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:

12/5/07 - Map
8 sighted in the vicinity of the Portland shipping lanes 40 nm southeast of Portland, ME in an 8 nm radius around position 43-02N 070-06W

12/8/07 - Map
1 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 20 nm east of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 42-24N 070-36W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
8 sighted in the vicinity of the Portland shipping lanes 40 nm southeast of Portland, ME in an 8 nm radius around position 43-02N 070-06W

12/9/07 - Map
9 sighted 70 nm southeast of Portland, ME in a 10 nm radius around position 43-17N 068-45W
14 sighted 85 nm southeast of Portland, ME in a 10 nm radius around position 43-31N 068-20W
3 sighted 100 nm east of Portland, ME in an 8 nm radius around position 43-39N 068-04W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
8 sighted in the vicinity of the Portland shipping lanes 40 nm southeast of Portland, ME in an 8 nm radius around position 43-02N 070-06W

12/17/07 - Map
Acoustically detected in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 15 nm northeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 42-31N 070-39W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
9 sighted 70 nm southeast of Portland, ME in a 10 nm radius around position 43-17N 068-45W
14 sighted 85 nm southeast of Portland, ME in a 10 nm radius around position 43-31N 068-20W
3 sighted 100 nm east of Portland, ME in an 8 nm radius around position 43-39N 068-04W
8 sighted in the vicinity of the Portland shipping lanes 40 nm southeast of Portland, ME in an 8 nm radius around position 43-02N 070-06W

12/18/07 - Map
3 sighted in the vicinity of the Portland shipping lanes 40 nm southeast of Portland, ME in an 8 nm radius around position 42-59N 070-06W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
9 sighted 70 nm southeast of Portland, ME in a 10 nm radius around position 43-17N 068-45W
14 sighted 85 nm southeast of Portland, ME in a 10 nm radius around position 43-31N 068-20W
3 sighted 100 nm east of Portland, ME in an 8 nm radius around position 43-39N 068-04W

12/19/07 - Map
30 sighted 85 nm southeast of Portland, ME in an 11 nm radius around position 43-25N 068-26W
1 sighted 75 nm southeast of Portland, ME in an 8 nm radius around position 43-12N 068-44W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
3 sighted in the vicinity of the Portland shipping lanes 40 nm southeast of Portland, ME in an 8 nm radius around position 42-59N 070-06W

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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