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28 Feb 1997 Right Whale Alert


Right Whale

On 28 February 1997, The CCS, Center for Coastal Studies, ship survey was completed by the RV Shearwater. The RV Orion was dedicated to photo id and tagging. Sightings may include some duplication between the two vessels.

NOTE: The complete NMFS/CG aerial and CCS ship survey tracks are enclosed in this [page] fax for information and reference purposes. Henceforth, a messages will detail the track lines completed that [given] day from the platform(s) providing sighting reports.


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:

Sightings Areas
Lat Long
41 55.9 70 11.9
42 02.0 70 11.9
42 02.0 70 05.0
41 55.9 70 05.0
Lat Long
41 52.6 70 19.6
41 55.8 70 19.6
41 55.8 70 15.4
41 52.6 70 15.4
Map of area

Map of Shipboard Survey Track
Map of Aerial Survey Track

Previous Reports/Maps
25 Feb97
20 Feb97
12 Feb 97

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 Northern Right Whale Sighting Information