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Redfern Asks Big Questions About Earth’s Biggest Animals

February 6, 2020

This past fall, the Anderson Cabot Center for Ocean Life welcomed Dr. Jessica Redfern, an ecologist who asks big questions about the Earth’s biggest animals. ...Read More

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Protecting the Endangered Greenback Parrotfish of Brazil

January 21, 2020

A Marine Conservation Action Fund-supported project is promoting a series of actions regarding the protection of the greenback parrotfish, one of the most threatened parrotfish on Earth....Read More

North Atlantic right whale Derecha swims with her third calf, Equinox, off the coast of Florida on March 31, 2010. Photo: Corey Accardo/Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission taken under NOAA Permit #594-1759

Right Whales

Mother of Injured Whale Calf Is an Extraordinary Whale

January 16, 2020

Derecha the North Atlantic right exhibited several behaviors that are not traditional for other right whale mothers....Read More

News & Features

Science Countdown to 2020!

December 31, 2019

It was an exciting year for the Anderson Cabot Center for Ocean Life. Here's a wrapup of some of our favorite science stories of 2019. ...Read More

Pregnant right whale blow hole sampling

Right Whales

Predicting the Birth of a Right Whale Calf

December 23, 2019

Predicting the Birth of a Right Whale Calf...Read More

First North Atlantic right whale calf of 2020 calving season sighted

Right Whales

First Right Whale Calf of 2020 Season Sighted off Georgia

December 18, 2019

The first North Atlantic right whale calf of the 2019-2020 season was spotted Monday, December 16, 2019, off the coast of Georgia. ...Read More

Leatherback sea turtle with sattelite tag

Sea Turtles

Tracking a Leatherback Sea Turtle

December 6, 2019

To better understand and protect leatherback sea turtles, Dr. Kara Dodge of the Anderson Cabot Center for Ocean Life affixes a variety of tags to their shells....Read More

North Atlantic right whale

Right Whales

New Right Whales to Sponsor!

December 2, 2019

If you’re looking for an especially unique gift this holiday season, consider sponsoring a right whale!...Read More

Do thrown-back cod survive?


Do Thrown-Back Cod Survive?

November 26, 2019

Releasing fish after capture in recreational fisheries is a valuable conservation tool that can help preserve fish populations, but fish do not always survive after they are thrown back....Read More

entangled right whale

Right Whales

North Atlantic Right Whale Consortium Releases 2019 Report Card

November 26, 2019

Only 409 whales. That’s what scientists believe is the number of remaining iconic North Atlantic right whales....Read More

Right Whales

By the Numbers: 2019 Right Whale Field Season

November 12, 2019

The numbers are in! Here are the tallies for the summer field surveys...*drumroll*...Read More

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

Field Work

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

Right Whales

September Surveys in the Bay of Fundy

October 30, 2019

When “Team September” was back in position, we steered the Nereid toward the islands and documented six individuals...Read More