For decades, our scientists have been working to protect ecosystems from human impacts and conserve threatened animals and habitats. Learn how our research and conservation efforts are helping to create resilient oceans in a time of climate change.
With fewer than 450 whales remaining, our researchers are working tirelessly to study and protect this critically endangered species.
Sharks and Rays
Our research on elasmobranchs focuses on delivering scientific data to improve the management and conservation of threatened or data-poor species.
Bycatch is the leading threat to many endangered animals and is one of the principal threats to marine biodiversity around the world.
To ensure healthy populations of fished species, we need to understand the rate at which released fish die and the factors that influence mortality.
Chronic stress can have profound effects on immune system function, health, reproduction, and survival of marine life.
Our researchers document the physical and physiologic effects of human interactions and natural phenomena on sea turtle health.
Other Marine Mammals
Our scientists are working to identify, characterize, and assess the threats facing marine mammal populations.
The projects listed on this page support a number of Anderson Cabot Center programs, but are important research in their own right.