NOAA/NMFS Right Whale Survey
1 March 1997


REPORT: 1 March 1997

Date: March 1 20:11:10 1997

The Center fo Coastal Studies (CCS) completed two tracks on the east end of their trackline. Today's trip also included photo identification and tagging work. 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:

N. Lat. W.Long.
41 50.6 70 17.7
42 01.9 70 17.7
42 01.9 70 08.2
41 50.6 70 08.2

Number in box(es) represents number of right whales sighted this date.
sightings map 20 Feb. 1997
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National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
National Marine Fisheries Service
Northeast Fisheries Science Center
Woods Hole, MA

Right Whale Zones from
Aerial and/or Ship Surveys,
and/or id Surveys
1 March 1997

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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