Our Blog

Follow. Explore. Learn.


Protecting the Giant Bottom-Dwellers of Karimunjawa National Park

March 23, 2023

MCAF fellow Faqih Akbar Alghozali shares about their work to study and protect giant guitarfish in Indonesia's Karimunjawa National Park....Read More


Marine Conservation Action Fund (MCAF) 2022 Year in Review

March 3, 2023

Take a look back at some of the highlights of the year for the New England Aquarium's Marine Conservation Action Fund....Read More

A loggerhead turtle just beneath the water's surface

Sea Turtles

Tracking Loggerhead Sea Turtles with Acoustic Telemetry

February 23, 2023

In 2021 and 2022, New England Aquarium researchers surgically implanted acoustic tags in loggerhead sea turtles for the very first time. See what they learned from tracking the turtles' movements....Read More

Una persona con una máscara arrojando una langosta por encima de una red.


Cada solución, cuenta: El intercambio de conocimiento entre comunidades pesqueras puede fortalecer la resiliencia al cambio climático

February 3, 2023

La beneficaria de MCAF, Niza Contreras Liedtke Niza Contreras, tiene doble ciudadanía estadounidense y mexicana. Conozca su trabajo comunitario para abordar la gestión de los recursos pesqueros....Read More

Una persona con una máscara arrojando una langosta por encima de una red.


Cada solución, Cuenta: Knowledge Sharing Between Fishing Communities Can Strengthen Climate Resilience

February 3, 2023

MCAF grantee Niza Contreras Liedtke shares what she's learned in her community-based work to address fisheries resource management. ...Read More

A team with the Aquarium releases a leatherback turtle from an inflatable boat.

Sea Turtles

What Happens After a Sea Turtle Is Disentangled?

December 29, 2022

Learn what happens during and after teams disentangle a leatherback turtle....Read More

Right whale Medusa, with the jellyfish-shaped callosity on the tip of her head circled.

Right Whales

Meet the Newly Named Right Whales of 2022

December 14, 2022

Meet the twenty newly named right whales for 2022 and learn more about them, including the reasoning behind their names....Read More


Environmental Justice Outcomes Take Center Stage at COP27

December 5, 2022

We worked with COP27 student delegate, Logan Keen, as he traveled to Egypt to learn more about the role of the ocean in the international climate negotiations....Read More

Field Work

Fall Aerial Survey Sightings

November 16, 2022

As summer turns into fall, our aerial survey team observes changes in their sightings of marine animals in New England waters....Read More

Right Whales

Facing Human-Caused Threats, Right Whales’ Downward Trend Continues

October 24, 2022

Human-caused threats have resulted in the right whale population trending downard for more than a decade....Read More

A female nurse shark swims through the shallows in the Dry Tortugas courtship and mating ground. Photo by Connor White.

Field Work

What We’ve Learned After Three Decades in the Dry Tortugas

October 17, 2022

Dr. Nick Whitney shares a brief history of research conducted on a nurse shark breeding ground in the Dry Tortugas and what the science team has learned over the last 30 years....Read More

Dr. Fabian Pina unveiling the Cardenas specimen at the Center for Marine Research, University of Havana.


Saving Caribbean Sawfish in Cuba

October 13, 2022

With The Ocean Foundation, Cuban scientists Fabián Pina, an MCAF grantee, and Tamara Figueredo are working to protect sawfish in Cuba....Read More

Field Work

Reflections on My First Survey in the Marine National Monument

August 23, 2022

New England Aquarium flies 12th aerial survey of marine Monument, bringing a new team member along for the ride....Read More


Using the Morelet’s Crocodile as a Sentinel Species to Save Belize’s New River

August 4, 2022

MCAF grantee Jonathan Triminio works with the Crocodile Research Coalition to protect the New River in Belize....Read More