NOAA/NMFS Right Whale Survey
18b March, 1998 16:37 EST


REPORT:

NMFS completeed two tracklines on their aerial survey in the Great South Channel before weather deteriorated. No right whales were sighted. The CCS R/V Shearwater had 1 right whale sighting from a habitat survey.

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:

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42 02 70 17
42 05 70 13
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Number in box(es) represents number of right whales sighted this date.
sightings map TBA
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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 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.

NOAA/NMFS Northern Right Whale Sighting Information

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