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 )

DETAILS OF SIGHTINGS CAN BE VIEWED AT:
http://rwhalesightings.nefsc.noaa.gov/

DETAILS OF ACOUSTIC SIGHTINGS FROM CORNELL UNIVERSITY:
http://www.listenforwhales.org/

Reports:

7/1/08 - Map
Acoustically detected between the BD and BC 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

7/3/08 - Map
Acoustically detected between the BE and BC buoys in the Bostonshipping 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

7/5/08 - Map
Acoustically detected between the BE and BC 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

7/6/08 - Map
Acoustically detected between the BF 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

7/7/08 - 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

7/10/08 - Map
Acoustically detected between the BE and BC buoys in the Boston shipping lanes.
15 sighted 140 nm Southeast of Boston around 41-59N 068-10W
25 sighted 125 nm southeast of Boston around 41-55N 068-18W
1 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes around 42-01N 070-09W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
5 sighted 230 nm southeast of Boston around 42-00N 065-56W

7/11/08 - Map
Acoustically detected between the BE and BD buoys in the Boston shipping lanes
1 sighted 180 nm east of Boston around 42-21N 066-54W
1 sighted 220 nm east of Boston around 42-16N 066-06W
5 sighted 205 nm east of Boston around 42-19N 066-25W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
15 sighted 140 nm southeast of Boston around 41-59N 068-10W
25 sighted 125 nm southeast of Boston around 41-55N 068-18W

7/12/08 - Map
Acoustically detected between the BE and BD buoys in the Boston shipping lanes
1 sighted 105 nm southeast of Boston around 41-39N 068-52W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
6 sighted 205 nm east of Boston around 42-19N 066-25W
15 sighted 140 nm southeast of Boston around 41-59N 068-10W
25 sighted 125 nm southeast of Boston around 41-55N 068-18W

7/15/08 - Map
Acoustically detected between the BD and BC buoys in the Boston shipping lanes
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
6 sighted 205 nm east of Boston around 42-19N 066-25W
15 sighted 140 nm southeast of Boston around 41-59N 068-10W
25 sighted 125 nm southeast of Boston around 41-55N 068-18W

7/16/08 - Map
1 sighted 105 nm southeast of Boston around 42-00N 068-42W
2 sighted 35 nm southeast of Boston around 42-18N 070-19W
Acoustically detected between the BE and BD buoys in the Boston shipping lanes
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
6 sighted 205 nm east of Boston around 42-19N 066-25W
15 sighted 140 nm southeast of Boston around 41-59N 068-10W
25 sighted 125 nm southeast of Boston around 41-55N 068-18W

7/17/08 - Map
Acoustically detected between the BE and BC buoys in the Boston shipping lanes
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
6 sighted 205 nm east of Boston around 42-19N 066-25W
15 sighted 140 nm southeast of Boston around 41-59N 068-10W
25 sighted 125 nm southeast of Boston around 41-55N 068-18W

7/18/08 - Map
8 sighted 130 nm southeast of Boston around 42-13N 068-09W
Acoustically detected between the BE and BD buoys in the Boston shipping lanes
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
6 sighted 205 nm east of Boston around 42-19N 066-25W
15 sighted 140 nm southeast of Boston around 41-59N 068-10W
25 sighted 125 nm southeast of Boston around 41-55N 068-18W

7/19/08 - Map
Acoustically detected between the BE and BC buoys in the Boston shipping lanes
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
8 sighted 130 nm southeast of Boston around 42-13N 068-09W
6 sighted 205 nm east of Boston around 42-19N 066-25W
15 sighted 140 nm southeast of Boston around 41-59N 068-10W
25 sighted 125 nm southeast of Boston around 41-55N 068-18

7/23/08 - Map
Acoustically detected between the BE and BD buoys in the Boston shipping lanes
Acoustically detected between Gloucester, MA and the Boston Shippinglanes
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
8 sighted 130 nm southeast of Boston around 42-13N 068-09W
6 sighted 205 nm east of Boston around 42-19N 066-25W
15 sighted 140 nm southeast of Boston around 41-59N 068-10W
25 sighted 125 nm southeast of Boston around 41-55N 068-18W

7/24/08 - Map
Acoustically detected around the BE buoy in the Boston shipping lanes
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
8 sighted 130 nm southeast of Boston around 42-13N 068-09W
6 sighted 205 nm east of Boston around 42-19N 066-25W

7/25/08 - Map
Acoustically detected between the BE and BD buoys in the Boston shipping lanes
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
8 sighted 130 nm southeast of Boston around 42-13N 068-09W

7/26/08 - Map
1 sighted in the vicinity of the New York shipping lanes 165 nm southeast of New York around 40-33N 070-22W
1 sighted 150 nm southeast of Boston around 42-06N 067-38W
10 sighted 165 nm southeast of Boston around 42-09N 067-20W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
8 sighted 130 nm southeast of Boston around 42-13N 068-09W

7/29/08 - Map
17 sighted 45 nm southwest of Saint John, New Brunswick around 44-41N 066-25W
1 sighted 165 nm east of Boston around 42-18N 067-21W
13 sighted 180 nm east of Boston around 42-10N 066-58W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
8 sighted 130 nm east of Boston around 42-13N 068-09W
10 sighted 165 nm east of Boston around 42-09N 067-20W

7/30/08 - Map
1 sighted 195 nm east of Boston around 42-13N 066-38W
5 sighted 205 nm east of Boston around 42-21N 066-24W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
17 sighted 45 nm southwest of Saint John, New Brunswick around 44-41N 066-25W
13 sighted 180 nm east of Boston around 42-10N 066-58W
8 sighted 130 nm east of Boston around 42-13N 068-09W
10 sighted 165 nm east of Boston around 42-09N 067-20W

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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