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:

11/1/08 - Map
3 sighted 45 nm southwest of Saint John, NB around 44-48N 066-30W
3 sighted 55 nm southwest of Saint John, NB around 44-48N 066-48W

11/2/08 - Map
Acoustically detected between the BE and BD buoys in the Boston shipping lanes
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
3 sighted 45 nm southwest of Saint John, NB around 44-48N 066-30W
3 sighted 55 nm southwest of Saint John, NB around 44-48N 066-48W

11/3/08 - Map
1 sighted 70 nm northeast of Boston, MA around 43-06N 070-09W
Acoustically detected between the BE and BD buoys in the Boston shipping lanes
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
3 sighted 45 nm southwest of Saint John, NB around 44-48N 066-30W
3 sighted 55 nm southwest of Saint John, NB around 44-48N 066-48W

11/4/08 - Map
7 sighted 95 nm southeast of Portland, ME around 43-23N 068-28W
2 sighted 55 nm northeast of Boston, MA around 42-56N 070-16W
2 sighted 50 nm northeast of Boston, MA around 42-51N 070-14W
Acoustically detected between the BF and BC buoys in the Boston shipping lanes
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
3 sighted 45 nm southwest of Saint John, NB around 44-48N 066-30W
3 sighted 55 nm southwest of Saint John, NB around 44-48N 066-48W

11/7/08 - Map
Acoustically detected between the BD and BE buoys in the Boston shipping lanes
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
7 sighted 95 nm southeast of Portland, ME around 43-23N 068-28W
4 sighted 25 nm east of Portsmouth, NH around 42-54N 070-15W
3 sighted 45 nm southwest of Saint John, NB around 44-48N 066-30W
3 sighted 55 nm southwest of Saint John, NB around 44-48N 066-48W

11/12/08 - Map
Acoustically detected between the BD and BE buoys in the Boston shipping lanes
7 sighted 35 nm east of Portsmouth NH around 43-01N 070-08W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
7 sighted 95 nm southeast of Portland, ME around 43-23N 068-28W

11/13/08 - Map
Acoustically detected between the BD and BF buoys in the Boston shipping lanes
Acoustically detected between Gloucester, MA and the Boston shipping lanes
2 sighted in the vicinity of the Portland shipping lanes 25 nm southeast of Portland, ME around 43-20N 070-08W
1 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 60 nm southeast of Boston, MA around 41-59N 070-03W
29 sighted 105 nm southeast of Portland, ME around 43-20N 068-24W
4 sighted 105 nm southeast of Portland, ME around 43031-N 068-14W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
7 sighted 35 nm east of Portsmouth NH around 43-01N 070-08W

11/15/08 - Map
Acoustically detected between the BE and BC buoys in the Bostonshipping lanes
Acoustically detected between Gloucester, MA and the Boston shipping lanes
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
7 sighted 35 nm east of Portsmouth NH around 43-01N 070-08W
29 sighted 105 nm southeast of Portland, ME around 43-20N 068-24W
4 sighted 105 nm southeast of Portland, ME around 43031-N 068-14W

11/17/08 - Map
Acoustically detected between the BE and BD buoys in the Boston shipping lanes
1 sighted in the vicinity of the Delaware shipping lanes 20 nm southeast of Cape May, NJ around 38-51N 074-36W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
7 sighted 35 nm east of Portsmouth NH around 43-01N 070-08W
29 sighted 105 nm southeast of Portland, ME around 43-20N 068-24W
4 sighted 105 nm southeast of Portland, ME around 43031-N 068-14W

11/18/08 - Map
Acoustically detected between the BE and BC buoys in the Boston shipping lanes
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
7 sighted 35 nm east of Portsmouth NH around 43-01N 070-08W
29 sighted 105 nm southeast of Portland, ME around 43-20N 068-24W
4 sighted 105 nm southeast of Portland, ME around 43-31N 068-14W

11/21/08 - Map
Acoustically detected between the BE and BD buoys in the Boston shipping lanes
1 sighted in the vicinity of the Boston shipping lanes 55 nm east of Boston, MA around 42-21N 069-57W
3 sighted in the vicinity of the Portland shipping lanes 45 nm south of Portland, ME around 42-59N 070-12W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
29 sighted 105 nm southeast of Portland, ME around 43-20N 068-24W
4 sighted 105 nm southeast of Portland, ME around 43-31N 068-14W

11/23/08 - Map
Acoustically detected between the BE and BD buoys in the Boston shipping lanes
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
29 sighted 105 nm southeast of Portland, ME around 43-20N 068-24W
4 sighted 105 nm southeast of Portland, ME around 43-31N 068-14W
3 sighted in the vicinity of the Portland shipping lanes 45 nm south of Portland, ME around 42-59N 070-12W

11/24/08 - Map
Acoustically detected between the BE and BD buoys in the Boston shipping lanes
2 sighted in the vicinity of the Portland shipping lanes 40 nm south of Portland, ME around 43-06N 070-13W
13 sighted 30 nm southeast of Portsmouth, NH around 42-56N 070-17W
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
29 sighted 105 nm southeast of Portland, ME around 43-20N 068-24W
4 sighted 105 nm southeast of Portland, ME around 43-31N 068-14W

11/25/08 - Map
Acoustically detected between the BE and BD buoys in the Boston shipping lanes
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
13 sighted 30 nm southeast of Portsmouth, NH around 42-56N 070-17W
29 sighted 105 nm southeast of Portland, ME around 43-20N 068-24W
4 sighted 105 nm southeast of Portland, ME around 43-31N 068-14W

11/26/08 - Map
Acoustically detected between the BE and BC buoys in the Boston shipping lanes
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
13 sighted 30 nm southeast of Portsmouth, NH around 42-56N 070-17W
29 sighted 105 nm southeast of Portland, ME around 43-20N 068-24W
4 sighted 105 nm southeast of Portland, ME around 43-31N 068-14W

11/27/08 - Map
Acoustically detected between the BD and BC buoys in the Boston shipping lanes
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
13 sighted 30 nm southeast of Portsmouth, NH around 42-56N 070-17W

11/28/08 - Map
Acoustically detected between the BF and BE buoys in the Boston shipping lanes
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
13 sighted 30 nm southeast of Portsmouth, NH around 42-56N 070-17W

11/29/08 - Map
1 sighted 45 nm southeast of Boston, MA around 41-49N 070-30W
Acoustically detected between Gloucester, MA and the Boston shipping lanes
Acoustically detected between the BE and BC buoys in the Boston shipping lanes
PERSISTENT AGGREGATIONS:
13 sighted 30 nm southeast of Portsmouth, NH around 42-56N 070-17W

11/29/08 - Map
7 sighted 30 nm southeast of Portsmouth, NH around 42-58N 070-11W
Acoustically detected between the BE and BD buoys in the Boston shipping lanes

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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