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Marine Conservation Action Fund (MCAF) 2022 Year in Review

March 3, 2023

Take a look back at some of the highlights of the year for the New England Aquarium's Marine Conservation Action Fund....Read More


The Ripple Effect: Part 2

June 27, 2022

In Part two of our blog series, we hear from more of the New England Aquarium’s Marine Conservation Action Fund (MCAF) Program’s collaborative project partners....Read More


2021 MCAF Year in Review Blog

January 27, 2022

As we head into a new year, we reflect on everything the grantees and fellows of the Marine Conservation Action Fund (MCAF) accomplished in 2021 and celebrate the grants that MCAF has funded. In 2021 ...Read More

ECOP awardee Jonathan Triminio


Meet the MCAF ECOP Awardees

January 6, 2022

This year we were honored to award ECOP grants to three talented emerging leaders in Sri Lanka and Belize. We recently had the pleasure of asking them questions about core aspects of their work. ...Read More

Lenin Riquelme Quintero


In memoriam: Honoring Lenín Riquelme, a guardian of the ocean

October 20, 2021

Lenín Riquelme approached the Marine Conservation Action Fund (MCAF) with a clear goal: to conduct research on the incidental bycatch of leatherback sea turtles in the Panama Bight....Read More

Lenin Riquelme Quintero


In memoriam: Honrando a Lenín Riquelme, guardián de océano

October 20, 2021

Lenín Riquelme contactó al Marine Conservation Action Fund (MCAF) con un objetivo claro: realizar investigaciones sobre la captura incidental de tortugas laúd en el Golfo de Panamá....Read More

MCAF: la semana de la Conservación Latina

September 10, 2021

Entrevistamos a algunos de los becarios y beneficiarios del Marine Conservation Action Fund sobre el increíble trabajo de conservación que están haciendo en América Latina....Read More

MCAF: Latino Conservation Week

July 20, 2021

In honor of Latino Conservation Week, we interviewed some of our MCAF fellows and grantees about the incredible conservation work they are doing throughout Latin America....Read More


Tracking marine megafauna: Using acoustic telemetry to strengthen conservation efforts along Costa Rica’s pacific coast

March 1, 2021

Randall Arauz and Daniel Arauz Naranjo at Center for Endangered Marine Species (CREMA), coordinate a team of researchers whose objective is to protect species from unselective and destructive fishing....Read More


করাত মাছ বেশি দেখা যাচ্ছে

February 23, 2021

করাত মাছ বেশি দেখা যাচ্ছে কোভিড-১৯ লকডাউনে সাড়া দিয়ে কি ভারতীয় সুন্দরবনে করাত মাছেরা ভালো আছে?...Read More


Macuro. Conservación de Tortugas Marinas en el Golfo de Paria, Venezuela

February 23, 2021

La Dirección General de Diversidad Biológica del MinEC en Caracas - Venezuela lidera un equipo con Provita Venezuela para estudiar y proteger a las tortugas marinas......Read More


Impact de la pandémie mondiale du COVID 19 sur la recherche pour la protection des tortues marin de la côte atlantique à Ebodje, Cameroun

February 2, 2021

De quelle manière la pandémie du COVID-19 a affecté les travaux de recherche pour la protection des tortues marines et la Tube Awu Association au Cameroun?...Read More


Blog sobre Espuma, la ballena franca austral patagónica

January 26, 2021

Florencia dirige un proyecto que busca integrar fotografías de ballenas francas australes tomadas desde embarcaciones por operadores de avistamiento de ballenas con el catálogo de encuestas aéreas......Read More


Mar de Esperanza en Osa Costa Rica: Tiburones martillo naciendo en tiempos de Pandemia Covid-19

January 8, 2021

Como la naturaleza continúa con su ciclo habitual sin importar el Covid-19, estos meses de junio, julio y agosto 2020, fueron meses de nacimientos en el Santuario del Tiburón Martillo Golfo Dulce......Read More


We went to The Gambia – Part 2

December 29, 2020

We are back to you once again following on from Part 1 of our “Think Global, Act Local” sea turtle conservation adventures in The Gambia....Read More

Diving in Costa Rica


Tiburones martillo en el Mar Tropical del Perú

December 11, 2020

Mariano Cabanillas-Torpoco, describe un intercambio de aprendizaje entre la organización peruana sin fines de lucro Planeta Oceano y Misión Tiburón Costa Rica....Read More

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Conservation of the Gentle Giants and Apex Predators of the Placencia Lagoon

December 4, 2020

Dr. Tellez and her team work alongside local communities and partners to pursue conservation efforts through research of the American Crocodile and other critical species sharing this unique habitat....Read More

Manatee breath in N'dogo Lagoon Gabon


Protecting African Manatees during the COVID Pandemic

November 6, 2020

Lucy Keith-Diagne takes us through the challenges facing African manatees and the new challenges that researchers are facing due to COVID-19....Read More

Jamie holding a juvenile oceanic recently caught, trying to revive after it was having trouble breathing


Haiti Ocean Project – French

October 9, 2020

Haiti Ocean Project se consacre aux espèces marines menacées d’Haïti depuis plus d’une décennie, à savoir les mammifères marins, les requins, les raies et les tortues marines....Read More

diver swimming with manta ray


Descubriendo los secretos de la manta gigante en Costa Rica

September 11, 2020

Ilena Zanella, becaria de MCAF, científica de tiburones y rayas y cofundadora de Misión Tiburón Costa Rica, comparte noticias de su proyecto para estudiar y proteger la manta gigante en Costa Rica....Read More



Detecting Sawfish DNA in Madagascar’s Mangroves

March 12, 2020

Sawfish are amongst the most endangered of all sharks and rays worldwide. Conservation efforts are greatly hindered by a lack of knowledge about where sawfish populations still exist....Read More


Sawfish observations on the rise

February 23, 2020

This post is one of a series on projects supported by the Aquarium’s Marine Conservation Action Fund (MCAF). Through MCAF, the Aquarium supports researchers, conservationists, and grassroots organi......Read More


Macuro. Sea Turtles Conservation in the Paria Gulf, Venezuela.

