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:

6/2/08 - Map
2 sighted 145 nm southeast of Boston around 42-04N 067-51W
Acoustically detected between the BF and 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 90 nm southeast of Boston around 41-53N 069-03W

6/5/08 - Map
2 sighted 20 nm north of the Chesapeake Bay Entrance around 37-20N 075-39W
2 sighted 18 nm south of the Chesapeake Bay Entrance around 36-49N 075-57W
**These sightings are of mother and calf right whales. They are at greatest risk of collisions with ships. They are in the vicinity of the Chesapeake Bay Entrance.**
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

6/6/08 - Map
Acoustically detected around the BD buoy 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

6/9/08 - Map
Acoustically detected between the BC and BF buoys in the Boston shipping lanes
3 sighted 80 nm east of Boston around 42-05N 069-13W
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

6/11/08 - Map
Acoustically detected between the BD and BE buoys in the Boston shipping lanes
3 sighted 165 nm east of Boston around 42-13N 067-22W
1 sighted 145 nm east of Boston around 42-02N 067-47W
6 sighted 135 nm east of Boston around 42-07N 068-02W
1 sighted 140 nm east of Boston around 41-57N 067-59W
2 sighted 120 nm east of Boston around 42-08N 068-21W
3 sighted 125 nm east of Boston around 41-47N 068-22W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
3 sighted 80 nm east of Boston around 42-05N 069-13W
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

6/12/08 - Map
2 sighted 3 nm east of Ocean City Inlet, MD around 38-20N 075-01W
Acoustically detected between the BD and BE buoys in the Boston shipping lanes
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
3 sighted 165 nm east of Boston around 42-13N 067-22W
6 sighted 135 nm east of Boston around 42-07N 068-02W
3 sighted 125 nm east of Boston around 41-47N 068-22W
3 sighted 80 nm east of Boston around 42-05N 069-13W
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

6/13/08 - Map
13 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 115 nm southeast of Boston around 41-11N 069-01W
17 sighted 120 nm southeast of Boston around 41-25N 068-42W
6 sighted 105 nm southeast of Boston around 41-31N 068-58W
6 sighted 115 nm southeast of Boston around 41-39N 068-39W
Acoustically detected between the BC and BE buoys in the Boston shipping lanes
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
3 sighted 165 nm east of Boston around 42-13N 067-22W
6 sighted 135 nm east of Boston around 42-07N 068-02W
3 sighted 125 nm east of Boston around 41-47N 068-22W
3 sighted 80 nm east of Boston around 42-05N 069-13W

6/16/08 - Map
Acoustically detected between the BD and BE buoys in the Boston shipping lanes
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
13 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 115 nm southeast of Boston around 41-11N 069-01W
17 sighted 120 nm southeast of Boston around 41-25N 068-42W
6 sighted 105 nm southeast of Boston around 41-31N 068-58W
6 sighted 115 nm southeast of Boston around 41-39N 068-39W
3 sighted 165 nm east of Boston around 42-13N 067-22W
6 sighted 135 nm east of Boston around 42-07N 068-02W
3 sighted 125 nm east of Boston around 41-47N 068-22W
3 sighted 80 nm east of Boston around 42-05N 069-13W

6/17/08 - Map
Acoustically detected between the BE and BC buoys in the Boston shipping lanes
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
13 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 115 nm southeast of Boston around 41-11N 069-01W
17 sighted 120 nm southeast of Boston around 41-25N 068-42W
6 sighted 105 nm southeast of Boston around 41-31N 068-58W
6 sighted 115 nm southeast of Boston around 41-39N 068-39W
3 sighted 165 nm east of Boston around 42-13N 067-22W
6 sighted 135 nm east of Boston around 42-07N 068-02W
3 sighted 125 nm east of Boston around 41-47N 068-22W
3 sighted 80 nm east of Boston around 42-05N 069-13W

6/18/08 - Map
1 sighted 120 nm southeast of Boston around 41-59N 068-20W
4 sighted 130 nm southeast of Boston around 41-55N 068-10W
12 sighted 150 nm east of Boston around 42-12N 067-41W
1 sighted 160 nm east of Boston around 42-12N 067-29W
Acoustically detected between the BE and BC buoys in the Boston shipping lanes
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
13 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 115 nm southeast of Boston around 41-11N 069-01W
17 sighted 120 nm southeast of Boston around 41-25N 068-42W
6 sighted 105 nm southeast of Boston around 41-31N 068-58W
6 sighted 115 nm southeast of Boston around 41-39N 068-39W
3 sighted 165 nm east of Boston around 42-13N 067-22W
6 sighted 135 nm east of Boston around 42-07N 068-02W
3 sighted 125 nm east of Boston around 41-47N 068-22W
3 sighted 80 nm east of Boston around 42-05N 069-13W

