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:

11/1/07 - Map
1 sighted 75 nm south of Cape May, NJ in an 8 nm radius around position 37-50N 075-04W
28 sighted 35 nm southwest of Saint John, New Brunswick in an 11 nm radius around position 44-43N 066-19W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
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
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

11/5/07 - Map
2 sighted in the vicinity of the Portland shipping lanes 40 nm southeast of Portland, ME in an 8 nm radius around position 43-10N 070-03W
5 sighted in the vicinity of the Portland shipping lanes 40 nm southeast of Portland, ME in an 8 nm radius around position 42-50N 070-08W
4 sighted 50 nm southeast of Portland, ME in an 8 nm radius around position 43-05N 070-08W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
28 sighted 35 nm southwest of Saint John, New Brunswick in an 11 nm radius around position 44-43N 066-19W
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

11/9/07 - Map
1 sighted 65 nm northeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 42-48N 069-37W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
4 sighted 40 nm southeast of Portland, ME in an 8 nm radius around position 42-50N 070-08W
10 sighted in the vicinity of the Portland shipping lanes 50 nm southeast of Portland, ME in an 8 nm radius around position 43-04N 070-09W
4 sighted 45 nm southeast of Portland, ME in an 8 nm radius around position 42-59N 070-12W
28 sighted 35 nm southwest of Saint John, New Brunswick in an 11 nm radius around position 44-43N 066-19W

11/10/07 - Map
10 sighted in the vicinity of the Portland shipping lanes 35 nm southeast of Portland, ME in an 8 nm radius around position 43-06N 070-07W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
4 sighted 40 nm southeast of Portland, ME in an 8 nm radius around position 42-50N 070-08W
4 sighted 45 nm southeast of Portland, ME in an 8 nm radius around position 42-59N 070-12W
28 sighted 35 nm southwest of Saint John, New Brunswick in an 11 nm radius around position 44-43N 066-19W

11/12/07 - Map
6 sighted in the vicinity of the Portland shipping lanes 40 nm southeast of Portland, ME in an 8 nm radius around position 43-02N 070-09W
3 sighted in the vicinity of the Portland shipping lanes 35 nm southeast of Portland, ME in an 8 nm radius around position 43-04N 069-59W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
28 sighted 35 nm southwest of Saint John, New Brunswick in an 11 nm radius around position 44-43N 066-19W

11/14/07 - Map
2 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 25 nm northeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 42-42N 070-37W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
6 sighted in the vicinity of the Portland shipping lanes 40 nm southeast of Portland, ME in an 8 nm radius around position 43-02N 070-09W
3 sighted in the vicinity of the Portland shipping lanes 35 nm southeast of Portland, ME in an 8 nm radius around position 43-04N 069-59W
28 sighted 35 nm southwest of Saint John, New Brunswick in an 11 nm radius around position 44-43N 066-19W

11/18/07 - Map
9 sighted in the vicinity of the Portland shipping lanes 50 nm south of Portland, ME in an 8 nm radius around position 43-01N 070-08W
2 sighted 40 nm northeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 42-45N 070-19W
1 sighted 45 nm northeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 42-52N 070-20W
2 sighted 35 nm southwest of St. John, New Brunswick in an 8 nm radius around position 44-49N 066-39W
1 sighted 45 nm southwest of St. John, New Brunswick in an 8 nm radius around position 44-37N 066-37W

11/20/07 - Map
20 sighted 70 nm southeast of Portland, ME in a 10 nm radius around position 43-21N 068-35W
1 sighted 80 nm southeast of Portland, ME in an 8 nm radius around position 43-19N 068-25W
7 sighted 50 nm southeast of Portland, ME in an 8 nm radius around position 43-01N 070-09W

11/26/07 - Map
4 sighted in the vicinity of the Portland shipping lanes 40 nm south of Portland, ME in an 8 nm radius around position 43-02N 070-07W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
20 sighted 70 nm southeast of Portland, ME in a 10 nm radius around position 43-21N 068-35W

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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