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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

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

Shark bites bait, not decoy

Field Work

Field Testing an Electronic Decoy to Decrease Elasmobranch Bycatch in Longline Fisheries

September 7, 2018

Could an electronic decoy be the key in minimizing bycatch of sharks, skates, and rays? Our scientists are conducting experimental field trials to find out. ...Read More

Right Whale Catalog #3150

Right Whales

Field Season: August in the Bay of Fundy

August 27, 2018

The field season is almost over for our Right Whale Research Team, but August brought glassy calm seas and stellar listening conditions, but the whales are still being elusive....Read More

Scientist Scooping Poop

Right Whales

Field Season: Whales, Plankton, and Poop—What More Could We Ask For?

August 23, 2018

To study the North Atlantic right whale, and to ensure their survival, we need all hands on deck, all knowledge pooled, and everyone to work together. Check out the latest from the 2018 field season....Read More

Shell diseased lobster

News & Features

Treating Shell Disease in Laboratory Lobsters

August 17, 2018

New research from scientists at the Anderson Cabot Center investigates treatments for laboratory-based shell disease in juvenile American lobsters....Read More

injured whale fluke.

Right Whales

Field Season: Another Entangled Right Whale

August 3, 2018

Our researchers find #3843 entangled in gear and in extremely poor health. He was last seen healthy and gear-free just two months ago....Read More

Scientist in water with nurse sharks.

Sharks

How Do Sharks Mate?

August 2, 2018

Understanding when, where, and how sharks mate helps us understand what places and times are most important for species survival, and can also help explain their long-term migrations and habitat use....Read More