NOAA/NMFS Right Whale Survey
01 May, 1998 16:30 EST


REPORT:

The NMFS flew a partial survey line in the Great South Channel today before sighting conditions deteriorated. Four right whales were sighted. Numerous humpback, fin, and minke whales were also sighted in this area proximal to the traffic lanes.

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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41 30 69 43
41 30 69 32
41 41 69 43
41 41 69 32
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Number in box(es) represents number of right whales sighted this date.
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Right Whale Zones
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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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