Above, top left to bottom right: Humpback mother and calf; juvenile windowpane flounder; piping plover chick; juvenile lobster; Jolin, the youngest member of the CCS family; juvenile horseshoe crabs; gray seal pup; juvenile diamondback terrapin; right whale mother and calf.


The staff at the Center for Coastal Studies work tirelessly to understand and protect the coastal environment and ocean ecosystems through scientific research, marine animal rescue, public education and outreach. With your support, the work that we do now will help leave the world a better place for our kids, their families, and their community.

Unless you request otherwise, donations given between March 5 and March 31 will be directed to the new Right Whale Emergency Initiative.

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