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Scientist Scooping Poop

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Field Season: Whales, Plankton, and Poop—What More Could We Ask For?

August 23, 2018

To study the North Atlantic right whale, and to ensure their survival, we need all hands on deck, all knowledge pooled, and everyone to work together. Check out the latest from the 2018 field season....Read More

ACCOL team members in a car.

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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

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

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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

researchers on boat surveying

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The Best-Laid Plans

August 7, 2017

The 2017 field season has not started out quite as we had hoped....Read More

joe howlett with a right whale and calf in background

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Mourning the Loss of a Colleague

July 13, 2017

The New England Aquarium and Anderson Cabot Center for Ocean Life pay tribute to Joe Howlett, a beloved and respected Canadian whale rescuer, fisherman, and colleague....Read More

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Right Whales of the Gulf of St. Lawrence

September 22, 2016

We did photograph a handful of other right whales east of Percé (QC) and Miscou Island (NB) that also deserve to be mentioned...Read More

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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.

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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

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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

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The Waiting Game

August 13, 2016

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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