Tag Results for field work

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Right Whale Research

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

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.

Shark Research

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

Right Whale Catalog #3150

Right Whale Research

Field Season: August in the Bay of Fundy

August 27, 2018

The field season is almost over for our Right Whale Research Team, but August brought glassy calm seas and stellar listening conditions, but the whales are still being elusive....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

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

[IMG] Lisa stands by to biopsy the right whale.

Right Whale Research

Successful Spring for Biopsy Collection

June 5, 2018

It was a successful spring for our right whale team and their spring biopsy sampling project with Northeast Fisheries Science Center....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

[PIC] Right whale #3823 after Biopsy

Right Whale Research

An Inconsistent Spring for Right Whales in Cape Cod Bay

April 19, 2018

This is the third spring in a row our team has collaborated with NOAA to collect biopsy samples from individual right whales for which we have no genetic information....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

Fresh and open wounds from an entanglement are a sobering sight. This whale was lucky that the aerial team found it and that the Shelagh crew was able to respond, disentangling the whale later in the day. Photo by Megan McOsker

Right Whale Research

Updates from the Gulf of St. Lawrence

October 13, 2017

As right whales appeared to underutilize historic summer feeding grounds and the death toll in the Gulf of St. Lawrence rose, our research team collaborated to maximize survey efforts in the gulf....Read More

Catalog #3903 with mud on her head

Right Whale Research

Searching for Scouting Whales

October 4, 2017

The whales found in the afternoon were difficult to photograph, as they were acting a bit unusual for the habitat....Read More

Right Whale Research

Old Whale, Young Whale

September 9, 2017

After several of the dead whales discovered this summer turned out to be some very familiar individuals, seeing that he was alive brought us relief...Read More

Right Whale Research

Action at the Surface!

August 23, 2017

The sea had calmed to a glassy surface, and it felt peaceful to watch these whales slowly cruise around and eat....Read More

Right Whale Research

Unhealthy Whales In The Bay Of Fundy

September 30, 2016

In some cases, the apparent poor health is likely related to past entanglements, but the cause is not clear in some whales....Read More

Right Whale Research

The Importance Of Seeing Calves

September 6, 2016

It's been so great to see all of these calves looking fat and healthy, and a relief to know that we will be able to identify them as they grow older...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

Right Whale Research

A Trip Out of Town

August 21, 2016

While the winds continued their relentless attack on us, we figured we'd earned a break from work and left our computers behind for a day to get outdoors (on land, this time)...Read More

Right Whale Research

The Good, the Bad, and the Surveys

August 19, 2016

The team was able to get out on the water three days in the row! While some sightings were disheartening, they are all part of the puzzle in trying to understand threats to this endangered species....Read More

Right Whale Research

The Waiting Game

August 13, 2016

We hit the ground running with five surveys in one week....Read More

Right Whale Research

Keeping Busy In The Bay

August 13, 2016

The residency of the whales is very encouraging, since it means something here is holding their interest...Read More

Right Whale Research

A Swell First Cape Breton Survey

August 10, 2016

While we didn’t see any right whales we did have a sighting of a pod of pilot whales on our transit home....Read More

Right Whale Research

Cape Breton Callisto: out.

August 6, 2016

...our entire right whale team was proud of us for working so hard and having surveyed so many miles in such a short amount of time....Read More

Right Whale Research

The Long Road to Cape Breton

August 6, 2016

In previous years we have received confirmed right whales sightings from the various whale watch companies operating out of Cape Breton...Read More

Right Whale Research

Hooray for Right Whales!!!

August 2, 2016

When we saw the telling V-shaped blow followed by those perfectly shaped flukes on July 25, the excitement onboard was obvious....Read More

Right Whale Research

And…. More Humpbacks!

July 28, 2016

We thought we had lots of fin and humpback whales last week- little did we know that this survey would allow us to find even more individuals!...Read More

Right Whale Research

Humpbacks in the Bay of Fundy

July 22, 2016

We were happy to have animals to work and photographed many of the humpbacks...Read More

researchers look at computer screen

Right Whale Research

The Nereid’s First Day Out

July 20, 2016

The winds were calm and the sea was glassy as we passed the northern part of Grand Manan Island....Read More

Right Whale Research

Offshore Team Heads North

July 18, 2016

After much preparation, the season's first offshore team left the dock aboard the Shelagh on Friday night....Read More

Right Whale Research

Exploring New Territory To Find Right Whales

July 14, 2016

This year, we are doing things a little differently, because the right whales have been doing things a little differently....Read More

right whale skim feeding

Right Whale Research

Learning How to Eat Plankton

June 2, 2016

This year, North Atlantic right whales began feeding in large numbers earlier than usual in Cape Cod Bay. A few of the calves were observed learning how to feed on plankton....Read More