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:

12/5/06 - Map
1 sighted 45 nm south of Wilmington, NC, in an 8 nm radius around position 33-28N 077-46W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
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
4 sighted 75 nm southeast of Portland, ME, in an 8 nm radius around position 43-22N 068-29W

12/11/06 - Map
7 sighted in the vicinity of the Portland shipping lanes, 50 nm south of Portland, ME in an 8 nm radius around position 42-57N 070-04W
18 sighted 70 nm southeast of Portland, ME in a 10 nm radius around position 43-20N 068-35W
1 sighted 80 nm southeast of Portland, ME, in an 8 nm radius around position 43-30N 068-20W

12/16/06 - Map
1 sighted 40 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-48N 070-20W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
7 sighted in the vicinity of the Portland shipping lanes, 50 nm south of Portland, ME in an 8 nm radius around position 42-57N 070-04W
18 sighted 70 nm southeast of Portland, ME in a 10 nm radius around position 43-20N 068-35W

12/18/06 - Map
1 sighted in the vicinity of the Portland shipping lanes, 40 nm northeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 42-43N 070-01W
1 sighted in the vicinity of the Portland shipping lanes, 45 nm southeast of Portland, ME in an 8 nm radius around position 43-05N 069-55W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
7 sighted in the vicinity of the Portland shipping lanes, 50 nm south of Portland, ME in an 8 nm radius around position 42-57N 070-04W
18 sighted 70 nm southeast of Portland, ME in a 10 nm radius around position 43-20N 068-35W

12/29/06 - Map
1 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 75 nm southeast of Boston, MA, in an 8 nm radius around position 41-36N 069-39W
3 sighted 45 nm southwest of Cape Fear, NC, in an 8 nm radius around position 33-33N 078-43W

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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