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Entangled humpback whale freed off Provincetown – third disentanglement by CCS MAER in less than three weeks

May 26, 2016 This afternoon the Center for Coastal Studies (CCS) Marine Animal Entanglement Response (MAER) team disentangled a young humpback whale in Cape Cod Bay off Provincetown. The entanglement was reported to the Provincetown Harbormaster by beachgoers  at Herring …

CCS responds to severely entangled humpback whale, Foggy, off Massachusetts

May 18, 2016 On Wednesday, May 18 the Center for Coastal Studies’ Marine Animal Entanglement Response (MAER) team responded to a severely entangled adult humpback whale, named Foggy, off Cape Ann, Massachusetts. The team had to leave heavy rope that …

CCS MAER team frees young humpback whale from entanglement in Cape Cod Bay

May 14, 2016 Center for Coastal Studies frees young humpback whale from entanglement in Cape Cod Bay This afternoon the Center for Coastal Studies’ Marine Animal Entanglement Response (MAER) team disentangled a young humpback whale in Cape Cod Bay. The …

Right Whale Update from CCS

May 9, 2016 Last week, researchers from the Center for Coastal Studies (CCS) prepared to report that a successful 2016 North Atlantic right whale season was winding down. During the period between December 2015 and May 2016 a total of …

Right whale mothers and calves remain in Cape Cod Bay

April 26, 2016 Recent research cruises by the Center for Coastal Studies’ vessel and aircraft survey teams, working with the Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries (DMF), have documented increasingly high concentrations of the plankton food of endangered North Atlantic right …

First 2016 Right Whale Calf Spotted in Cape Cod Bay

March 27, 2016 On Easter Day, researchers from the Center for Coastal Studies right whale aerial survey team spotted their first right whale calf of the year in Cape Cod Bay. This sighting heralds the arrival of the 2016 calves …

CCS Turns 40!

February 25, 2016 The Center for Coastal Studies announces a series of celebrations in honor of its 40th year of conducting research, performing marine animal rescue operations, and offering education programs on Cape Cod Bay and beyond. On June 11th, …

Dramatic Increase in Number of Right Whales in Cape Cod Bay

The right whale aerial survey team from the Center for Coastal Studies (CCS) observed nine right whales in Cape Cod Bay yesterday (February 21), marking the true beginning of the 2016 right whale season. CCS researchers have spotted individual right …

CCS Scientists Release New Underwater Images of the SS PENDLETON Shipwreck

January 26, 2015: This weekend sees the release of the movie “The Finest Hours”, a dramatization of the wreck of the SS Pendleton off Cape Cod in February 1952 and the subsequent rescue mission by the USCG. The Pendleton was …

Right Whales Return to Cape Cod Bay

On Thursday January 7, 2016 an aerial survey team from the Center for Coastal Studies’ Right Whale Ecology program in Provincetown spotted two rare and critically endangered North Atlantic right whales in Cape Cod Bay, just north of Dennis. This …