Tag Results for entanglement

[img] dead right whale #3893

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

right whale head at surface

Right Whale Research

Pioneering Feces Research Shows ‘Sky-High’ Stress Levels in Entangled Right Whales

December 5, 2017

New research published by Anderson Cabot Center scientists finds "sky-high" levels of stress hormones in the feces of chronically entangled North Atlantic right whales. ...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

researchers on boat surveying

Right Whale Research

The Best-Laid Plans

August 7, 2017

The 2017 field season has not started out quite as we had hoped....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

rescuers celebrate releasing whale from entanglement

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

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

Right Whale Research

The Good, the Bad, and the Surveys

August 19, 2016

The team was able to get out on the water three days in the row! While some sightings were disheartening, they are all part of the puzzle in trying to understand threats to this endangered species....Read More

Right Whale Research

Humpbacks in the Bay of Fundy

July 22, 2016

We were happy to have animals to work and photographed many of the humpbacks...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

right whale entangled in fishing line

Conferences and Collaborations

Scientists and Fishermen Discuss Solutions to Whale Entanglements

June 2, 2016

Entanglements of baleen whales in fishing and aquaculture gear are a global phenomenon. Recently scientists and fishermen discussed the problem and solutions....Read More