NOAA/NMFS Right Whale Survey
8 April, 1998 20:25 EST


REPORT:

The CCS & MA completed 14 tracklines in Cape Cod Bay. The CCS vessels were also out conducting habitat studies and contributed sightings. CCS had no sightings in Cape Cod Bay, but several on Stellwagen Bank. The NMFS completed 4 1/3 tracklines in the northern portion of the great South Channel w/19 right whales including 2 mother/calf pairs. NMFS also contributed 3 RIWH sightings on Stellwagen Bank from a harbor porpoise aerial survey. IWC was conducting tagging & had sightings in/outside the Bay. Total: 28.

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:

N. Lat. W.Long.
41 58 70 16
41 54 70 18
N. Lat. W.Long.
41 58 70 12
42 01 70 16
N. Lat. W.Long.
42 01 70 12
42 07 70 06
N. Lat. W.Long.
42 11 70 12
42 09 70 24
N. Lat. W.Long.
42 11 70 05
42 09 70 20
N. Lat. W.Long.
42 21 70 12
42 12 70 24
N. Lat. W.Long.
42 21 70 05
42 12 70 20
N. Lat. W.Long.
41 33 69 40
41 55 69 33
N. Lat. W.Long.
41 33 69 28
41 55 69 07
N. Lat. W.Long.
41 39 69 40
42 12 69 33
N. Lat. W.Long.
41 39 69 28
42 12 69 07
N. Lat. W.Long.
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Great South Channel Sightings Map

Number in box(es) represents number of right whales sighted this date.
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National Marine Fisheries Service
Northeast Fisheries Science Center
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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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