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:

9/3/08 - Map
40 sighted 50 nm southwest of Saint John, NB around 44-39N 066-28W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
3 sighted in the vicinity of the Portland shipping lanes 35 nm southeast of Portland, ME around 43-11N 069-51W

9/9/08 - Map
Acoustically detected between the BE and BD buoys in the Boston shipping lanes
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
40 sighted 50 nm southwest of Saint John, NB around 44-39N 066-28W

9/10/08 - Map
5 sighted 120 nm south of Saint John, NB around 43-20N 066-22W
Acoustically detected between Gloucester, MA and the Boston shipping lanes
Acoustically detected between the BE and BD buoys in the Boston shipping lanes
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
40 sighted 50 nm southwest of Saint John, NB around 44-39N 066-28W

9/12/08 - Map
Acoustically detected between the BF and BD buoys in the Boston shipping lanes
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
40 sighted 50 nm southwest of Saint John, NB around 44-39N 066-28W

9/14/08 - Map
Acoustically detected between the BE and BD buoys in the Boston shippinglanes
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
40 sighted 50 nm southwest of Saint John, NB around 44-39N 066-28W

9/15/08 - Map
Acoustically detected around the BE buoy in the Boston shipping lanes
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
50 sighted 50 nm southwest of Saint John, NB around 44-35N 066-26W

9/17/08 - Map
Acoustically detected between the BF and BE buoys in the Boston shipping lanes
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
50 sighted 50 nm southwest of Saint John, NB around 44-35N 066-26W

9/18/08 - Map
Acoustically detected between the BE and BD buoys in the Boston shipping lanes
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
50 sighted 50 nm southwest of Saint John, NB around 44-35N 066-26W

9/19/08 - Map
Acoustically detected between the BF and BE buoys in the Boston shipping lanes
Acoustically detected between Gloucester, MA and the Boston shipping lanes
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
50 sighted 50 nm southwest of Saint John, NB around 44-35N 066-26W

9/20/08 - Map
In the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 20 nm east of Boston around position 42-20N 070-34W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
50 sighted 50 nm southwest of Saint John, NB around 44-35N 066-26W

9/21/08 - Map
4 sighted 45 nm northeast of Boston around position 42-53N 070-19W
Acoustically detected around the BD buoy in the Boston shipping lanes
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
50 sighted 50 nm southwest of Saint John, NB around position 44-35N 066-26W

9/22/08 - Map
Acoustically detected between the BE and BD buoys in the Boston shipping lanes
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
4 sighted 45 nm northeast of Boston around 42-53N 070-19W
50 sighted 50 nm southwest of Saint John, NB around 44-35N 066-26W

9/24/08 - Map
1 sighted 40 nm northeast of Boston around 42-42N 070-10W
Acoustically detected between the BE and BD buoys in the Boston shipping lanes
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
4 sighted 45 nm northeast of Boston around 42-53N 070-19W
50 sighted 50 nm southwest of Saint John, NB around 44-35N 066-26W

9/25/08 - Map
Acoustically detected between the BE and BD buoys in the Boston shipping lanes
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
4 sighted 45 nm northeast of Boston around 42-53N 070-19W
50 sighted 50 nm southwest of Saint John, NB around 44-35N 066-26W

9/28/08 - Map
Acoustically detected around the BD buoys in the Boston shipping lanes
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
4 sighted 45 nm northeast of Boston around 42-53N 070-19W
50 sighted 50 nm southwest of Saint John, NB around 44-35N 066-26W

9/29/08 - Map
Acoustically detected between Gloucester, MA and the Boston shipping lanes
80 sighted 50 nm southwest of Saint John, NB around 44-36N 066-33W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
4 sighted 45 nm northeast of Boston around 42-53N 070-19W

9/30/08 - Map
Acoustically detected between BF and BD buoys and the Boston shipping lanes
80 sighted 50 nm southwest of Saint John, NB around 44-36N 066-33W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
4 sighted 45 nm northeast of Boston around 42-53N 070-19W

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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