NOAA/NMFS Right Whale Survey
20 March 1997


REPORT: 20 March 1997

Date: March 20 19:37:29 1997

Tracks 5 - 8 of the CCS Ships Survey were completed. NEA completed all of their aerial tracks lines. A total of eight rught whales were sighted including a mother and calf pair.

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 59.5 70 11.1
42 03.3 70 11.1
42 03.3 70 06.2
41 59.5 70 06.2
Lat Long
41 43.9 70 26.6
41 47.1 70 26.6
41 47.1 70 22.4
41 43.9 70 22.4
Lat Long
41 57.8 70 20.0
42 01.0 70 20.0
42 01.0 70 15.8
41 57.8 70 15.8

Number in box(es) represents number of right whales sighted this date.
sightings map 20 March 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 cruises
20 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