Articles by NEAq Aerial Survey Team

Skim feeding right whale

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A Zoomed in Look at Our Aerial Survey Photographs

September 16, 2021

Our aerial survey team takes a lot of photos. But have you ever wondered why they take them and what they do with them? ...Read More

A group of bottlenose dolphins roll and splash at the surface.

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Patterns and Processes in the Marine National Monument

July 29, 2021

Scientists hope aerial surveys in the Marine National Monument will unlock the secrets of a biodiversity hotspot....Read More

pod of over 300 common dolphins

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NEAq scientists survey the remote Marine National Monument

January 15, 2021

Aquarium scientists conduct a January 2021 survey of the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument....Read More

Pod of striped dolphins spotted during Marine National Monument aerial survey

High Biodiversity Seen in Monument

August 11, 2020

Researchers see over 950 animals including four whale sharks, a sperm whale, and other endangered and threatened species in the Monument...Read More

pair of sperm whales

Aquarium Scientists Spot Blue Whales in Monument

February 21, 2020

New England Aquarium researchers spotted two blue whales, the largest animals on Earth, during their inaugural winter aerial survey of the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts National Marine Monument....Read More

10-25-19 aerial survey of the Marine National Monument

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Rare Sightings During Aerial Survey of the Marine National Monument

November 11, 2019

Beaked whales, Chilean devil rays, and a humpback whale were spotted during an October 25 survey of the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument....Read More

Pod of pilot whales with calves!

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So Many Dolphins, So Little Time!

September 19, 2019

More than 900 dolphins and 2 whales were spotted in less than four hours during an aerial survey of the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument....Read More