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FSET Team Partners with Mass Marine Fisheries on Best Practices

May 14, 2019

Our FSET team and partners have teamed up to develop guidelines that keeps anglers fishing while keeping Gulf of Maine fish stocks healthy and sustainable....Read More

Thresher Shark. Photo by: Anna Oposa.

MCAF

MCAF: Thresher Shark Tales

May 7, 2019

MCAF Fellow Anna Oposa, Chief Mermaid and Executive Director of Save Philippine Seas, tells of her efforts to strengthen support for and the impact of a shark shelter in the Philippines. ...Read More

Panel members at the Boston Seafood Expo 2019.

Conferences and Collaborations

Scientists, Regulators, Industry Talk Right Whales at Seafood Expo

March 25, 2019

For the first time, U.S. and Canadian fishermen, regulators, policymakers, NGOs, and scientists came together to include the seafood industry in discussions around solutions to save the right whales....Read More

Dr. Kraus testifying before a Congressional Subcomittee.

Right Whales

Dr. Kraus Testifies at Right Whale Hearing

March 15, 2019

On March 7, a House of Representatives Subcommittee convened a hearing to examine the threats facing the endangered North Atlantic right whales. Dr. Scott Kraus testified as an expert witness....Read More

MCAF Fellow Dr. Asha de Vos leads the effort to photo ID whale species such as Bryde’s, Omuras and pilot whales off the coast of Sri Lanka

MCAF

MCAF Update: Exciting Encounters with Blue Whales in Sri Lanka

March 11, 2019

Field season brings exciting encounters with blue whales in Sri Lanka for MCAF Fellow Dr. Asha de Vos. ...Read More

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Field Work

Help Wanted: Atlantic Ocean Tropical Tuna Tagging Program

February 26, 2019

Anderson Cabot Center scientist Dr. Jeff Kneebone is working with partners to deploy 5,000 conventional tags on bigeye, skipjack, and yellowfin tuna in the western Atlantic—and they need help!...Read More

MCAF grantee Saoirse Pottie takes a photo that will help identify this individual zebra shark.

MCAF

MCAF Update: Studying Zebra Sharks in Mozambique

February 15, 2019

Through research dives and a successful citizen science program, an MCAF-supported project focused on studying zebra sharks has identified 89 zebra sharks in Mozambique!...Read More

MCAF Fellow Florencia Vilches.

MCAF

MCAF: Right Whales that Cross Hemispheres

February 5, 2019

Marine Conservation Action Fund Fellow Florencia Vilches discusses her trip to Central Wharf during summer 2018. ...Read More

Anna Oposa

MCAF

Meet the New MCAF Fellow

January 18, 2019

Spring 2019 MCAF Fellow Anna Oposa is the Executive Director and "Chief Mermaid" of Save Philippine Seas, a movement to protect the Philippines’ coastal and marine resources. ...Read More

Abigail presents a check to Anderson Cabot Center Vice President Dr. John Mandelman.

News & Features

Fourth-Grader Donates Bake Sale Proceeds to Anderson Cabot Center

January 10, 2019

Hear from the Anderson Cabot Center's youngest donor, 9-year-old Abigail Willi, who hosted a bake sale to help support our science! ...Read More

2791 and calf on December 28, 2018 off the Florida coast. Photo: Chad Leedy/Coastwise Consulting

Right Whales

Scientists Spot First Right Whale Calf of the Season

December 31, 2018

The year is ending on a positive note for the endangered North Atlantic right whale population as scientists spot the first calf of the 2018-2019 calving season!...Read More

News & Features

Science Countdown to 2019!

December 31, 2018

It was an exciting year for the Anderson Cabot Center for Ocean Life. Here's a wrapup of some of our favorite science stories of 2018. ...Read More

A screenshot of the RW entanglement simulator

Right Whales

Using Computer Models to Help Solve the Right Whale Entanglement Problem

November 23, 2018

Dr. Tim Werner and his team have co-authored a new paper detailing video simulations of entanglements in Marine Mammal Science to better understand how right whales get entangled in fishing lines....Read More

Dr. Jeff Kneebone holds a juvenile sand tiger shark.

Sharks

Night Owls: Tags Reveal Higher Nocturnal Activity in Juvenile Sand Tiger Sharks

November 20, 2018

Dr. Jeff Kneebone talks about new findings on sand tiger sharks in Plymouth, Kingston, Duxbury Bay. This vital sand tiger seasonal nursery is in Boston's backyard. ...Read More