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:

5/2/07 - Map
1 sighted in the vicinity of the Portland shipping lanes 30 nm east of Portsmouth, NH in an 8 nm radius around position 43-02N 070-01W
1 sighted in the vicinity of the New York shipping lanes 85 nm southeast of Providence, RI in an 8 nm radius around position 40-37N 070-19W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
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
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

5/3/07 - Map
22 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 40 nm southeast of Boston, MA in a 10 nm radius around position 42-06N 070-13W
1 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 80 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-37N 069-31W
1 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 25 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 42-18N 070-24W
2 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 30 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 42-06N 070-27W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
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

5/5/07 - Map
13 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
2 sighted 40 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-49N 070-30W
2 sighted 50 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-46N 070-13W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
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

5/7/07 - Map
3 sighted 50 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-47N 070-14W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
13 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
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

5/8/07 - Map
2 sighted 115 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-42N 068-32W
18 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 105 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-14N 069-12W
12 sighted 120 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-24N 068-38W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
3 sighted 50 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-47N 070-14W
13 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

5/9/07 - Map
1 sighted 35 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-50W 070-30W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
18 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 105 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-14N 069-12W
12 sighted 120 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-24N 068-38W
3 sighted 50 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-47N 070-14W
13 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

5/11/07 - Map
8 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 110 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-17N 069-02W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
18 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 105 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-14N 069-12W
12 sighted 120 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-24N 068-38W
3 sighted 50 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-47N 070-14W
13 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

5/13/07 - Map
2 sighted 55 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-49N 070-05W
23 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 110 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-16N 069-01W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
18 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 105 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-14N 069-12W
12 sighted 120 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-24N 068-38W
3 sighted 50 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-47N 070-14W
13 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

5/14/07 - Map
1 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 30 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 42-16N 070-16W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
23 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 110 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-16N 069-01W
18 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 105 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-14N 069-12W
12 sighted 120 nm sooutheast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-24N 068-38W

5/18/07 - Map
33 sighted 100 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 11 nm radius around position 41-29N 068-51W

5/21/07 - Map
9 sighted 100 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-33N 068-57W
45 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 110 nm southeast of Boston, MA in a 10 nm radius around position 41-18N 069-00W

5/22/07 - Map
4 sighted 100 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-56N 068-53W
1 sighted 135 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-58N 068-01W
7 sighted 120 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-56N 068-21W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
9 sighted 100 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-33N 068-57W
45 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 110 nm southeast of Boston, MA in a 10 nm radius around position 41-18N 069-00W

5/23/07 - Map
7 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 80 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-38N 069-32W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
4 sighted 100 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-56N 068-53W
7 sighted 120 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-56N 068-21W
9 sighted 100 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-33N 068-57W
45 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 110 nm southeast of Boston, MA in a 10 nm radius around position 41-18N 069-00W

5/26/07 - Map
5 sighted 110 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-26N 068-51W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
7 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 80 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-38N 069-32W
4 sighted 100 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-51N 068-53W
7 sighted 120 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-56N 068-21W
9 sighted 100 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-33N 068-57W
45 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 110 nm southeast of Boston, MA in a 10 nm radius around position 41-18N 069-00W

5/27/07 - Map
1 sighted 100 nm east of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 42-14N 068-47W
19 sighted 105 nm southeast of Boston, MA in a 10 nm radius around position 42-02N 068-46W
2 sighted 100 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-52N 068-53W
1 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 80 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-35N 069-35W
8 sighted 115 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-23N 068-52W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
7 sighted 120 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-56N 068-21W
9 sighted 100 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-33N 068-57W
45 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 110 nm southeast of Boston, MA in a 10 nm radius around position 41-18N 069-00W

5/29/07 - Map
4 sighted 115 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-20N 068-51W
19 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 110 nm southeast of Boston, MA in a 10 nm radius around position 41-18N 069-04W
3 sighted 115 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-29N 068-47W
2 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 95 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-29N 069-13W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
19 sighted 105 nm southeast of Boston, MA in a 10 nm radius around position 42-02N 068-46W
7 sighted 120 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-56N 068-21W
9 sighted 100 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-33N 068-57W

5/30/07 - Map
10 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 110 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-34N 069-01W
40 sighted 110 nm southeast of Boston, MA in a 10 nm radius around position 41-39N 068-44W
7 sighted 120 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-46N 068-29W
9 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 95 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-34N 069-11W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
4 sighted 115 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-20N 068-51W
19 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 110 nm southeast of Boston, MA in a 10 nm radius around position 41-18N 069-04W
19 sighted 105 nm southeast of Boston, MA in a 10 nm radius around position 42-02N 068-46W
7 sighted 120 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-56N 068-21W<> 5/31/07 - Map
4 sighted 105 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-58N 068-47W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
10 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 110 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-34N 069-01W
40 sighted 110 nm southeast of Boston, MA in a 10 nm radius around position 41-39N 068-44W
7 sighted 120 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-46N 068-29W
9 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 95 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-34N 069-11W
4 sighted 115 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-20N 068-51W
19 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 110 nm southeast of Boston, MA in a 10 nm radius around position 41-18N 069-04W
7 sighted 120 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-56N 068-21W

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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