NOAA/NMFS Right Whale Survey
04 January 1998


REPORT:

Date: 04 January 1998, 16:12 EST

Comments:

The Center for Coastal Studies (CCS) flew their first aerial survey of the 1998 season today (4 January) in Cape Cod Bay (CCB). Fourteen of the 15 CCB tracklines were completed. The survey was aborted prior to completion due to failing light. A total of 8 right whales were sighted.

If the whale is observed entangled, please call (800) 900-3622 or beeper (508)803-0204 and standby whale.

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 49 70 24
41 54 70 18
Lat Long
41 51 70 14
41 54 70 10

Number in box(es) represents number of right whales sighted this date.
sightings map
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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 cruises

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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