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:

8/1/07 - Map
2 sighted 25 nm southeast of Portsmouth, NH in an 8 nm radius around position 42-44N 070-27W
4 sighted 115 nm southwest of Halifax, Nova Scotia in an 8 nm radius around position 42-59N 065-02W
1 sighted 80 nm east of Portland, ME in an 8 nm radius around position 43-37N 068-20W
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

8/2/07 - Map
7 sighted 45 nm southwest of Saint John, New Brunswick in an 8 nm radius around position 44-34N 066-26W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
4 sighted 115 nm southwest of Halifax, Nova Scotia in an 8 nm radius around position 42-59N 065-02W
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

8/6/07 - Map
45 sighted 45 nm southwest of Saint John, New Brunswick in a 10 nm radius around position 44-43N 066-25W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
4 sighted 115 nm southwest of Halifax, Nova Scotia in an 8 nm radius around position 42-59N 065-02W
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

8/13/07 - Map
1 sighted in the vicinity of the Portland shipping lanes, 35 nm east of Portland, Maine in an 8 nm radius around position 43-19N 069-25W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
45 sighted 45 nm southwest of Saint John, New Brunswick in a 10 nm radius around position 44-43N 066-25W
4 sighted 115 nm southwest of Halifax, Nova Scotia in an 8 nm radius around position 42-59N 065-02W

8/15/07 - Map
2 sighted 35 nm northeast of Boston, Massachusetts in an 8 nm radius around position 42-43N 070-27W
**3** sighted 75 nm southwest of Saint John, New Brunswick in an 8 nm radius around position 44-08N 066-51W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
45 sighted in the vicinity of the Bay of Fundy shipping lanes 45 nm southwest of Saint John, New Brunswick in a 10 nm radius around position 44-43N 066-25W

8/16/07 - Map
1 sighted 85 nm south-southwest of Saint John, New Brunswick in an 8 nm radius around position 43-53N 066-24W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
3 sighted 75 nm southwest of Saint John, New Brunswick in an 8 nm radius around position 44-08N 066-51W
45 sighted in the vicinity of the Bay of Fundy shipping lanes 45 nm southwest of Saint John, New Brunswick in a 10 nm radius around position 44-43N 066-25W

8/17/07 - Map
4 sighted in the vicinity of the Bay of Fundy shipping lanes 55 nm southwest of Saint John, New Brunswick in an 8 nm radius around position 44-23N 066-26W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
3 sighted 75 nm southwest of Saint John, New Brunswick in an 8 nm radius around position 44-08N 066-51W
45 sighted in the vicinity of the Bay of Fundy shipping lanes 45 nm southwest of Saint John, New Brunswick in a 10 nm radius around position 44-43N 066-25W

8/24/07 - Map
Mother and calf sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 25 nm east of Boston, MA, in an 8 nm radius around position 42-25N 070-24W
Mother and calf sighted in the vicinity of the Portland shipping lanes 20 nm south of Portland, ME, in an 8 nm radius around position 43-20N 070-13W
18 sighted 100 nm south-southwest of Saint John, New Brunswick in an 8 nm radius around position 43-37N 066-42W
6 sighted 115 nm south-southwest of Saint John, New Brunswick in an 8 nm radius around position 43-22N 066-41W
1 sighted 125 nm southwest of Halifax, Nova Scotia in an 8 nm radius around position 42-58N 065-22W
2 sighted 150 nm southwest of Halifax, Nova Scotia in an 8 nm radius around position 42-40N 065-46W
1 sighted 190 nm southwest of Halifax, Nova Scotia in an 8 nm radius around position 42-17N 066-34W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
4 sighted in the vicinity of the Bay of Fundy shipping lanes 55 nm southwest of Saint John, New Brunswick in an 8 nm radius around position 44-23N 066-26W
3 sighted 75 nm southwest of Saint John, New Brunswick in an 8 nm radius around position 44-08N 066-51W
45 sighted in the vicinity of the Bay of Fundy shipping lanes 45 nm southwest of Saint John, New Brunswick in a 10 nm radius around position 44-43N 066-25W

8/27/07 - Map
1 sighted 105 nm east-northeast of Portland, Maine, position 44-05N 067-53W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
18 sighted 100 nm south-southwest of Saint John, New Brunswick in an 8 nm radius around position 43-37N 066-42W
6 sighted 115 nm south-southwest of Saint John, New Brunswick in an 8 nm radius around position 43-22N 066-41W
4 sighted in the vicinity of the Bay of Fundy shipping lanes 55 nm southwest of Saint John, New Brunswick in an 8 nm radius around position 44-23N 066-26W
3 sighted 75 nm southwest of Saint John, New Brunswick in an 8 nm radius around position 44-08N 066-51W
45 sighted in the vicinity of the Bay of Fundy shipping lanes 45 nm southwest of Saint John, New Brunswick in a 10 nm radius around position 44-43N 066-25W

8/29/07 - Map
6 sighted 85 nm southwest of Saint John, New Brunswick in an 8 nm radius around position 43-49N 066-46W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
18 sighted 100 nm south-southwest of Saint John, New Brunswick in an 8 nm radius around position 43-37N 066-42W
6 sighted 115 nm south-southwest of Saint John, New Brunswick in an 8 nm radius around position 43-22N 066-41W
4 sighted in the vicinity of the Bay of Fundy shipping lanes 55 nm southwest of Saint John, New Brunswick in an 8 nm radius around position 44-23N 066-26W
45 sighted in the vicinity of the Bay of Fundy shipping lanes 45 nm southwest of Saint John, New Brunswick in a 10 nm radius around position 44-43N 066-25W

8/30/07 - Map
1 sighted 40 nm northeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 42-55N 070-19W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
6 sighted 85 nm southwest of Saint John, New Brunswick in an 8 nm radius around position 43-49N 066-46W
18 sighted 100 nm south-southwest of Saint John, New Brunswick in an 8 nm radius around position 43-37N 066-42W
6 sighted 115 nm south-southwest of Saint John, New Brunswick in an 8 nm radius around position 43-22N 066-41W
4 sighted in the vicinity of the Bay of Fundy shipping lanes 55 nm southwest of Saint John, New Brunswick in an 8 nm radius around position 44-23N 066-26W
45 sighted in the vicinity of the Bay of Fundy shipping lanes 45 nm southwest of Saint John, New Brunswick in a 10 nm radius around position 44-43N 066-25W

8/31/07 - Map
60 sighted in the vicinity of the Bay of Fundy shipping lanes, 35 nm southwest of Saint John, New Brunswick in a 10 nm radius around position 44-42N 066-25W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
6 sighted 85 nm southwest of Saint John, New Brunswick in an 8 nm radius around position 43-49N 066-46W
18 sighted 100 nm south-southwest of Saint John, New Brunswick in an 8 nm radius around position 43-37N 066-42W
6 sighted 115 nm south-southwest of Saint John, New Brunswick in an 8 nm radius around position 43-22N 066-41W

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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