NOAA/NMFS Right Whale Survey


REPORT:

14 Nov. 1998 15:21 EST - A whale watch vessel out of Boston reported the sighting a single right whale in Boston Traffic Lanes Precautionary Area.

11 Nov. 1998 17:26 EST - The Cost Guard reported the sighting of a single right whale today on the Western edge of Stellwagen Bank.

08 Nov. 1998 17:01 EST - A whale watch vessel out of Boston reported sighting a single right whale in the Stellwagen Bank area today.

07 Nov. 1998 17:35 EST - A whale watch vessel out of Boston reported sighting 3 to 4 right whales in the NW portion of Stellwagen Bank this afternoon.

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:

11/07/98 Map
N. Lat. W.Long.
42 21 70 29
42 21 70 22
42 26 70 29
42 26 70 22
11/08/98 Map
N. Lat. W.Long.
42 20 70 31
42 20 70 22
42 27 70 31
42 27 70 22
11/10/98 Map
N. Lat. W.Long.
42 16 70 23
42 16 70 16
42 21 70 23
42 21 70 16
11/14/98 Map
N. Lat. W.Long.
42 18 70 47
42 18 70 37
42 25 70 47
42 25 70 37

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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