NOAA/NMFS Right Whale Survey
25 Oct., 1998 17:04 EST


REPORT:

25 Oct. 1998 17:04 EDT - A whale watch vessel out of Provincetown reported a sighting of a single right whale this afternoon.

07 Oct. 1998 20:11 EDT - The Center for Coastal Studies reported from their research vessel the sighting of two right whales off Provincetown.

05 Oct. 1998 15:26 PM EDT - The Coast Guard reported the sighting of a single right whale today.

25 Sept., 1998 13:07 EST - A whale watch vessel out of Maine reported the sighting today of a single right 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:

25 Sept. 98 Map
N. Lat. W.Long.
43 12 70 16
43 12 70 06
43 19 70 16
43 19 70 06
05 Oct. 98 Map
N. Lat. W.Long.
42 11 67 36
42 11 67 26
43 18 67 36
43 18 67 26
07 Oct. 98 Map
N. Lat. W.Long.
41 58 70 14
41 58 70 07
42 04 70 14
42 04 70 07
25 Oct. 98 Map
N. Lat. W.Long.
42 00 70 14
42 00 70 07
42 05 70 14
42 05 70 07

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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