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Right Whales

September Surveys in the Bay of Fundy

October 30, 2019

When “Team September” was back in position, we steered the Nereid toward the islands and documented six individuals...Read More

Right Whales

One Final Day in the Gulf

October 16, 2019

Since this is a rare species in these parts, we were ecstatic to get a good look at it; for many of the team, this was a new species sighting...Read More

Right Whales

Eavesdropping on Lacrosse

October 7, 2019

We deployed a sonobuoy and ended up recording really interesting repetitive tonal calls followed by a series of gunshot vocalizations....Read More

North Atlantic right whales #3650 and #3790

Right Whales

Welcome Arrivals to the Bay of Fundy

September 30, 2019

Finally, on August 26, those most perfectly shaped flukes of the right whale appeared....Read More

right whale head

Policy

Aquarium Submits Comments on Whale Entanglements

September 23, 2019

The Aquarium submitted a letter to NOAA's National Marine Fisheries Service regarding the efforts to reduce the risk of entanglement of North Atlantic right whales. ...Read More

North Atlantic right whale #4601

Right Whales

The Adventure in the Gulf Continues!

September 20, 2019

Of all the right whales we photographed, some whales looked to be in fairly good health, but many others did not...Read More

Snake Eyes the North Atlantic right whale

Press Release

Another Dead Right Whale Identified

September 19, 2019

The highly endangered right whale found dead off Long Island was identified by Aquarium researchers as Snake Eyes, a male at least 40 years old with a well-known and highly detailed life history....Read More

An aerial view of the J.D. Martin.

Right Whales

August Gulf Survey Has Productive Start

September 9, 2019

Our right whale researchers set sail in the Gulf of St. Lawrence in August....Read More

North Atlantic right whale mom and her calf

Right Whales

Nine Busy Days in the Gulf of St. Lawrence

August 22, 2019

The third and last leg of the July cruise in the Gulf of St. Lawrence turned out to last an impressive nine days straight at sea....Read More

Whale #3301 on September 1, 2018 in the Bay of Fundy- with mud on the right side of the head

Right Whales

Muddy Right Whales

August 15, 2019

New England Aquarium scientists look at why whales are taking mud baths at the bottom of the ocean....Read More

Inspecting some fishing gear left in the shipping lanes. Photo credit: Kelsey Howe / NEAq.

Right Whales

Updates from the Bay of Fundy

August 1, 2019

It's field season! Hear from the Right Whale Research Program and learn more about our 39th consecutive year doing surveys in the Bay of Fundy. ...Read More

Right Whale Catalog #3421, died in July 2019.

Right Whales

Two More Right Whale Deaths

July 31, 2019

In yet another blow to the North Atlantic right whale population, two more right whale carcasses were found in July....Read More

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Right Whales Keep Researchers Busy In The Gulf of St. Lawrence

July 10, 2019

Updates from the right whale research team studying whales in the Gulf of St. Lawrence....Read More

July Vessel Survey Sets Sail In Gulf of St. Lawrence

July 9, 2019

This is the Anderson Cabot Center's fourth consecutive year of looking for right whales in the Gulf of St. Lawrence...Read More

Mogul the North Atlantic right whale

Right Whales

North Atlantic Right Whale off the Coast of France

July 5, 2019

Our hearts were lifted by the discovery of a very exciting and unusual sighting last week....Read More

Two humpbacks slapping the surface with their pectoral fins.

Right Whales

Playful Humpbacks in the Bay of Fundy

June 30, 2019

One was even doing a double pec slap (with both flippers)....Read More

Clipper, North Atlantic right whale

Right Whales

Fourth Female Right Whale Found Dead

June 28, 2019

Clipper gave birth to her first and only calf in 2016; being a successfully reproductive female, she was likely to have more calves in the future....Read More

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Fifth Dead Right Whale in Gulf Triggers New Speed Restrictions

June 27, 2019

DFO confirmed that a fifth right whale carcass was discovered...Read More

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Two New Right Whale Carcasses Identified

June 26, 2019

...two additional dead individuals were reported in the region on June 25, 2019, bringing the total known mortalities to four....Read More

Right Whales

Right Whale Team Learns the Ropes… About Ropes.

June 25, 2019

Just like that, our hypothetical telemetry buoy was attached to our hypothetical entangled whale...Read More

Press Release

Right Whale Found Dead in the Gulf of St. Lawrence Identified As Punctuation

June 25, 2019

Punctuation, a North Atlantic right whale who has mothered eight calves, was found dead in the Gulf of St. Lawrence on June 20, 2019. ...Read More

Press Release

Dead Right Whale in Canada Identified As Wolverine

June 5, 2019

Researchers at the New England Aquarium have identified the dead right whale found in Canada’s Gulf of St. Lawrence as a 9-year-old male named Wolverine....Read More

[IMG] Right whale mother an calf from above.

Right Whales

Seismic Surveys Are the Wrong Move for the Right Whale

May 18, 2019

The "Scientific Assistance for Very Endangered" (SAVE) Right Whales Act would establish a new grant program to fund projects aimed at reducing the impacts of human activities on right whales. ...Read More

Panel members at the Boston Seafood Expo 2019.

