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Right Whale Research

Old Whale, Young Whale

September 9, 2017

After several of the dead whales discovered this summer turned out to be some very familiar individuals, seeing that he was alive brought us relief...Read More

John Flyn examining sea turtle

Marine Conservation Action Fund

MCAF Update: Her life – In Our Hands!

August 28, 2017

Running a sea turtle conservation program in the developing world is always going to have challenges, but when a juvenile green turtle washes ashore, that’s when things get really challenging!...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

Right Whale Research

Action at the Surface!

August 23, 2017

The sea had calmed to a glassy surface, and it felt peaceful to watch these whales slowly cruise around and eat....Read More

researchers pulling net

Marine Conservation Action Fund

MCAF Update: Saving the Last Sawfishes in Mexico

August 22, 2017

Researchers search for sawfishes in Mexico....Read More

Right Whale Research

First Day Out in the Bay of Fundy

August 22, 2017

Finding right whales on Day 1 was fantastic, but we felt like we really hit the jackpot when #3950 pooped and we were able to collect a sample...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

daniel speaking to Aquarium researchers

Marine Conservation Action Fund

MCAF Fellow visits Boston

July 20, 2017

MCAF Fellow Daniel Fernando’s visit to Boston...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


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

right whale and calf swim at surface on a gray day

Right Whale Research

This Year’s Right Whale Moms (So Far)

May 15, 2017

This Year's Right Whale Moms...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