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:

3/1/07 - Map
7 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 35 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 42-09N 070-11W
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
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

3/3/07 - Map
7 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 50 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-56N 069-54W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
7 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 35 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 42-09N 070-11W
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
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

3/9/07 - Map
10 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 35 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 42-01N 070-14W
6 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 40 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 42-06N 070-03W
7 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 75 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-37N 069-32W
3 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 85 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-31N 069-21W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
7 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 50 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-56N 069-54W
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

3/11/07 - Map
5 sighted 10 nm southeast of Cape Hatteras, NC in an 8 nm radius around position 35-06N 075-15W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
10 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 35 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 42-01N 070-14W
6 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 40 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 42-06N 070-03W
7 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 75 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-37N 069-32W
3 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 85 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-31N 069-21W
7 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 50 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-56N 069-54W
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

3/12/07 - Map
2 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 35 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 42-04N 070-19W
9 sighted 40 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-50N 070-22W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
6 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 40 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 42-06N 070-03W
7 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 75 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-37N 069-32W
3 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 85 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-31N 069-21W
7 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 50 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-56N 069-54W
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

3/13/07 - Map
3 sighted 20 nm east of Norfolk, VA in an 8 nm radius around position 36-58N 075-43W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
2 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 35 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 42-04N 070-19W
9 sighted 40 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-50N 070-22W
5 sighted 10 nm southeast of Cape Hatteras, NC in an 8 nm radius around position 35-06N 075-15W
6 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 40 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 42-06N 070-03W
7 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 75 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-37N 069-32W
3 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 85 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-31N 069-21W
7 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 50 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-56N 069-54W
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

3/19/07 - Map
1 sighted 20 nm west of Cape Lookout, NC in an 8 nm radius around position 3440N 076-53W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
3 sighted 20 nm east of Norfolk, VA in an 8 nm radius around position 36-58N 075-43W
9 sighted 40 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-50N 070-22W
6 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 40 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 42-06N 070-03W
7 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 75 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-37N 069-32W
3 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 85 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-31N 069-21W
5 sighted 10 nm southeast of Cape Hatteras, NC in an 8 nm radius around position 35-06N 075-15W

3/20/07 - Map
2 sighted 105 nm southeast of Norfolk, VA, in an 8 nm radius around position 35-29N 075-28W
1 sighted 20 nm west of Cape Fear, NC, in an 8 nm radius around position 33-51N 078-18W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
3 sighted 20 nm east of Norfolk, VA in an 8 nm radius around position 36-58N 075-43W
9 sighted 40 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-50N 070-22W
6 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 40 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 42-06N 070-03W
7 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 75 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-37N 069-32W
3 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 85 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-31N 069-21W
5 sighted 10 nm southeast of Cape Hatteras, NC in an 8 nm radius around position 35-06N 075-15W

3/21/07 - Map
15 sighted 45 nm southeast of Boston, MA, in an 8 nm radius around position 41-48N 070-20W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
3 sighted 20 nm east of Norfolk, VA, in an 8 nm radius around position 36-58N 075-43W
6 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 40 nm southeast of Boston, MA, in an 8 nm radius around position 42-06N 070-03W
7 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 75 nm southeast of Boston, MA, in an 8 nm radius around position 41-37N 069-32W
3 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 85 nm southeast of Boston, MA, in an 8 nm radius around position 41-31N 069-21W
5 sighted 10 nm southeast of Cape Hatteras, NC, in an 8 nm radius around position 35-06N 075-15W
3/23/07 - Map
11 sighted 50 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-45N 070-18W
11 sighted 45 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-54N 070-11W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
3 sighted 20 nm east of Norfolk, VA, in an 8 nm radius around position 36-58N 075-43W
5 sighted 10 nm southeast of Cape Hatteras, NC, in an 8 nm radius around position 35-06N 075-15W

3/24/07 - Map
1 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 45 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-27N 069-33W
22 sighted 45 nm southeast of Boston, MA in a 10 nm radius around position 41-50N 070-15W
4 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 40 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 42-05N 070-09W
11 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 60 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-42N 069-54W

3/25/07 - Map
4 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 55 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-49N 069-55W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
22 sighted 45 nm southeast of Boston, MA in a 10 nm radius around position 41-50N 070-15W
4 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 40 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 42-05N 070-09W
11 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 60 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-42N 069-54W

3/26/07 - Map
1 sighted 15 nm west of Cape Lookout, NC in an 8 nm radius around position 34-40N 076-46W
1 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 35 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 42-04N 070-22W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
4 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 55 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-49N 069-55W
22 sighted 45 nm southeast of Boston, MA in a 10 nm radius around position 41-50N 070-15W
4 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 40 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 42-05N 070-09W
11 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 60 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-42N 069-54

3/30/07 - Map
15 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 85 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-35N 069-24W
6 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 105 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-14N 069-14W
2 sighted 35 nm southeast of Providence, RI in an 8 nm radius around position 41-14N 070-36W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
7 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 40 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 42-05N 070-15W
4 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 55 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-49N 069-55W
22 sighted 45 nm southeast of Boston, MA in a 10 nm radius around position 41-50N 070-15W
11 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 60 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-42N 069-54W

3/31/07 - Map
4 sighted 65 nm northeast of Cape Lookout, NC in an 8 nm radius around position 35-14N 075-37W
2 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 30 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 42-03N 070-30w
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
15 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 85 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-35N 069-24W
6 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 105 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-14N 069-14W
7 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 40 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 42-05N 070-15W
4 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 55 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-49N 069-55W
22 sighted 45 nm southeast of Boston, MA in a 10 nm radius around position 41-50N 070-15W
11 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 60 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-42N 069-54W

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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