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Humpback whale, Spinnaker, disentangled for third time by CCS MAER

On Thursday, May 14 the Marine Animal Entanglement Response (MAER) team from the Center for Coastal Studies (CCS) in Provincetown released a humpback whale, called Spinnaker, from a life-threatening entanglement in heavy fishing gear. The whale was spotted on Cashes …

Endangered whale struck, injured in Cape Cod Bay. Mariners urged to slow down, post lookouts.

Researchers at the Center for Coastal Studies in Provincetown and officials from the Massachusetts Department of Fish and Game are urging boaters to be on the lookout for more than 80 endangered North Atlantic right whales in Cape Cod Bay …

IWC and CCS Global Whale Entanglement Network poised for continued expansion

New whale rescue networks and case studies of entanglement issues and activities from around the world were highlighted last week (April 21 – 23) at the first official meeting of the International Whaling Commission’s Global Whale Entanglement Response Network at …

Humpback whale freed from life-threatening entanglement

On Sunday April 26 the Marine Animal Entanglement Response (MAER) team from the Center for Coastal Studies (CCS) in Provincetown released a humpback whale from a life-threatening entanglement. The whale was reported to the MAER hotline by commercial fishermen. Center responders, …

CCS hosts Global Whale Entanglement Response Network

On Tuesday, April 21 representatives from twelve countries will arrive at the Center for Coastal Studies in Provincetown to participate first official meeting of the International Whaling Commission’s Global Whale Entanglement Response Network (GWERN). In recent years there has been an …

Massachusetts and Maine Rope Buybacks This Month

Lobstermen and fishermen from the gillnet, crab, sea bass, conch or hagfish fisheries are invited to turn in old, used or retired endlines or groundlines at regional buybacks during the week of April 20, 2015.  Buyback locations will be determined …

CCS presents “Wilson’s Storm Petrels: Do Birds of a Feather Molt Together?”

The Center for Coastal Studies presents “Wilson’s Storm Petrels:  Do Birds of a Feather Molt Together? ” by Susan Finnegan and Peter Trull, on Wednesday, March 25 at 7 pm at Napi’s Restaurant, Provincetown. Wilson’s Storm Petrels breed in the …

CCS welcomes Moncrieff Cochran as Adjunct Scientist

Moncrieff (Mon) Cochran, PhD, has been appointed Adjunct Scientist at the Center for Coastal Studies. Mon Cochran is Professor Emeritus in Human Development within the College of Human Ecology at Cornell University, where he completed a 35 year career in June, …

CCS Scientists join Research Faculty at UMass Boston School for the Environment

A number of seniors scientists for the Center for Coastal Studies have been appointed to the Research Faculty at the University of Massachusetts Boston School for the Environment. These appointments further strengthen the valuable partnership between these two premier environmental …

CCS presents “Awareness Inspires Conservation: White Sharks in the North Atlantic”

The Center for Coastal Studies presents “Awareness Inspires Conservation: White Sharks in the North Atlantic” by Cynthia Wigren, President of the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy, on Wednesday, February 25 at 7 pm at Napi’s Restaurant, Provincetown. Despite its well-established presence …