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:

4/1/07 - Map
3 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 35 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 42-11N 070-21W
1 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 45 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 42-02N 070-13W
2 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 15 nm east of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 42-20N 070-44W
2 sighted 30 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 42-00N 070-31W
22 sighted 40 nm southeast of Boston, MA in a 10 nm radius around position 41-54N 070-19W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
4 sighted 65 nm northeast of Cape Lookout, NC in an 8 nm radius around position 35-14N 075-37W
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
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
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

4/2/07 - Map
1 sighted in the vicinity of the New York shipping lanes, 50 nm northeast of New York, NY in an 8 nm radius around position 40-41N 072-56W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
3 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 35 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 42-11N 070-21W
22 sighted 40 nm southeast of Boston, MA in a 10 nm radius around position 41-54N 070-19W
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

4/5/07 - Map
5 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 35 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 42-07N 070-15W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
22 sighted 40 nm southeast of Boston, MA in a 10 nm radius around position 41-54N 070-19W
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

4/7/07 - Map
30 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 35 nm southeast of Boston, MA in a 10 nm radius around position 42-02N 070-21W
28 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 45 nm southeast of Boston, MA in a 10 nm radius around position 42-03N 070-06W
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

4/10/07 - Map
2 sighted 15 nm southwest of Cape Lookout, NC in an 8 nm radius around position 34-29N 076-48W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
30 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 35 nm southeast of Boston, MA in a 10 nm radius around position 42-02N 070-21W
28 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 45 nm southeast of Boston, MA in a 10 nm radius around position 42-03N 070-06W
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

4/11/07 - Map
2 sighted 35 nm south of Cape May, NJ in an 8 nm radius around position 38-21N 075-06W
2 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 60 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-55N 069-48W
5 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 95 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-34N 069-10W
16 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 105 nm southeast of Boston, MA in a 10 nm radius around position 41-18N 069-05W
4 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 30 nm northeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 42-27N 070-28W
3 sighted 45 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-48N 070-21W
36 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 40 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-56N 070-18W
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
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 070-27W

4/14/07 - Map
7 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 30 nm east of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 42-22N 070-23W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
5 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 95 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-34N 069-10W
16 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 105 nm southeast of Boston, MA in a 10 nm radius around position 41-18N 069-05W
4 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 30 nm northeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 42-27N 070-28W
3 sighted 45 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-48N 070-21W
36 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 40 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-56N 070-18W
4/21/07 - Map
4 sighted 45 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-53N 070-12W
2 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 40 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 42-06N 070-07W
1 sighted 90 nm east of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 42-14N 068-55W
3 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 75 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-38N 069-37W
1 sighted 85 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-48N 069-08W
1 sighted 110 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 42-03N 068-37W
2 sighted 50 nm southeast of Norfolk, VA in an 8 nm radius around position 36-34N 075-20W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
7 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 30 nm east of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 42-22N 070-23W
5 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 95 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-34N 069-10W
16 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 105 nm southeast of Boston, MA in a 10 nm radius around position 41-18N 069-05W
4 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 30 nm northeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 42-27N 070-28W

4/22/07 - Map
7 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 60 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-45N 069-51W
6 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 40 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 42-04N 070-04W
1 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 25 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 42-06N 070-28W
5 sighted 45 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-56N 070-13W
1 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 90 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-23N 069-25W
1 sighted 120 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-48N 068-20W
5 sighted 115 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-37 068-37W
27 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 105 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-18N 069-04W
2 sighted lanes 115 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-25N 068-42W
2 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 110 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-00N 069-18W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
3 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 75 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-38N 069-37W
7 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 30 nm east of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 42-22N 070-23W
5 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 95 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-34N 069-10W
4 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 30 nm northeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 42-27N 070-28W

4/24/07 - Map
15 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 30 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 42-03N 070-15W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
7 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 60 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-45N 069-51W
6 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 40 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 42-04N 070-04W
5 sighted 45 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-56N 070-13W
5 sighted 115 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-37 068-37W
27 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 105 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-18N 069-04W
3 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 75 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-38N 069-37W
7 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 30 nm east of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 42-22N 070-23W
5 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 95 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-34N 069-10W
4 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 30 nm northeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 42-27N 070-28W

4/25/07 - Map
1 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 45 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 42-01N 070-01W
36 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 35 nm southeast of Boston, MA in a 10 nm radius around position 42-04N 070-14W
3 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 30 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 42-03N 070-26W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
7 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 60 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-45N 069-51W
5 sighted 115 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-37 068-37W
27 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 105 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-18N 069-04W
3 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 75 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-38N 069-37W
7 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 30 nm east of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 42-22N 070-23W
5 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 95 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-34N 069-10W
4 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 30 nm northeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 42-27N 070-28W

4/26/07 - Map
8 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 40 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 42-14N 070-02W
12 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 50 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-53N 069-56W
25 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 35 nm southeast of Boston, MA in a 10 nm radius around position 42-03N 070-13W
1 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 95 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-13N 069-30W
5 sighted 100 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-41N 068-49W
2 sighted 85 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 42-07N 069-01W
41 sighted 110 nm southeast of Boston, MA in a 10 nm radius around position 41-21N 068-53W
3 sighted 115 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-38N 068-31W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
3 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 75 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-38N 069-37W
7 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 30 nm east of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 42-22N 070-23W

4/30/07 - Map
1 sighted in the vicinity of the Portsmouth shipping lanes 30 nm southeast of Portsmouth, NH in an 8 nm radius around position 43-18N 069-48W
3 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 100 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-08N 069-08W
1 sighted 35 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-53N 070-29W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
8 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 40 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 42-14N 070-02W
12 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 50 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-53N 069-56W
25 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 35 nm southeast of Boston, MA in a 10 nm radius around position 42-03N 070-13W
5 sighted 100 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-41N 068-49W
41 sighted 110 nm southeast of Boston, MA in a 10 nm radius around position 41-21N 068-53W
3 sighted 115 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-38N 068-31W
3 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 75 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-38N 069-37W

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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