NOAA/NMFS Right Whale Survey
07 March, 1998 20:35 EST
The Center for Coastal Studies (CCS) and MA/DMF flew 14 tracklines in Cape Cod Bay today and another survey line about 2 miles off the beach from Chatham to Provincetown. The NMFS flew 2 1/2 tracklines over the southern part of Great South Channel. A total of 3 right whales were observed in the Cape Cod Bay critical habitat.
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:
Number in box(es) represents number of right whales sighted this date.
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 Surveys
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.