For decades, our scientists have been working to protect ecosystems from human impacts and conserve threatened animals and habitats. Learn how our research and conservation efforts are helping to create resilient oceans in a time of climate change.

  1. Right Whales

    With fewer than 500 whales remaining, our researchers are working tirelessly to study and protect this critically endangered species.

  2. [IMG] Anderson Cabot Center Scientist Nick Whitney tags a shark.

    Sharks and Rays

    Our research on elasmobranchs focuses on delivering scientific data to improve the management and conservation of threatened or data-poor species.

  3. [IMG] Hands hold shrimp next to bycatch.

    Bycatch Reduction

    Bycatch is the leading threat to many endangered animals and is one of the principal threats to marine biodiversity around the world.

  4. [IMG] Anderson Cabot Center scientist Emily Jones measure a haddock.

    Discard Mortality

    To ensure healthy populations of fished species, we need to understand the rate at which released fish die and the factors that influence mortality.

  5. [IMG] Right whale researchers collect

    Marine Stress

    Chronic stress can have profound effects on immune system function, health, reproduction, and survival of marine life.

  6. [IMG] New England Aquarium researchers are working with a rescued sea turtle.

    Sea Turtles

    Our researchers document the physical and physiologic effects of human interactions and natural phenomena on sea turtle health.

  7. [IMG] An underwater manatee looks at the camera.

    Other Marine Mammals

    Our scientists are working to identify, characterize, and assess the threats facing marine mammal populations.

  8. [IMG] A whale tale at sunset.

    More Research

    The projects listed on this page support a number of Anderson Cabot Center programs, but are important research in their own right.