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:

5/1/08 - Map
Acoustically detected between the BE and BC buoys in the Boston shipping lanes
Acoustically detected in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes around 42-01N 070-18W
1 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 70 nm Southeast of Boston, MA around 41-50N 069-41W
1 sighted 95 nm Southeast of Boston, MA around position 41-50N 069-02W
2 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 50 nm Southeast of Boston, MA around position 42-05N 070-00W
9 sighted in the vicinty of the Boston shipping lanes 30 nm Southeast of Boston, MA around position 42-04N 070-31W
1 sighted 45 nm Southeast of Boston, MA around position 41-51N 070-21W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
21 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 115 nm South of Boston, MA around 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

5/2/08 - Map
Acoustically detected between the BF and BD buoys in the Boston shipping lanes and in Cape Cod Bay
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
9 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 30 nm Southeast of Boston, MA around position 42-04N 070-31W
21 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 115 nm South of Boston, MA around 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

5/5/08 - Map
4 sighted 45 nm southeast of Bosto around position 42-02N 070-10W Acoustically detected between the BE and BC buoys in the Boston shipping lanes
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
9 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 30 nm southeast of Boston around position 42-04N 070-31W
21 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 115 nm southeast of Boston around 41-33N 069-18W
3 sighted 120 nm southeast of Boston around 41-46N 068-46W
5 sighted 130 nm southeast of Boston around 41-32N 068-50W

5/6/08 - Map
3 sighted 120 nm southeast of Boston around 41-45N 068-35W Acoustically detected between the BE and BD buoys in the Boston shipping lanes
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
21 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 115 nm southeast of Boston around 41-33N 069-18W
5 sighted 130 nm southeast of Boston around 41-32N 068-50W

5/7/08 - Map
Acoustically detected between the BE and BD buoys in the Boston shipping lanes.
Acoustically detected around 41-56N 070-11W
Acoustically detected around 41-53N 070-21
120 nm southeast of Boston. MA around 41-45N 068-35W
In the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 123 nm Southeast of Boston, MA around 41-23N 069-13W
130 nm Southeast of Boston, MA around 41-32N 068-50W
111 nm Southeast of Boston around position 41-19N 069-00W

5/8/08 - Map
Acoustically detected between the BE and BC buoys in the Boston shipping lanes
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
45 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston Shipping lanes 123 NM southeast of Boston around position 41-23 069-13W
2 sighted 110 NM southeast of Boston around position 41-19N 069-00W
3 sighted 120 NM southeast of Boston around position 41-45N 068-35W
5/9/08 - Map
Acoustically detected between the BE and BC buoys in the Boston shipping lanes
Acoustically detected 45 nm southeast of Boston around 41-56N 070-11W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
45 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston Shipping lanes 125 NM southeast of Boston around position 41-23 069-13W
3 sighted 120 NM southeast of Boston around position 41-45N 068-35W

5/10/08 - Map
2 sighted 25 nm northeast of Cape May around 39-13N 074-16W
Acoustically detected between the BD and BC buoys in the Boston shipping lanes
Acoustically detected in Cape Cod Bay
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
45 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston Shipping lanes 125 nm southeast of Boston around 41-23N 069-13W
3 sighted 120 nm southeast of Boston around 41-45N 068-35W

5/11/08 - Map
Acoustically detected between the BE and BC buoys in the Boston shipping lanes
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
45 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 125 nm southeast of Boston around 41-23N 069-13W
3 sighted 120 nm southeast of Boston around 41-45N 068-35W

5/12/08 - Map
Acoustically detected between the BE and BC buoys in the Boston shipping lanes
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
45 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 125 nm southeast of Boston around 41-23N 069-13W
3 sighted 120 nm southeast of Boston around 41-45N 068-35W

5/13/08 - Map
Acoustically detected between the BE and BC buoys in the Boston shipping lanes
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
45 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 125 nm southeast of Boston around 41-23N 069-13W
3 sighted 120 nm southeast of Boston around 41-45N 068-35W

5/14/08 - Map
Acoustically detected around the BE buoy in the Boston shipping lanes PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
45 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 125 nm southeast of Boston around 41-23N 069-13W
3 sighted 120 nm southeast of Boston around 41-45N 068-35W

5/15/08 - Map
Acoustically detected between the BE and BC buoys in the Boston shipping lanes
1 sighted 45 nm southeast of Boston around position 41-54N 070-13W
2 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston Shipping lanes 15 nm east of Boston around position 42-22N 07037W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
45 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 125 nm southeast of Boston around 41-23N 069-13W
3 sighted 120 nm southeast of Boston around 41-45N 068-35W

5/19/08 - Map
Acoustically detected between the BE and BC buoys in the Boston shipping lanes
1 sighted 5 nm southeast of Ocean City, MD around 38-17N 075-04W
3 sighted 80 nm southeast of Boston around 41-53N 069-27W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
45 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 125 nm southeast of Boston around 41-23N 069-13W
3 sighted 120 nm southeast of Boston around 41-45N 068-35

