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Right Whale Research

This Year’s Right Whale Moms (So Far)

May 15, 2017

This Year's Right Whale Moms...Read More

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Field Work

Cusk Catch and Release Research

November 2, 2016

Cusk Catch-and-Release Research...Read More

Right Whale Research

Unhealthy Whales In The Bay Of Fundy

September 30, 2016

In some cases, the apparent poor health is likely related to past entanglements, but the cause is not clear in some whales....Read More

Right Whale Research

Right Whales of the Gulf of St. Lawrence

September 22, 2016

We did photograph a handful of other right whales east of Percé (QC) and Miscou Island (NB) that also deserve to be mentioned...Read More

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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

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Right Whale Research

Campobello Team Rescues Right Whale “FDR”

September 12, 2016

The research team was just starting their survey day in the Bay of Fundy when a call from colleagues came over the marine radio: They had found a right whale severely entangled in fishing gear....Read More

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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 Research

The Importance Of Seeing Calves

September 6, 2016

It's been so great to see all of these calves looking fat and healthy, and a relief to know that we will be able to identify them as they grow older...Read More

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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