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:

7/3/06 - Map
1 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 20 nm northeast of Boston, MA, in an 8 nm radius around position 42-31N 070-34W
1 sighted 105 nm east of Boston, MA, in an 8 nm radius around position 42-12N 068-39W
1 sighted 100 nm east of Boston, MA, in an 8 nm radius around position 42-06N 068-45W
1 sighted 100 nm southeast of Boston, MA, in an 8 nm radius around position 41-42N 068-59W

7/7/06 - Map
1 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 25 nm east of Boston, MA, in an 8 nm radius around position 42-25N 070-28W
27 sighted 40 nm southwest of Saint John, New Brunswick, in a 10 nm radius around position 44-42N 066-31W

7/11/06 - Map
1 possible right whale sighted in Vineyard Sound, MA, in an 8 nm radius around position 41-31N 070-38W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
27 sighted 40 nm southwest of Saint John, New Brunswick, in a 10 nm radius around position 44-42N 066-31W

7/14/06 - Map
2 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 75 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-30N 069-36W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
27 sighted 40 nm southwest of Saint John, New Brunswick, in a 10 nm radius around position 44-42N 066-31W

7/17/06 - Map
1 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 25 nm east of Boston, MA, in an 8 nm radius around position 42-27N 070-30W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
27 sighted 40 nm southwest of Saint John, New Brunswick, in a 10 nm radius around position 44-42N 066-31W

7/20/06 - Map
18 sighted 40 nm southwest of Saint John, New Brunswick, in a 10 nm radius around position 44-38N 066-30W

7/23/06 - 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 071-31W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
18 sighted 40 nm southwest of Saint John, New Brunswick in a 10 nm radius around position 44-38N 066-30W

7/28/06 - Map
1 sighted 200 nm southeast of Boston, MA, in an 8 nm radius around position 40-49N 067-08W

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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