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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 …

Rare beaked whale strands off Provincetown, MA

On September 23 the Center for Coastal Studies in Provincetown responded to a report of a stranded cetacean in Provincetown Harbor. Sadly the animal died before any rescue attempt could be made. CCS researchers on the scene identified the animal as a rare …

Juvenile humpback whale disentangled east of Chatham, MA

The Marine Animal Entanglement Response (MAER) team from the Center for Coastal Studies (CCS) in Provincetown disentangled a juvenile humpback whale today (September 1, 2015) east of Cape Cod. The young whale was found entangled last Saturday afternoon east of …

Another humpback whale freed from entanglement by CCS MAER team

  The Marine Animal Entanglement Response (MAER) team at the Center for Coastal Studies (CCS) disentangled a humpback whale yesterday afternoon (Friday, August 14) off Cape Cod. The young whale was discovered by whale watchers aboard the Dolphin Fleet of …

CCS MAER team frees entangled humpback whale after 11 hour operation

On Sunday, August 2 the Marine Animal Entanglement Response team (MAER) at the Center for Coastal Studies (CCS) disentangled a young humpback whale yesterday in Cape Cod Bay. The whale had fishing gear trapped in its mouth and was in …

Entangled humpback whale freed, saved from white shark attack

SEE BELOW FOR VIDEO The Marine Animal Entanglement Response team (MAER) at the Center for Coastal Studies (CCS) freed a badly entangled humpback whale today (Saturday, July 11) on Stellwagen Bank. The whale was hogtied from mouth to tail and …

Minke whale freed from entanglement south of Martha’s Vineyard

The Center for Coastal Studies Marine Animal Entanglement Response (MAER) team freed a badly entangled minke whale on Sunday, July 5. The whale was caught by the mouth in fishing gear and had been anchored in the same spot for …