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MAER team disentangles young humpback whale off Chatham, MA

September 16, 2016 The Center for Coastal Studies Marine Animal Entanglement Response team disentangled a young humpback whale today off Chatham, MA. Recreational boaters discovered the whale early in the afternoon, reported the sighting and stood by the whale until …

Lecture: Are The Oceans Too Big to Fail?

Sunday, October 2 at 2 pm The Paul Hush Memorial Forum Series will host “Oceans: Too Big to Fail?”, a presentation on climate change and its effects on oceans world-wide and on Cape Cod, at the First Parish Unitarian Universalist Meeting House, 1969 …

NOAA: Certain humpback populations no longer listed under ESA

NOAA announced today its final decision that humpback whales in nine of 14 distinct population segments (DPSs) will no longer be listed under the Endangered Species Act. A DPS is made up of whales that share the same low latitude …

MAER Disentangles Two Leatherback Turtles in Cape Cod Bay

August 27, 2016 The Marine Animal Entanglement Response team (MAER) at the Center for Coastal Studies (CCS) disentangled two leatherback sea turtles today in Cape Cod Bay. Reported sightings of leatherbacks have increased in the last few days, likely indicating …

Humpback whale “Storm” disentangled by MAER crew

August 14, 2016 The CCS MAER team disentangled a humpback whale on Stellwagen Bank today, about 30miles east of Boston. The whale, a current mother, was identified as Storm by the CCS Humpback Whale Studies Program. Storm was towing a …

Young humpback whale disentangled off Provincetown, MA

August 10, 2016 The Center for Coastal Studies’ Marine Animal Entanglement Response team disentangled a humpback whale on Monday, August 8 off Provincetown, MA. The young whale was anchored in fishing gear but was able to pull the gear off …

CHASING ICE Movie Screening and Climate Change Discussion

Join the Association to Protect Cape Cod (APCC) and the Center for Coastal Studies (CCS) at Chatham Orpheum on Thursday, August 25 for a special screening of the documentary CHASING ICE, “A film so eye-opening and socially important that it …

CCS monitors minke carcass, records scavenging white shark

August 5, 2016. Video below. For the past three days, CCS researchers have been monitoring the carcass of a small minke whale in Cape Cod Bay off North Truro. Data collected during these 72 hours shows that there is as …

Humpback whale disentangled off Chatham, MA

July 7, 2016 The CCS response team worked to help a badly entangled humpback whale off Cape Cod yesterday. The whale, which was towing heavy rope and a large buoy, was first reported by a commercial fisherman on Tuesday morning …

Fin whale disentangled by CCS MAER team

June 22, 2016 Today the Marine Animal Entanglement Response (MAER) team from the Provincetown based Center for Coastal Studies (CCS) worked to disentangle a large fin whale on Stellwagen Bank, east of Boston. Scroll down for video. The team managed …