Articles by neaq

right whale entangled in fishing line

Press Release

Feces collected from entangled North Atlantic right whales reveals ‘sky-high’ stress levels

November 30, 2017

Endangered Species Research journal publishes pioneering whale feces research; also being used to investigate high numbers of deaths this summer....Read More

A group of eight Risso's dolphins (Grampus griseus).

Press Release

Exceptional Diversity Seen at National Marine Monument

November 21, 2017

A recent aerial survey of the remote Northeast Canyons and Seamounts National Marine Monument revealed an exceptional abundance and diversity of marine mammals. ...Read More

A group of eight Risso's dolphins (Grampus griseus).

Field Work

Aerial Team Conducts Survey in Northeast Canyons Marine National Monument

November 16, 2017

The Anderson Cabot Center for Ocean Life at the New England Aquarium aerial team conducted a survey in the Northeast Canyons Marine National Monument on November 12, 2017. ...Read More

epaulette shark

Shark Research

Epaulette Shark Research: Thermal Stress

November 10, 2017

Learn about research being done on the epaulette shark (Hemiscyllium ocellatum), a small bottom-dwelling species....Read More

Indus River dolphin

Marine Conservation Action Fund

MCAF: Population Study of Indus River Dolphin

October 16, 2017

Researchers share hopeful findings from their recent study of the endangered Indus River dolphin after a recent expedition in Pakistan made possible in part by the Marine Conservation Action Fund....Read More

small fishing village in Africa

Marine Conservation Action Fund

MCAF Update: Working with Fishermen to Save Sea Turtles

August 26, 2017

Working with Fishermen to Save Sea Turtles...Read More

one sand tiger shark's movements

Field Work

Local Sharks: The Importance of Shark Tagging

July 27, 2017

After years of acoustic monitoring and observation, scientists have found interesting findings about the presence of juvenile sand tigers in several areas throughout New England....Read More

satellite map of east coast with dots showing where sharks have been

Field Work

Local Sharks: Using Technology to Study Sand Tigers

July 18, 2017

Acoustic telemetry is helping scientists monitor the residency, movements, and habitat use of juvenile sand tigers as well as their movement patterns....Read More

joe howlett with a right whale and calf in background

Right Whale Research

Mourning the Loss of a Colleague

July 13, 2017

The New England Aquarium and Anderson Cabot Center for Ocean Life pay tribute to Joe Howlett, a beloved and respected Canadian whale rescuer, fisherman, and colleague....Read More

a sand tiger shark

Shark Research

Local Sharks: Studying Sand Tiger Sharks

July 12, 2017

New England residents may not know that a lesser-known shark species, the sand tiger, has experienced a recent resurgence in the region. Learn more about the work of Dr. Jeff Kneebone....Read More

Shark

Field Work

Bahamas Expedition: Studying Oceanic Whitetip Sharks

May 25, 2017

A team of scientists from the Anderson Cabot Center recently took part in an annual, multi-institutional research expedition to the Bahamas to study the severely threatened oceanic whitetip shark....Read More

scientists look at slides

Marine Conservation Action Fund

Lessons in Identifying Southern Right Whales

May 1, 2017

Scientist Florencia Vilches was trained in the management of a long-standing catalog of southern right whales in Argentina. See how she is greatly increasing the number of sightings....Read More

measuring dead turtles carapace

Marine Conservation Action Fund

Shining a Light on Sea Turtle Deaths in Senegal

May 1, 2017

Very little work has been done to understand the unnatural causes of death, abundance, and seasonality of the different sea turtle species using this region. MCAF grantee Tomas Diagne decided to act....Read More

People sit on side of boat looking at map

Marine Conservation Action Fund

Surveys Begin to Track Reef Health in Madagascar

January 9, 2017

With support from MCAF, a team of scientists is establishing a collaborative monitoring program to track reef health around. Join researchers for the first few days of surveys....Read More

humpback whale fluke with mountains in backgroun

Press Release

Studying Humpback Whales off Madagascar as Energy Exploration Gears Up

January 5, 2017

A new study by our researcher finds that humpback whales off Madagascar travel much further than previously thought, a conservation concern as offshore energy exploration expands in the region....Read More

aerial view of island in madagascar

Marine Conservation Action Fund

Tracking Reef Health in Madagascar

December 8, 2016

Find out how the Anderson Cabot Center is helping a team of scientists track the effects of climate change, fishing regulations, and other human impacts on reefs in Madagascar....Read More

deep sea corals in northeast coral canyons and seamounts marine national monument

From the President

A Monumental Day for Our Oceans

September 15, 2016

The designation of the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument is a win for science, a win for vibrant oceans, and, perhaps most important, a win for future generations....Read More

a shipping box with a tablet scanning labels

Press Release

Researchers win grand prize to develop technology to stop illegal wildlife trafficking

September 7, 2016

The Anderson Cabot Center for Ocean Life at the New England Aquarium and Roger Williams University won a prestigious award recently to develop technology that will help port inspectors find illegally ...Read More

right whale fluke with scars

Press Release

New Research: Entanglements Threaten Right Whale Recovery

September 1, 2016

The most endangered large whale species in the Atlantic is threatened by increasing rates of lethal and debilitating entanglements and a dramatic 40% decline in birth rates since 2010. ...Read More

How Entanglement and Stranding Affects Stress Levels In Leatherbacks

Press Release

Leatherback Entanglement and Stress Paper

July 12, 2016

New research from the Anderson Cabot Center for Ocean Life at the New England Aquarium shows that the world’s largest sea turtles suffer moderate to severe increases in certain hormones....Read More

Massachusetts Energy and Environment Secretary Matt Beaton

Press Release

State Awards Funding for Research to Reduce Whale Entanglements

June 16, 2016

Massachusetts grants $180,000 to the Anderson Cabot Center for Ocean Life at the New England Aquarium to develop a modified rope for fishermen to reduce entangled endangered whales....Read More