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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 …

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 …