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North Atlantic right whale mom and her calf

Right Whales

Nine Busy Days in the Gulf

August 22, 2019

The third and last leg of the July cruise in the Gulf of St. Lawrence turned out to last an impressive nine days straight at sea....Read More

Whale #3301 on September 1, 2018 in the Bay of Fundy- with mud on the right side of the head

Right Whales

Muddy Right Whales

August 15, 2019

New England Aquarium scientists look at why whales are taking mud baths at the bottom of the ocean....Read More

Dr. Jeff Kneebone helps a recreational angler determine the sex of a sandbar shark caught from the beach. Photo Credit: Dr. Nick Whitney, New England Aquarium.

Sharks

Shoring Up U.S. Shark Management

August 7, 2019

Drs. Jeff Kneebone and Nick Whitney are conducting research to better understand the survival rate of sandbar sharks following catch and release in the Massachusetts shore-based shark fishery....Read More

Inspecting some fishing gear left in the shipping lanes. Photo credit: Kelsey Howe / NEAq.

Right Whales

Updates from the Bay of Fundy

August 1, 2019

It's field season! Hear from the Right Whale Research Program and learn more about our 40th consecutive year doing surveys in the Bay of Fundy. ...Read More

Right Whale Catalog #3421, died in July 2019.

Right Whales

Two More Right Whale Deaths

July 31, 2019

In yet another blow to the North Atlantic right whale population, two more right whale carcasses were found in July....Read More

Right Whales

Right Whales Keep Researchers Busy In The Gulf of St. Lawrence

July 10, 2019

Updates from the right whale research team studying whales in the Gulf of St. Lawrence....Read More

First Vessel Survey Sets Sail In Gulf of St. Lawrence

July 9, 2019

This is the Anderson Cabot Center's fourth consecutive year of looking for right whales in the Gulf of St. Lawrence...Read More

A pod of dolphins spotted in the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument.

Field Work

Scientists See Over 1,200 Animals in Marine Monument in Just Over One Hour!

July 8, 2019

Aquarium scientists spotted more than 1,200 individual animals in just over one hour during a recent aerial survey of the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument....Read More

Mogul the North Atlantic right whale

Right Whales

North Atlantic Right Whale off the Coast of France

July 5, 2019

Our hearts were lifted by the discovery of a very exciting and unusual sighting last week....Read More

Two humpbacks slapping the surface with their pectoral fins.

Right Whales

Playful Humpbacks in the Bay of Fundy

June 30, 2019

One was even doing a double pec slap (with both flippers)....Read More

Clipper, North Atlantic right whale

Right Whales

Fourth Female Right Whale Found Dead

June 28, 2019

Clipper gave birth to her first and only calf in 2016; being a successfully reproductive female, she was likely to have more calves in the future....Read More

Right Whales

Fifth Dead Right Whale in Gulf Triggers New Speed Restrictions

June 27, 2019

DFO confirmed that a fifth right whale carcass was discovered...Read More

Right Whales

Two New Right Whale Carcasses Identified

June 26, 2019

...two additional dead individuals were reported in the region on June 25, 2019, bringing the total known mortalities to four....Read More

Right Whales

Right Whale Team Learns the Ropes… About Ropes.

June 25, 2019

Just like that, our hypothetical telemetry buoy was attached to our hypothetical entangled whale...Read More