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:

4/01/08 - 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 42-21N 070-41W
Acoustically detected in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 40 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:
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
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

4/02/08 - 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 42-21N 070-41W
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:
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
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

4/05/08 - 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
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 42-08N 070-23W
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

4/07/08 - Map
2 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 30 nm east of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 42-23N 070-24W
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:
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
12 sighted 45 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-54N 070-23W

4/08/08 - 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 55 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 42-05N 069-51W
1 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 55 nm east of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 42-24N 069-50W
4 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 40 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 42-12N 070-11W
10 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 30 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 42-09N 070-23W
35 sighted 40 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-51N 070-25W

4/09/08 - Map
4 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 100 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-22N 069-13W
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 in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 40 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 42-12N 070-11W
10 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 30 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 42-09N 070-23W
35 sighted 40 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-51N 070-25W

4/10/08 - Map
60 sighted 40 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-52N 070-12W
5 sighted 40 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 42-02N 070-12W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
4 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 100 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 41-22N 069-13W
4 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 40 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 42-12N 070-11W
10 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 30 nm southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 42-09N 070-23W

4/11/08 - Map
2 sighted 40 nm southeast of Boston, MA around 41-51N 070-30W
18 sighted 50 nm southeast of Boston, MA around 41-47N 70-10W
9 sighted 95 nm east-southeast of Boston, MA around 41-51N 69-00W
2 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 85 nm east-southeast of Boston, MA around 41-36N 69-23W
56 sighted 36 nm Southeast of Boston, MA around 42-03N 070-19W
4 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 100 nm southeast of Boston, MA around position 41-22N 069-13W
4 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 40 nm east-southeast of Boston, MA in an 8 nm radius around position 42-12N 070-11W
Acoustically detected between the BD and BE buoys in the Boston shipping lanes.

4/12/08 - Map
10 sighted 45 nm southeast of Boston, MA around 41-48N 070-23W
10 sighted 45 nm south-southeast of Boston around 42-02N 070-09W
2 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 85 nm east-southeast of Boston around 41-36N 69-23W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
18 sighted 50 nm southeast of Boston around 41-47N 70-10W
9 sighted 95 nm east-southeast of Boston around 41-51N 69-00W
56 sighted 36 nm southeast of Boston around 42-03N 070-19W
4 sighted In the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 100 nm southeast of Boston around position 41-22N 069-13W
4 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 40 nm east-southeast of Boston around position 42-12N 070-11W
Acoustically detected between the BC and BE buoys in the Boston shipping lanes

4/13/08 - Map
25 sighted 45 nm southeast of Boston, MA around 41-48N 070-23W
3 sighted 80 nm east of Boston around 41-12N 69-12W
Acoustically detected between the BC and BF buoys in the Boston shipping lanes
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
10 sighted 45 nm south-southeast of Boston around 42-02N 070-09W
18 sighted 50 nm southeast of Boston around 41-47N 70-10W
9 sighted 95 nm east-southeast of Boston around 41-51N 69-00W
56 sighted 36 nm southeast of Boston around 42-03N 070-19W
4 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 100 nm southeast of Boston around position 41-22N 069-13W
4 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 40 nm east-southeast of Boston around position 42-12N 070-11W

4/14/08 - Map
35 sighted 40 nm southeast of Boston around 42-07N 070-12W
23 sighted 42 nm southeast of Boston around 41-58N 070-14W
25 sighted 45 nm southeast of Boston around 41-48N 070-23W
Acoustically detected between the BC and BF buoys in the Boston shipping lanes
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
3 sighted 80 nm east of Boston around 41-12N 69-12W
18 sighted 50 nm southeast of Boston around 41-47N 70-10W
9 sighted 95 nm east-southeast of Boston around 41-51N 69-00W
4 sighted in the vicinity of the shipping lanes 100 nm southeast of Boston around position 41-22N 069-13W

4/15/08 - Map
70 sighted 50 nm southeast of Boston around 41-49N 070-16W
Acoustically detected between the BC and BF buoys in the Boston shipping lanes
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
35 sighted 40 nm southeast of Boston around 42-07N 070-12W
23 sighted 42 nm southeast of Boston around 41-58N 070-14W
3 sighted 80 nm east of Boston around 41-12N 69-12W
9 sighted 95 nm east-southeast of Boston around 41-51N 69-00W
4 sighted in the vicinity of the shipping lanes 100 nm southeast of Boston around position 41-22N 069-13W

