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:

11/1/06 - Map
3 sighted in the vicinity of the Portland shipping lanes, 45 nm south of Portland, ME, in an 8 nm radius around position 43-05N 070-00W
27 sighted 30 nm southwest of Saint John, New Brunswick, in a 10 nm radius around position 44-58N 066-36W
9 sighted 45 nm southwest of Saint John, New Brunswick, in a 10 nm radius around position 44-39N 066-37W

11/6/06 - Map
1 sighted in the vicinity of the Portland shipping lanes, 50 nm south of Portland, ME, in an 8 nm radius around position 43-03N 069-51W
4 sighted in the vicinity of the Portland shipping lanes, 40 nm south of Portland, ME, in an 8 nm radius around position 43-08N 070-10W
2 sighted in the vicinity of the Portland shipping lanes, 35 nm south of Portland, ME, in an 8 nm radius around position 43-14N 069-51W
13 sighted 75 nm southeast of Portland, ME, in a 10 nm radius around position 43-30N 068-27W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
27 sighted 30 nm southwest of Saint John, New Brunswick, in a 10 nm radius around position 44-58N 066-36W
9 sighted 45 nm southwest of Saint John, New Brunswick, in a 10 nm radius around position 44-39N 066-37W

11/13/06 - Map
12 sighted 45 nm northeast of Boston, MA, in a 10 nm radius around position 42-51N 070-17W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
4 sighted in the vicinity of the Portland shipping lanes, 40 nm south of Portland, ME, in an 8 nm radius around position 43-08N 070-10W
13 sighted 75 nm southeast of Portland, ME, in a 10 nm radius around position 43-30N 068-27W
27 sighted 30 nm southwest of Saint John, New Brunswick, in a 10 nm radius around position 44-58N 066-36W
9 sighted 45 nm southwest of Saint John, New Brunswick, in a 10 nm radius around position 44-39N 066-37W

11/15/06 - Map
30 sighted 40 nm southwest of Saint John, New Brunswick, in a 10 nm radius around position 44-53N 066-48W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
12 sighted 45 nm northeast of Boston, MA, in a 10 nm radius around position 42-51N 070-17W
4 sighted in the vicinity of the Portland shipping lanes, 40 nm south of Portland, ME, in an 8 nm radius around position 43-08N 070-10W
13 sighted 75 nm southeast of Portland, ME, in a 10 nm radius around position 43-30N 068-27W

11/16/06 - Map
4 sighted in the vicinity of the Portland shipping lanes, 50 nm south of Portland, ME, in an 8 nm radius around position 42-58N 070-01W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
30 sighted 40 nm southwest of Saint John, New Brunswick, in a 10 nm radius around position 44-53N 066-48W
12 sighted 45 nm northeast of Boston, MA, in a 10 nm radius around position 42-51N 070-17W
4 sighted in the vicinity of the Portland shipping lanes, 40 nm south of Portland, ME, in an 8 nm radius around position 43-08N 070-10W
13 sighted 75 nm southeast of Portland, ME, in a 10 nm radius around position 43-30N 068-27W

11/18/06 - Map
1 sighted 75 nm east of Boston, MA, in an 8 nm radius around position 42-24N 069-15W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
4 sighted in the vicinity of the Portland shipping lanes, 50 nm south of Portland, ME, in an 8 nm radius around position 42-58N 070-01W
30 sighted 40 nm southwest of Saint John, New Brunswick, in a 10 nm radius around position 44-53N 066-48W
12 sighted 45 nm northeast of Boston, MA, in a 10 nm radius around position 42-51N 070-17W
4 sighted in the vicinity of the Portland shipping lanes, 40 nm south of Portland, ME, in an 8 nm radius around position 43-08N 070-10W
13 sighted 75 nm southeast of Portland, ME, in a 10 nm radius around position 43-30N 068-27W

11/20/06 - Map
1 sighted 55 nm southeast of Portland, ME, in an 8 nm radius around position 43-22N 069-03W
1 sighted 75 nm southeast of Portland, ME, in an 8 nm radius around position 43-21N 068-32W
8 sighted 50 nm south of Portland, ME, in an 8 nm radius around position 43-00N 070-16W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
4 sighted in the vicinity of the Portland shipping lanes, 50 nm south of Portland, ME, in an 8 nm radius around position 42-58N 070-01W
30 sighted 40 nm southwest of Saint John, New Brunswick, in a 10 nm radius around position 44-53N 066-48W

11/26/06 - Map
4 sighted 75 nm southeast of Portland, ME, in an 8 nm radius around position 43-22N 068-29W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
8 sighted 50 nm south of Portland, ME, in an 8 nm radius around position 43-00N 070-16W
4 sighted in the vicinity of the Portland shipping lanes, 50 nm south of Portland, ME, in an 8 nm radius around position 42-58N 070-01W

11/27/06 - Map
1 sighted in the vicinity of the Portland shipping lanes, 45 nm south of Portland, ME, in an 8 nm radius around position 43-03N 069-49W
1 sighted in the vicinity of the Portland shipping lanes, 50 nm south of Portland, ME, in an 8 nm radius around position 42-57N 070-01W
8 sighted in the vicinity of the Portland shipping lanes, 50 nm south of Portland, ME, in an 8 nm radius around position 42-57N 070-12W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
4 sighted 75 nm southeast of Portland, ME, in an 8 nm radius around position 43-22N 068-29W

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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