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:

10/1/08 - Map
Acoustically detected between BE and BD buoys and the Boston shipping lanes
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
80 sighted 50 nm southwest of Saint John, NB around 44-36N 066-33W
4 sighted 45 nm northeast of Boston around 42-53N 070-19W

10/3/08 - Map
Acoustically detected between BF and BD buoys and the Boston shipping lanes
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
80 sighted 50 nm southwest of Saint John, NB around 44-36N 066-33W
4 sighted 45 nm northeast of Boston around 42-53N 070-19W

10/4/08 - Map
Acoustically detected between BF and BD buoys and the Boston shipping lanes
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
80 sighted 50 nm southwest of Saint John, NB around 44-36N 066-33W
4 sighted 45 nm northeast of Boston around 42-53N 070-19W

10/5/08 - Map
2 sighted 20 nm southeast of Portsmouth, NH around 42-50N 070-28W
4 sighted in the vicinity of the Portland shippings lanes 40 nm southeast of Portland, ME around 43-00N 069-58W
Acoustically detected between BE and BD buoys in the Boston shipping lanes
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
80 sighted 50 nm southwest of Saint John, NB around 44-36N 066-33W

10/7/08 - Map
Acoustically detected around the BD buoy in the Boston shipping lanes
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
4 sighted in the vicinity of the Portland shippings lanes 40 nm southeast of Portland, ME around 43-00N 069-58W
80 sighted 50 nm southwest of Saint John, NB around 44-36N 066-33W

10/8/08 - Map
Acoustically detected between the BF and BE buoys in the Boston shipping lanes
2 sighted 75 nm southeast of Portland, ME around 43-16N 068-41W
1 sighted 25 nm southeast of Portsmouth, NH around 42-49N 070-25W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
4 sighted in the vicinity of the Portland shippings lanes 40 nm southeast of Portland, ME around 43-00N 069-58W

10/9/08 - Map
Acoustically detected between the BF and BE buoys in the Boston shipping lanes
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
4 sighted in the vicinity of the Portland shippings lanes 40 nm southeast of Portland, ME around 43-00N 069-58W
80 sighted 50 nm southwest of Saint John, NB around 44-36N 066-33W

10/10/08 - Map
Acoustically detected between the BF and BE buoys in theBoston shipping lanes
2 sighted 40 nm southeast of Portsmouth, NH around 42-52N 070-26W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
4 sighted in the vicinity of the Portland shippings lanes 40 nm southeast of Portland, ME around 43-00N 069-58W
80 sighted 50 nm southwest of Saint John, NB around 44-36N 066-33W

10/11/08 - Map
Acoustically detected between the BF and BC buoys in theBoston shipping lanes
Acoustically detected between Gloucester, MA and the Boston shipping lanes
1 sighted around 42-55N 069-20W
1 sighted around 43-01N 069-17W
1 sighted around 42-50N 070-19W
2 sighted 40 nm southeast of Portsmouth, NH around 42-52N 070-26W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
4 sighted in the vicinity of the Portland shippings lanes 40 nm southeast of Portland, ME around 43-00N 069-58W
80 sighted 50 nm southwest of Saint John, NB around 44-36N 066-33W

10/12/08 - Map
Acoustically detected between the BF and BD buoys in the Boston shipping lanes
3 sighted 50 nm northeast of Boston, MA around 42-48N 070-17W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
4 sighted in the vicinity of the Portland shippings lanes 40 nm southeast of Portland, ME around 43-00N 069-58W
80 sighted 50 nm southwest of Saint John, NB around 44-36N 066-33W

10/14/08 - Map
Acoustically detected between the BF and BD buoys in the Boston shipping lanes
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
4 sighted in the vicinity of the Portland shipping lanes 40 nm southeast of Portland, ME around 43-00N 069-58W
3 sighted 50 nm northeast of Boston, MA around 42-48N 070-17W

10/15/08 - Map
Acoustically detected between the BF and BD buoys in the Boston shipping lanes
40 sighted 60 nm southwest of St. John, NB around 44-36N 066-37W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
4 sighted in the vicinity of the Portland shipping lanes 40 nm southeast of Portland, ME around 43-00N 069-58W
3 sighted 50 nm northeast of Boston, MA around 42-48N 070-17W

10/16/08 - Map
Acoustically detected between the BF and BE buoys in theBoston shipping lanes
Acoustically detected between Gloucester, MA and the Boston shipping lanes
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
40 sighted 60 nm southwest of St. John, NB around 44-36N 066-37W
4 sighted in the vicinity of the Portland shipping lanes 40 nm southeast of Portland, ME around 43-00N 069-58W
3 sighted 50 nm northeast of Boston, MA around 42-48N 070-17W

10/17/08 - Map
Acoustically detected between the BF and BD buoys in the Boston shipping lanes
1 sighted 130 nm east of Portland, ME around 44-07N 067-46W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
40 sighted 60 nm southwest of St. John, NB around 44-36N 066-37W
4 sighted in the vicinity of the Portland shipping lanes 40 nm southeast of Portland, ME around 43-00N 069-58W
3 sighted 50 nm northeast of Boston, MA around 42-48N 070-17W

10/19/08 - Map
Acoustically detected between the BF and BD buoys in the Boston shipping lanes
Acoustically detected between Gloucester, MA and the Boston shipping lanes
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
40 sighted 60 nm southwest of St. John, NB around 44-36N 066-37W
3 sighted 50 nm northeast of Boston, MA around 42-48N 070-17W

10/21/08 - Map
1 sighted 55 nm northeast of Boston, MA around 42-55N 070-14W
2 sighted 65 nm northeast of Boston, MA around 43-03N 070-09W
Acoustically detected between the BE and BC buoys in the Boston shipping lanes
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
40 sighted 60 nm southwest of St. John, NB around 44-36N 066-37W

10/22/08 - Map
Acoustically detected between the BE and BD buoys in the Bostonshipping lanes
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
40 sighted 60 nm southwest of St. John, NB around 44-36N 066-37W

10/24/08 - Map
Acoustically detected around the BD buoy in the Boston shippinglanes
1 sighted 105 nm southeast of Portland, ME around 43-21N 068-18W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
40 sighted 60 nm southwest of St. John, NB around 44-36N 066-37W

10/25/08 - Map
29 sighted 55 nm southwest of St. John, NB around 44-45 066-37W

10/27/08 - Map
Acoustically detected between the BE and BD buoys in the Bostonshipping lanes
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
29 sighted 55 nm southwest of Saint John, NB around 44-45 066-37W

10/28/08 - Map
Acoustically detected between the BF and BD buoys in the Boston shipping lanes
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
29 sighted 55 nm southwest of Saint John, NB around 44-45 066-37W

10/29/08 - Map
Acoustically detected between the BF and BC buoys in the Boston shipping lanes
Acoustically detected between Gloucester, MA and the Boston shipping lanes
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
29 sighted 55 nm southwest of Saint John, NB around 44-45 066-37W

10/30/08 - Map
Acoustically detected between the BF and BC buoys in the Boston shipping lanes
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
29 sighted 55 nm southwest of Saint John, NB around 44-45 066-37W

10/31/08 - Map
Acoustically detected between the BF and BD buoys in the Boston shipping lanes
1 sighted in the vicinity of the Portland shipping lanes 45 nm south of Portland, ME around 43-00N 070-11W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
29 sighted 55 nm southwest of Saint John, NB around 44-45N 066-37W

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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