4/16/08 - Map
1 sighted 30 nm northeast of Boston around 42-39N 070-32W
1 sighted 125 nm southeast of Boston around 41-57N 068-18W
1 sighted 115 nm southeast of Boston around 42-00N 068-30W
9 sighted 105 nm southeast of Boston around 41-55N 068-50W
Acoustically detected between the BC and BE buoys in the Boston shipping lanes
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
70 sighted 50 nm southeast of Boston around 41-49N 070-16W
35 sighted 40 nm southeast of Boston around 42-07N 070-12W
23 sighted 42 nm southeast of Boston around 41-58N 070-14W
3 sighted 80 nm east of Boston around 41-12N 69-12W
9 sighted 95 nm east-southeast of Boston around 41-51N 69-00W
4 sighted in the vicinity of the shipping lanes 100 nm southeast of Boston around position 41-22N 069-13W

4/17/08 - Map
4 sighted 30 nm southeast of Boston around 41-58N 070-33W
Acoustically detected between the BC and BD buoys in the Boston shipping lanes
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
9 sighted 105 nm southeast of Boston around 41-55N 068-50W
70 sighted 50 nm southeast of Boston around 41-49N 070-16W
35 sighted 40 nm southeast of Boston around 42-07N 070-12W
23 sighted 42 nm southeast of Boston around 41-58N 070-14W
3 sighted 80 nm east of Boston around 41-12N 69-12W
9 sighted 95 nm east-southeast of Boston around 41-51N 69-00W
4 sighted in the vicinity of the shipping lanes 100 nm southeast of Boston around position 41-22N 069-13W

4/18/08 - Map
Acoustically detected between the BF and BC buoys in the Boston shipping lanes
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
4 sighted 30 nm southeast of Boston around 41-58N 070-33W
9 sighted 105 nm southeast of Boston around 41-55N 068-50W
70 sighted 50 nm southeast of Boston around 41-49N 070-16W
35 sighted 40 nm southeast of Boston around 42-07N 070-12W
23 sighted 42 nm southeast of Boston around 41-58N 070-14W
3 sighted 80 nm east of Boston around 41-12N 69-12W
9 sighted 95 nm east-southeast of Boston around 41-51N 69-00W
4 sighted in the vicinity of the shipping lanes 100 nm southeast of Boston around position 41-22N 069-13W

4/19/08 - Map
Acoustically detected between the BF and BC buoys in the Boston shipping lanes
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
4 sighted 30 nm southeast of Boston around 41-58N 070-33W
9 sighted 105 nm southeast of Boston around 41-55N 068-50W
70 sighted 50 nm southeast of Boston around 41-49N 070-16W
35 sighted 40 nm southeast of Boston around 42-07N 070-12W
23 sighted 42 nm southeast of Boston around 41-58N 070-14W
3 sighted 80 nm east of Boston around 41-12N 69-12W
9 sighted 95 nm east-southeast of Boston around 41-51N 69-00W
4 sighted in the vicinity of the shipping lanes 100 nm southeast of Boston around position 41-22N 069-13W

4/20/08 - Map
58 sighted 45 nm southeast of Boston around 41-56N 070-11W
Acoustically detected between the BF and BC buoys in the Boston shipping lanes
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
4 sighted 30 nm southeast of Boston around 41-58N 070-33W
9 sighted 105 nm southeast of Boston around 41-55N 068-50W
35 sighted 40 nm southeast of Boston around 42-07N 070-12W
3 sighted 80 nm east of Boston around 41-12N 69-12W
9 sighted 95 nm east-southeast of Boston around 41-51N 69-00W
4 sighted in the vicinity of the shipping lanes 100 nm southeast of Boston around position 41-22N 069-13W

4/21/08 - Map
2 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 30 nm southeast of Boston around 42-08N 070-24W
44 sighted 45 nm southeast of Boston around 41-55N 070-15W
1 sighted 40 nm southeast of Boston around 41-49N 070-27W
Acoustically detected between the BE and BC buoys in the Boston shipping lanes
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
4 sighted 30 nm southeast of Boston around 41-58N 070-33W
9 sighted 105 nm southeast of Boston around 41-55N 068-50W
35 sighted 40 nm southeast of Boston around 42-07N 070-12W
3 sighted 80 nm east of Boston around 41-12N 69-12W
9 sighted 95 nm east-southeast of Boston around 41-51N 69-00W
4 sighted in the vicinity of the shipping lanes 100 nm southeast of Boston around position 41-22N 069-13W