6/19/08 - Map
Acoustically detected between the BE and BC buoys in the Boston shipping lanes
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
4 sighted 130 nm southeast of Boston around 41-55N 068-10W
12 sighted 150 nm east of Boston around 42-12N 067-41W
13 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 115 nm southeast of Boston around 41-11N 069-01W
17 sighted 120 nm southeast of Boston around 41-25N 068-42W
6 sighted 105 nm southeast of Boston around 41-31N 068-58W
6 sighted 115 nm southeast of Boston around 41-39N 068-39W
3 sighted 165 nm east of Boston around 42-13N 067-22W
6 sighted 135 nm east of Boston around 42-07N 068-02W
3 sighted 125 nm east of Boston around 41-47N 068-22W
3 sighted 80 nm east of Boston around 42-05N 069-13W

6/20/08 - Map
Acoustically detected between BE and BC buoys in the Boston shipping lanes
1 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 40 nm southeast of Boston around 42-10N 070-08W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
4 sighted 130 nm southeast of Boston around 41-55N 068-10W
12 sighted 150 nm east of Boston around 42-12N 067-41W
13 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 115 nm southeast of Boston around 41-11N 069-01W
17 sighted 120 nm southeast of Boston around 41-25N 068-42W
6 sighted 105 nm southeast of Boston around 41-31N 068-58W
6 sighted 115 nm southeast of Boston around 41-39N 068-39W
3 sighted 165 nm east of Boston around 42-13N 067-22W
6 sighted 135 nm east of Boston around 42-07N 068-02W
3 sighted 125 nm east of Boston around 41-47N 068-22W
3 sighted 80 nm east of Boston around 42-05N 069-13W

6/21/08 - Map
Acoustically detected between BE and BC buoys in the Boston shipping lanes
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
4 sighted 130 nm southeast of Boston around 41-55N 068-10W
12 sighted 150 nm east of Boston around 42-12N 067-41W
13 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 115 nm southeast of Boston around 41-11N 069-01W
17 sighted 120 nm southeast of Boston around 41-25N 068-42W
6 sighted 105 nm southeast of Boston around 41-31N 068-58W
6 sighted 115 nm southeast of Boston around 41-39N 068-39W
3 sighted 165 nm east of Boston around 42-13N 067-22W
6 sighted 135 nm east of Boston around 42-07N 068-02W
3 sighted 125 nm east of Boston around 41-47N 068-22W
3 sighted 80 nm east of Boston around 42-05N 069-13W

6/22/08 - Map
Acoustically detected between BD and BC buoys in the Boston shipping lanes
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
4 sighted 130 nm southeast of Boston around 41-55N 068-10W
12 sighted 150 nm east of Boston around 42-12N 067-41W
13 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 115 nm southeast of Boston around 41-11N 069-01W
17 sighted 120 nm southeast of Boston around 41-25N 068-42W
6 sighted 105 nm southeast of Boston around 41-31N 068-58W
6 sighted 115 nm southeast of Boston around 41-39N 068-39W
3 sighted 165 nm east of Boston around 42-13N 067-22W
6 sighted 135 nm east of Boston around 42-07N 068-02W
3 sighted 125 nm east of Boston around 41-47N 068-22W
3 sighted 80 nm east of Boston around 42-05N 069-13W

6/25/08 - Map
10 sighted 125 nm southeast of Boston around 41-46N 068-23W
15 sighted 105 nm southeast of Boston around 41-41N 068-54W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
4 sighted 130 nm southeast of Boston around 41-55N 068-10W
12 sighted 150 nm east of Boston around 42-12N 067-41W

6/27/08 - Map
5 sighted 230 nm southeast of Boston around 42-00N 065-56W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
10 sighted 125 nm southeast of Boston around 41-46N 068-23W
15 sighted 105 nm southeast of Boston around 41-41N 068-54W
4 sighted 130 nm southeast of Boston around 41-55N 068-10W
12 sighted 150 nm east of Boston around 42-12N 067-41W

6/28/08 - Map
Acoustically detected between the BE and BD buoys in the Boston shipping lanes.
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
5 sighted 230 nm southeast of Boston around 42-00N 065-56W
10 sighted 125 nm southeast of Boston around 41-46N 068-23W
15 sighted 105 nm southeast of Boston around 41-41N 068-54W
4 sighted 130 nm southeast of Boston around 41-55N 068-10W
12 sighted 150 nm east of Boston around 42-12N 067-41W

6/30/08 - Map
Acoustically detected between the BE and BD buoys in the Boston shipping lanes.
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
5 sighted 230 nm southeast of Boston around 42-00N 065-56W
10 sighted 125 nm southeast of Boston around 41-46N 068-23W
15 sighted 105 nm southeast of Boston around 41-41N 068-54W
4 sighted 130 nm southeast of Boston around 41-55N 068-10W
12 sighted 150 nm east of Boston around 42-12N 067-41W

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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