NOAA/NMFS Right Whale Survey
22 April 1997


REPORT: 22 April 1997

Date: April 22 1997 08:58 PM EDT

The Center for Coastal Studies (CCS) vessel surveyed north and east of Cape Cod, running tracks between the BD and BC buoys, east of the shipping lanes. A total of 3 right whales were sighted.

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 49.4 69 39.0
42 56.2 69 39.0
42 56.2 69 31.9
41 49.4 69 31.9

Number in box(es) represents number of right whales sighted this date.
sightings map 22 April 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
22 April 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