4/22/08 - Map
12 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 40 nm southeast of Boston around 42-04N 070-19W
Acoustically detected between the BE and BC buoys in the Boston shipping lanes
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
44 sighted 45 nm southeast of Boston around 41-55N 070-15W
4 sighted 30 nm southeast of Boston around 41-58N 070-33W
9 sighted 105 nm southeast of Boston around 41-55N 068-50W
3 sighted 80 nm east of Boston around 41-12N 69-12W
9 sighted 95 nm east-southeast of Boston around 41-51N 69-00W
4 sighted in the vicinity of the shipping lanes 100 nm southeast of Boston around position 41-22N 069-13W

4/23/08 - Map
Acoustically detected between the BE and BC buoys in the Boston shipping lanes
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
12 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 40 nm southeast of Boston around 42-04N 070-19W
44 sighted 45 nm southeast of Boston around 41-55N 070-15W
4 sighted 30 nm southeast of Boston around 41-58N 070-33W
9 sighted 105 nm southeast of Boston around 41-55N 068-50W
3 sighted 80 nm east of Boston around 41-12N 69-12W
9 sighted 95 nm east-southeast of Boston around 41-51N 69-00W

4/24/08 - Map
1 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 20 nm southeast of Boston around 42-12N 070-38W
2 sighted 45 nm northeast of Cape May, NJ around 39-28N 074-01W
Acoustically detected between the BE and BC buoys in the Boston shipping lanes
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
12 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 40 nm southeast of Boston around 42-04N 070-19W
44 sighted 45 nm southeast of Boston around 41-55N 070-15W
4 sighted 30 nm southeast of Boston around 41-58N 070-33W
9 sighted 105 nm southeast of Boston around 41-55N 068-50W
3 sighted 80 nm east of Boston around 41-12N 69-12W
9 sighted 95 nm east-southeast of Boston around 41-51N 69-00W

4/25/08 - Map
21 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston Shipping lanes 115 nm South of Boston, Ma in an 8 nm radius around position 41-33N 069-18W
3 sighted 120 nm Southeast of Boston, MA around 41-46N 068-46W
5 sighted 130 nm Southeast of Boston, MA around 41-32N 068-50W
Acoustically detected between the BE and BC buoys in the Boston shipping lanes
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
2 sighted 45 nm northeast of Cape May, NJ around 39-28N 074-01W
12 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 40 nm southeast of Boston around 42-04N 070-19W
44 sighted 45 nm southeast of Boston around 41-55N 070-15W
4 sighted 30 nm southeast of Boston around 41-58N 070-33W
3 sighted 80 nm east of Boston around 41-12N 69-12W

4/26/08 - Map
Acoustically detected between the BE and BC buoys in the Boston shipping lanes
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
21 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston Shipping lanes 115 nm South of Boston, Ma in an 8 nm radius around position 41-33N 069-18W
3 sighted 120 nm Southeast of Boston, MA around 41-46N 068-46W
5 sighted 130 nm Southeast of Boston, MA around 41-32N 068-50W
2 sighted 45 nm northeast of Cape May, NJ around 39-28N 074-01W
12 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 40 nm southeast of Boston around 42-04N 070-19W
44 sighted 45 nm southeast of Boston around 41-55N 070-15W
4 sighted 30 nm southeast of Boston around 41-58N 070-33W
3 sighted 80 nm east of Boston around 41-12N 69-12W

4/27/08 - Map
8 sighted 45 nm Southeast of Boston, MA around 41-47N 070-28W
Acoustically detected between the BE and BC buoys in the Boston shipping lanes
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
21 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston Shipping lanes 115 nm South of Boston, Ma in an 8 nm radius around position 41-33N 069-18W
3 sighted 120 nm Southeast of Boston, MA around 41-46N 068-46W
5 sighted 130 nm Southeast of Boston, MA around 41-32N 068-50W
12 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 40 nm southeast of Boston around 42-04N 070-19W
44 sighted 45 nm southeast of Boston around 41-55N 070-15W
4 sighted 30 nm southeast of Boston around 41-58N 070-33W

4/29/08 - Map
Acoustically detected between the BF and BC buoys in the Boston shipping lanes
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
8 sighted 45 nm Southeast of Boston, MA around 41-47N 070-28W
21 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston Shipping lanes 115 nm South of Boston, Ma in an 8 nm radius around position 41-33N 069-18W
3 sighted 120 nm Southeast of Boston, MA around 41-46N 068-46W
5 sighted 130 nm Southeast of Boston, MA around 41-32N 068-50W
12 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 40 nm southeast of Boston around 42-04N 070-19W
44 sighted 45 nm southeast of Boston around 41-55N 070-15W
4 sighted 30 nm southeast of Boston around 41-58N 070-33W

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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