Tag Results for 2018

News & Features

Science Countdown to 2019!

December 31, 2018

It was an exciting year for the Anderson Cabot Center for Ocean Life. Here's a wrapup of some of our favorite science stories of 2018. ...Read More

A screenshot of the RW entanglement simulator

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

right whale looks at camera

News & Features

2018 Right Whale Report Card

November 9, 2018

This week at its annual conference, the North Atlantic Right Whale Consortium (NARWC) released its annual “report card” on the status of this endangered population. ...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

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

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

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

Scientist Dr. Rosalind Rolland collects a blow sample from a surfacing right whale.

Right Whales

Blown Away: Measuring Hormones from Whale Blow at Sea

July 18, 2018

Exciting new research highlights how Anderson Cabot Center scientists have found a way to measure hormones in blow from large whales at sea. ...Read More

MCAF Fellow John Flynn teaches the MBiTs about sea turtles.

MCAF

Inspiring the Next Generation of Ocean Leaders

July 11, 2018

Who better to inspire the next generation of ocean protectors than the conservation leaders who are actually on the ground (or in the water) doing this great work? ...Read More

MCAF

A Tale of Two Right Whales

July 9, 2018

Our scientists have been helping the North Atlantic right whale for decades, but did you know that the Anderson Cabot Center is also working to support another right whale species?...Read More

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

Sharks

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

[IMG] Biodiversity of Cashes Ledge.

News & Features

We Support Science-Based Decision-Making for Healthy Oceans

June 20, 2018

The Anderson Cabot Center for Ocean Life responds to the new National Ocean Policy released by the White House....Read More

[IMG] Children at 2018 World Oceans Day try on aerial survey equipment.

Events

Showcasing Science at World Oceans Day

June 12, 2018

Scientists and researchers from the Anderson Cabot Center for Ocean Life joined dedicated New England Aquarium educators to help put a spotlight on ocean science at the 2018 World Oceans Day....Read More

[IMG] Solomon Daviela practices Line Intersect Transects with Dr. Frejaville

MCAF

MCAF Update: Coral Reef Project Leads to New Opportunities for Students in Madagascar

June 8, 2018

With support in part from MCAF, a team of scientists established a monitoring program to track effects of climate change, fishing regulations, and other human impacts on the reefs of Nosy Ankao....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

Conferences and Collaborations

How Selective Breeding Could Improve Aquaculture Sustainability

March 23, 2018

Members of Fisheries and Aquaculture Solutions team talked about solutions to seafood sustainability at the Boston Seafood Expo. ...Read More

[IMG] A photo of an Atlantic Cod.

Conferences and Collaborations

Selective Breeding as a Solution to Aquaculture Sustainability

March 12, 2018

Are you attending the 2018 Boston Seafood Expo? Join the Anderson Cabot Center's Fisheries and Aquaculture Solutions team for a panel discussion on Tuesday. ...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

Dr. Nick Whitney presents in front of a screen.

Conferences and Collaborations

Inspiration, Education, and Exploration at Open Ocean Symposium

February 28, 2018

The latest Open Ocean initiative event from the MIT Media Lab brought together scientists, students, innovators, explorers, storytellers, and even some of our own Anderson Cabot Center researchers....Read More

Scientist prepares to release a female common thresher shark.

Sharks

Investigating Common Thresher Sharks in the North Atlantic

February 14, 2018

Dr. Jeff Kneebone talks about joint efforts to investigate the movement patterns, habitat use, and population structure of the Common Thresher Shark in the North Atlantic Ocean....Read More