SPINNAKER – a documentary by Nadine Licostie

Spinnaker, whose skeleton is on permanent display at the Center for Coastal Studies, was one of the many humpback whales who strive to exist in our oceans. Entangled four times across nearly a decade, she is a metaphor for the delicate balance of marine life in Cape...
CCS Frees Entangled Humpback Whale off Chatham, MA

CCS Frees Entangled Humpback Whale off Chatham, MA

June 26, 2019 On Monday, June 24 the Marine Animal Entanglement Response team at the Center for Coastal Studies responded to an entangled humpback whale east of Chatham, MA. It was a challenging rescue operation for the team: The young whale was free-swimming in a...

The Story of Spinnaker

Learn about the life and death of the humpback whale named Spinnaker, whose skeleton is on display at the Center for Coastal Studies. This 45 minute program will explain how she lived, died, and finally came to rest at the Center. Spinnaker’s story highlights...

NEW: Junior Entanglement Responder program

The Center for Coastal Studies has pioneered efforts to disentangle large free-swimming whales in the open ocean since 1984, when Dr. Stormy Mayo and David Mattila conducted  the first rescue of a free-swimming whale named Ibis in Provincetown Harbor on Thanksgiving...

The Story of Spinnaker

Learn about the life and death of the humpback whale named Spinnaker, whose skeleton is on display at the Center for Coastal Studies. This 45 minute program will explain how she lived, died, and finally came to rest at the Center. Spinnaker’s story highlights...