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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 …

CCS receives NOAA funds to conduct fishing gear recovery project

October 3, 2016 The Center for Coastal Studies (CCS) is pleased to announce that it has been awarded $95,283 through the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA) Marine Debris Program (MDP) to work with commercial fishermen to identity, remove, document, …

MAER team disentangles right whale on Stellwagen Bank

September 23, 2016 The Marine Animal Entanglement Response team at the Center for Coastal Studies worked to disentangle a North Atlantic right whale yesterday on Stellwagen Bank. By sunset the remaining entangling gear on the whale was outfitted with a …

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 …

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 …

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 …