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:

10/2/07 - Map
80 sighted 35 nm southwest of Saint John, New Brunswick in a 10 nm radius around position 44-38N 066-26W

10/5/07 - Map
3 sighted 80 nm southwest of Saint John, New Brunswick in an 8 nm radius around position 44-15N 067-12W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
80 sighted 35 nm southwest of Saint John, New Brunswick in a 10 nm radius around position 44-38N 066-26W

10/8/07 - Map
1 sighted in the vicinity of the Portland shipping lanes 50 nm northeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 43-03N 070-10W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
3 sighted 80 nm southwest of Saint John, New Brunswick in an 8 nm radius around position 44-15N 067-12W
80 sighted 35 nm southwest of Saint John, New Brunswick in a 10 nm radius around position 44-38N 066-26W

10/15/07 - Map
1 sighted in the vicinity of the Portland shipping lanes 40 nm southeast of Portland, ME in an 8 nm radius around position 43-00N 070-13W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
3 sighted 80 nm southwest of Saint John, New Brunswick in an 8 nm radius around position 44-15N 067-12W
80 sighted 35 nm southwest of Saint John, New Brunswick in a 10 nm radius around position 44-38N 066-26W

10/16/07 - Map
4 sighted in the vicinity of the Portland shipping lanes 50 nm south of Portland, ME in an 8 nm radius around position 42-57N 070-06W
3 sighted in the vicinity of the Portland shipping lanes 45 nm south of Portland, ME in an 8 nm radius around position 43-05N 069-56W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
3 sighted 80 nm southwest of Saint John, New Brunswick in an 8 nm radius around position 44-15N 067-12W

10/17/07 - Map
2 sighted in the vicinity of the Portland shipping lanes 40 nm south of Portland, ME in an 8 nm radius of position 43-06N 070-09W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
4 sighted in the vicinity of the Portland shipping lanes 50 nm south of Portland, ME in an 8 nm radius around position 42-57N 070-06W
3 sighted in the vicinity of the Portland shipping lanes 45 nm south of Portland, ME in an 8 nm radius around position 43-05N 069-56W
3 sighted 80 nm southwest of Saint John, New Brunswick in an 8 nm radius around position 44-15N 067-12W

10/18/07 - Map
2 sighted in the vicinity of the Portland shipping lanes 40 nm south of Portland, ME in an 8 nm radius of position 43-06N 070-09W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
4 sighted in the vicinity of the Portland shipping lanes 50 nm south of Portland, ME in an 8 nm radius around position 42-57N 070-06W
3 sighted in the vicinity of the Portland shipping lanes 45 nm south of Portland, ME in an 8 nm radius around position 43-05N 069-56W

10/21/07 - Map
1 sighted 20 nm east of Portsmouth, NH in an 8 nm radius around position 42-56N 070-27W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
4 sighted in the vicinity of the Portland shipping lanes 50 nm south of Portland, ME in an 8 nm radius around position 42-57N 070-06W
3 sighted in the vicinity of the Portland shipping lanes 45 nm south of Portland, ME in an 8 nm radius around position 43-05N 069-56W

10/22/07 - Map
15 sighted in the vicinity of the Portland shipping lanes 55 nm south of Portland, ME in an 8 nm radius around position 42-51N 070-04W
1 sighted in the vicinity of the Portland shipping lanes 50 nm southwest of Portland, ME in an 8 nm radius around position 43-03N 070-11W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
3 sighted in the vicinity of the Portland shipping lanes 45 nm south of Portland, ME in an 8 nm radius around position 43-05N 069-56W

10/24/07 - Map
19 sighted 40 nm southwest of Saint John, New Brunswick in an 11 nm radius around position 44-36N 066-28W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
15 sighted in the vicinity of the Portland shipping lanes 55 nm south of Portland, ME in an 8 nm radius around position 42-51N 070-04W
3 sighted in the vicinity of the Portland shipping lanes 45 nm south of Portland, ME in an 8 nm radius around position 43-05N 069-56W

10/26/07 - Map
2 sighted 40 northeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 42-47N 070-22W
12 sighted in the vicinity of the Portland shipping lanes 40 nm southeast of Portland, ME in a 10 nm radius around position 43-03N 070-04W
3 sighted 80 nm east of Portland, ME in an 8 nm radius around position 43-32N 068-26W
8 sighted 85 nm east of Portland, ME in an 8 nm radius around position 43-25N 068-19W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
19 sighted 40 nm southwest of Saint John, New Brunswick in an 11 nm radius around position 44-36N 066-28W

10/31/07 - Map
2 sighted in the vicinity of the New York shipping lanes 40 nm southeast of New York, NY in an 8 nm radius around position 40-39N 073-09W
12 sighted in the vicinity of the Portland shipping lanes 50 nm south of Portland, ME in a 10 nm radius around position 43-00N 070-07W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
3 sighted 80 nm east of Portland, ME in an 8 nm radius around position 43-32N 068-26W
8 sighted 85 nm east of Portland, ME in an 8 nm radius around position 43-25N 068-19W
19 sighted 40 nm southwest of Saint John, New Brunswick in an 11 nm radius around position 44-36N 066-28W

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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