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Descubriendo los secretos de la manta gigante en Costa Rica

September 11, 2020

Ilena Zanella, becaria de MCAF, científica de tiburones y rayas y cofundadora de Misión Tiburón Costa Rica, comparte noticias de su proyecto para estudiar y proteger la manta gigante en Costa Rica....Read More

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Discovering the Secrets of the Giant Manta in Costa Rica

September 11, 2020

In this piece, MCAF grantee Ilena Zanella, shark and ray scientist and co-founder of Misión Tiburón Costa Rica, shares news of their project to study and protect giant manta rays in Costa Rica....Read More

Field Work

A Salute to Our Mighty Research Vessel: Nereid

September 9, 2020

Our team has since recorded 14,000 photographed sightings of the endangered right whale from her decks!...Read More

Right Whales

Dolphins, Leatherback, Orca- Oh My!

August 30, 2020

We quickly realized the orca was none other than Old Thom, an individual seen throughout the Gulf of Maine...Read More

Right Whales

Humpbacks In Flight, Mid-Morning Delight

August 21, 2020

On the morning of August 14, two separate species put on a show for us...Read More

Right Whales

A Whole Heap Of Humpbacks!

August 16, 2020

One group of humpbacks included some of the individuals we encountered on August 4...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

Right Whales

Proceeding With Caution Into A New Field Season

August 10, 2020

After a few busy days spent cleaning the field station and organizing our equipment, we were ready to jump right into the surveys...Read More

Right Whales

Cross-Border Wanderings of a Young Whale

July 28, 2020

This was the first right whale sighting of the season to be reported in the Bay of Fundy, but in such an unusual area!...Read More

Right Whales

Dead Right Whale Calf Identified

July 2, 2020

New England Aquarium researchers have confirmed the identity of a dead whale discovered off New Jersey as a young 6-month-old calf...Read More

North Atlantic right whale

Right Whales

Right Whale Catalog Improves Website

March 24, 2020

The New England Aquarium recently improved the website for the North Atlantic Right Whale Catalog, a directory of photographs and physical details of more than 750 living and dead right whales....Read More



Detecting Sawfish DNA in Madagascar’s Mangroves

March 12, 2020

Sawfish are amongst the most endangered of all sharks and rays worldwide. Conservation efforts are greatly hindered by a lack of knowledge about where sawfish populations still exist....Read More

Lone Star North Atlantic right whale

Right Whales

15 Right Whales Named

March 11, 2020

Once a year, a handful of unnamed whales are nominated by researchers for naming. This year, 15 right whales were named....Read More


Sea Turtles

Munchkin Update: Wintering in Warm N.C. Waters

February 26, 2020

Munchkin, the biggest loggerhead sea turtle to come through the Aquarium's Quincy Animal Care Facility, has spent the last three months in the warm ocean waters off the coast of North Carolina....Read More