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Meet the MCAF ECOP Awardees

January 6, 2022

This year we were honored to award ECOP grants to three talented emerging leaders in Sri Lanka and Belize. We recently had the pleasure of asking them questions about core aspects of their work. ...Read More

Right Whales

Identifying Soon-to-be Right Whale Moms

December 17, 2021

Scientists can test whales for the hormone progesterone to detect pregnancy....Read More

Sweet relief: Increasing the survival rate of black sea bass through swim bladder venting

November 8, 2021

The black sea bass (Centropristis striata) is a small, reef dwelling fish species commonly found along the US east coast from Florida to Maine. ...Read More

Right Whales

Busy Days on the Water

October 28, 2021

Our return to the Gulf of St. Lawrence continued with a busy few days of data and sample gathering and whale sightings....Read More

bycatch infographic


Sustainable Seafood Supports Healthy Oceans

October 27, 2021

Seafood is a significant source of protein worldwide, but many seafood lovers might not know it might come at a cost to other species and the environment. Learn how you can help....Read More

Entangled Whale - GULLY

Right Whales

Right Whale Population Declines for 10th Straight Year

October 25, 2021

Scientists say there are just 336 North Atlantic right whales left in the world. The species struggles due to entanglement, vessel strikes, and the shifting of food sources due to climate change....Read More

Lenin Riquelme Quintero


In memoriam: Honoring Lenín Riquelme, a guardian of the ocean

October 20, 2021

Lenín Riquelme approached the Marine Conservation Action Fund (MCAF) with a clear goal: to conduct research on the incidental bycatch of leatherback sea turtles in the Panama Bight....Read More

Lenin Riquelme Quintero


In memoriam: Honrando a Lenín Riquelme, guardián de océano

October 20, 2021

Lenín Riquelme contactó al Marine Conservation Action Fund (MCAF) con un objetivo claro: realizar investigaciones sobre la captura incidental de tortugas laúd en el Golfo de Panamá....Read More

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Right Whales

The Return to the Gulf of St. Lawrence

October 1, 2021

After a year of being unable to participate in field work in Canada due to a global pandemic, the Right Whale Research Team returns to the Gulf of St. Lawrence in search of North Atlantic right whales...Read More

Skim feeding right whale

Field Work

A Zoomed in Look at Our Aerial Survey Photographs

September 16, 2021

Our aerial survey team takes a lot of photos. But have you ever wondered why they take them and what they do with them? ...Read More

MCAF: la semana de la Conservación Latina

September 10, 2021

Entrevistamos a algunos de los becarios y beneficiarios del Marine Conservation Action Fund sobre el increíble trabajo de conservación que están haciendo en América Latina....Read More

A group of bottlenose dolphins roll and splash at the surface.

Field Work

Patterns and Processes in the Marine National Monument

July 29, 2021

Scientists hope aerial surveys in the Marine National Monument will unlock the secrets of a biodiversity hotspot....Read More

MCAF: Latino Conservation Week

July 20, 2021

In honor of Latino Conservation Week, we interviewed some of our MCAF fellows and grantees about the incredible conservation work they are doing throughout Latin America....Read More

Right Whales

18th Right Whale Mother Discovered Off Brier Island, Nova Scotia

June 3, 2021

On May 20, Amy Tudor, a naturalist for Mariner Cruises Whale Watching on Brier Island, Nova Scotia, was on the ferry heading towards Long Island, N.S. when she spotted something special....Read More