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:

8/2/05 - Map
5 sighted 240 nm southeast of Boston, MA, in an 8 nm radius around position 42-51N 065-33W

8/3/05 - Map
1 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 40 nm southeast of Boston, MA, in an 8 nm radius around position 42-08N 070-05W
3 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 30 nm northeast of Boston, MA, in an 8 nm radius around position 42-34N 070-19W
11 sighted 45 nm northwest of Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, in a 10 nm radius around position 44-32N 066-27W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
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
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 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

8/4/05 - Map
2 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 30 nm east of Boston, MA, in an 8 nm radius around position 42-17N 070-14W
8 sighted 100 nm southeast of Boston, MA, in an 8 nm radius around position 41-57N 068-49W
25 sighted 40 nm southeast of Saint John, New Brunswick, in a 10 nm radius around position 44-40N 066-29W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
3 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 30 nm northeast of Boston, MA, in an 8 nm radius around position 42-34N 070-19W
3 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 90 nm southeast of Boston, MA, in an 8 nm radius around position 41-34N 069-17W
5 sighted 145 nm southeast of Saint John, New Brunswick, in an 8 nm radius around position 42-51N 065-33W
5 sighted 190 nm south of Saint John, New Brunswick, in an 8 nm radius around position 42-05N 065-57W
5 sighted 145 nm southeast of Saint John, New Brunswick in an 8 nm radius around position 42-53N 065-21W
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

8/7/05 - Map
40 sighted 40 nm southwest of Saint John, New Brunswick, in a 10 nm radius around position 44-36N 066-28W
3 sighted 225 nm south of Saint John, New Brunswick in an 8 nm radius around position 41-30N 066-02W

8/8/05 - Map
4 sighted 25 nm northeast of Boston, MA, in an 8 nm radius around position 42-32N 070-26W

8/9/05 - Map
6 sighted 225 nm south of Saint John, New Brunswick in an 8 nm radius around position 41-30N 066-02W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
4 sighted 25 nm northeast of Boston, MA, in an 8 nm radius around position 42-32N 070-26W
40 sighted 40 nm southwest of Saint John, New Brunswick, in a 10 nm radius around position 44-36N 066-28W
8 sighted 100 nm southeast of Boston, MA, in an 8 nm radius around position 41-57N 068-49W
3 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 30 nm northeast of Boston, MA, in an 8 nm radius around position 42-34N 070-19W
3 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 90 nm southeast of Boston, MA, in an 8 nm radius around position 41-34N 069-17W
5 sighted 145 nm southeast of Saint John, New Brunswick, in an 8 nm radius around position 42-51N 065-33W
5 sighted 190 nm south of Saint John, New Brunswick, in an 8 nm radius around position 42-05N 065-57W
5 sighted 145 nm southeast of Saint John, New Brunswick in an 8 nm radius around position 42-53N 065-21W

8/20/05 - Map
1 sighted 50 nm southeast of Boston, MA, in an 8 nm radius around position 41-51N 070-05W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
6 sighted 225 nm south of Saint John, New Brunswick in an 8 nm radius around position 41-30N 066-02W
40 sighted 40 nm southwest of Saint John, New Brunswick, in a 10 nm radius around position 44-36N 066-28W

8/21/05 - Map
1 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 40 nm southeast of Boston, MA, in an 8 nm radius around position 42-02N 070-09W
2 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 20 nm northeast of Boston, MA, in an 8 nm radius around position 42-27N 070-32W

8/22/05 - Map
70 Sighted 15 nm southeast of Grand Manan Island, Canada, in an 8 nm radius around 44-38N 66-26W.

8/23/05 - Map
1 Sighted in the vicinity of the Boston Shipping lanes, 20 nm east of Boston, MA, in an 8 nm radius around 42-24N 70-29W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
70 Sighted 15 nm southeast of Grand Manan Island, Canada, in an 8 nm radius around 44-38N 66-26W.

8/28/05 - Map
1 sighted in the vicinity of the Delaware shipping lanes, 165 nm southwest of New York, NY, in an 8 nm radius around 38-23N 75-03W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
70 sighted 40 nm southwest of Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada, in a 10 nm radius around 44-38N 66-26W

8/29/05 - Map
3 sighted 110 nm east of Portland, ME, in an 8 nm radius around position 44-01N 067-37W
6 sighted 150 nm south of Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada, in an 8 nm radius around position 42-47N 065-30W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
70 sighted 40 nm southwest of Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada, in a 10 nm radius around position 44-38N 066-26W

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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