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:

1/12/08 - Map
1 sighted 45 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-48N 070-21W

1/13/08 - Map
5 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 45 nm northeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 42-37N 070-01W
2 sighted in the vicinity of the Portland shipping lanes, 30 nm east of Portsmouth, NH in an 8 nm radius around position 43-06N 070-10W
4 sighted 40 nm southeast of Portsmouth, NH in an 8 nm radius around position 42-48N 070-04W
1 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 55 nm northeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 42-36N 069-49W
1 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 45 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 42-02N 070-07W

1/17/08 - Map
1 sighted 90 nm southeast of Portland, ME in an 8 nm radius around position 43-06N 068-29W
2 sighted 100 nm southeast of Portland, ME in an 8 nm radius around position 43-27N 068-03W
3 sighted 90 nm southeast of Portland, ME in an 8 nm radius around position 43-20N 068-16W
25 sighted 90 nm southeast of Portland, ME in an 8 nm radius around position 43-11N 068-20W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
5 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 45 nm northeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 42-37N 070-01W
4 sighted 40 nm southeast of Portsmouth, NH in an 8 nm radius around position 42-48N 070-04W

1/18/08 - Map
Acoustically detected in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 45 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 42-18N 070-02W
Acoustically detected in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 50 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 42-14N 069-57W
Acoustically detected in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 50 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 42-09N 069-54W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
3 sighted 90 nm southeast of Portland, ME in an 8 nm radius around position 43-20N 068-16W
25 sighted 90 nm southeast of Portland, ME in an 8 nm radius around position 43-11N 068-20W
5 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 45 nm northeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 42-37N 070-01W
4 sighted 40 nm southeast of Portsmouth, NH in an 8 nm radius around position 42-48N 070-04W

1/21/08 - Map
Acoustically detected in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 50 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 42-14N 069-57W
Acoustically detected in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 50 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 42-09N 069-54W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
3 sighted 90 nm southeast of Portland, ME in an 8 nm radius around position 43-20N 068-16W
25 sighted 90 nm southeast of Portland, ME in an 8 nm radius around position 43-11N 068-20W
5 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 45 nm northeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 42-37N 070-01W
4 sighted 40 nm southeast of Portsmouth, NH in an 8 nm radius around position 42-48N 070-04W

1/22/08 - Map
2 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 45 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 42-05N 070-06W
Acoustically detected in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 35 nm east of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 42-19N 070-14W
Acoustically detected in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 45 nm east of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 42-18N 070-02W
Acoustically detected in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 50 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 42-09N 069-54W
Acoustically detected in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 55 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 42-05N 069-51W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
3 sighted 90 nm southeast of Portland, ME in an 8 nm radius around position 43-20N 068-16W
25 sighted 90 nm southeast of Portland, ME in an 8 nm radius around position 43-11N 068-20W
5 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 45 nm northeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 42-37N 070-01W
4 sighted 40 nm southeast of Portsmouth, NH in an 8 nm radius around position 42-48N 070-04W

1/24/08 - Map
2 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 55 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 42-14N 069-47W
1 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 60 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 42-04N 069-45W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
3 sighted 90 nm southeast of Portland, ME in an 8 nm radius around position 43-20N 068-16W
25 sighted 90 nm southeast of Portland, ME in an 8 nm radius around position 43-11N 068-20W
5 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 45 nm northeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 42-37N 070-01W
4 sighted 40 nm southeast of Portsmouth, NH in an 8 nm radius around position 42-48N 070-04W

1/25/08 - Map
Acoustically detected in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 45 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 42-18N 070-02W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
3 sighted 90 nm southeast of Portland, ME in an 8 nm radius around position 43-20N 068-16W
25 sighted 90 nm southeast of Portland, ME in an 8 nm radius around position 43-11N 068-20W
5 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes, 45 nm northeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 42-37N 070-01W
4 sighted 40 nm southeast of Portsmouth, NH in an 8 nm radius around position 42-48N 070-04W

1/27/08 - Map
Acoustically detected in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 55 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 42-09N 06954W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
3 sighted 90 nm southeast of Portland, ME in an 8 nm radius around position 43-20N 068-16W
25 sighted 90 nm southeast of Portland, ME in an 8 nm radius around position 43-11N 068-20W

1/28/08 - Map
Acoustically detected in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 50 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 42-09N 069-54W
Acoustically detected in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 55 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 42-05N 069-51W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
3 sighted 90 nm southeast of Portland, ME in an 8 nm radius around position 43-20N 068-16W
25 sighted 90 nm southeast of Portland, ME in an 8 nm radius around position 43-11N 068-20W

1/29/08 - Map
Acoustically detected in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 35 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 42-19N 070-14W
Acoustically detected in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 45 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 42-18N 070-02W
Acoustically detected in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 50 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 42-14N 069-57W
Acoustically detected in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 50 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 42-09N 069-54W
Acoustically detected in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 55 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 42-05N 069-51W
1 sighted 50 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-46N 070-21W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
3 sighted 90 nm southeast of Portland, ME in an 8 nm radius around position 43-20N 068-16W
25 sighted 90 nm southeast of Portland, ME in an 8 nm radius around position 43-11N 068-20W

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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