Tag Archives: Cape Cod Bay

Napi’s Lecture Series: Entanglements, Disentanglements and Mola Molas of 2017

The Center for Coastal Studies presents “The Year in Review: Entanglements, Disentanglements and Mola Molas of 2017” by Maria Harvey. As the Center’s Marine Animal Entanglement Response (MAER) team prepares to wrap up another year on stand-by and on the …

License Plates Fund CCS Water Quality Monitoring Program

The Center for Coastal Studies Water Quality Monitoring Program has been awarded a $37,484 grant by the Massachusetts Environmental Trust (MET) to study sources of nitrogen in coastal waters of Cape Cod. This funding will allow the Center to use …

CCS Presents: Right Whales – Above and Below

The Center for Coastal Studies presents “Right Whales: Above and Below” by the Right Whale Ecology team on Wednesday, April 26 at 7 pm at Napi’s Restaurant, Provincetown. Members of the aerial survey and habitat crews will share the who, what, where, why, …

Record numbers of rare North Atlantic right whales seen in Cape Cod Bay

The Center for Coastal Studies (CCS) right whale aerial survey team spotted a record breaking 112 individual North Atlantic right whales in Cape Cod Bay on Sunday, April 9; this number may increase, as researchers are still analyzing the thousands …

Fishing Gear Recovery Project Commences in Cape Cod Bay

April 10, 2017 The Center for Coastal Studies (CCS) has begun its “Fishing for Derelict Gear in Cape Cod Bay,” a project funded by the NOAA Marine Debris Program to identity, remove, document, and properly dispose of lost, abandoned or …

It’s a Boy! Right whale calves spotted in Cape Cod Bay

On Monday, April 3, the Center for Coastal Studies (CCS) right whale aerial survey team spotted a right whale mother and calf pair in the north end of Cape Cod Bay between Race Point and Marshfield. This sighting came just …

2017 Right Whale Season: Update

The Early Right Whale Season in Cape Cod Bay The right whale season in Cape Cod Bay has begun with a larger than average influx of whales.  Supported by NOAA through the Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries, and by the …

Rare North Atlantic Right Whales Return to Cape Cod Bay.

On Tuesday January 17, 2017 scientists on board Center for Coastal Studies’ research vessel Shearwater out of Provincetown spotted two critically endangered North Atlantic right whales in Cape Cod Bay, five miles south of the Provincetown Harbor. This was the …

Shortest entanglement and longest night for a young humpback whale off Provincetown

December 21, 2016 The Center for Coastal Studies disentangled a young humpback whale yesterday off Provincetown. In a rare, chance occurrence, the Marine Animal Entanglement Response team witnessed the whale become entangled. Within an hour the team helped remove the …

Pelagic Almanac E-Newsletter, Summer 2016

CLICK HERE for the Summer 2016 issue of Pelagic Almanac IN THIS ISSUE New study assesses future of North Atlantic right whale population NOAA removes certain humpback populations from Endangered Species list Entanglement Response Update MET License Plate program supports CCS research/rescue …