NOAA/NMFS Right Whale Survey
(B) 15 April, 1998 16:41 EST


REPORT:

Two right whales (a mother and calf pair) were sighted very close to shore off east hampton, NY on 14 and 15 April. They were surface feeding and working up and down about a 3/4 mile stretch of beach.

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.
40 51 72 24
40 51 72 20
N. Lat. W.Long.
41 54 72 24
41 54 72 20
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Apr 15 1998, Rhode Island 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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