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Center for Coastal Studies Launches Online Holiday Auction

The Center for Coastal Studies has teamed up with Bidding for Good to host an online auction to raise funds for the Center’s research, education, and whale rescue programs. The auction has something for everyone, from jewelry, games, collectibles and …

Martha’s Vineyard partners free entangled leatherback

On Sunday October 1, the Center for Coastal Studies Emergency Hotline received a report of an entangled leatherback turtle gear off Cuttyhunk. CCS contacted our partners on Martha’s Vineyard, the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head Aquinnah Natural Resources Department; Department …

CCS MAER team frees entangled humpback whale off Truro, MA

September 12, 2017 The Marine Animal Entanglement Response (MAER) team from the Center for Coastal Studies (CCS) disentangled a humpback whale today off Ballston Beach, Truro. The MAER team and scientists from the Center’s Humpback Whale Studies Program were conducting …

Center for Coastal Studies participates in EBT Card to Culture Scheme

September 1, 2017 The Center for Coastal Studies is one of more than 100 organizations to participate in the new EBT Card to Culture Program. The EBT Card to Culture program is a joint venture between the Department of Transitional …

License Plates Fund CCS Water Quality Monitoring Program

The Center for Coastal Studies Water Quality Monitoring Program has been awarded a $37,484 grant by the Massachusetts Environmental Trust (MET) to study sources of nitrogen in coastal waters of Cape Cod. This funding will allow the Center to use …

CCS frees entangled leatherback turtle in Cape Cod Bay

August 25, 2017: The Center for Coastal Studies Marine Animal Entanglement Response team disentangled another leatherback sea turtle yesterday in Cape Cod Bay. The nearly six foot long female was one of five leatherbacks known to be entangled in the last …

WHALE WEEK returns to Provincetown, July 30 – August 4

The Center for Coastal Studies invites you to bring family and friends to Whale Week – A Celebration of the Sea! Whale Week, which runs from July 30 – August 4, features a host of fun, family-friendly events and activities, all with …

Entangled humpback whale freed off Nauset Beach

On Friday, July 21,  Marine Animal Entanglement Response (MAER) team from the Center for Coastal Studies (CCS) in Provincetown disentangled a young humpback whale northeast of Nauset Inlet. The whale was discovered by a charter vessel just outside the inlet. It was …

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 …