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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 …

Final Draft of COP Climate Change Agreement Released

Final draft of COP21 Climate Change Agreement released just after 9 am EST on December 12, 2016. Richard Delaney, President and CEO of the Center for Coastal Studies, notes “It is a pretty ambitious agreement and there is an upbeat …

CCS responders disentangle humpback whale in Cape Cod Bay

On Friday, December 4, the Marine Animal Entanglement Response (MAER) team from the Center for Coastal Studies in Provincetown (CCS) disentangled a humpback whale in Cape Cod Bay. The crew of a tug and tow reported the entanglement to the MAER …

Entanglement response training in Oman hailed a success

The latest joint Center for Coastal Studies (CCS) and International Whaling Commission (IWC) entanglement training workshop has just finished in Oman, and has registered a number of significant ‘firsts’. This was the first entanglement workshop on the Arabian Sea coast, …

Leatherback turtle freed from entanglement

The Center for Coastal Studies Marine Animal Entanglement Response team, with the US Coast Guard and Truro Harbor Master, disentangled a 4.5 foot long leatherback sea turtle today off Pamet Harbor, Cape Cod Bay. The turtle sustained relatively minor injuries …