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:

2/06/07 - Map
3 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 70 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-48N 069-37W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
17 sighted in the vicinity of the Portland shipping lanes, 30 nm east of Portsmouth, NH in a 10 nm radius around position 42-57N 070-04W

2/11/07 - Map
3 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 60 nm southeast of Boston, MA, in a 8 nm radius around position 41-55N 069-47W

2/12/07 - Map
1 sighted 65 nm northeast of Cape Lookout, NC, in an 8 nm radius around position 35-11N 075-31W
2 sighted 25 nm south of Ocean City, MD, in an 8 nm radius around position 38-00N 075-13W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
3 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 60 nm southeast of Boston, MA, in an 8 nm radius around position 41-55N 069-47W

2/13/07 - Map
1 sighted 25 nm south of Cape Lookout, NC, in an 8 nm radius around position 34-22N 076-35W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
3 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 60 nm southeast of Boston, MA, in an 8 nm radius around position 41-55N 069-47W

2/21/07 - Map
9 sighted in the vicinity of the Portland shipping lanes, 50 nm south of Portland, ME, in an 8 nm radius around position 42-58N 070-07W
2 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 40 nm southeast of Boston, MA, in an 8 nm radius around position 41-59N 070-12W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
3 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 60 nm southeast of Boston, MA, in an 8 nm radius around position 41-55N 069-47W

2/22/07 - Map
4 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 35 nm southeast of Boston, MA, in an 8 nm radius around position 41-57N 070-27W
3 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 50 nm southeast of Boston, MA, in an 8 nm radius around position 41-56N 070-07W
12 sighted 70 nm southeast of Portland, ME, in a 10 nm radius around position 42-54N 069-00W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
9 sighted in the vicinity of the Portland shipping lanes, 50 nm south of Portland, ME, in an 8 nm radius around position 42-58N 070-07W
3 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 60 nm southeast of Boston, MA, in an 8 nm radius around position 41-55N 069-47W

2/25/07 - Map
14 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 70 nm southeast of Boston, MA in a 10 nm radius around position 41-42N 069-36W
8 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 45 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-56N 070-14W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
12 sighted 70 nm southeast of Portland, ME, in a 10 nm radius around position 42-54N 069-00W
9 sighted in the vicinity of the Portland shipping lanes, 50 nm south of Portland, ME, in an 8 nm radius around position 42-58N 070-07W

2/27/07 - Map
15 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 65 nm southeast of Boston, MA in a 11 nm radius around position 41-45N 069-51W
11 sighted 45 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 10 nm radius around position 41-52N 070-19W
3 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 45 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 42-03N 070-04W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
12 sighted 70 nm southeast of Portland, ME, in a 10 nm radius around position 42-54N 069-00W
9 sighted in the vicinity of the Portland shipping lanes, 50 nm south of Portland, ME, in an 8 nm radius around position 42-58N 070-07W

2/28/07 - Map
1 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 35 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 42-08N 070-16W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
15 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 65 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 11 nm radius around position 41-45N 069-51W
11 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 45 nm southeast of Boston, MA in a 10 nm radius around position 41-52N 070-19W
3 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 45 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 42-03N 070-04W
12 sighted 70 nm southeast of Portland, ME, in a 10 nm radius around position 42-54N 069-00W
9 sighted in the vicinity of the Portland shipping lanes, 50 nm south of Portland, ME, in an 8 nm radius around position 42-58N 070-07W

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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