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10-25-19 aerial survey of the Marine National Monument

Field Work

Rare Sightings During Aerial Survey of the Marine National Monument

November 11, 2019

Beaked whales, Chilean devil rays, and a humpback whale were spotted during an October 25 survey of the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument....Read More

Right Whales

September Surveys in the Bay of Fundy

October 30, 2019

When “Team September” was back in position, we steered the Nereid toward the islands and documented six individuals...Read More

Right Whales

One Final Day in the Gulf

October 16, 2019

Since this is a rare species in these parts, we were ecstatic to get a good look at it; for many of the team, this was a new species sighting...Read More

Right Whales

Eavesdropping on Lacrosse

October 7, 2019

We deployed a sonobuoy and ended up recording really interesting repetitive tonal calls followed by a series of gunshot vocalizations....Read More

North Atlantic right whales #3650 and #3790

Right Whales

Welcome Arrivals to the Bay of Fundy

September 30, 2019

Finally, on August 26, those most perfectly shaped flukes of the right whale appeared....Read More

SNE fishing areas map and lease areas

Field Work

The Winds of Change

September 27, 2019

The Winds of Change: Understanding the effect of offshore wind development on recreational fishing...Read More

A skin sample in the arrow tip

Right Whales

Scooping the Poop and Pinching the Skin

September 26, 2019

Because biopsy and fecal sampling are real "all hands on deck" situations and the whole team works hard to make the collection happen, the success is shared by everyone onboard...Read More

right whale head

Policy

Aquarium Submits Comments on Whale Entanglements

September 23, 2019

The Aquarium submitted a letter to NOAA's National Marine Fisheries Service regarding the efforts to reduce the risk of entanglement of North Atlantic right whales. ...Read More

North Atlantic right whale #4601

Right Whales

The Adventure in the Gulf Continues!

September 20, 2019

Of all the right whales we photographed, some whales looked to be in fairly good health, but many others did not...Read More

Snake Eyes the North Atlantic right whale

Press Release

Another Dead Right Whale Identified

September 19, 2019

The highly endangered right whale found dead off Long Island was identified by Aquarium researchers as Snake Eyes, a male at least 40 years old with a well-known and highly detailed life history....Read More

Pod of pilot whales with calves!

Field Work

So Many Dolphins, So Little Time!

September 19, 2019

More than 900 dolphins and 2 whales were spotted in less than four hours during an aerial survey of the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument....Read More

An aerial view of the J.D. Martin.

Right Whales

August Gulf Survey Has Productive Start

September 9, 2019

Our right whale researchers set sail in the Gulf of St. Lawrence in August....Read More

North Atlantic right whale mom and her calf

Right Whales

Nine Busy Days in the Gulf of St. Lawrence

August 22, 2019

The third and last leg of the July cruise in the Gulf of St. Lawrence turned out to last an impressive nine days straight at sea....Read More

Whale #3301 on September 1, 2018 in the Bay of Fundy- with mud on the right side of the head

Right Whales

Muddy Right Whales

August 15, 2019

New England Aquarium scientists look at why whales are taking mud baths at the bottom of the ocean....Read More

Dr. Jeff Kneebone helps a recreational angler determine the sex of a sandbar shark caught from the beach. Photo Credit: Dr. Nick Whitney, New England Aquarium.

Sharks

Shoring Up U.S. Shark Management

August 7, 2019

Drs. Jeff Kneebone and Nick Whitney are conducting research to better understand the survival rate of sandbar sharks following catch and release in the Massachusetts shore-based shark fishery....Read More