Articles by Kelsey Howe

Right Whales

One Final Day in the Gulf

October 16, 2019

Since this is a rare species in these parts, we were ecstatic to get a good look at it; for many of the team, this was a new species sighting...Read More

Right Whales

Eavesdropping on Lacrosse

October 7, 2019

We deployed a sonobuoy and ended up recording really interesting repetitive tonal calls followed by a series of gunshot vocalizations....Read More

North Atlantic right whale #4601

Right Whales

The Adventure in the Gulf Continues!

September 20, 2019

Of all the right whales we photographed, some whales looked to be in fairly good health, but many others did not...Read More

An aerial view of the J.D. Martin.

Right Whales

August Gulf Survey Has Productive Start

September 9, 2019

Our right whale researchers set sail in the Gulf of St. Lawrence in August....Read More

Inspecting some fishing gear left in the shipping lanes. Photo credit: Kelsey Howe / NEAq.

Right Whales

Updates from the Bay of Fundy

August 1, 2019

It's field season! Hear from the Right Whale Research Program and learn more about our 39th consecutive year doing surveys in the Bay of Fundy. ...Read More

Sunset off the dock in Lubec, Maine.

Right Whales

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

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 Whales

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 Whales

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

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