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:

1/2/06 - Map
40 sighted 70 nm southeast of Portland, ME, in a 10 nm radius around position 43-15N 068-43W

1/12/06 - Map
1 sighted 60 nm east of Cape Lookout, NC, in an 8 nm radius around position 34-59N 075-28W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
40 sighted 70 nm southeast of Portland, ME, in a 10 nm radius around position 43-15N 068-43W

1/17/06 - Map
12 sighted 80 nm southeast of Portland, ME, in a 10 nm radius around position 43-16N 068-28W

1/20/06 - Map
1 sighted 5 nm south of Cape Lookout, NC, in an 8 nm radius around position 34-32N 076-32W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
12 sighted 80 nm southeast of Portland, ME, in a 10 nm radius around position 43-16N 068-28W

1/24/06 - Map
1 sighted 10 nm east of Norfolk, VA, in an 8 nm radius around position 36-58N 076-01W
1 sighted 5 nm east of Beaufort, NC, in an 8 nm radius around position 34-38N 076-43W
17 sighted 60 nm southeast of Portland, ME, in an 8 nm radius around position 43-14N 068-46W
10 sighted 65 nm southeast of Portland, ME in an 8 nm radius around position 43-20N 068-26W

1/29/06 - Map
3 sighted 50 nm southeast of Portland, ME in an 8 nm radius around position 43-03N 069-24W
4 sighted 45 nm northeast of Boston, MA, in an 8 nm radius around position 42-40N 070-03W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
17 sighted 60 nm southeast of Portland, ME, in an 8 nm radius around position 43-14N 068-46W
10 sighted 65 nm southeast of Portland, ME in an 8 nm radius around position 43-20N 068-26W

1/30/06 - Map
1 sighted 45 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-55N 070-11W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
3 sighted 50 nm southeast of Portland, ME in an 8 nm radius around position 43-03N 069-24W
4 sighted 45 nm northeast of Boston, MA, in an 8 nm radius around position 42-40N 070-03W
17 sighted 60 nm southeast of Portland, ME, in an 8 nm radius around position 43-14N 068-46W
10 sighted 65 nm southeast of Portland, ME in an 8 nm radius around position 43-20N 068-26W

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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