Conferences and Collaborations

Scientists, Regulators, Industry Talk Right Whales at Seafood Expo

March 25, 2019

For the first time, U.S. and Canadian fishermen, regulators, policymakers, NGOs, and scientists came together to include the seafood industry in discussions around solutions to save the right whales....Read More

Dr. Kraus testifying before a Congressional Subcomittee.

Right Whales

Dr. Kraus Testifies at Right Whale Hearing

March 15, 2019

On March 7, a House of Representatives Subcommittee convened a hearing to examine the threats facing the endangered North Atlantic right whales. Dr. Scott Kraus testified as an expert witness....Read More

MCAF Fellow Florencia Vilches.

MCAF

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

2791 and calf on December 28, 2018 off the Florida coast. Photo: Chad Leedy/Coastwise Consulting

Right Whales

Scientists Spot First Right Whale Calf of the Season

December 31, 2018

The year is ending on a positive note for the endangered North Atlantic right whale population as scientists spot the first calf of the 2018-2019 calving season!...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

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

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

Right Whale Catalog #3150

Right Whales

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

Scientist Scooping Poop

Right Whales

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

injured whale fluke.

Right Whales

Field Season: Another Entangled Right Whale

August 3, 2018

Our researchers find #3843 entangled in gear and in extremely poor health. He was last seen healthy and gear-free just two months ago....Read More

scientists on boat photograph humpback in the distance.

Right Whales

Our First Right Whales of July!

July 27, 2018

Our scientists photograph their first right whales of the 2018 field season! ...Read More

Mogul the Right Whale feeding off Massachusetts, 2018.

Right Whales

A Rare Right Whale Sighting in Iceland

July 24, 2018

Whale watchers on Elding Adventure at Sea got a rare treat this week when a right whale fed off the coast of Iceland. ...Read More

ACCOL team members in a car.

Right Whales

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

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

Sunset off the dock in Lubec, Maine.

Right Whales

A Quiet Place

July 16, 2018

It's the third blog from our Right Whale Team's summer field season! Things are still quiet out on the Bay. ...Read More

The Odyssey

Field Work

The Good, The Bad, The Unphotographed

July 10, 2018

A camera-shy whale gave members of our Right Whale Team the runaround on their first day on the water this 2018 field season. ...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

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

Right Whales

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

[PIC] Right whale #3823 after Biopsy

Right Whales

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

[img] dead right whale #3893

Right Whales

An Odd Winter for Right Whales

February 14, 2018

A sighting in the Gulf of Mexico, but a quiet winter on the East Coast. It's been an odd season for North Atlantic right whales. ...Read More

right whale publications

Right Whales

Holiday Gift Ideas!

December 8, 2017

Whether you are looking for a unique gift for someone special or just interested in making a difference, please consider supporting the Aquarium’s Right Whale Research Program this holiday season...Read More

right whale head at surface

Right Whales

Pioneering Feces Research Shows ‘Sky-High’ Stress Levels in Entangled Right Whales

December 5, 2017

New research published by Anderson Cabot Center scientists finds "sky-high" levels of stress hormones in the feces of chronically entangled North Atlantic right whales. ...Read More

News & Features

After 15 Right Whale Deaths, Scientists Gather at Annual Meeting

October 23, 2017

After an unprecedented year with 15 North Atlantic right whale deaths on record, the North Atlantic Right Whale Consortium (NARWC) held its annual meeting. ...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 Whales

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

right whale swims in harbor

Right Whales

A Slow August and a Surprise at the Fuel Dock

October 12, 2017

Our first week of surveys in Bay of Fundy was full of promise for a busy season full of right whales; unfortunately, everything shifted after August 2....Read More

Catalog #3903 with mud on her head

Right Whales

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 Whales

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 Whales

First Day Out in the Bay of Fundy

August 22, 2017

Finding right whales on Day 1 was fantastic, but we felt like we really hit the jackpot when #3950 pooped and we were able to collect a sample...Read More

researchers on boat surveying

Right Whales

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

Right Whales

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

right whale and calf swim at surface on a gray day

Right Whales

This Year’s Right Whale Moms (So Far)

May 15, 2017

This Year's Right Whale Moms...Read More

scientists look at slides

MCAF

Lessons in Identifying Southern Right Whales

May 1, 2017

Scientist Florencia Vilches was trained in the management of a long-standing catalog of southern right whales in Argentina. See how she is greatly increasing the number of sightings....Read More

Right Whales

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

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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

rescuers celebrate releasing whale from entanglement

Right Whales

Campobello Team Rescues Right Whale “FDR”

September 12, 2016

The research team was just starting their survey day in the Bay of Fundy when a call from colleagues came over the marine radio: They had found a right whale severely entangled in fishing gear....Read More

Right Whales

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

right whale fluke with scars

Press Release

New Research: Entanglements Threaten Right Whale Recovery

September 1, 2016

The most endangered large whale species in the Atlantic is threatened by increasing rates of lethal and debilitating entanglements and a dramatic 40% decline in birth rates since 2010. ...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 Whales

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

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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

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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 head

Right Whales

Punctuation’s Calf

June 30, 2016

Punctuation and her calf were one of the pairs that remained in CCB late into April, and were last seen on April 28. On May 5, the right whale community received news we all dread to hear....Read More

right whale skim feeding

Right Whales

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