NOAA/NMFS Right Whale Survey
16 April, 1998 22:38 EST


REPORT:

A single right whale has been sighted close to shore off Cedarville, MA and approximately 1 mile north of the cape Cod canal. This whale is in close proximity to the CC buoy and mariners are advised to proceed with caution.

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 44 70 36
41 44 70 27
N. Lat. W.Long.
41 52 70 36
41 52 70 27
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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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