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Sunset off the dock.

Right Whale Research

A Quiet Place

July 16, 2018

It's the third blog from our Right Whale Team's summer field season! Things are still quiet out on the Bay. ...Read More

The Odyssey

Field Work

The Good, The Bad, The Unphotographed

July 10, 2018

A camera-shy whale gave our Right Whale Team the run around on their first day on the water this 2018 field season. ...Read More

Marine Conservation Action Fund

A Tale of Two Right Whales

July 9, 2018

Our scientists have been helping the North Atlantic right whale for decades, but did you know that the Anderson Cabot Center is also working to support another right whale species?...Read More

Busted shed on Dock.

Right Whale Research

Start of the 2018 Right Whale Field Season

June 29, 2018

Our Right Whale Research Team has started its 38th field season in the Bay of Fundy! ...Read More

[IMG] Lisa stands by to biopsy the right whale.

Right Whale Research

Successful Spring for Biopsy Collection

June 5, 2018

It was a successful spring for our right whale team and their spring biopsy sampling project with Northeast Fisheries Science Center....Read More

[PIC] Right whale #3823 after Biopsy

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An Inconsistent Spring for Right Whales in Cape Cod Bay

April 19, 2018

This is the third spring in a row our team has collaborated with NOAA to collect biopsy samples from individual right whales for which we have no genetic information....Read More

[img] dead right whale #3893

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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

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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 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

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

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

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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

Catalog #3903 with mud on her head

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Searching for Scouting Whales

October 4, 2017

The whales found in the afternoon were difficult to photograph, as they were acting a bit unusual for the habitat....Read More

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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

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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

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

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

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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

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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

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

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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

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

Town of Souris as seen from the water, with a view of a lighthouse and sailboats.

Field Work

To Boldly Go Where No Offshore Trip Has Gone Before

August 26, 2016

The Shelagh crew embarked on a three-week exploratory survey, the first large scale effort by the New England Aquarium in the Gulf of St. Lawrence....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

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Keeping Busy In The Bay

August 13, 2016

The residency of the whales is very encouraging, since it means something here is holding their interest...Read More

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Hooray for Right Whales!!!

August 2, 2016

When we saw the telling V-shaped blow followed by those perfectly shaped flukes on July 25, the excitement onboard was obvious....Read More

right whale head

Right Whale Research

Punctuation’s Calf

June 30, 2016

Punctuation and her calf were one of the pairs that remained in CCB late into April, and were last seen on April 28. On May 5, the right whale community received news we all dread to hear....Read More

right whale skim feeding

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Learning How to Eat Plankton

June 2, 2016

This year, North Atlantic right whales began feeding in large numbers earlier than usual in Cape Cod Bay. A few of the calves were observed learning how to feed on plankton....Read More