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:

2/1/08 - 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

2/3/08 - Map
2 sighted 40 nm SW of Ocean City, MD in an 8 nm radius around position 37-48N 075-15W
2 sighted 20 nm SW of Ocean City, MD in an 8 nm radius around position 38-08N 075-09W
1 sighted 50 nm SE of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-58N 070-05W
1 sighted 50 nm SE of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-46N 070-18W
4 sighted 45 nm NE of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 42-40N 070-06W

2/5/08 - Map
1 sighted 205 nm east of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 42-22N 066-24W
2 sighted 60 nm southeast of Portland, ME in an 8 nm radius around position 43-03N 069-09W
18 sighted 75 nm southeast of Portland, ME in a 10 nm radius around position 42-47N 069-02W
1 sighted 65 nm northeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 42-32N 069-34W
2 sighted 45 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-53N 070-17W
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 55 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:
4 sighted 45 nm northeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 42-40N 070-06W

2/6/08 - 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 55 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:
18 sighted 75 nm southeast of Portland, ME in a 10 nm radius around position 42-47N 069-02W
4 sighted 45 nm northeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 42-40N 070-06W

2/7/08 - Map
Acoustically detected in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 30 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 42-20N 070-21W
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 55 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:
18 sighted 75 nm southeast of Portland, ME in a 10 nm radius around position 42-47N 069-02W
4 sighted 45 nm northeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 42-40N 070-06W

2/9/08 - 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 55 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:
18 sighted 75 nm southeast of Portland, ME in a 10 nm radius around position 42-47N 069-02W
4 sighted 45 nm northeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 42-40N 070-06W

2/12/08 - 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 55 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 42-05N 069-51W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
18 sighted 75 nm southeast of Portland, ME in a 10 nm radius around position 42-47N 069-02W
4 sighted 45 nm northeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 42-40N 070-06W

2/13/08 - 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 35 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 42-19N 070-14W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
18 sighted 75 nm southeast of Portland, ME in a 10 nm radius around position 42-47N 069-02W
4 sighted 45 nm northeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 42-40N 070-06W

2/14/08 - 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 55 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 42-05N 069-51W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
18 sighted 75 nm southeast of Portland, ME in a 10 nm radius around position 42-47N 069-02W
4 sighted 45 nm northeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 42-40N 070-06W

2/15/08 - 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 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 55 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:
18 sighted 75 nm southeast of Portland, ME in a 10 nm radius around position 42-47N 069-02W
4 sighted 45 nm northeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 42-40N 070-06W

2/17/08 - 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 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 55 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:
18 sighted 75 nm southeast of Portland, ME in a 10 nm radius around position 42-47N 069-02W

2/19/08 - 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 55 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

2/20/08 - 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 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 55 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 42-05N 069-51W

2/21/08 - Map
1 sighted 40 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-52N 070-22W
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 069-54W
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 55 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 42-05N 069-51W

2/22/08 - 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 069-54W
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
2/23/08 - Map
1 sighted 15 nm southeast of Norfolk, VA in an 8 nm radius around position 36-50N 075-57W
1 sighted 85 nm northeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 42-43N 069-12W
3 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 35 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 42-18N 070-14W
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
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 069-54W
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

2/24/08 - Map
1 sighted 75 nm northeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 42-38N 069-27W
1 sighted 45 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-55N 070-15W
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
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 069-54W
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
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
3 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 35 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 42-18N 070-14W

2/25/08 - Map
1 sighted 45 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-55N 070-17W
6 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 75 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-40N 069-40W
2 sighted 85 nm northeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 42-50N 069-15W
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
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 069-54W
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
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
3 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 35 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 42-18N 070-14W

2/29/08 - Map
1 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 50 nm northeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 42-36N 069-58W
5 sighted 45 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-54N 070-16W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
3 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 35 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 42-18N 070-14W
6 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 75 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-40N 069-40W

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