Field Work

injured whale fluke.

Right Whale Research

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.

Shark Research

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

scientists on boat photograph humpback in the distance.

Right Whale Research

Our First Right Whales of July!

July 27, 2018

Our scientists photograph their first right whales of the 2018 field season! ...Read More

Hooked Yellowfin Tuna. Courtesy iStockPhoto.

Field Work

Yellowfin Tuna Survivorship in Recreational Troll Fishery

July 20, 2018

Analysis of satellite tags revealed a high survivorship for caught and released yellowfin tuna in recreational troll fisheries. ...Read More

ACCOL team members in a car.

Right Whale Research

Vessel Survey Begins in the Gulf of St. Lawrence

July 20, 2018

A team of researchers head into the Gulf of St. Lawrence (GSL) on the first of two two-week vessel surveys for right whales....Read More

Sunset off the dock in Lubec, Maine.

Right Whale Research

A Quiet Place

July 16, 2018

It's the third blog from our Right Whale Team's summer field season! Things are still quiet out on the Bay. ...Read More

The Odyssey

Field Work

The Good, The Bad, The Unphotographed

July 10, 2018

A camera-shy whale gave members of our Right Whale Team the runaround on their first day on the water this 2018 field season. ...Read More

Busted shed on Dock.

Right Whale Research

Start of the 2018 Right Whale Field Season

June 29, 2018

Our Right Whale Research Team has started its 38th field season in the Bay of Fundy! ...Read More

Three oceanic whitetip sharks off of Cat Island, The Bahamas.

Shark Research

Oceanic Whitetip Sharks in VR: Google Expeditions off Cat Island

June 26, 2018

The research team from the Anderson Cabot Center and our partners are bringing conservation efforts to the classroom with Google Expeditions....Read More

Pilot whales and Bottlenose dolphins photographed during an April 23, 2018, aerial survey.

Field Work

Aerial Survey Highlights Diversity at Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument

May 10, 2018

Researchers from the Anderson Cabot Center for Ocean Life's Marine Mammal Program conducted an aerial survey of the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument on April 23, 2018. ...Read More

Field Work

Investigating Movement Patterns and Temperature Preferences of Thorny Skate

April 5, 2018

Dr. Jeff Kneebone talks about thorny skate populations in the Gulf of Maine and the tagging efforts of researchers from the Anderson Cabot Center. ...Read More

[IMG] Thorny skate (Amblyraja radiata)

Field Work

Mitigating the Impact of Commercial Fishing on Thorny Skate in the Gulf of Maine

March 1, 2018

Thorny skates are among the most overfished stocks in the Gulf of Maine. Our scientists are studying the species to help mitigate the effects of commercial fishing on the population. ...Read More

Shark Research

Local Sharks: Tagging Sand Tiger Sharks in Boston Harbor

December 15, 2017

This is one of a series of posts by Associate Scientist Jeff Kneebone, Ph.D., about his work with juvenile sand tiger sharks. This post highlights recent tagging efforts in Boston Harbor....Read More

A group of eight Risso's dolphins (Grampus griseus).

Field Work

Aerial Team Conducts Survey in Northeast Canyons Marine National Monument

November 16, 2017

The Anderson Cabot Center for Ocean Life at the New England Aquarium aerial team conducted a survey in the Northeast Canyons Marine National Monument on November 12, 2017. ...Read More

one sand tiger shark's movements

Shark Research

Local Sharks: The Importance of Shark Tagging

July 27, 2017

After years of acoustic monitoring and observation, scientists have found interesting findings about the presence of juvenile sand tigers in several areas throughout New England....Read More

satellite map of east coast with dots showing where sharks have been

Shark Research

Local Sharks: Using Technology to Study Sand Tigers

July 18, 2017

Acoustic telemetry is helping scientists monitor the residency, movements, and habitat use of juvenile sand tigers as well as their movement patterns....Read More

a sand tiger shark

Shark Research

Local Sharks: Studying Sand Tiger Sharks

July 12, 2017

New England residents may not know that a lesser-known shark species, the sand tiger, has experienced a recent resurgence in the region. Learn more about the work of Dr. Jeff Kneebone....Read More

Shark

Field Work

Bahamas Expedition: Studying Oceanic Whitetip Sharks

May 25, 2017

A team of scientists from the Anderson Cabot Center recently took part in an annual, multi-institutional research expedition to the Bahamas to study the severely threatened oceanic whitetip shark....Read More

right whale and calf swim at surface on a gray day

Right Whale Research

This Year’s Right Whale Moms (So Far)

May 15, 2017

This Year's Right Whale Moms...Read More

researcher reels in fish

Field Work

Cusk Catch and Release Research

November 2, 2016

Cusk Catch-and-Release Research...Read More

Town of Souris as seen from the water, with a view of a lighthouse and sailboats.

Field Work

To Boldly Go Where No Offshore Trip Has Gone Before

August 26, 2016

The Shelagh crew embarked on a three-week exploratory survey, the first large scale effort by the New England Aquarium in the Gulf of St. Lawrence....Read More

Massachusetts Energy and Environment Secretary Matt Beaton

Press Release

State Awards Funding for Research to Reduce Whale Entanglements

June 16, 2016

Massachusetts grants $180,000 to the Anderson Cabot Center for Ocean Life at the New England Aquarium to develop a modified rope for fishermen to reduce entangled endangered whales....Read More