NOAA/NMFS Right Whale Survey
3 March 1997


REPORT: 3 March 1997

Date: March 3 18:57:44 1997

Seven tracks with 2.6 n mile spacing covering the eastern two thirds of Cape cod bay were flown twice.

NOTE: The complete NMFS/CG aerial and CCS ship survey tracks are enclosed in this [page] fax for information and reference purposes. Henceforth, a messages will detail the track lines completed that [given] day from the platform(s) providing sighting reports.

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 53.6 70 15.9
41 56.9 70 15.9
41 56.9 70 11.5
41 53.6 70 11.5
Lat Long
41 47.2 70 17.1
41 50.4 70 17.1
41 50.4 70 12.9
41 47.2 70 12.9

Number in box(es) represents number of right whales sighted this date.
sightings map 3 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 & Ship Surveys,
3 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