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MCAF grantee, Saoirse Pottie takes a photo that will help identify this individual zebra shark

MCAF

MCAF Update: Studying Zebra Sharks in Mozambique

February 15, 2019

Through research dives and a successful citizen science program, an MCAF-supported project focused on IDing zebra sharks has identified 89 zebra sharks in Mozambique!...Read More

MCAF Fellow Florencia Vilches.

MCAF

MCAF: Right Whales that Cross Hemispheres

February 5, 2019

Marine Conservation Action Fund Fellow Florencia Vilches discusses her trip to Central Wharf during summer 2018. ...Read More

Abigail presents a check to Anderson Cabot Center Vice President Dr. John Mandelman.

News & Features

Fourth-Grader Donates Bake Sale Proceeds to Anderson Cabot Center

January 10, 2019

Hear from the Anderson Cabot Center's youngest donor, 9-year-old Abigail Willi, who hosted a bake sale to help support our science! ...Read More

2791 and calf on December 28, 2018 off the Florida coast. Photo: Chad Leedy/Coastwise Consulting

Right Whales

Scientists Spot First Right Whale Calf of the Season

December 31, 2018

The year is ending on a positive note for the endangered North Atlantic right whale population as scientists spot the first calf of the 2018-2019 calving season!...Read More

News & Features

Science Countdown to 2019!

December 31, 2018

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 2018. ...Read More

A screenshot of the RW entanglement simulator

Right Whales

Using Computer Models to Help Solve the Right Whale Entanglement Problem

November 23, 2018

Dr. Tim Werner and his team have co-authored a new paper detailing video simulations of entanglements in Marine Mammal Science to better understand how right whales get entangled in fishing lines....Read More

Dr. Jeff Kneebone holds a juvenile sand tiger shark.

Sharks

Night Owls: Tags Reveal Higher Nocturnal Activity in Juvenile Sand Tiger Sharks

November 20, 2018

Dr. Jeff Kneebone talks about new findings on sand tiger sharks in Plymouth, Kingston, Duxbury Bay. This vital sand tiger seasonal nursery is in Boston's backyard. ...Read More

right whale looks at camera

News & Features

2018 Right Whale Report Card

November 9, 2018

This week at its annual conference, the North Atlantic Right Whale Consortium (NARWC) released its annual “report card” on the status of this endangered population. ...Read More

Feeding leatherback turtle at surface

Sea Turtles

Ocean Plastics: A Big Problem for Endangered Leatherbacks

November 1, 2018

Turtle Ecologist Dr. Kara Dodge discusses plastic pollution in our oceans and the consequences on the planet's marine life. ...Read More

researchers on a boat

Right Whales

A Day in the Life of a Right Whale Researcher

October 12, 2018

Jason Gray, a member of the New England Aquarium Development Team, took a trip up to Lubec, Maine, to see what it’s like to be an Anderson Cabot Center right whale researcher during field season. ...Read More

Humpback Tail

Field Work

Studying Humpback Whales in Panama

September 28, 2018

Hear from Research Scientist Ester Quintana, who spent 10 days in Panama this summer studying humpback whales. ...Read More

dolphins in haiti

MCAF

MCAF: Haiti Ocean Project Collaborating with Fishermen

September 19, 2018

Many of the species that inhabit waters off Haiti are not well documented. With support from our Marine Conservation Action Fund (MCAF), the Haiti Ocean Project is working to change that....Read More

A pod of Risso's dolphins

Field Work

Biodiversity Abounds in the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument

September 12, 2018

Our aerial survey team was amazed by the sheer abundance and diversity of the large marine life seen during the September aerial survey of the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument....Read More

Wes Prett stalking a shark in the shallos.

Sharks

How to Catch a Shark in the Shallows

September 11, 2018

All marine science fieldwork can be challenging, and catching and tagging large sharks in shallow water with a two-person crew presents a unique set of difficulties. ...Read More