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:

3/1/06 - Map
1 sighted in the vicinity of the New York Shipping Lanes, 65 nm south of New York, NY, in an 8 nm radius around position 39-45N 074-05W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
4 sighted 70 nm southeast of Portland, ME, in an 8 nm radius around position 42-50N 069-08W

3/2/06 - Map
2 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 40 nm southeast of Boston, MA, in an 8 nm radius around position 41-59N 070-15W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
4 sighted 70 nm southeast of Portland, ME, in an 8 nm radius around position 42-50N 069-08W

3/3/06 - Map
1 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 90 nm southeast of Boston, MA, in an 8 nm radius around position 41-25N 069-27W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
4 sighted 70 nm southeast of Portland, ME, in an 8 nm radius around position 42-50N 069-08W

3/7/06 - Map
1 sighted 80 nm northeast of New York, NY, in an 8 nm radius around position 40-55N 072-14W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
4 sighted 70 nm southeast of Portland, ME, in an 8 nm radius around position 42-50N 069-08W

3/8/06 - Map
1 sighted 5 nm east of Beaufort, NC, in an 8 nm radius around position 34-40N 076-41W
5 sighted 40 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-49N 070-22W
1 sighted in the vicinity of the Providence shipping lanes 15 nm southeast of Providence, RI, in an 8 nm radius around position 41-29N 071-17W
1 sighted 100 nm northeast of New York, NY, in an 8 nm radius around position 40-54N 071-47W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
4 sighted 70 nm southeast of Portland, ME, in an 8 nm radius around position 42-50N 069-08W

3/9/06 - Map
1 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 55 nm east of Boston, MA, in an 8 nm radius around position 42-17N 069-45W
2 sighted 5 nm east of Wilmington, NC, in an 8 nm radius around position 33-48N 078-03W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
5 sighted 40 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-49N 070-22W

3/12/06 - Map
6 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 40 nm southeast of Boston, MA, in an 8 nm radius around position 41-56N 070-21W

3/17/06 - Map
1 sighted 30 nm south of Wilmington, NC in an 8 nm radius around position 33-49N 078-02W
1 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 105 nm southeast of Boston, MA, in an 8 nm radius around position 41-14N 069-18W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
6 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 40 nm southeast of Boston, MA, in an 8 nm radius around position 41-56N 070-21W

3/20/06 - Map
2 sighted 40 nm northeast of Cape Lookout, NC, in an 8 nm radius around position 35-02N 075-59W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
6 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 40 nm southeast of Boston, MA, in an 8 nm radius around position 41-56N 070-21W

3/23/06 - Map
1 sighted 10 nm south of Cape Fear, NC, in an 8 nm radius around position 33-43N 078-03W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
6 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 40 nm southeast of Boston, MA, in an 8 nm radius around position 41-56N 070-21W

3/24/06 - Map
15 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 75 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-34N 069-33W
1 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 95 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-34N 069-08W
6 sighted 160 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-16N 067-34W
3 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 35 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-56N 070-18W
3 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 45 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 42-04N 069-57W

3/28/06 - Map
6 sighted 40 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-50N 070-27W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
15 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 75 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-34N 069-33W
6 sighted 160 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-16N 067-34W

3/29/06 - Map
4 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 65 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-53N 069-42W
1 sighted 185 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 40-23N 067-54W
1 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 40 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-56N 070-26W
3 sighted 55 nm southeast of Norfolk, VA in an 8 nm radius around position 36-31N 075-03W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
15 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 75 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-34N 069-33W
6 sighted 160 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-16N 067-34W

3/30/06 - Map
1 sighted 60 nm southeast of Providence, RI in an 8 nm radius around position 41-12N 070-25W
12 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 45 nm east of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 42-17N 069-58W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
4 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 65 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-53N 069-42W
3 sighted 55 nm southeast of Norfolk, VA in an 8 nm radius around position 36-31N 075-03W
15 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 75 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-34N 069-33W
6 sighted 160 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-16N 067-34W

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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