The Hiebert Marine Lab is closed to the public until further notice.
Some outdoor family and youth education programs have resumed; please check our events calendar for program and scheduling information.
Center for Coastal Studies staff continue to work from home and in the field to pursue the Center’s mission to protect and conserve the world’s oceans and marine life. Thank you for your patience, understanding, and continued support.
The Marine Animal Entanglement Response (MAER) program is an emergency, field-based conservation effort with staff on call 24/7 to rescue and document whales and sea turtles entangled in fishing gear.
The Marine Education and Outreach program promotes stewardship, raises awareness, and increases understanding of marine and coastal environments through a wide variety of audiences through curriculum-based classroom lessons, experiences in the field, and public outreach events.
June 4, 2020 Staff from the Center for Coastal Studies (CCS) Marine Animal Entanglement Response (MAER) team disentangled a humpback whale 15 miles east of Cape Cod yesterday. This is the second time the young whale, identified as the 2015 calf of Jabiru, has been...
On Wednesday, May 5, a blue whale was sighted just 13 nautical miles east of Truro by the Center for Coastal Studies Right Whale Aerial Surveillance team. Blue whales (Balaenoptera musculus) are the largest animal ever known to have lived, growing up to 100 ft in...
On one of the coldest Earth Days we can remember, during a bizarre pandemic requiring drastic changes in our daily lives, more than 60 hardy souls ventured out into the world to participate in the First Annual Virtual Actual Earth Day Cleanup, sponsored by the Center...
NET ZERO 2020 is the Cape Cod Climate Change Collaborative’s third annual and first virtual Net Zero conference to learn, get inspired and take action! This FREE event will showcase […]
Lisa Sette, manager of the Seal Research program at the Center for Coastal Studies, will discuss the long-term monitoring project in Pleasant Bay and other seal projects underway at CCS. […]
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