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Right Whale Research

An Odd Winter for Right Whales

February 14, 2018

A sighting in the Gulf of Mexico, but a quiet winter on the East Coast. It's been an odd season for North Atlantic right whales. ...Read More

Scientist prepares to release a female common thresher shark.

Shark Research

Investigating Common Thresher Sharks in the North Atlantic

February 14, 2018

Dr. Jeff Kneebone talks about joint efforts to investigate the movement patterns, habitat use, and population structure of the Common Thresher Shark in the North Atlantic Ocean....Read More

Shark Research

Local Sharks: Tagging Sand Tiger Sharks in Boston Harbor

December 15, 2017

This is one of a series of posts by Associate Scientist Jeff Kneebone, Ph.D., about his work with juvenile sand tiger sharks. This post highlights recent tagging efforts in Boston Harbor....Read More

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Right Whale Research

Holiday Gift Ideas!

December 8, 2017

Whether you are looking for a unique gift for someone special or just interested in making a difference, please consider supporting the Aquarium’s Right Whale Research Program this holiday season...Read More

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

Blacktip shark research.

Shark Research

Blacktip Sharks Survivability in Recreational Fisheries

November 22, 2017

A new study found that blacktip sharks (Carcharhinus limbatus) have a better than 90 percent survivability rate for recreational catch and release fishing in Florida....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

News & Features

After 15 Right Whale Deaths, Scientists Gather at Annual Meeting

October 23, 2017

After an unprecedented year with 15 North Atlantic right whale deaths on record, the North Atlantic Right Whale Consortium (NARWC) held its annual meeting. ...Read More

Florida manatee.

News & Features

Researchers Awarded Grant to Develop Stress Marker in Manatee Poop

October 17, 2017

Two researchers at the Anderson Cabot Center for Ocean Life at the New England Aquarium have been awarded a $10,000 grant to study the science of manatee poop....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

Fresh and open wounds from an entanglement are a sobering sight. This whale was lucky that the aerial team found it and that the Shelagh crew was able to respond, disentangling the whale later in the day. Photo by Megan McOsker

Right Whale Research

Updates from the Gulf of St. Lawrence

October 13, 2017

As right whales appeared to underutilize historic summer feeding grounds and the death toll in the Gulf of St. Lawrence rose, our research team collaborated to maximize survey efforts in the gulf....Read More

right whale swims in harbor

Right Whale Research

A Slow August and a Surprise at the Fuel Dock

October 12, 2017

Our first week of surveys in Bay of Fundy was full of promise for a busy season full of right whales; unfortunately, everything shifted after August 2....Read More