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MAER team disentangles basking shark on World Ocean’s Day

June 8, 2017 Today, World Ocean’s Day, the Marine Animal Entanglement Response (MAER) team from the Center for Coastal Studies (CCS) in Provincetown disentangled a basking shark today in Cape Cod Bay. The estimated 18 foot long shark was anchored …

Remains of humpback whale Spinnaker arrive in Provincetown

May 18, 2017 The remains of the humpback whale Spinnaker have arrived at the Center for Coastal Studies; her fully articulated skeleton will be installed at the Center over the next 4 – 5 days. Spinnaker was a well known individual …

Center Event Celebrates Women in Science

May 12, 2017 Dr. Heather Goldstone, Science Editor at WCAI, the Cape and Islands NPR Station, and host of Living Lab on The Point, will be the Keynote Speaker at the Center for Coastal Studies 2017 Homeport Banquet, an annual …

ANOTHER RECORD DAY! 40% of right whale population seen in Cape Cod Bay

On Friday, April 15 the Center for Coastal Studies Aerial Survey team identified 206 individual rare North Atlantic right whales in Cape Cod Bay during a 10+ hour flight. This new record number represents about 40% of the entire population. Among …

Rare North Atlantic right whales continue to flood into Cape Cod Bay

Records were shattered on Wednesday, April 12, when the aerial survey team at the Center for Coastal Studies (CCS) photographed almost one third of the global population of rare and critically endangered North Atlantic right whales in Cape Cod Bay. …

Fourth rare North Atlantic right whale calf seen off Truro, MA

April 12, 2017: Earlier today scientists from the Center for Coastal Studies (CCS) aerial survey team recorded a previously unseen North Atlantic right whale mother/calf pair off Truro, MA. “This is incredibly exciting” said Charles “Stormy” Mayo, PhD, Director of …

Record numbers of rare North Atlantic right whales seen in Cape Cod Bay

The Center for Coastal Studies (CCS) right whale aerial survey team spotted a record breaking 112 individual North Atlantic right whales in Cape Cod Bay on Sunday, April 9; this number may increase, as researchers are still analyzing the thousands …

Fishing Gear Recovery Project Commences in Cape Cod Bay

April 10, 2017 The Center for Coastal Studies (CCS) has begun its “Fishing for Derelict Gear in Cape Cod Bay,” a project funded by the NOAA Marine Debris Program to identity, remove, document, and properly dispose of lost, abandoned or …

It’s a Boy! Right whale calves spotted in Cape Cod Bay

On Monday, April 3, the Center for Coastal Studies (CCS) right whale aerial survey team spotted a right whale mother and calf pair in the north end of Cape Cod Bay between Race Point and Marshfield. This sighting came just …

Rare North Atlantic Right Whales Return to Cape Cod Bay.

On Tuesday January 17, 2017 scientists on board Center for Coastal Studies’ research vessel Shearwater out of Provincetown spotted two critically endangered North Atlantic right whales in Cape Cod Bay, five miles south of the Provincetown Harbor. This was the …