NOAA/NMFS Right Whale Survey
20 May, 1998 16:32 EST


REPORT:

The NMFS flew 4 tracklines in the northern section of the Great South Channel today. Two right whales (a mother and calf pair) were sighted. NMFS had a second plane surveying the jeffrey's Ledge and platts Bank areas. No right whales were sighted. The center for Coastal Studies & MA DMF flew tracklines from south of nantucket to Block island. No right whales were sighted. Total for day: 2.

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 51 69 30
41 51 69 23
41 56 69 30
41 56 69 23
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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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