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:

2/2/06 - Map
7 sighted 55 nm southeast of Portland, ME in an 8 nm radius around position 42-59N 069-26W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
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

2/4/06 - Map
1 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 80 nm southeast of Boston, MA or in an 8 nm radius around position 41-35N 069-33W
1 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 35 nm southeast of Boston, MA or in an 8 nm radius around position 41-55N 070-21W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
7 sighted 55 nm southeast of Portland, ME in an 8 nm radius around position 42-59N 069-26W
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

2/8/06 - Map
2 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 75 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-40N 069-39W
2 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 85 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-40N 069-22W
1 sighted 65 nm east of New York, NY in an 8 nm radius around position 40-54N 072-15W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
7 sighted 55 nm southeast of Portland, ME in an 8 nm radius around position 42-59N 069-26W
4 sighted 45 nm northeast of Boston, MA, in an 8 nm radius around position 42-40N 070-03W

2/10/06 - Map
1 sighted in the vicinity of the Providence Shipping Lanes, 25 nm south of Providence, RI, in an 8 nm radius around position 41-20N 071-24W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
7 sighted 55 nm southeast of Portland, ME, in an 8 nm radius around position 42-59N 069-26W
4 sighted 45 nm northeast of Boston, MA, in an 8 nm radius around position 42-40N 070-03W

2/11/06 - Map
1 sighted 5 nm south of Cape Lookout, NC, in an 8 nm radius around position 34-40N 076-42W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
7 sighted 55 nm southeast of Portland, ME, in an 8 nm radius around position 42-59N 069-26W
4 sighted 45 nm northeast of Boston, MA, in an 8 nm radius around position 42-40N 070-03W

2/16/06 - Map
1 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 40 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-57N 070-11W

2/23/06 - Map
1 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston Shipping Lanes, 50 nm southeast of Boston, MA, in an 8 nm radius around position 42-05N 069-56W
4 sighted 70 nm southeast of Portland, ME, in an 8 nm radius around position 42-50N 069-08W

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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