Field Notes

Pelagic Almanac E-Newsletter, May-June 2015

CLICK HERE for the May/June issue of Pelagic Almanac IN THIS ISSUE Working On The Water Introducing SEA Space Marine Discovery Center Young Women Scientists Honored at Homeport Banquet Whale Week, and other Summer Activities Stem the Tide of Marine Debris

Pelagic Almanac E-Newsletter, March-April 2015

CLICK HERE for the March/April issue of Pelagic Almanac IN THIS ISSUE Right Whale Update Australian Fulbright Scholar Heading to the Center Center Hosts Global Whale Entanglement Response Network Workshop Upcoming Events and Activities

Humpback whale Spinnaker found dead

Humpback whale “Spinnaker”, disentangled by CCS on May 14, has been found dead off Maine by our colleagues at the College of the Atlantic. “We have been studying “Spinnaker” since her year of birth (2004) as part of our Gulf …

Marine Fisheries Research – Squid Embryonic Development

It’s squid spawning time in Nantucket Sound! Working with commercial fishermen, CCS Marine Fisheries Research program staff have been studying embryonic development of longfin inshore squid following deposition of eggs in large fish traps called weirs.  The weirs are hauled daily, …

Pelagic Almanac E-Newsletter, January – February 2015

CLICK HERE for the January/February 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 in …

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; …