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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 …

Shortest entanglement and longest night for a young humpback whale off Provincetown

December 21, 2016 The Center for Coastal Studies disentangled a young humpback whale yesterday off Provincetown. In a rare, chance occurrence, the Marine Animal Entanglement Response team witnessed the whale become entangled. Within an hour the team helped remove the …

Young humpback whale disentangled off Boston by CCS MAER team

December 11, 2016 The Marine Animal Entanglement Response team from the Center for Coastal Studies (CCS) in Provincetown disentangled a young humpback whale outside Boston this morning. The whale had likely been anchored by its entanglement for the better part …

Humpback whale, Storm, disentangled for a second time this year

October 20, 2016 The Center for Coastal Studies (CCS) freed a humpback whale from an entanglement in fishing gear yesterday off Cape Cod. The whale, a mature female named Storm, was accompanied by her calf. This is the second time …

Owen Nichols Receives John Annala Fishery Leadership Award

October 14, 2016 The Center for Coastal Studies is delighted to announce that Owen Nichols, Director of the Center for Coastal Studies’ Marine Fisheries Research Program, has been selected as this year’s recipient of the John Annala Fishery Leadership Award …