Field Notes

Pelagic Almanac E-Newsletter, January – February 2015

CLICK HERE for the latest issue of Pelagic Almanac IN THIS ISSUE You Did It! Governor Deval Patrick reinstates funds for vital water quality monitoring. Return of the Right Whales:  Our right whale research team is shifting into top gear …

Marine Fisheries Research – Juvenile Lobster Habitat

Juvenile lobster habitat has been identified in Pleasant Bay, an estuarine system bordered by several Cape Cod towns. Using lobster settlement collectors provided by the Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries and deployed with support from the Friends of Pleasant Bay …

Salt: a mother, grand mother and great grandmother in 2014

The humpback whale that is likely the most famous cetacean visitor to Stellwagen Bank has officially become a great grandmother this year! Salt, who along with her pal Pepper was one of the first two humpbacks named back in 1976, …

Derelict Fishing Gear Assessment and Retrieval 2014

In January 2013, CCS was awarded a NFWF Fishing For Energy grant to conduct sonar surveys and gear reclamation activities in Provincetown, Truro and Wellfleet waters.  While much of the effort took place in March of 2013, we received a …

Humpback program update

The Humpback Whale Studies Program welcomes graduate student, Vania Rivera Leon. Vania is a student of our geneticists, Drs. Per Palsbøll and Martine Bérubé, at the University of Groningen (The Netherlands). She is joining us through UMass Boston to participate …

Press Release: Wart is Back, 09Feb2014

February 9, 2014:  Yesterday afternoon researchers from the Center for Coastal Studies in Provincetown spotted a right whale 1140, known to local researchers as “Wart”, in Cape Cod Bay. Wart is one of the iconic whales of Cape Cod Bay; …