• Marine Education Program

    PCCS marine education provides K-12 and public education programming throughout the year connecting children and adults to the coastal ...

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  • Marine Geology

    PCCS studies the geological processes that occur along or near the coast, from estuaries and lagoons to the inner continental shelf.

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  • Marine Animal Entanglement Response

    Since 1984, the CCS has freed more than 200 large whales and other marine animals from life threatening entanglements.

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  • Seal Research

    Our work includes the development of a photo-identification catalog and database of individual gray seals from Cape Cod.

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  • Wednesday, August 6, 2014

    Entangled leatherback turtle freed by CCS team

  • Friday, April 18, 2014

    “A remarkable sighting” – Center for Coastal Studies identifies Arctic bowhead whale in Cape Cod Bay

  • Saturday, April 12, 2014

    Center for Coastal Studies team frees entangled minke whale




Gray seals and harbor seals are frequent visitors to Cape Cod waters and can often be seen resting on local beaches at areas called ‘haul-outs’. The Center, in partnership with the Cape Cod National Seashore, offers naturalist-led walks to haul …

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