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:

7/1/07 - Map
2 sighted 100 nm eastsoutheast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-58N 068-49W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
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
4 sighted 120 nm eastsoutheast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-54N 068-25W
3 sighted 115 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 42-21N 068-22W
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

7/2/07 - Map
2 sighted 140 nm northeast of Portland, ME in an 8 nm radius around position 44-23N 067-03W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
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
4 sighted 120 nm eastsoutheast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-54N 068-25W
3 sighted 115 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 42-21N 068-22W
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

7/3/07 - Map
2 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 45 nm east of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 42-15N 070-01W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
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
4 sighted 120 nm eastsoutheast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-54N 068-25W
3 sighted 115 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 42-21N 068-22W
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

7/5/07 - Map
1 sighted 45 nm southwest of Saint John, New Brunswick in an 8 nm radius around position 44-36N 066-36W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
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
4 sighted 120 nm eastsoutheast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-54N 068-25W
3 sighted 115 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 42-21N 068-22W

7/15/07 - Map
2 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 30 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 42-25N 070-26W
1 sighted 160 nm east of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 42-18N 067-18W

7/5/07 - Map
2 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 30 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 42-17N 070-19W

7/24/07 - Map
4 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 110 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-17N 068-57W
6 sighted 115 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-23N 068-41W
20 sighted 115 nm southeast of Boston, MA in a 10 nm radius around position 41-33N 068-41W

7/25/07 - Map
4 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 110 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-17N 068-57W
6 sighted 115 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-23N 068-50W
20 sighted 115 nm southeast of Boston, MA in a 10 nm radius around position 41-33N 068-41W

7/29/07 - Map
1 sighted 180 nm south of Saint John, New Brunswick in an 8 nm radius around position 42-17N 065-55W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
4 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 110 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-17N 068-57W
6 sighted 115 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-23N 068-50W
20 sighted 115 nm southeast of Boston, MA in a 10 nm radius around position 41-33N 068-41W

7/31/07 - Map
1 sighted 90 nm northeast of Portland, ME in an 8 nm radius around position 43-57N 068-05W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
4 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 110 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-17N 068-57W
6 sighted 115 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-23N 068-50W
20 sighted 115 nm southeast of Boston, MA in a 10 nm radius around position 41-33N 068-41W

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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