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:

4/3/06 - Map
2 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 35 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 42-05N 070-14W
10 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 50 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-56N 069-57W
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

4/5/06 - Map
6 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 90 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-22N 069-23W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
10 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 50 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-56N 069-57W
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

4/10/06 - Map
3 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 30 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 42-05N 070-24W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
6 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 90 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-22N 069-23W
10 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 50 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-56N 069-57W
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

4/11/06 - Map
7 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 45 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 42-14N 069-54W
1 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 40 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 42-07N 070-08W
1 sighted 160 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-29N 069-28W
6 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 80 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-33N 067-23W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
3 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 30 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 42-05N 070-24W
10 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 50 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-56N 069-57W
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

4/12/06 - Map
5 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 65 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-49N 069-36W
1 sighted 40 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-47N 070-18W
2 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 65 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-44N 069-44W
8 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 35 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 42-05N 070-14W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
6 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 80 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-33N 067-23W
7 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 45 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 42-14N 069-54W
10 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 50 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-56N 069-57W

4/13/06 - Map
2 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 75 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-39N 069-35W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
5 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 65 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-49N 069-36W
8 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 35 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 42-05N 070-14W
6 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 80 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-29N 069-28W
7 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 45 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 42-14N 069-54W
10 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 50 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-56N 069-57W

4/14/06 - Map
25 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 40 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 42-02N 070-16W
1 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston and New York shipping lanes, 125 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 40-44N 069-17W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
5 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 65 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-49N 069-36W
6 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 80 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-29N 069-28W
7 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 45 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 42-14N 069-54W
10 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 50 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-56N 069-57W

4/17/06 - Map
**Sightings in Cape Cod Bay include animals feeding at or near the surface. These animals may be difficult to see, and are at an increased risk of vessel collision.**
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
25 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 40 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 42-02N 070-16W
5 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 65 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-49N 069-36W
7 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 45 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 42-14N 069-54W

4/18/06 - Map
1 sighted 40 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-52N 070-26W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
25 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 40 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 42-02N 070-16W
5 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 65 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-49N 069-36W
7 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 45 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 42-14N 069-54W
**Sightings in Cape Cod Bay include animals feeding at or near the surface. These animals may be difficult to see, and are at an increased risk of vessel collision.**
4/22/06 - Map
18 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 25 nm southeast of Boston, MA in a 10 nm radius around position 42-16N 070-21W
10 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 30 nm southeast of Boston, Ma in an 8 nm radius around position 41-57N 070-30W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
25 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 40 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 42-02N 070-16W
5 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 65 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-49N 069-36W
7 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 45 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 42-14N 069-54W

4/25/06 - Map
1 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 40 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 42-04N 070-15W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
18 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 25 nm southeast of Boston, MA in a 10 nm radius around position 42-16N 070-21W
10 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 30 nm southeast of Boston, Ma in an 8 nm radius around position 41-57N 070-30W
5 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 65 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-49N 069-36W

4/26/06 - Map
1 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 40 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-56N 070-30W
9 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 40 nm southeast of Boston, MA in a 10 nm radius around position 42-06N 070-14W
15 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 30 nm east of Boston, MA in a 10 nm radius around position 42-23N 070-22W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
10 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 30 nm southeast of Boston, Ma in an 8 nm radius around position 41-57N 070-30W

4/27/06 - Map
18 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 40 nm southeast of Boston, MA in a 10 nm radius around position 41-54N 070-19W
14 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 40 nm southeast of Boston, MA in a 10 nm radius around position 42-07N 070-11W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
15 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 30 nm east of Boston, MA in a 10 nm radius around position 42-23N 070-22W

4/30/06 - Map
5 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 30 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 42-09N 070-23W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
18 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 40 nm southeast of Boston, MA in a 10 nm radius around position 41-54N 070-19W
14 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 40 nm southeast of Boston, MA in a 10 nm radius around position 42-07N 070-11W
15 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 30 nm east of Boston, MA in a 10 nm radius around position 42-23N 070-22W

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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