February 23, 2020

MinEC-Venezuela-Caracas is leading a team with Provita Venezuela to preserve the reproduction of sea turtles that takes place in the Gulf of Paria in Venezuela and learn about the challenges......Read More


How COVID-19 global pandemic affected marine turtle conservation research in Ebodje, Cameroon

February 2, 2020

Dr. Abi and his team work alongside local communities to pursue conservation and research efforts of the endangered and vulnerable sea turtle species that nest on the beaches....Read More


Blog about Espuma the Patagonian Southern Right Whale

January 26, 2020

Florencia directs a project that seeks to integrate boat-based southern right whale photographs taken by whale watch operators with the 48-year aerial survey catalog curated by ICB, to improve the......Read More


Sea of Hope in Osa Costa Rica: Hammerhead sharks being born in times of the Covid-19 Pandemic

January 8, 2020

MCAF Fellow Andrés López shares news of their project to study and protect hammerhead sharks and their nursery through the establishment of a protected area in Golfo Dulce in Costa Rica....Read More

Diving in Costa Rica


The Hammerhead Sharks of Peru’s Tropical Sea

December 11, 2019

Mariano Cabanillas-Torpoco describes a learning exchange between the Peruvian non-profit or-ganization Planeta Oceano and Misión Tiburón Costa Rica. ...Read More

Jamie holding a juvenile oceanic recently caught, trying to revive after it was having trouble breathing


Haiti Ocean Project

October 9, 2019

Haiti Ocean Project has been dedicated to Haiti’s endangered marine species for over a decade, namely marine mammals, sharks, stingrays, and sea turtles....Read More

Jamie holding a juvenile oceanic recently caught, trying to revive after it was having trouble breathing


Haiti Ocean Project – Creole

October 9, 2019

Haiti Ocean Project te dedye a espès maren ki an danje Ayiti pou plis pase yon dekad, sètadi mamifè maren, reken, stingrays, ak tòti lanmè....Read More

diver swimming with manta ray


Discovering the Secrets of the Giant Manta in Costa Rica

September 11, 2019

In this piece, MCAF grantee Ilena Zanella, shark and ray scientist and co-founder of Misión Tiburón Costa Rica, shares news of their project to study and protect giant manta rays in Costa Rica....Read More

Olive ridley sea turtle


MCAF: Its Not Easy Being a Turtle

June 20, 2019

Navi receiving treatment for her injured flipper. Photo: TREE Foundation...Read More

The pantropical spotted dolphin is one of 14 marine mammal species documented by the Haiti Ocean Project fishermen’s monitoring network.


MCAF: Fishermen Monitoring Network in Haiti Leads to New Discoveries and Opportunities

June 17, 2019

Fishermen Monitoring Network in Haiti Leads to New Discoveries and Opportunities....Read More

A creek in the Sundarbans with a myriad of nets across its length.


MCAF: Sawfishes of the Sundarbans

June 11, 2019

Priyankar Chakraborty speaks about his MCAF-supported project to identify remaining populations of endangered sawfish in the Indian Sundarbans....Read More

Thresher Shark. Photo by: Anna Oposa.


MCAF: Thresher Shark Tales

May 7, 2019

MCAF Fellow Anna Oposa, Chief Mermaid and Executive Director of Save Philippine Seas, tells of her efforts to strengthen support for and the impact of a shark shelter in the Philippines. ...Read More

MCAF Fellow Dr. Asha de Vos leads the effort to photo ID whale species such as Bryde’s, Omuras and pilot whales off the coast of Sri Lanka


MCAF Update: Exciting Encounters with Blue Whales in Sri Lanka

March 11, 2019

Field season brings exciting encounters with blue whales in Sri Lanka for MCAF Fellow Dr. Asha de Vos. ...Read More

MCAF grantee Saoirse Pottie takes a photo that will help identify this individual zebra shark.


MCAF Update: Studying Zebra Sharks in Mozambique

February 15, 2019

Through research dives and a successful citizen science program, an MCAF-supported project focused on studying zebra sharks has identified 89 zebra sharks in Mozambique!...Read More

MCAF Fellow Florencia Vilches.


MCAF: Right Whales that Cross Hemispheres

February 5, 2019

Marine Conservation Action Fund Fellow Florencia Vilches discusses her trip to Central Wharf during summer 2018. ...Read More

Anna Oposa


Meet the New MCAF Fellow

January 18, 2019

Spring 2019 MCAF Fellow Anna Oposa is the Executive Director and "Chief Mermaid" of Save Philippine Seas, a movement to protect the Philippines’ coastal and marine resources. ...Read More

dolphins in haiti


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

MCAF Fellow John Flynn teaches the MBiTs about sea turtles.


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


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

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


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