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:

9/2/07 - Map
1 sighted 30 nm northeast of Boston, MA, position 42-48N 70-35W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
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
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

9/4/07 - Map
1 sighted in the vicinity of the Portland shipping lanes, 60 nm south of Portland, ME in an 8 nm radius around position 42-57N 070-06W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
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
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

9/6/07 - Map
1 sighted 145 nm south of Saint John, New Brunswick in an 8 nm radius around position 42-57N 066-40W
1 sighted 140nm south of Saint John, New Brunswick in an 8 nm radius around position 42-58N 066-24W
3 sighted 150 nm southwest of Saint John, New Brunswick in an 8 nm radius around position 42-53N 067-08W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
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

9/8/07 - Map
1 sighted 20 nm southeast of Portsmouth, NH in an 8 nm radius around position 42-50N 070-29W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
3 sighted 150 nm southwest of Saint John, New Brunswick in an 8 nm radius around position 42-53N 067-08W
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

9/10/07 - Map
1 sighted in the vicinity of the Portland shipping lanes 30 nm southeast of Portland, ME in an 8 nm radius around position 43-12N 070-11W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
3 sighted 150 nm southwest of Saint John, New Brunswick in an 8 nm radius around position 42-53N 067-08W
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

9/16/07 - Map
1 sighted 95 nm east of Portland, ME in an 8 nm radius around position 44-00N 067-58W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
3 sighted 150 nm southwest of Saint John, New Brunswick in an 8 nm radius around position 42-53N 067-08W

9/17/07 - Map
3 sighted 80 nm southwest of Saint John, New Brunswick in an 8 nm radius around position 44-21N 067-21W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
3 sighted 150 nm southwest of Saint John, New Brunswick in an 8 nm radius around position 42-53N 067-08W

9/18/07 - Map
80 sighted 35 nm southwest of Saint John, New Brunswick in a 10 nm radius around position 44-38N 066-26W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
3 sighted 80 nm southwest of Saint John, New Brunswick in an 8 nm radius around position 44-21N 067-21W
3 sighted 150 nm southwest of Saint John, New Brunswick in an 8 nm radius around position 42-53N 067-08W

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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