NOAA/NMFS Right Whale Survey
11 April, 1998 22:19 EST


REPORT:

The National Marine Fisheries Service flew in the middle section of the Great South Channel survey area Saturday. Six tracklines were completed with 15 right whales sighted. Due to computer problems this report could not be transmitted on Saturday.

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.
42 01 68 48
42 01 68 44
N. Lat. W.Long.
42 04 69 48
42 04 68 44
N. Lat. W.Long.
41 34 69 42
41 34 69 21
N. Lat. W.Long.
41 47 69 42
41 47 69 21
N. Lat. W.Long.
42 03 68 41
42 03 68 37
N. Lat. W.Long.
42 06 68 41
42 06 68 37

Great South Channel Sightings Map

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