NOAA/NMFS Right Whale Survey
14 August 1997


REPORT: 14 August 1997

Date: August 14 19:23 1997

A whalewatch vessel reported a sighting today in shallow waters of cape cod Bay of a calf or juvenile right whale. Based on Center for Coastal Studies past years data, this right whale is likely to be found along the Cape Cod Bay shoreline in shallow water for the next several days.

If the whale is observed entangled, please call (800) 900-3622 or beeper (508)803-0204 and standby whale.

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:

Sightings Areas
13 August 1997
Lat Long
41 43 70 19
41 47 70 14

Number in box(es) represents number of right whales sighted this date.
sightings map 14 August 1997
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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 cruises
14 August 1997

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