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Right Whales

Cross-Border Wanderings of a Young Whale

July 28, 2020

This was the first right whale sighting of the season to be reported in the Bay of Fundy, but in such an unusual area!...Read More

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Dead Right Whale Calf Identified

July 2, 2020

New England Aquarium researchers have confirmed the identity of a dead whale discovered off New Jersey as a young 6-month-old calf...Read More

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Right Whales

Right Whale Catalog Improves Website

March 24, 2020

The New England Aquarium recently improved the website for the North Atlantic Right Whale Catalog, a directory of photographs and physical details of more than 750 living and dead right whales....Read More



Detecting Sawfish DNA in Madagascar’s Mangroves

March 12, 2020

Sawfish are amongst the most endangered of all sharks and rays worldwide. Conservation efforts are greatly hindered by a lack of knowledge about where sawfish populations still exist....Read More

Lone Star North Atlantic right whale

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15 Right Whales Named

March 11, 2020

Once a year, a handful of unnamed whales are nominated by researchers for naming. This year, 15 right whales were named....Read More


Sea Turtles

Munchkin Update: Wintering in Warm N.C. Waters

February 26, 2020

Munchkin, the biggest loggerhead sea turtle to come through the Aquarium's Quincy Animal Care Facility, has spent the last three months in the warm ocean waters off the coast of North Carolina....Read More

MCAF in Gambia Part 1


We went to The Gambia – Part 1

February 25, 2020

MCAF Fellow Captain John Flynn, founder of Wildseas, launches a sea turtle conservation program in Gambia....Read More

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News & Features

Redfern Asks Big Questions About Earth’s Biggest Animals

February 6, 2020

This past fall, the Anderson Cabot Center for Ocean Life welcomed Dr. Jessica Redfern, an ecologist who asks big questions about the Earth’s biggest animals. ...Read More

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Protecting the Endangered Greenback Parrotfish of Brazil

January 21, 2020

A Marine Conservation Action Fund-supported project is promoting a series of actions regarding the protection of the greenback parrotfish, one of the most threatened parrotfish on Earth....Read More

North Atlantic right whale Derecha swims with her third calf, Equinox, off the coast of Florida on March 31, 2010. Photo: Corey Accardo/Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission taken under NOAA Permit #594-1759

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Mother of Injured Whale Calf Is an Extraordinary Whale

January 16, 2020

Derecha the North Atlantic right exhibited several behaviors that are not traditional for other right whale mothers....Read More

Harmonia, right whale Catalog #3101, was sighted with her newborn calf about 7 nautical miles off Cumberland Island, GA, on January 2, 2020.

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Right Whale Discovered Pregnant in August, Spotted with New Calf

January 6, 2020

Harmonia, a storied and well-studied North Atlantic right whale discovered pregnant in August, was spotted on January 2, 2020, with new calf off the Georgia coast....Read More

News & Features

Science Countdown to 2020!

December 31, 2019

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 2019. ...Read More

Pregnant right whale blow hole sampling

Right Whales

Predicting the Birth of a Right Whale Calf

December 23, 2019

Predicting the Birth of a Right Whale Calf...Read More