Boston, MA, in an 8 nm radius around position 41-31N 069-20W
2 sighted 30 nm northeast of Boston, MA, in an 8 nm radius around position 42-40N 070-28W

7/11/05 - Map
50 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 105 nm southeast of Boston, MA, in a 10 nm radius around position 41-16N 069-01W
7/12/05 - Map
3 sighted 110 nm southeast of Boston, MA, in an 8 nm radius around position 41-45N 068-34W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
50 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 105 nm southeast of Boston, MA, in a 10 nm radius around position 41-16N 069-01W

7/13/05 - Map
100 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 105 nm southeast of Boston, MA, in a 15 nm radius around position 41-20N 068-56W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
3 sighted 110 nm southeast of Boston, MA, in an 8 nm radius around position 41-45N 068-34W

7/13/05 - Map
2 sighted 5 nm east of White Head Island, Bay of Fundy, in an 8 nm radius around 44-36N 066-38W
1 sighted 50 nm southeast of Boston, MA, in an 8 nm radius around 42-08N 070-00W
1 sighted 30 nm east of Portsmouth, NH, in an 8 nm radius around 43-07N 70-04W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
100 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 105 nm southeast of Boston, MA, in a 15 nm radius around position 41-20N 068-56W
3 sighted 110 nm southeast of Boston, MA, in an 8 nm radius around position 41-45N 068-34W

7/17/05 - Map
2 sighted 5 nm east of White Head Island, Bay of Fundy, in an 8 nm radius around 44-36N 066-38W
1 sighted 50 nm southeast of Boston, MA, in an 8 nm radius around 42-08N 070-00W
2 sighted 20 nm southeast of Portsmouth, NH, in an 8 nm radius around 43-00N 070-13W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
100 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 105 nm southeast of Boston, MA, in a 15 nm radius around position 41-20N 068-56W
3 sighted 110 nm southeast of Boston, MA, in an 8 nm radius around position 41-45N 068-34W

7/18/05 - Map
2 sighted 40 nm southeast of Boston, MA, in an 8 nm radius around position 43-10N 070-06W
5 sighted 120 nm southeast of Boston, MA, in an 8 nm radius around position 41-28N 068-39W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
100 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 105 nm southeast of Boston, MA, in a 15 nm radius around position 41-20N 068-56W
3 sighted 110 nm southeast of Boston, MA, in an 8 nm radius around position 41-45N 068-34W

7/19/05 - Map
2 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 35 nm southeast of Boston, MA, in an 8 nm radius around position 42-09N 070-16W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
5 sighted 120 nm southeast of Boston, MA, in an 8 nm radius around position 41-28N 068-39W
100 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 105 nm southeast of Boston, MA, in a 15 nm radius around position 41-20N 068-56W
3 sighted 110 nm southeast of Boston, MA, in an 8 nm radius around position 41-45N 068-34W

7/20/05 - Map
2 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 25 nm southeast of Boston, MA, in an 8 nm radius around position 42-12N 07028W
2 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 30 nm southeast of Boston, MA, in an 8 nm radius around position 42-18N 07018W
35 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 115 nm southeast of Boston, MA, in a 10 nm radius around position 41-20N 068-52W
3 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 105 nm southeast of Boston, MA, in an 8 nm radius around position 41-16N 069-09W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
5 sighted 120 nm southeast of Boston, MA, in an 8 nm radius around position 41-28N 068-39W
3 sighted 110 nm southeast of Boston, MA, in an 8 nm radius around position 41-45N 068-34W

7/21/05 - Map
2 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 20 nm southeast of Boston, MA, in an 8 nm radius around position 42-22N 070-27W
1 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 70 nm southeast of Boston, MA, in an 8 nm radius around position 41-41N 069-45W
4 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 95 nm southeast of Boston, MA, in an 8 nm radius around position 41-20N 069-18W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
35 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 115 nm southeast of Boston, MA, in a 10 nm radius around position 41-20N 068-52W
3 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 105 nm southeast of Boston, MA, in an 8 nm radius around position 41-16N 069-09W
5 sighted 120 nm southeast of Boston, MA, in an 8 nm radius around position 41-28N 068-39W
3 sighted 110 nm southeast of Boston, MA, in an 8 nm radius around position 41-45N 068-34W

