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MCAF

MCAF: Its Not Easy Being a Turtle

June 20, 2019

Navi receiving treatment for her injured flipper. Photo: TREE Foundation...Read More

The pantropical spotted dolphin is one of 14 marine mammal species documented by the Haiti Ocean Project fishermen’s monitoring network.

MCAF

MCAF: Fishermen Monitoring Network in Haiti Leads to New Discoveries and Opportunities

June 17, 2019

Fishermen Monitoring Network in Haiti Leads to New Discoveries and Opportunities....Read More

A creek in the Sundarbans with a myriad of nets across its length.

MCAF

MCAF: Sawfishes of the Sundarbans

June 11, 2019

Priyankar Chakraborty speaks about his MCAF-supported project to identify remaining populations of endangered sawfish in the Indian Sundarbans....Read More

Press Release

Dead Right Whale in Canada Identified As Wolverine

June 5, 2019

Researchers at the New England Aquarium have identified the dead right whale found in Canada’s Gulf of St. Lawrence as a 9-year-old male named Wolverine....Read More

Field Work

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

A bowhead whale breaching off the Alaskan coast. Credit: Kate Stafford via Creative Commons.

Marine Mammals

Bowhead Whale’s Baleen Shines Spotlight on Stress from Entanglement

March 27, 2019

Much like the rings on a tree can show a history of drought in forests, scientists can see periods of chronic stress by examining a whale’s baleen. ...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

tuna

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