NOAA/NMFS Right Whale Survey
25 March 1997


Date: March 25 1997

The Center for Coastal Studies (CCS) vessels partially completed tracklines 5-8. All 15 tracklines were flown by the NEA. Both platforms observed right whales. Additionally, NEA and WHOI researchers reported right whale sightings from their research trip today. A total of 8 right whales were sighted; however, there may be some duplication of sightings from the multiple platforms.

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 50.8 70 15.1
41 57.2 70 15.1
41 57.2 70 08.2
41 50.8 70 08.2
Lat Long
41 55.0 70 27.8
41 58.2 70 27.8
41 58.2 70 23.6
41 55.0 70 23.6

Number in box(es) represents number of right whales sighted this date.
sightings map 25 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
25 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