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.

(Pages maintained and donated by Michael Williamson, WhaleNet )

Reports:

3/1/08 - 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:
5 sighted 45 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-54N 070-16W
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

3/3/08 - 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:
5 sighted 45 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-54N 070-16W
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

3/6/08 - Map
3 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 30 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 42-14N 070-21W
1 sighted 70 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 42-09N 069-26W
1 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 60 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 42-07N 069-49W
9 sighted 45 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-55N 070-14W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
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

3/7/08 - Map
4 sighted 70 nm northeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 42-38N 069-32W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
3 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 30 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 42-14N 070-21W
9 sighted 45 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-55N 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

3/8/08 - Map
Acoustically detected within 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 within 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 within the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 50 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 42-14 069-57W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
4 sighted 70 nm northeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 42-38N 069-32W
3 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 30 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 42-14N 070-21W

3/10/08 - Map
Acoustically detected within 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 within the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 50 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 42-14 069-57W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
4 sighted 70 nm northeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 42-38N 069-32W
3 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 30 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 42-14N 070-21W 9 sighted 45 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-55N 070-14W

3/11/08 - Map
11 sighted 45 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-58N 070-13W
2 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 50 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 42-02N 069-59W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
4 sighted 70 nm northeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 42-38N 069-32W
3 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 30 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 42-14N 070-21W

3/12/08 - Map
Acoustically detected in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 15 nm east of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 42-21N 070-41W
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
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
11 sighted 45 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-58N 070-13W
4 sighted 70 nm northeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 42-38N 069-32W
3 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 30 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 42-14N 070-21W

3/13/08 - Map
1 sighted within the vicinity of the New York shipping lanes 70 nm east of New York, NY in an 8 nm radius around position 40-50N 072-29W
2 sighted 10 nm north of Ocean City, MD in an 8 nm radius around position 38-36N 075-03W
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:
11 sighted 45 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-58N 070-13W
4 sighted 70 nm northeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 42-38N 069-32W
3 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 30 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 42-14N 070-21W

3/14/08 - Map
Acoustically detected in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 15 nm east of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 42-21N 070-41W
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
11 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 90 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-31N 069-25W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
11 sighted 45 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-58N 070-13W
4 sighted 70 nm northeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 42-38N 069-32W
3 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 30 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 42-14N 070-21W

3/15/08 - 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
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 sighted 70 nm east of New York, NY in an 8 nm radius around position 40-51N 072-24W
20 sighted 40 nm southeast of Boston, MA in a 10 nm radius around position 42-00N 070-15W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
11 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 90 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-31N 069-25W
4 sighted 70 nm northeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 42-38N 069-32W
3 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 30 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 42-14N 070-21W

3/16/08 - 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
1 sighted in the vicinity of the New York shipping lanes 35 nm south of New York, NY in an 8 nm radius around position 40-11N 074-01W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
20 sighted 40 nm southeast of Boston, MA in a 10 nm radius around position 42-00N 070-15W
11 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 90 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-31N 069-25W
4 sighted 70 nm northeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 42-38N 069-32W
3 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 30 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 42-14N 070-21W

3/17/08 - 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 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 50 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 42-14N 069-57W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
20 sighted 40 nm southeast of Boston, MA in a 10 nm radius around position 42-00N 070-15W
11 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 90 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-31N 069-25W
4 sighted 70 nm northeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 42-38N 069-32W
3 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 30 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 42-14N 070-21W

3/18/08 - Map
2 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 40 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 42-07N 070-11W
5 sighted 45 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position around 41-58N 070-12W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
11 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 90 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-31N 069-25W
4 sighted 70 nm northeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 42-38N 069-32W
3 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 30 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 42-14N 070-21W

3/20/08 - Map
Acoustically detected in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 15 nm east of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 42-21N 070-41W
Acoustically detected in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 25 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 42-20N 070-27W
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:
5 sighted 45 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position around 41-58N 070-12W
11 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 90 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-31N 069-25W
4 sighted 70 nm northeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 42-38N 069-32W

3/23/08 - 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 55 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 42-09N 069-54W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
5 sighted 45 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position around 41-58N 070-12W
11 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 90 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-31N 069-25W

3/24/08 - 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
2 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 60 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-50N 069-51W
2 sighted 100 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 42-06N 068-50W
9 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 70 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-45N 069-41W
1 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 75 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-34N 069-51W
13 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 80 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-40N 069-32W
4 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 90 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-34N 069-25W
12 sighted 45 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-55N 070-15W
6 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 50 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 42-07N 070-04W

3/27/08 - Map
Acoustically detected in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 20 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 42-20N 070-34W
Acoustically detected in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 25 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 42-20N 070-27W
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
12 sighted 45 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-54N 070-23W
1 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 115 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-14N 068-58W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
9 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 70 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-45N 069-41W
13 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 80 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-40N 069-32W
4 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 90 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-34N 069-25W
6 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 50 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 42-07N 070-04W

3/28/08 - 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 40 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 42-19N 070-07W
Acoustically detected in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 20 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 42-20N 070-34W
Acoustically detected in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 25 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 42-20N 070-27W
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:
12 sighted 45 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-54N 070-23W
9 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 70 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-45N 069-41W
13 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 80 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-40N 069-32W
4 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 90 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-34N 069-25W
6 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 50 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 42-07N 070-04W

3/30/08 - 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 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 40 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 42-19N 070-07W
Acoustically detected in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 20 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 42-20N 070-34W
Acoustically detected in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 25 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 42-20N 070-27W
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:
12 sighted 45 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-54N 070-23W
9 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 70 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-45N 069-41W
13 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 80 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-40N 069-32W
4 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 90 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-34N 069-25W
6 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 50 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 42-07N 070-04W

3/31/08 - Map
3 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 35 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 42-08N 070-23W
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 40 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 42-19N 070-07W
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:
12 sighted 45 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-54N 070-23W
9 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 70 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-45N 069-41W
13 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 80 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-40N 069-32W
4 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 90 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-34N 069-25W
6 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 50 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 42-07N 070-04W

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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