5/20/08 - Map
Acoustically detected between the BE and BC buoys in the Boston shipping lanes
3 sighted 92 nm Southeast of Boston around 41-53N 069-03W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
45 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 125 nm southeast of Boston around 41-23N 069-13W
3 sighted 80 nm southeast of Boston around 41-53N 069-27W
1 sighted 5 nm southeast of Ocean City, MD around 38-17N 075-04W

5/21/08 - Map
5 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 105 nm southeast of Boston around 41-19N 069-07W
1 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 95 nm southeast of Boston around 41-23N 069-18W
6 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 35 nm southeast of Boston around 42-18N 070-11W
Acoustically detected between the BE and BD buoys in the Boston shipping lanes
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
3 sighted 92 nm Southeast of Boston around 41-53N 069-03W
3 sighted 80 nm southeast of Boston around 41-53N 069-27W

5/22/08 - Map
Acoustically detected between the BE and BD buoys in the Boston shippinglanes
13 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 110 nm southeast of Boston around 41-17N 069-05W
3 sighted 100 nm southeast of Boston around 41-31N 069-03W
7 sighted 110 nm southeast of Boston around 41-30N 068-53W
1 sighted 115 nm southeast of Boston around 41-18N 068-54W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
6 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 35 nm southeast of Boston around 42-18N 070-11W
3 sighted 80 nm southeast of Boston around 41-53N 069-27W
3 sighted 92 nm Southeast of Boston around 41-53N 069-03W

5/23/08 - Map
Acoustically detected between the BE and BD buoys in the Boston shipping lanes
40 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 100 nm southeast ofBoston around 41-20N 069-15W
7 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 105 nm southeast of Boston around 41-26N 069-03W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
6 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 35 nm southeast of Boston around 42-18N 070-11W
3 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 80 nm southeast of Boston around 41-53N 069-27W
3 sighted 90 nm southeast of Boston around 41-53N 069-03W

5/24/08 - Map
Acoustically detected between the BD and BC buoys in the Boston shipping lanes
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
40 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 100 nm southeast of Boston around 41-20N 069-15W
7 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 105 nm southeast of Boston around 41-26N 069-03W
6 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 35 nm southeast of Boston around 42-18N 070-11W
3 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 80 nm southeast of Boston around 41-53N 069-27W
3 sighted 90 nm southeast of Boston around 41-53N 069-03W

5/26/08 - Map
Acoustically detected between the BF and BD buoys in the Boston shipping lanes
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
20 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 100 nm southeast of Boston around 41-22N 069-13W
50 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 110 nm southeast of Boston around 41-15N 069-03W
6 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 35 nm southeast of Boston around 42-18N 070-11W
3 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 80 nm southeast of Boston around 41-53N 069-27W
3 sighted 90 nm southeast of Boston around 41-53N 069-03W

5/28/08 - Map
Acoustically detected around BD buoy in the Boston shipping lanes
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
20 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 100 nm southeast of Boston around 41-22N 069-13W
50 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 110 nm southeast of Boston around 41-15N 069-03W
6 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 35 nm southeast of Boston around 42-18N 070-11W
3 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 80 nm southeast of Boston around 41-53N 069-27W
3 sighted 90 nm southeast of Boston around 41-53N 069-03W

5/29/08 - Map
Acoustically detected between BE and BD buoys in the Boston shipping lanes
2 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 75 nm southeast of Boston around 41-41N 069-42W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
20 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 100 nm southeast of Boston around 41-22N 069-13W
50 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 110 nm southeast of Boston around 41-15N 069-03W
6 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 35 nm southeast of Boston around 42-18N 070-11W
3 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 80 nm southeast of Boston around 41-53N 069-27W
3 sighted 90 nm southeast of Boston around 41-53N 069-03W

5/30/08 - Map
Acoustically detected between BE and BD buoys in the Boston shipping lanes
23 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 105 nmsoutheast of Boston around 41-27N 069-05W
9 sighted 105 nm southeast of Boston around 41-40N 068-49W
21 sighted 120 nm southeast of Boston around 41-20N 068-45W
6 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 35 nm southeast of Boston around 42-18N 070-11W
3 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 80 nm southeast of Boston around 41-53N 069-27W
3 sighted 90 nm southeast of Boston around 41-53N 069-03W

5/31/08 - Map
Acoustically detected around the BE buoys in the Boston shipping lanes
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
23 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 105 nm southeast of Boston around 41-27N 069-05W
9 sighted 105 nm southeast of Boston around 41-40N 068-49W
21 sighted 120 nm southeast of Boston around 41-20N 068-45W 6 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 35 nm southeast of Boston around 42-18N 070-11W
3 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 80 nm southeast of Boston around 41-53N 069-27W
3 sighted 90 nm southeast of Boston around 41-53N 069-03W

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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