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:

5/5/06 - Map
5 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 50 nm east of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 42-17N 069-52W
5 sighted 160 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-24N 067-42W
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 070-20W
7 sighted 45 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-46N 070-27W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
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
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

5/6/06 - Map
11 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 40 nm southeast of Boston, MA in a 10 nm radius around position 41-53N 070-25W
7 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 30 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 42-03N 070-32W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
5 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 50 nm east of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 42-17N 069-52W
5 sighted 160 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-24N 067-42W
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
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

5/7/06 - Map
20 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 30 nm east of Boston, MA in a 10 nm radius around position 42-20N 070-20W
2 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 75 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-58N 069-26W
1 sighted 90 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 42-11N 069-00W
50 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 110 nm southeast of Boston, MA in a 10 nm radius around position 41-18N 069-04W
5 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 115 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-22N 068-53W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
11 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 40 nm southeast of Boston, MA in a 10 nm radius around position 41-53N 070-25W
7 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 30 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 42-03N 070-32W
5 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 50 nm east of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 42-17N 069-52W
5 sighted 160 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-24N 067-42W
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
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

5/18/06 - Map
11 sighted 115 nm southeast of Boston, MA, in a 10 nm radius around position 41-30N 068-42W
12 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston Shipping Lanes, 80 nm southeast of Boston, MA, in a 10 nm radius around position 41-37N 069-32W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
20 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 30 nm east of Boston, MA in a 10 nm radius around position 42-20N 070-20W
50 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 110 nm southeast of Boston, MA in a 10 nm radius around position 41-18N 069-04W
5 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 115 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-22N 068-53W
11 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 40 nm southeast of Boston, MA in a 10 nm radius around position 41-53N 070-25W
7 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 30 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 42-03N 070-32W
5 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 50 nm east of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 42-17N 069-52W
5 sighted 160 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-24N 067-42W

5/19/06 - Map
3 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 95 nm southeast of Boston, MA, in an 8 nm radius around position 41-24N 069-22W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
11 sighted 115 nm southeast of Boston, MA, in a 10 nm radius around position 41-30N 068-42W
12 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 80 nm southeast of Boston, MA, in a 10 nm radius around position 41-37N 069-32W
50 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 110 nm southeast of Boston, MA in a 10 nm radius around position 41-18N 069-04W
5 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 115 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-22N 068-53W

5/23/06 - Map
55 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 110 nm southeast of Boston, MA, in a 10 nm radius around position 41-15N 068-59W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
3 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 95 nm southeast of Boston, MA, in an 8 nm radius around position 41-24N 069-22W
11 sighted 115 nm southeast of Boston, MA, in a 10 nm radius around position 41-30N 068-42W
12 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 80 nm southeast of Boston, MA, in a 10 nm radius around position 41-37N 069-32W

5/24/06 - Map
1 sighted 125 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-24N 068-27W
50 sighted 110 nm southeast of Boston, MA in a 10 nm radius around position 41-36N 068-38W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
55 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 110 nm southeast of Boston, MA, in a 10 nm radius around position 41-15N 068-59W
3 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 95 nm southeast of Boston, MA, in an 8 nm radius around position 41-24N 069-22W
12 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 80 nm southeast of Boston, MA, in a 10 nm radius around position 41-37N 069-32W

5/30/06 - Map
1 sighted 65 nm southeast of Portland, ME in an 8 nm radius around position 42-59N 069-06W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
50 sighted 110 nm southeast of Boston, MA in a 10 nm radius around position 41-36N 068-38W
55 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 110 nm southeast of Boston, MA in a 10 nm radius around position 41-15N 068-59W
3 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 95 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-24N 069-22W
12 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 80 nm southeast of Boston, MA in a 10 nm radius around position 41-37N 069-32W

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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