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:

6/2/07 - Map
1 sighted 135 nm east of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 42-25N 068-00W
2 sighted 115 nm east of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-28N 068-50W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
16 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 95 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-31N 069-16W
4 sighted 105 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-58N 068-47W
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
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

6/6/07 - Map
2 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 75 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-59N 069-20W
16 sighted 90 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-56N 069-03W
6 sighted 115 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-51N 068-24W
12 sighted 110 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-25N 068-46W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
4 sighted 105 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-58N 068-47W

6/7/07 - Map
2 sighted 80 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-57N 069-12W
2 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 70 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-53N 069-31W
15 sighted 85 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 42-04N 069-08W
2 sighted 90 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 42-08N 068-56W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
6 sighted 115 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-51N 068-24W
12 sighted 110 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-25N 068-46W

6/8/07 - Map
2 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 60 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-58N 069-40W
2 sighted 95 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 42-21N 068-47W
21 sighted 105 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 42-10N 68-37W
1 sighted 110 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 42-01N 068-31W
4 sighted 120 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 42-08N 068-17W
1 sighted 130 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 42-01N 068-04W
1 sighted 135 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 42-05N 067-56W
15 sighted 90 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 42-03N 068-55W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
6 sighted 115 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-51N 068-24W
12 sighted 110 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-25N 068-46W

6/11/07 - Map
1 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 15 nm northeast of Boston, MA in Beverly Harbor, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 42-32N 070-52W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
21 sighted 105 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 42-10N 68-37W
4 sighted 120 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 42-08N 068-17W
15 sighted 90 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 42-03N 068-55W
6 sighted 115 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-51N 068-24W
12 sighted 110 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-25N 068-46W

6/16/07 - Map
4 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 95 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-26N 069-16W
30 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 105 nm southeast of Boston, MA in a 10 nm radius around position 41-19N 069-04W
2 sighted 100 nm northeast of Portland, ME in an 8 nm radius around position 44-05N 67-54W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
21 sighted 105 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 42-10N 68-37W
4 sighted 120 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 42-08N 068-17W
15 sighted 90 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 42-03N 068-55W

6/18/07 - Map
10 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 90 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-23N 069-16W
10 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 80 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-43N 069-24W
3 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 70 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-45N 069-34W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
30 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 105 nm southeast of Boston, MA in a 10 nm radius around position 41-19N 069-04W
21 sighted 105 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 42-10N 68-37W
4 sighted 120 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 42-08N 068-17W
15 sighted 90 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 42-03N 068-55W

6/19/07 - Map
2 sighted 85 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 42-02N 069-01W
5 sighted 90 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 42-09N 068-57W
2 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shippinglanes 70 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-55N 069-35W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
10 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 90 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-23N 069-16W
10 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 80 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-43N 069-24W
3 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 70 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-45N 069-34W
30 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 105 nm southeast of Boston, MA in a 10 nm radius around position 41-19N 069-04W
4 sighted 120 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 42-08N 068-17W

6/21/07 - Map
1 sighted 120 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-54N 068-20W
4 sighted 135 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 42-08N 067-54W
2 sighted 140 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 42-01N 067-45W
8 sighted 160 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 42-11N 067-26W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
5 sighted 90 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 42-09N 068-57W
10 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 90 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-23N 069-16W
10 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 80 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-43N 069-24W
3 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 70 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-45N 069-34W
30 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 105 nm southeast of Boston, MA in a 10 nm radius around position 41-19N 069-04W
4 sighted 120 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 42-08N 068-17W

6/23/07 - Map
2 sighted 170 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 42-10N 067-12W
1 sighted 180 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 42-12N 066-53W
1 sighted 200 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 42-10N 066-34W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
4 sighted 135 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 42-08N 067-54W
8 sighted 160 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 42-11N 067-26W
5 sighted 90 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 42-09N 068-57W
10 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 90 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-23N 069-16W
10 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 80 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-43N 069-24W
3 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 70 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-45N 069-34W
30 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 105 nm southeast of Boston, MA in a 10 nm radius around position 41-19N 069-04W

6/24/07 - Map
2 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 45 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 42-11N 069-59W
15 sighted 90 nm east of Boston, MA in a 10 nm radius around position 42-15N 069-00W
1 sighted 100 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around positon 42-05N 068-53W
2 sighted 100 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 42-05N 068-39W
3 sighted 115 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 42-21N 068-22W
2 sighted 120 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 42-06N 068-15W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
4 sighted 135 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 42-08N 067-54W
8 sighted 160 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 42-11N 067-26W
10 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 90 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-23N 069-16W
10 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 80 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-43N 069-24W
3 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 70 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-45N 069-34W
30 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 105 nm southeast of Boston, MA in a 10 nm radius around position 41-19N 069-04W

6/25/07 - Map
9 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 90 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-34N 069-10Q
3 sighted 105 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-39N 068-51W
18 sighted 110 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-29N 068-55W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
3 sighted 115 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 42-21N 068-22W
15 sighted 90 nm east of Boston, MA in a 10 nm radius around position 42-15N 069-00W
4 sighted 135 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 42-08N 067-54W
8 sighted 160 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 42-11N 067-26W
10 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 90 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-23N 069-16W
10 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 80 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-43N 069-24W
3 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 70 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-45N 069-34W
30 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 105 nm southeast of Boston, MA in a 10 nm radius around position 41-19N 069-04W

6/30/07 - Map
21 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 110 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-13N 069-05W
4 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 115 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-21N 068-49W
1 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 80 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-30N 069-33W
4 sighted 120 nm eastsoutheast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-54N 068-25W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
9 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 90 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-34N 069-10W
3 sighted 105 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-39N 068-51W
18 sighted 110 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-29N 068-55W
3 sighted 115 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 42-21N 068-22W
15 sighted 90 nm east of Boston, MA in a 10 nm radius around position 42-15N 069-00W
4 sighted 135 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 42-08N 067-54W
8 sighted 160 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 42-11N 067-26W
10 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 90 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-23N 069-16W
10 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 80 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-43N 069-24W
3 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 70 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-45N 069-34W

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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