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:

8/2/08 - Map
Acoustically detected between the BD and BC buoys in the Boston shipping lanes
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
5 sighted 205 nm east of Boston around 42-21N 066-24W
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
10 sighted 165 nm east of Boston around 42-09N 067-20W

8/4/08 - Map
2 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 75 nm southeast of Boston around 41-44N 069-40W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
5 sighted 205 nm east of Boston around 42-21N 066-24W
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
10 sighted 165 nm east of Boston around 42-09N 067-20W

8/5/08 - Map
Acoustically detected between the BF and BE buoys in the Boston shipping lanes
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
5 sighted 205 nm east of Boston around 42-21N 066-24W
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
10 sighted 165 nm east of Boston around 42-09N 067-20W

8/6/08 - Map
Acoustically detected around the BE buoys in the Boston shipping lanes
9 sighted 125 nm southeast of Boston around 41-54N 068-17W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
5 sighted 205 nm east of Boston around 42-21N 066-24W
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
10 sighted 165 nm east of Boston around 42-09N 067-20W

8/7/08 - Map
Acoustically detected between the BE and the BD buoys in the Boston shipping lanes
3 sighted in the vicinity of the Halifax shipping lanes 15 nm southeast of Halifax NS. around 44-22N 063-24W
50 sighted 50 nm southwest of Saint John, New Brunswick around 44-37N 066-26W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
9 sighted 125 nm southeast of Boston around 41-54N 068-17W
5 sighted 205 nm east of Boston around 42-21N 066-24W
13 sighted 180 nm east of Boston around 42-10N 066-58W
10 sighted 165 nm east of Boston around 42-09N 067-20W

8/8/08 - Map
1 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 50 nm southeast of Boston around 42-04N 070-00W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
3 sighted in the vicinity of the Halifax shipping lanes 15 nm southeast of Halifax, Nova Scotia around 44-22N 063-24W
50 sighted 50 nm southwest of Saint John, New Brunswick around 44-37N 066-26W
9 sighted 125 nm southeast of Boston around 41-54N 068-17W
5 sighted 205 nm east of Boston around 42-21N 066-24W
13 sighted 180 nm east of Boston around 42-10N 066-58W
10 sighted 165 nm east of Boston around 42-09N 067-20W

8/9/08 - Map
Acoustically detected between the BE and BD buoys in the Boston shipping lanes
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
3 sighted in the vicinity of the Halifax shipping lanes 15 nm southeast of Halifax, Nova Scotia around 44-22N 063-24W
50 sighted 50 nm southwest of Saint John, New Brunswick around 44-37N 066-26W
9 sighted 125 nm southeast of Boston around 41-54N 068-17W
5 sighted 205 nm east of Boston around 42-21N 066-24W
13 sighted 180 nm east of Boston around 42-10N 066-58W
10 sighted 165 nm east of Boston around 42-09N 067-20W

8/13/08 - Map
Acoustically detected between the BE and the BC buoys in the Boston shipping lanes
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
3 sighted in the vicinity of the Halifax shipping lanes 15 nm southeast of Halifax, Nova Scotia around 44-22N 063-24W
50 sighted 45 nm southwest of Saint John, New Brunswick around 44-41N 066-25W
9 sighted 165 nm east of Boston around 42-09N 067-20W

8/14/08 - Map
Acoustically detected between the BE and the BD buoys in the Boston shipping lanes
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
3 sighted in the vicinity of the Halifax shipping lanes 15 nm southeast of Halifax, Nova Scotia around 44-22N 063-24W
50 sighted 45 nm southwest of Saint John, New Brunswick around 44-41N 066-25W
9 sighted 165 nm east of Boston around 42-09N 067-20W

8/17/08 - Map
2 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 85 nm southeast of Boston around 41-29N 069-29W
No Acoustic Detections
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
3 sighted in the vicinity of the Halifax shipping lanes 15 nm southeast of Halifax, Nova Scotia around 44-22N 063-24W
50 sighted 45 nm southwest of Saint John, New Brunswick around 44-41N 066-25W
9 sighted 165 nm east of Boston around 42-09N 067-20W

8/19/08 - Map
Acoustically detected between the BE and the BD buoys in the Boston shipping lanes
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
3 sighted in the vicinity of the Halifax shipping lanes 15 nm southeast of Halifax, Nova Scotia around 44-22N 063-24W
50 sighted 45 nm southwest of Saint John, New Brunswick around 44-41N 066-25W
9 sighted 165 nm east of Boston around 42-09N 067-20W

8/21/08 - Map
1 sighted 50 nm southwest of Saint John, NB around position 44-35N 066-22W
Acoustically detected between the BF and the BD buoys in the Boston shipping lanes

8/22/08 - Map
30 sighted 50 southwest of Saint John, NB around position 44-33N066-20W
2 sighted 45 southwest of Saint John, NB around position 44-41N 066-26W
1 sighted 40 southeast of Providence, RI around position 41-13N 071-58W

8/23/08 - Map
Acoustically detected between the BC and BE buoys in the Bostonshipping lanes
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
30 sighted 50 southwest of Saint John, NB around position 44-33N 066-20W

8/25/08 - Map
3 sighted in the vicinity of the Portland shipping lanes 35 nm southeast of Portland, ME around 43-11N 069-51W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
30 sighted 50 nm southwest of Saint John, NB around 44-33N 066-20W

8/27/08 - Map
1 sighted 35 nm southwest of Providence, RI around 41-17N 071-51W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
3 sighted in the vicinity of the Portland shipping lanes 35 nm southeast of Portland, ME around 43-11N 069-51W
30 sighted 50 nm southwest of Saint John, NB around 44-33N 066-20W

8/31/08 - Map
1 sighted 125 nm east of Boston around 42-15N 068-09W
Acoustically detected in the Boston shipping lanes
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
3 sighted in the vicinity of the Portland shipping lanes 35 nm southeast of Portland, ME around 43-11N 069-51W
30 sighted 50 nm southwest of Saint John, NB around 44-33N 066-20W

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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