7/22/05 - Map
2 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 20 nm southeast of Boston, MA, in an 8 nm radius around position 42-22N 070-27W
1 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 70 nm southeast of Boston, MA, in an 8 nm radius around position 41-41N 069-45W
4 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 95 nm southeast of Boston, MA, in an 8 nm radius around position 41-20N 069-18W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
35 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 115 nm southeast of Boston, MA, in a 10 nm radius around position 41-20N 068-52W
3 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 105 nm southeast of Boston, MA, in an 8 nm radius around position 41-16N 069-09W
5 sighted 120 nm southeast of Boston, MA, in an 8 nm radius around position 41-28N 068-39W
3 sighted 110 nm southeast of Boston, MA, in an 8 nm radius around position 41-45N 068-34W

7/24/05 - Map
5 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 20 nm east of Boston, MA, in an 8 nm radius around position 42-22N 070-29W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
4 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 95 nm southeast of Boston, MA, in an 8 nm radius around position 41-20N 069-18W
35 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 115 nm southeast of Boston, MA, in a 10 nm radius around position 41-20N 068-52W
3 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 105 nm southeast of Boston, MA, in an 8 nm radius around position 41-16N 069-09W
5 sighted 120 nm southeast of Boston, MA, in an 8 nm radius around position 41-28N 068-39W
3 sighted 110 nm southeast of Boston, MA, in an 8 nm radius around position 41-45N 068-34W

7/26/05 - Map
4 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 40 nm southeast of Boston, MA, in an 8 nm radius around position 42-20N 070-05W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
4 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 95 nm southeast of Boston, MA, in an 8 nm radius around position 41-20N 069-18W
35 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 115 nm southeast of Boston, MA, in a 10 nm radius around position 41-20N 068-52W
3 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 105 nm southeast of Boston, MA, in an 8 nm radius around position 41-16N 069-09W
5 sighted 120 nm southeast of Boston, MA, in an 8 nm radius around position 41-28N 068-39W

7/28/05 - Map
1 sighted 15 nm southeast of Portsmouth, NH, in an 8 nm radius around position 42-52N 070-28W

7/29/05 - Map
1 sighted 80 nm northeast of Boston, MA, in an 8 nm radius around position 42-32N 069-05W
2 sighted 20 nm northeast of Boston, MA, in an 8 nm radius around position 42-42N 070-43W
1 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 30 nm southeast of Boston, MA, in an 8 nm radius around position 42-17N 070-16W PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
4 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 40 nm southeast of Boston, MA, in an 8 nm radius around position 42-20N 070-05W
5 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 20 nm east of Boston, MA, in an 8 nm radius around position 42-22N 070-29W
4 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 95 nm southeast of Boston, MA, in an 8 nm radius around position 41-20N 069-18W
35 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 115 nm southeast of Boston, MA, in a 10 nm radius around position 41-20N
3 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 105 nm southeast of Boston, MA, in an 8 nm radius around position 41-16N 069-09W
5 sighted 120 nm southeast of Boston, MA, in an 8 nm radius around position 41-28N 068-39W

7/30/05 - Map
1 sighted 10 nm southeast of Portsmouth, NH, in an 8 nm radius around position 42-55N 070-30W
1 sighted in the vicinity of the Portland shipping lanes, 20 nm northeast of Portsmouth, NH, in an 8 nm radius around position 43-08N 070-16W
1 sighted 225 nm southeast of Boston, MA, in an 8 nm radius around position 41-28N 066-03W

7/31/05 - Map
5 sighted 225 nm southeast of Boston, MA, in an 8 nm radius around position 42-05N 065-57W
5 sighted 250 nm northeast of Boston, MA, in an 8 nm radius around position 42-53N 065-21W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
4 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 40 nm southeast of Boston, MA, in an 8 nm radius around position 42-20N 070-05W
5 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 20 nm east of Boston, MA, in an 8 nm radius around position 42-22N 070-29W
4 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 95 nm southeast of Boston, MA, in an 8 nm radius around position 41-20N 069-18W
35 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 115 nm southeast of Boston, MA, in a 10 nm radius around position 41-20N
3 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 105 nm southeast of Boston, MA, in an 8 nm radius around position 41-16N 069-09W
5 sighted 120 nm southeast of Boston, MA, in an 8 nm radius around position 41-28N 068-39W

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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