NOAA/NMFS Right Whale Survey
23 April 1997


REPORT: 23April 1997

Date: April 231997 08:58 PM EDT

Center for Coastal Studies R/V Orion surveyed Cape Cod Bay covering tracks 5 through 8. No right whales were sighted in cape Cod Bay.
R/V Shearwater did a track from Highland Light Beach to east of the shipping lane. R/V Shearwater reported three right whales 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 55.4 69 44.7
42 59.6 69 44.7
42 59.6 69 40.4
41 55.4 69 40.4
Lat Long
41 48.4 69 33.8
42 51.6 69 33.8
42 51.6 69 29.6
41 48.4 69 29.6

Number in box(es) represents number of right whales sighted this date.
sightings map 23 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
23 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