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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 …

Humpback whale Spinnaker found dead

Humpback whale “Spinnaker”, disentangled by CCS on May 14, has been found dead off Maine by our colleagues at the College of the Atlantic. “We have been studying “Spinnaker” since her year of birth (2004) as part of our Gulf …

Humpback whale, Spinnaker, disentangled for third time by CCS MAER

On Thursday, May 14 the Marine Animal Entanglement Response (MAER) team from the Center for Coastal Studies (CCS) in Provincetown released a humpback whale, called Spinnaker, from a life-threatening entanglement in heavy fishing gear. The whale was spotted on Cashes …

Endangered whale struck, injured in Cape Cod Bay. Mariners urged to slow down, post lookouts.

Researchers at the Center for Coastal Studies in Provincetown and officials from the Massachusetts Department of Fish and Game are urging boaters to be on the lookout for more than 80 endangered North Atlantic right whales in Cape Cod Bay …

IWC and CCS Global Whale Entanglement Network poised for continued expansion

New whale rescue networks and case studies of entanglement issues and activities from around the world were highlighted last week (April 21 – 23) at the first official meeting of the International Whaling Commission’s Global Whale Entanglement Response Network at …

Humpback whale freed from life-threatening entanglement

On Sunday April 26 the Marine Animal Entanglement Response (MAER) team from the Center for Coastal Studies (CCS) in Provincetown released a humpback whale from a life-threatening entanglement. The whale was reported to the MAER hotline by commercial fishermen. Center responders, …

CCS hosts Global Whale Entanglement Response Network

On Tuesday, April 21 representatives from twelve countries will arrive at the Center for Coastal Studies in Provincetown to participate first official meeting of the International Whaling Commission’s Global Whale Entanglement Response Network (GWERN). In recent years there has been an …

Massachusetts and Maine Rope Buybacks This Month

Lobstermen and fishermen from the gillnet, crab, sea bass, conch or hagfish fisheries are invited to turn in old, used or retired endlines or groundlines at regional buybacks during the week of April 20, 2015.  Buyback locations will be determined …

CCS welcomes Moncrieff Cochran as Adjunct Scientist

Moncrieff (Mon) Cochran, PhD, has been appointed Adjunct Scientist at the Center for Coastal Studies. Mon Cochran is Professor Emeritus in Human Development within the College of Human Ecology at Cornell University, where he completed a 35 year career in June, …